Spring is in the air! What says “spring” more than some yummy fruit and a fresh tasting desert! No matter what fruit is fresh in your area, or a favourite in your family, you can make this delicious crisp. This simple recipe is an easy one to let the kids help you with or even have them take over!
Fabulous Fruit Crisp
- 6 cups fruit (fresh or frozen)
- 1-1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place fruit in a 9x13 pan. (Or 8x8 if you’d rather it have thicker fruit and crumble)
In a small bowl, mix together rolled oats, brown sugar, flour, butter and cinnamon using a pastry cutter or your fingertips. This is a great step to let kids of any age help with! Let them get their fingers in there, squishing and mixing the crumble ingredients.
Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the fruit.
Pat down lightly (optional).
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until fruit is tender and crumb topping is browned.
Eat this fresh out of the oven with some ice cream or let it cool off and eat it alone. Either way is delicious and a wonderful spring treat. You can stick to one fruit, or you can mix various types of fruit together in your crisp. Some that go well together are mixed berries or a blueberry and peach crisp!
Let your kids get creative. You could give each child a loaf pan and split the crumble up. They can all make their own ideas of fruit combinations for the bottom, top with crumble, and then bake. You could then do blind judging or just let everyone try each other’s and see what each person likes best. Tie in a little education with a graph, and you’ve got a math lesson!
If you make this recipe, we would love it if you would hop over to our Facebook page and show us a picture of your crisp! Or show a photo of all the ones your family tried and tell us the flavour winner!
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See more easy recipes for kids to make in the Kids Quick Cook article series.