12.7.10

Nectarine and Strawberry Crisp


I hope you’re enjoying your summer! We’ve been enjoying some ridiculous amounts of glorious sunshine here in Vancouver so we’ve been busy BBQing, beaching and picnicking! With all of the delicious fruit in season, I’m trying my best to put a healthy twist on summer… thus, I give you the fruit crisp.

I love crisps of any kind. Apple in the fall, strawberry rhubarb in the spring, and any combo of fresh fruit in the summer. They're quick and easy to put together. The hardest part of making a crisp is waiting for it to come out of the oven!

This is a basic crisp recipe. You can use any combination of fruit that you'd like or have on hand. I used nectarines and strawberries and paired it with an addictive crumb topping. Naturally, it was absolutely delicious and with all that fruit, dare I say, it is verging on healthy.

Serve warm and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Nectarine and Strawberry Fruit Crisp
Adapted from: Food Woolf

Ingredients

½ cup pecans
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
a pinch of salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
5 ripe nectarines, pitted and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup strawberries
¼ cup sugar
3 tablespoons unbleached flour
zest of one lemon, chopped fine

Directions

Preheat oven to 375° F.

For the Topping
Chop the pecans to a medium to fine consistency. Combine the flour, the sugars, the salt and spice in a mixing bowl. Add the chilled butter in pieces and mix with your fingers until it becomes mealy. Add the nuts and mix until the flour mixture holds together when squeezed. Put aside.

For the Crisp
Mix the fruit in a medium-sized bowl and then add the sugar. Taste and adjust for sweetness (don’t over sugar the fruit). Dust the flour over the mixture and stir gently. Spoon the topping into a small cooking dish that is just big enough to hold the fruit. Mound a small amount in the center of the dish. Then, gently add the crisp mixture on top. Lightly push the crumble on top of the fruit mixture.

Place a cookie sheet on the middle rack of the oven (to catch any overflow juices) and put the crisp dish on top. Bake in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and the fruit juices are thickened and bubbling. The delicious smell of baked fruit will help you know when it’s close to being ready. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

54 comments:

  1. This sounds incredibly delicious. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Just wanted you to know, I tried the Brazilian Shrimp Soup last night. It was fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. What a glorious combination! Looks scrumptious!

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  3. yummy!! It looks delicious!!
    xoxo
    lamia

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  4. OMG my darling I have died and gone to dessert heaven! This looks absolutely scrumptious!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  5. This is amazing. One of my oldest bff's lives in Vancouver and I totally make her rhubarb apple crisp every spring!! This looks so good. I, too, must try :) Thanks for sharing!! - Carrie

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  6. First of all, I'm thrilled you're back and you need to stop by my post - Merci Beaucoup because you have a much deserved award waiting for you. =) And secondly, oh, this recipe. I was so happy to learn that berries are becoming available at my local farmers market and oh how I enjoy the recipes that highlight them. Thank you for this one. =) Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping back by. Hopefully you are rested and restored and ready to take on the rest of the summer. =)

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  7. oh! wow! how yummy!
    thanx for passing by and leaving your sweet comment! hope you will come back soon - remember you can also follow me via bloglovin.com

    xoxo from very hot rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

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  8. Now this looks yummy! I really want some of this when I have a splurge!

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  9. this sounds soo good. perfect summery treat:)

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  10. That looks delicious! I love crisps, we have peaches and strawberries in the fridge right now, I'm sure they'd be a fine substitute! XO!

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  11. shut up right now! i'm not even just saying this, i AM making this tonight! we are having a dessert group, oh my freaking delicious!

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  12. Thanks for finding me and I hope you continue to visit my blog! I love all of your goodies! I enjoy cooking but would like to get better at baking! I will be trying some of these recipes soon!

    xo,
    Sara
    www.travelsinheels.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanxx for your comment.
    This dessert looks delicious :)

    Shall we follow each other¿?

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  14. Oh my goodness, that makes me want to run out to the farmers market this instant and load up on any berry worthy of a crisp! My grandmother made the most buttery crusts...can smell it right now. Thanks for sharing:)
    MC
    www.prettypleasedblog.com

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  15. OMG! This is mouthwatering!

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  16. Thank you so much for visiting me! I hope you'll come and see me again. I've just been reading through your posts and ....omg they all look so tasty especially those cookies! YUM!

    Loobsx
    Looby Hearts

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  17. so so yummy!!! i want this RIGHT now!!

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  18. Beautiful photos and wow,now that is a crisp:)

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  19. I shouldn't be hungry this late at night, but now I am because this looks delicious!

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  20. Thanks for stopping by today....love your blog too

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  21. Shut UP. I not only have strawberries downstairs right now, but delicious nectarines as well. I'm going to eat this for breakfast tomorrow. Period.
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment! Yours is fab; I can't wait for more!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  22. I love your blog, you always inspire me to try something new : ) Thank you for your lovely comment too, have a stunning day xxx

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  23. OMG THAT LOOKS SO DELICIOUS!

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  24. thanks for the swet comment! wow, those recipes look delicious *_* im so hungry now!

    xxx, victoria

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  25. OMG, I need to try one of your recipes! My friend would love the PB, banana and choc chip cookies!

    Thanks so much for the extremely sweet message you left on my blog. I appreciate it. :)

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  26. I am very happy you found me because now I found you and your delicious blog!!
    Wow, this looks great.. as does everything I have seen so far! Keep up the great posts!

    I am following for sure,
    xx
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  27. Thanks for stopping by my blog -- I am going back through all your recipes right now, some of these sound soooo good!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  28. Thanks so much for your comment!!
    Your blog is really tastful;) and gives very good ideas to prepare delicious food^^

    www.enamodeuse.blogspot.com

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  29. Wow that looks amazing! Perfect for summer :) And I LOVE Vancouver. I've always dreamed of buying a place there...one day :)

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  30. were has this site been!...that looks amazing!...

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  31. that looks absolutley delicious!

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  33. Yummy this looks so good. You know what I've been meaning to buy some mini baking dishes (like they have in restaurants) so I can make crumbles. Such a great winter warmer!
    xx

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  34. the food sounds yummy :) thanks for stopping by. have a great summer :)

    xoxo, Icha

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  35. great post!

    have a nice day!!!

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  36. Mmm this looks so scrumptious and perfect for summer! I might have to make it my next cooking endeavor :)

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  37. i am a melted mess on the ground! yummm even though it's winter here :) xx

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  38. This looks deliiish! Perfect for an upcoming BBQ on a hot sunny day :)

    -xox-

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  39. I'm loving this summer, picnicking and going to the beach as well :)

    yummy recipe

    cheers,
    M.

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  40. Delish!! I love that you put a healthy spin on this southern dessert! That & you were able to photograph it looking gourmet!

    This past Saturday, I made HOMEMADE BLACKBERRY JAM! You should try it since it's soo easy & takes less than 1 hour!
    http://www.honeysucklechic.com/2010/07/19/blackberry-jam-butterfly-cake/

    Ashley
    http://www.honeysucklechic.com/

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  41. Could it be that I have found a kindred spirit! I love your blog! Can't wait to try this recipe with all the delicious stone fruits and berrys that are out there at the moment!

    Thanks for stopping by too :)

    tash xo
    http://www.thechirpyladybird.blogspot.com

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  42. I love this, so perfect for a Sunday picnic:)
    Must save the recipe cause I plan to throw one next weekend:)
    xx

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  43. Looks soo YUMMY!!!

    Will definitely have to use this recipes.

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