Yes, another fruit crisp.  I just love love love them.  So much easier than a pie and really (to me) just as good! Made this for Father’s Day – Rob’s family was in and I thought they would enjoy this.  (Served favorite fudgy brownies too for my chocolate lovers.)  Here the nectarine, raspberries and cherries make for a colorful crisp that just tastes like summer.  The reds and yellows are so vibrant and pretty – feels like I’m eating sunshine.  This one is not too too sweet which is also nice – the fruit tastes like it should – and the topping adds a special crunch. Everyone enjoyed this, especially my mother-in-law I think 🙂  (Me too!)  Hard to keep the leftovers on the counter (too much extra nibbling) so I gave it to Jodi and Mike for their Father’s Day celebration and got more rave reviews.  Have fun here, fiddle with your fruits and sugar – and spices.  Taste the fruits before you use them and taste them again once you add the sugar and spices.  Go easy at first and add sugar and spice as you need and desire.  Enjoy this-

Serves around 6-8.

nectarine, cherry, and raspberry crisp (adapted from Baking Unplugged by Nicole Rees):

4 1/2 cups pitted, sliced nectarines (about 3-4 large)
3 cups raspberries
1 1/2 cup pitted, halved cherries
1/2 cup sugar (more or less to taste)
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
pinch kosher salt

1 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 plus 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Place rack in center of oven.  Butter a 9 inch square baking dish.

Combine the fruits with the cornstarch, allspice, cardamom and pinch of salt in a medium bowl.  Pour into prepped pan.

In a smaller bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, oats and salt.  Add the melted butter and stir to combine.

Sprinkle the topping over the fruit and bake for about 35-45 minutes.  I forgot to time this – so keep cooking until the fruit juices bubble and the top to turn a nice golden brown.  Enjoy-

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