Surrounded by the bounty of summer produce
I've been making delicious & easy
Here are a couple of variations on this theme
that I think you'll adore.
Strawberry, Blueberry, Cherry & Peach Crisp
with a Ginger Snap Topping
Here's what you do.
Grab two large bowls.
Into the first bowl throw a pint of cleaned blueberries, and then equal parts
quartered strawberries, pitted cherries,
(you can pit the cherries by smacking them the same way you'd
break down garlic... with the side of a chef's knife)
and sliced peaches.
To that add
the zest of a lemon, a cup or two of brown sugar, enough flour to coat,
and three or four tablespoons of finely chopped ginger.
That's it for bowl number one and your fruit mixture.
For the crisp topping...
Melt a stick of butter and then let it cool.
While it's cooling
throw chunks & pulverized Ginger Snaps into bowl number two.
Add brown sugar to taste, a pinch of salt, and flour to coat.
Then pour in the melted butter and mix.
The fruit then goes into buttered ramekins.
The topping goes onto the fruit.
The ramekins go into a 350 degree oven for around 35 minutes
until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is crisped.
This delicious summer fare is best served with
a dollop of vanilla ice cream
or some lovely whipped cream.
A really delicious variation on this...
The Strawberry, Rhubarb, Jalapeno Crisp with a Cornbread Topping
Here you can just substitute the fruit for the fruit,
the jalapeno for the ginger
(Be generous with these accent ingredients as they will easily melt into the background.
You really want these to be fairly pronounced.),
and the cubed cornbread for the chunked and pulverized Ginger Snaps.
Do not used too much cornbread as I did
or it will sop up all of this delicious summer fruit.
here are a couple of wonderful summer desserts
that are easy to make
and a joy to serve.