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Summer Fruit Crisp


CrispSquareTSTThe best summer desserts to me take advantage of summer’s bountiful ripe berries and stone fruits and are not too fussy. This one is easy enough to pull together for any occasion, anywhere, even (preferably) at a little rustic cottage. Roll up your sleeves and combine your favorite summer fruit with a simple oat topping. The oven’s magic will turn the fruit jammy and aromatic and the topping crisp; what could be more perfect on a summer evening? It’s delicious served with a scoop of ice cream but is lovely as is, especially if shared with good friends & family. Enjoy!


Summer Fruit Crisp

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Adapted from this Bon Appetit recipe (I used half the amount of fruit to fit in a square 8″ x 8″ baking dish, but kept the oat topping proportions)

  • 2 cups pitted cherries
  • 2 nectarines, sliced into about 16 slices each nectariine
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2  cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • butter or oil for baking dish

Oat Topping:

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into small cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F/ 190 C. Toss fruit with sugar, cornstarch, zest, juice, and salt.
  2. Pour fruit mixture into a square 8″ x 8″ buttered baking dish.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients for the oat topping, whisking well to combine. Add the cubed butter and use clean hands to incorporate.
  4. Scatter oat topping over the fruit, place  the dish on a baking sheet, and bake until fruit juices are bubbling and topping is golden brown, 60–70 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool 1 hour.


Author: Laura Haugen

Writer, Traveler, Foodie

24 thoughts on “Summer Fruit Crisp

  1. I love crisp, and the combination of berries and fruit in your crisp is wonderful and I do pretty much the same topping, love using oats. Delicious!

  2. Heaven on a stick ! 🙂

  3. Prefect for breakfast. Like the addition of oats

  4. Oh, isn’t this the perfect time of the year to make fresh fruit crisps? I can’t wait to start making some myself! I love your combo of fruit! 😀

  5. Hmm, another berry dessert for today’s FF! Makes me want to make some berry deesert, too. 😀 So delicious! Thanks for bringing this! 🙂

  6. So pretty 🙂 Love the summer fruit recipes.

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  8. this looks soooo good. So packed full of awesome flavours, and that crisp topping layer looks to die for.

  9. Hey Laura! This is a beautiful dish to bring to FF! Thanks so much. I just can’t wait to dig in! 🙂

  10. YESSS my favorite summer dessert. Always impresses. Always tastes good.

  11. Hmmm… This should taste good with sour cherries too! 🙂

  12. It looks very tasty and yummy 🙂

  13. What a beautiful looking crisp!

  14. Lovely. Something I would make and indulge in. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Oh yes! Anything fruity and cobbler-y is perfect for me!!!!! I want to give this recipe a try! 🙂

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