I made a half recipe in an 8x 8 pan, and used all apricots. It was a little tart, and I cut it up while still warm, so it was a little runny. Good, but I can see where it needs the peaches (or more sugar). Pretty standard for a crisp. Good with vanilla ice cream.
Peach, Plum, and Apricot Crisp
lollypaul Posted: 07/27/10
JaneneRenee Posted: 06/14/10
One of the easiest and quickest things in the world to make, and a wonderful summer dessert. The longest part is peeling the peaches, but you can do so easily by blanching them briefly in boiling water, like you'd do with onions or tomatoes. I used just peaches, and I reduced the sugar a bit. I do not like overly sweet desserts, I want to actually taste the fruit. Plus, I was serving with vanilla ice cream, which is also pretty sweet. Reducing the sugar added to the peaches by a few tablespoons resulted in a sweet dessert, but not sickly sweet. I added a few dashes of cinnamon to the peaches as well as the topping. A very easy, forgiving, versatile recipe to make that I'd do again in a heartbeat. I made 3/4 of the recipe and put in a 7 x 11 pan, as there was only 4 of us. Worked just great!
sarahsarah Posted: 05/31/10
Made the perfect dessert for our BBQ. The fruit was still on the tart side which contrasted nicely with the sweet ice cream. Topping was chewy and not overly sweet or buttery. Everyone loved it, super simple to put together (aside from the time it took to peel the peaches). I didn't make any changes from the recipe, though I could see substituting most any stone fruit easily. Will definitely make it again.
AMMoore Posted: 07/18/10
I found this to be quick and tasty. I didn't peel any of the fruit. The first time I made it the fruit was not yet ripe but it didn't matter. I've made this twice and everyone liked it. Both time it was for dinner parties. The first time I took it to a party where one of the guest is a vegan so I used vegetable oil based margarine. The second time I used real butter. Both tasted equally as good.
jleonard58 Posted: 07/06/11
I have been looking for an easy recipe to use our figs and this is it! I chopped up half of them and left rest whole as they are pretty large. I added grated fresh ginger, lemon zest and some fresh lemon juice. The freshly grated nutmeg is a must and I used it in the fruit and the topping, along with some cinnamon. Last time I added fresh blueberries to the figs. Served with ice cream or whipped cream. DELICIOUS!
ViennaVAfoodie Posted: 08/26/11
OMG this is amazing. You need to have the peaches and the plums, it's the best balance of sweet and tart. I'm not sure about apricots though--not much taste to me. The other great CL crisp I love is the Spicy Autumn Crisp. This will now be my summer crisp, and the Spicy autumn crisp will be my fall crisp. We halved the recipe and it came out fine. So glad I made this, you will be too!!
mollydollyk Posted: 09/11/12
I made the crisp with all plums. It was fantastic! I was a little worried because half the plums weren’t quite ripe yet, but it came out amazing. I added some additional spices, cinnamon, allspice, and ground clove to the crumble and vanilla to the fruit. I also put the dish under the broiled for a few minutes because the crumble didn’t brown quite the way I thought it should in 15 minutes.
EileenO Posted: 06/30/12
Yum. I made this with just apricots for fruit, halving the recipe, as a potluck dessert for a wine luncheon. It was the only dessert that completely vanished, and I received many compliments. Since I still have a most of a lug of apricots demanding my attention, I'll make a full recipe today for a friend's big BBQ and another on the 4th of July for a gathering at home. I added a sprinkle of cinnamon and a few tablespoons of lemon juice. It seemed plenty sweet. No need to peel fruit. Quick and easy. Yum.
mvanderp Posted: 07/20/14
My family LOVES this! I made it when I first saw the recipe in the magazine 4 yrs ago and it has been a summer dessert staple for us ever since. Highly recommend. I follow the recipe exactly, but peel the fruit because I like the texture better.
mmmbanya12135 Posted: 07/09/13
The crisp was way too salty and the fruit too tart. I even added blueberries. The only thing that made it better was ice cream. I would omit the salt entirely and probably use unsalted butter as well.