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Almond Fruit Crisp

 Almond Fruit Crisp
Sliced almonds give extra crunch to these yummy individual crisps made with plums and nectarines or peaches. We love desserts, but this one has to be our very favorite. I usually serve it with ice cream. —Elizabeth Sicard, Summerfield, Florida
10 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + standing Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds nectarines or peaches, cubed
  • 1-1/2 pounds red plums, cubed
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • Dash salt
  • ALMOND TOPPING:
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons almond paste
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine nectarines and plums. Drizzle with lemon
  • juice; toss to coat. Combine the sugar, tapioca and salt; sprinkle
  • over fruit and toss to coat evenly. Let stand for 15 minutes. Spoon
  • into 10 greased 6-oz. custard cups.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Cut in butter and almond paste until crumbly. Combine egg and
  • extract; stir into crumb mixture just until blended. Sprinkle over

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Almond Fruit Crisp (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • fruit. Top with almonds.
  • Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered,
  • at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until fruit is bubbly and topping
  • is golden brown. Cool for 15-20 minutes before serving. Yield: 10
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 328 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.