What says summer more than this sweet dessert simply packed with fresh cherries and juicy peaches? To beat the heat, dollop with a scoop of low-fat frozen yogurt or ice cream. Beth Garvin - Cisco, Texas
"I love the aroma and flavor of basil! So when I found a recipe that called for basil in a strawberry-rhubarb crisp, I couldn't wait to try it," writes Beth Rice of Springfield, Oregon. "I reduced the fat in the recipe and changed the strawberries to cherries since I had a tree loaded with them. The tart fruit flavor goes perfectly with the tangy basil."
Meet the Cook: I used my favorite cherry pie recipe to create this one after my fiance - who's now my husband - asked me to make a treat for his rugby team's meeting. Since I didn't have time to roll out a crust, I just used a simple crisp crust.
-Melissa Radulovich, Byers, Colorado
This is a great recipe for any season, but is especially popular during the Fall months when the weather begins to cool off. I love baking and incorporating fresh ingredients whenever possible. This recipe is versatile and can be adapted to incorporate fruits that are in season, regardless of the month.—Taste of Home Cooking School
I made this crisp often when our children were growing up. Now our grandchildren love it as well. It's terrific topped with ice cream. Cherries and pineapple are a tasty combination.—Annabell Jordan, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
"Our family loves this pretty, tasty dessert," writes Laurie Todd from Columbus, Mississippi. "It uses convenient pie filling, so you can make it in no time—and it takes just a few minutes to heat in the microwave."
Fruit crisps often take time to prepare, what with slicing the fruit and baking in the oven. But this quick and easy dessert uses canned pie filling and is cooked in a skillet! Serve it alone or with a scoop of ice cream.
I combined different recipes to make up this easy dessert, and now I always keep the ingredients on hand. Serve it warm with whipped topping or ice cream for a comforting finish to meals. Or fix it for brunch instead of a fruit salad.
The very first time that I made Cherry Crisp, my brother happened to be visiting. He is an ice cream lover—but he passed up the scoops of vanilla that he tops most desserts with so he could taste the cherries better!
Wheat, soybeans and milo are the main crops on our farm. We also have three small cherry trees. I apportion all of that harvest for this recipe.
My husband's is the manager of a coop. I work part-time as a church secretary...teach piano in our home...and enjoy making clothes for myself and our 3-year-old daughter. Cross-stitch is one of my favorite hobbies.