"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