"Our daughters, Lindsay, 13, and Sarah, 11, love the mild orange-flavored topping on the Vanilla Fruit Dessert. If there's any left over—and that doesn't happen too often—they'll ask for it for breakfast."
My mother always sprinkled on this wonderful crumb topping to dress up her two-crust fruit pies. The topping not only looks pretty, it provides a crisp contrast to the soft fruit filling. I used it to top pies for my daughter's wedding reception.
Transform fruit salad into a special brunch treat with a dollop of this rich and creamy topping from Bethel Walters of Willow River, Minnesota. "The topping is also wonderful spooned over sliced melons," she says.
I use canned goods and my slow cooker to whip up an old-fashioned side dish that's loaded with sweet fruits. It makes a heartwarming accompaniment to holiday menus. —Mary Ann Jonns, Midlothian, Illinois
We brought back some from a trip to Wisconsin, and I wanted to make something besides pie. I dreamed up this bright-red sauce that blends rhubarb with strawberries, oranges, cinnamon and lemon peel. It's wonderful over vanilla ice cream. -Sharron Trefren
Grand Bay, Alabama
The flavor of ginger steals the show in this fruit-filled topping that Heidi Wilcox serves warm over ice cream. The Lapeer, Michigan subscriber uses orange marmalade and canned fruit to streamline preparation.