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Spiced Fruit Crisp

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.

Makes

8 servings

When it comes to a heartwarming treat on a chilly winter's day, this home-style crisp is hard to beat. The gingersnap-crumb topping nicely accents the apples, pears, raisins and dates. —Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas
Spiced Fruit Crisp Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 3-1/2 cups chopped peeled fresh pears
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • TOPPING:
  • 9 gingersnap cookies, crushed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cookie crumbs, sugar, brown sugar and flour. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over fruit mixture. Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until topping is golden brown and fruit is tender. Serve with whipped cream if desired.

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