These easy, make-your-own fruit crisps just might be the perfect summer party dessert—for the host and for your guests! Before the party, prepare a variety of fruits and nuts—like sweet peaches or pears, chopped walnuts and dried cranberries—and mix up our delicious cinnamon-sugar topping. Just before sitting down to dinner, let guests assemble their own individual fruit crisps (it takes all of 5 minutes) in ramekins. Then bake the personalized desserts while everyone enjoys their meal. Serve these sweet and simple single-serving desserts warm from the oven with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to put the mmmm in your summmmer party menu!
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For the filling
For the topping
- Make the topping: In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place 1 cup of fresh fruit in an 8-ounce ramekin. Sprinkle with some nuts and dried fruit. The fruit should mound just slightly. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of topping over the fruit.
- Put the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and let stand 10 minutes.
Tip: The leftover fruit can be mixed with vanilla yogurt for breakfast. To peel peaches, drop them into boiling water for 45 seconds, and then rinse under cold water.