Individual fruit crisps

Individual fruit crisps recipe

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!

Total time:
Yield: 6 serving (plus leftovers)
Nutrition facts: Per serving: 324 calories, 12 g fat, 57 g carbohydrates (5.4 g fiber), 3 g protein, 100 mg sodium

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For the filling

4 ripe pears, peeled and cubed
4 firm-ripe peaches, peeled and cubed
3 bananas, cubed
1 mango, cubed
½ pint strawberries, sliced
½ cup chopped walnuts or sliced almonds
½ cup dried cranberries, cherries or golden raisins

For the topping

½ cup flour
½ cup sugar
¾ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. cold butter, cut into pieces


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.