Tasty berry peach or mango crisp

6 servings

Filling
  • About ¾ cup sugar or the equivalent of ¾ cup sugar in granulated sugar substitute,
  • or to taste
  • ¼ cup sifted flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • 4 ripe medium peaches or mangos, peeled, seeds removed, and sliced,
  • or 2 cups (thawed) frozen sliced peaches or mangos
  • 2 cups fresh or (thawed) frozen blueberries or blackberries or red raspberries,
  • stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Topping
  • ¾ cup sifted flour
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking or regular rolled oats
  • ¼ to 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • Sweetened flavored whipped cream, or sweetened flavored whipped sour cream or
  • reduced-fat or no-fat sour cream, or (thawed) frozen non-dairy whipped topping or
  • (thawed) frozen reduced-fat or no-fat non-dairy whipped topping for garnish (optional)

In a small bowl, sift together ¾ cup sugar, ¼ cup flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt, if desired; set aside.  Evenly spread fruit over the bottom of a lightly greased 8 x 8 x 2-inch glass baking dish.  Sprinkle lemon juice and sugar/flour mixture over fruit, mixing lightly with fruit; set aside. 

Prepare topping.  In a small bowl, combine ¾ cup flour, brown sugar, and rolled oats, mixing well.  Add butter, tossing mixture lightly until topping resembles coarse meal.  Evenly spread topping over fruit.  Bake, uncovered, in a preheated moderate oven (350 degrees F.) for 35 minutes (see note).  Serve warm or at room temperature, plain or garnished with topping of choice.  

Note: If using a metal baking pan, increase oven temperature to 375 degrees F.

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