Strawberry-Apple Crisp!

I have seen the light.

Or, rather, I have tasted it.

Have you ever eaten strawberries that you plucked from the earth mere minutes earlier?  I have.  And I think I tasted heaven.

^Look at those beauties.  Those are 100% Photoshop free!
Those delectable  jewels weren’t just the prettiest, but the juiciest, most flavorful berries I have ever eaten!  And, of course we bought 2 pounds of strawberries, so we have a good supply.  But we all know they won’t last more than 3 days!  We went with my little cousin, who couldn’t resist eating some fruit straight out of the dirt.  Hey, at least I washed them before I stuffed them into my face ate them. :)
Although I have no problem eating a gallon of these strawberries unadorned, the sheer number of berries we collected called for a real recipe.  And when you think strawberries, you think shortcake.  But I didn’t make a shortcake!  I went for a healthy, simple, fruit crisp.  Can you overdose on strawberries?  Because I think I just died of sweet delicious happiness.
This strawberry-apple crisp was featured at my family’s memorial day cook-out, and it was a HIT!   It was the perfect ending to a big meal.  It’s possible that I enjoyed this more than  The Avengers, which I saw last night……and that’s saying something.
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Strawberry-Apple Crisp
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 6-8
  • 4 T. melted butter
  • ½ c. oats
  • ½ c. whole wheat pastry flour (or ¼ c. whole wheat flour& ¼ c.white)
  • 3 T. brown sugar
  • ½ t. lemon zest
  • ............
  • 3 c. hulled strawberries
  • 2 green apples, cored and chopped
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat an 8×8 in. baking dish with cooking spray. Combine butter, oats, flour, 3 T. sugar, and zest in a small bowl. Spread strawberries, lemon juice, apples, and 2 T brown sugar in the baking dish. Sprinkle oat topping evenly over the top, and bake about 30-40 minutes, until golden brown and bubbling.
Try serving a la mode!
(View original recipe here)
I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend! What did you do?


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