Heavenly Peach-Raspberry Crisp (Plus 3 Variations!)

By: Carolyn Malcoun  |  Tuesday, August 26, 2014
I love pie, particularly ones bursting with summer fruit, but I rarely have the time to make one. That means pie is more of a special-occasion dessert—unless someone’s made it for me. But I found a dessert that satisfies my craving for pie with a lot less fuss: a luscious fruit crisp topped with nutty streusel.
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At this time of year, Pennsylvania peaches have started creeping their way into local farmstands, while the local berry farm has put out its raspberry sign—and that’s enough to inspire me to make Peach-Raspberry Crisp with wild abandon.
Have other favorite summer fruits? This recipe is so versatile that you can make it with whatever fruit suits your fancy—just substitute 6 cups of sliced fruit or berries for the peaches and raspberries. (You can even make it with frozen fruit when you’re craving a bit of summer in midwinter.)
Whatever you do, don’t forget a dollop of ice cream! Here are 4 recipes to get you started any time of year.
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Peach-Raspberry Crisp: This combination of juicy peaches and tart raspberries screams summer.
 
Cherry Crisp: A handful or two of raspberries gives tart balance to the cherry filling.
 
Apple-Cranberry Crisp: Tart cranberries and crisp fall apples combine in a lovely crisp that’s easy enough for a weeknight yet special enough for a holiday dessert.
 
Plum Crisp: You may not think of making a dessert out of plums, but one bite of this crisp and you’ll be happy that you did.