Kitchen Sink Crisp

summer sweetness

Get out a 9 x 13 pan.  Fill it with a mixture of sliced nectarines and plums, blueberries, and pitted cherries. No need to peel anything.  Toss in 1/2 c. flour and 3/4 c. sugar.  Top with this, perfectly crunchy because of white sugar (less moisture than brown sugar) and melted butter (counter-intuitive, I know).  Bake at 350 for 45 minutes, or until lightly brown on top and bubbling around the edges.

I made this for the fire station and a little one for me and the kids.  After all the baking I've done for those guys this first month, I haven't gotten any overt compliments.  I'd like to say just doing it is it's own reward, but I'd be lying.  Where's the praise?  This crisp unlocked the compliments.  Yancey said he and another firefighter were in the middle of a call (i.e. life-and-death situation) when his co-worker said, "Man, that crisp was so good.  You're a lucky man."  First responders, by the way, can multitask like nobody's business, so their patient was still in good hands even though they had crisp on the brain.

And I served it to kids for breakfast with ice cream.  I figure some calcium is better than no calcium.  And it gives me money in the bank for all the times I ask them to try brown rice and kimchi.

kitchen sink crisp