Monday, February 27, 2012

Melt in Your Mouth Monday

Blah blah blah... Oscars. I watched with half an eye open last night. Yay for The Artist, a truly original film with some brilliant performances. I figure the rest of the blogosphere will be abuzz with Oscar-ness, so I'm bringing you this delicious blast from my past, a desert ANYONE can make in less than five minutes (prep time--it does bake for 30-40). And I did make it in less than five minutes, twice this weekend for guests my wife invited. This happens.

A lot.

Poor Man's Fruit Crisp


1 cup of flour
1 cup of sugar
1 stick of butter (softened)
1 can of fruit pie filling


1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. Dump the pie filling in an 8" x 8" square pan or 8"/9" round.
3. Mix the first three ingredients to a lumpy texture (a fork works well--just press it into the goo until it combines).
4. Drop and loosely spread the topping on the pie filling.
5. Bake for 30-40 minutes until bubbly and brown. You may want to crank the temperature to 400 F for the last 5-10 minutes for a nice browned crust.

Simple. Freaking delicious.

You can always combine fresh fruit and sugar to make your own pie filling. I like to add 1/4-1/3 cup of rolled oats to the topping. It looks more healthy that way. ;)

Have a special week. 


K.C. Shaw said...

That sounds delicious! I might have to try it. What kind of fruit filling works best, or does it matter?

I watched about 15 minutes of the Oscars, then got bored and switched. I didn't see enough movies last year to care who won.

Aaron Polson said...

K.C. - We made it once with apples and once with cherries. I added a few frozen blueberries to both for a little more color/"nutrition". Choose your favorite and go for it. (Vanilla ice cream is a good bonus)

Bobbie Metevier said...

If you want to be really bad, you can make some brown sugar crumblies for the top.

Ugg! Now, I want food. :)