These easy, fruit crisp recipes take advantage of the freshest ingredients and make a delicious dessert!
Cost per serving: $1.06
Dig a spoon into this classic combo of apples, cinnamon and crumbly crust, baked in individual ramekins. To make it absolutely irresistible, top each serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
See recipe: Individual Apple Crisps
Cost per serving: $3.47
To make this an even more speedy dessert, substitute your favorite store-bought granola for the oat-walnut topping.
See Recipe: Rhubarb-and-Strawberry Crisp
Cost per serving: $1.08
Don’t worry if pears aren’t in season―this budget recipe calls for the canned variety. Lighten the calorie load by choosing pears packed in juice, not syrup, or use peaches instead for a different taste.
See recipe: Quick Pear-Ginger Crisps
Cost per serving: $1.58
Fat: 7g (sat 4g)
Top off your healthy summer cookout menu with a delicious fruit dessert. This one, with fresh peaches and plums and a crispy oat topping, is a lighter alternative to a classic fruit pie.
Recipe: Peach and Plum Crisp
Cost per serving: $1.12
Nothing says “summer” like a bubbling crisp bursting with summer fruits like nectarines. Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!
See recipe: Nectarine-Blueberry Crisp
Cost per serving: $1.42
We like the tart flavor of dried cranberries with sweet pears but using apples and dried cherries instead would be just a delicious.
See recipe: Pear-Dried Cranberry Crisp
Cost per serving: $1.81
You can make the topping two days ahead. Store it in a covered airtight container in the refrigerator.
See recipe: Pear-Apple-Cranberry Crisp
Cost per serving: $2.08
Cut down prep time by pulsing the dry ingredients in a food processor until the nuts are ground, then add the butter and pulse to a coarse meal texture.
See Recipe: Peach and Blackberry Crumble
Cost per serving: $1.68
Use canned pears to make this sweet treat, or go fresh. Lower the cooking temperature to 350 F; peel, halve and core ripe pears and proceed with the recipe. Sprinkle a bit of sugar over the pears before adding the topping, and add 10 minutes to the cooking time.
See Recipe: Gingersnap-and-Pear Crumble
Cost per serving: $1.61
Complete your meal with this easy, indulgent dessert. For even more decadence, you can serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Oats never tasted so good!
See recipe: Peach-Berry Crumble
Cost per serving: 87¢
Make this dish à la mode by serving the roasted fruit with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt instead of whipped cream. Also, experiment with cookie selection. Gingersnaps lend a nice bite to this dessert, but other types of cookies work just as well: Graham crackers, butter cookies or oatmeal cookies are all great choices.
See recipe: Roasted Peaches with Cookie Crumble
Cost per serving: 46¢
This unusual fruit cobbler uses super-cheap ingredients, and you probably have everything you'll need right in your cupboard.
See recipe: Pineapple Cobbler
Cost per serving: $3.23
Double the crumble mixture. Freeze half in a ziplock bag and use it on yogurt.
See recipe: Mixed Berry Crumble
Cost per serving: $1.98
Don't have a star cookie cutter? Round biscuits make for pretty cobblers, too.
See recipe: Star Berry Cobblers
Cost per serving: 96¢
Instead of vanilla ice cream, consider topping this dessert off with butter pecan instead. It will bring out the nuttiness of the almonds.
See recipe: Skillet Peach Cobbler