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This is one of my favorite desserts of all time!  I have been making this for many years.  You can use any kind of fruit – whatever you have in season.  It works well with bananas and fresh pineapple, too.  My favorite choices are pears, apples, raspberries, peaches or blackberries.

fruit crisp

6 cups ripe fruit, peeled and sliced

For the topping:
1 stick (4 oz.) butter, softened
3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup oats
11/4 cups brown sugar, packed
3/4 cups chopped pecans
Large pinch salt

For the crème fraiche:
1/2 cup crème fraiche
1/8 cup brown sugar

You will also need:
Large casserole or large pie dish
Utility knife
2 bowls

Preheat oven to 40oF.

Place the fruit (peeled and sliced, if appropriate) directly into the casserole or pie dish.

With hands, mix together the remaining (topping) ingredients until moist. Sprinkle topping over fruit. Bake for about 35 minutes, until golden brown (start checking at 30 minutes – will depend on oven).

Serves 8.

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