Crisps & a Baby Shower

My cousin and I put together a fall Baby Shower for another one of our cousins.  We had fun with the mountain, deer, arrows, and adventure theme.  We chose various blues and greys as our color pallet.

I was in charge of making a few banners… here is what the madness looked like.


We decided to serve a few simple appetizers… but the main dessert we chose to make was a variety of fruit crisps and cobblers.  My cousin, Mary decided to take on the cobblers, which left me with the crisps.  There is something so comforting about a cobbler or a crisp.

Recipe is as follows:

Fruit Crisp

  • 2-3 cans of pie filling  OR  about 2-3 cups of fresh cut fruit or berries
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon (optional- depending on fruit you are using)
  • 1 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 cups of oats
  • 2/3 cup of butter (soft)


  1. Put desired fruit in a greased 9×13 pan.  I sprinkle a little white sugar or brown sugar over the fruit.  I also take a tablespoon and depending on how liquidy the fruit will become when heated, I sometimes add a few tablespoons of water.
  2. Mix all other ingredients in a bowl until the mixture becomes crumbly.
  3. Sprinkle the dry ingredients over the fruit in the pan.  Drizzle a couple more tablespoons of water over the top of the crisp, if you feel it might be too dry.
  4. Bake @ 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until the top is browned.
  5. Add a scoop of vanilla ice-cream or some ready whip and enjoy.

[Side Note: Nutmeg spice could be added in place of or with the cinnamon.  Chopped nuts could be sprinkled over the top as well.  Have fun adding little touches that put your signature on a dish.]


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