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Fruits of the Earth for the Salt of the Earth 
Sep. 2, 2009 8:17 am 
Updated: Nov. 12, 2009 2:00 pm
I have discovered that the friends I’ve made on AR are truly the salt of the Earth….and as some of them are also a bit fruity, I’ve created a recipe in their honor.  I even decided at the last minute to add nuts for a few of you.  (You know who you are…)  Enjoy!

Fruits of the Earth Crisp

2 peaches, peeled and sliced
2 apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries or blackberries
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup chopped pecans (optional)
½ teaspoon vanilla OR almond extract
¾ cup flour
¾ cup white sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup quick oats
½ cup cold butter

Preheat oven to 375*
Grease an 8” x 8” baking dish
Combine the fruits in a large bowl and toss with the extract.
Mix together the dry ingredients.  Cut the butter into chunks
and add to flour mixture.  Cut into the mix w/ a pastry cutter
or two knives until coarse chunks form. 
Pour fruit in the baking dish and top with butter mixture.
Bake at 375* for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown
and bubbly.
Serve warm with ice cream, if desired.

(Makes 8 servings)
Sep. 2, 2009 9:49 am
Looks pics tho.
Sep. 2, 2009 10:03 am
Sounds good!.. I believe I'm one of the nuts! :)
Sep. 2, 2009 10:03 am
sounds terrific to me!
Sep. 2, 2009 10:27 am
well at least I'm not bananas.....sounds great thanks for posting swchef!
Sep. 2, 2009 11:01 am
Really love all the fruits you included in the recipe. I bet it is delicious with natural vanilla ice cream. Thanks
Sep. 2, 2009 11:19 am
I could slice some bananas on top of the ice cream - never thoughtof that! LOL
Sep. 2, 2009 11:49 am
That sounds so good! Thanks for sharing.
Sep. 2, 2009 10:41 pm
That sounds great!
Sep. 3, 2009 5:17 pm
This looks wonderful..i wish I'd found it the other day when trying to make a cobbler!
Sep. 4, 2009 7:32 am
Thanks, ya'll! Enjoy it.
Sep. 4, 2009 2:38 pm
Looks Yummy! If I was older than 13 then maybe I could choose what my family eats! :) lolz! But that looks good, If I added nuts for my friends I would have to many nuts, But oh well! =P
Sep. 5, 2009 7:34 am
Me, too - LivvyPuppy13!
Oct. 1, 2009 9:12 am
Hi swchef...I finally found this (with a little help (ok, lotsa help) from DebB. Being lazy, as you well know, I used a small Jiffy cake mix and then went on with directions about butter etc. Bet it was better with YOUR total recipe BUT gave it to the kids so only got a little taste myself. If was good even tho I cheated.
Oct. 4, 2009 1:57 pm
Hello, I just saw your comment on the 'original' check mix recipe, after looking for the recipe myself. I want to make the homemade classic my aunts always make for the holidays...but I don't know the real true recipe. Do you know it, and would you mind sharing? Thank you and Happy Week! -Krystal :)
Oct. 5, 2009 9:36 am
Oh this sounds delicious. And I do love Crisps. I copied this so I can try it out on the weekend. Who are the nuts and what wall do they climb out of? LOL. Your to kind!
Oct. 7, 2009 7:41 am
For StarGaiz: Traditional Chex Party Mix ~ 1/2 c. butter * 1 1/4 t. Lawry's seasoned salt * 4 1/2 t. worcestershire. I combine these 3 items and melt in microwave. 3 c. each: corn, rice and wheat chex (or any combination - I sometimes use Crispix). 1 c. nuts. In a large bowl, mix together and toss with the butter mixture. Bake for 1 hour at 275° stirring every 15 minutes. I also add stick pretzels, goldfish, whatever you like. But if you do add extra dry ingredients, you will need to add more butter mixture. Hope you like it!
Oct. 10, 2009 12:32 pm
I made this for my son's birthday "cake" this September (substituting gluten-free flour). It was a hit and was all gone. Two things for people considering making this: 1. It really will serve 9 people easily; the ingredients do fill the pan to the top. 2. The recipe doesn't look hugely "unique" (my first thought was that it was just a crisp with mixed fruit) but the combination is *just right*. This will become a family standard. Thank you!
Oct. 10, 2009 12:34 pm
By the way, I took pictures of the beginning middle and end. Would you like them?, if yes.
Oct. 11, 2009 6:45 am
So glad you liked it, Calloo! I'll check out the pics!
Nov. 2, 2009 3:22 pm
mmm...thats sounds good!!! =)
Nov. 3, 2009 12:08 pm
Yum! (btw, I could classify myself as a flower or luscious fruit, but not a nut, though I love them! lol!)
Nov. 12, 2009 2:00 pm
If I am one of the nuts, I can accept that, just don't want to be one of the fruits;)Thanks Swchef
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Married w/ pets + three kids and six grandkids. Retired after 30 years of teaching grades K-7. Moved to NM 10 years ago. Loved it there. Moved back to Ohio to be closer to family.
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Anything I did with my grandmother! Thanksgiving at Grandma's house was the best. She wanted to do it all - and she was a great cook. Making taffy with her was such a treat! I remember the first time she made pizza (from a box). She wasn't too sure about pizza! But in the mid 1950's, none of us midwesterners were too sure about pizza!
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When I was 13, I entered seven different baked goods (mostly cakes) in open class at the fair, competing against adult cooks with great records. I took first place with all but one entry, which got a second place ribbon.
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