Summer fruit is in season and less expensive now. Why not turn it into dessert? This week, we'll give you some ideas how. Today's comes from Good Housekeeping's website.
3 lbs. nectarines, cut into wedges
1 1/2 lbs. (3 cups) cherries, pitted
1/4 cup(s) granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon brandy (optional)
3/4 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup roasted salted almonds, chopped
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter or margarine, cut up
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 3-quart shallow ceramic baking dish.
In large bowl, toss nectarines, cherries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and brandy, if using, until well mixed. Spread in even layer in prepared dish.
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In medium bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, flour, almonds, nutmeg, and salt. Add butter. With pastry blender or fingertips, combine butter and dry ingredients until pea-size clumps form. Sprinkle over fruit mixture.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve warm.