Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Raspberry-Nectarine Crisp


Double yum with a scoop of low fat vanilla bean ice cream.

This dessert was proclaimed as one of the best things I have ever made by my son.

While I don't know if that is really true...this dessert really is delicious.  Nectarines are still available and abundant.  The ones I used were juicy and sweet and just perfect in this dish.  The addition of raspberries made a really nice flavor combo, as raspberries can sometimes be a bit tart.  A perfect match for the sweet nectarines.

You could really substitute any fruit combo you like here.  Imagine the possibilities!   

Raspberry-Nectarine Crisp
loosely adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Servings - 8   Serving Size - 1/8th of recipe    Points Plus per serving - 7 Points+
Calories - 248.3,   Total Fat - 6.9g,   Carb. - 51.2g,   Protein - 3.7g,   Fiber - 3.6g

6 ripe nectarines, pitted and thinly sliced ( do not peel )
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup + 2 TBS brown sugar, packed ( divided )
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 TBS cornstarch
pinch of kosher salt
1 cup old fashioned oats
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray 8 inch square baking dish or 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray.  

2.  In large bowl, combine nectarine slices, 2 TBS brown sugar, lemon juice, pinch of salt and cornstarch.  Toss in raspberries and stir gently to combine.  

3.  Pour fruit into even layer into prepared baking dish.  In same bowl you mixed fruit ( it's ok if some of the juice is clinging to the sides), combine oats,  flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar.  Pour in the melted butter and mix until crumbly.  Spread oat mixture evenly over the top of the fruit.  

4.  Bake in 350 degree F oven for approx. 40 minutes, or until fruit is bubbly and top looks crisp.  Allow to sit for 10 minutes before enjoying warm.  Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.  


This dessert is a little higher in the points, but well worth the splurge.  Like I mentioned above, the raspberry ( tart ) with the nectarines ( sweet ) was an excellent combo.  It really was born out of what I had on hand.  Sometimes the best combinations can be found this way...don't ya think?  Have you ever discovered a great flavor combo because you needed to substitute an ingredient in your dish because of what you had available to you?  

Other fall fruit desserts that might interest you:


  1. That looks double yummy! I'll be sure to 'pin' it!

  2. I have the biggest craving for fruit crisp and you read my mind! The boys don't like it as much as I do but I may have to make it and hopefully they change their mind :)


  3. Love, love, love sweet/tart combos! And when something is double yum? Yes please! Looks delicious Renee!

  4. I love crisps of any type and yours is especially appealing. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. I am a crisp fanatic! This looks amazing. Definitely a fun new flavor combo. Stumbling upon something delicious is always awesome

  6. It does sound good-I like the tart/sweet combo here-not one I'd think of myself! And yes, I think a lot of great things are born out of using what we have on hand.

  7. I love desserts like this - well let's face it I love most desserts! I sub ingredients all the time because I hate to run to the grocery store for just one thing. I need to come up with something like this that makes just one serving so there won't be any leftovers to tempt me.

  8. Okay, if your son said it was one of the best things you've ever made, (and I've seen a lot of yummy things on this blog) I'd say I need to try this ASAP. It looks delicious.

  9. Hi, I just came across your blog and this looks and sounds yum-o. Especially when these are two of my favorite fruits. Thanks for the recipe.


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