Fruity Crisp Recipe
Strawberry Cherry Edition
Hello! Welcome to the second fruit crisp edition of our Cook + Play + Learn activities. Let’s take on one of Melissa’s family favorite recipes. Thanks Papa Antal for sharing your crisp recipe with the Foublie family.
This recipe is awesome because it is forgiving and there’s so many ways to get your little ones involved. Looking for the apple version?
Designed for little ones 2-4, all are welcome. You’ve got this!
- Big spoon
- Toddler-safe knife
- Mixing bowls (2)
- Cutting board
- Cherry depitter
- Adult knife
- 8×8 baking pan
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Paper towel
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 cups oats (quick cooking or old fashioned)
1 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (skip if allergic)
Strawberry Cherry Filling
5 cups strawberries and cherries mixed
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons lemon juice (or OJ)
Water and soap.
You know the drill.
Preheat oven to 350 F Degrees
That’s 180C if you are living with the metric system.
Get the ingredients out
This includes the butter. You want to bring that up to room temp.
PARENT + LITTLE ONE STEPS
PLEASE ALWAYS PAY ATTENTION TO CHILDREN WHILE YOU ARE COOKING.
Water and soap.
One more time, with the little ones!
Depit the cherries
Next you want to prep the cherries. Your little ones can help take stems off.
Next, line up the cherry in a depit device like this one. Your little one can help you squeeze the pit out.
Watch it, the cherry juice can splash.
Chop the strawberries
Adults may need to take lead and dehull the strawberries.
Your little one can practice chopping with the strawberries.
Depending on the attention span and skillz of your little one, you may need to premeasure and then have them help dump it in the bowl.
Or, have fun with measurements! Cooking is science and math.
Mix the filling
This is for the crisp filling.
Hands or spoon. Get mixin.
We love the butter and paper towel trick.
Borrow a little bit of butter and wipe it on the bottom.
(Wax on. Wax off. Anyone?)
A spray works too- just grease the pan.
Butter that is semi cold may be easier for your little one to cut up. When it’s room temperature it gets kinda sticky.
Before the next step, you do want the butter to be really soft.
Hand-squishing is really the only way to do this step.
Put all the toppings ingredients into one bowl and mix it together.
Keep going until it’s like a paste, but chunks are ok.
Filling goes in the pan first.
Then put the topping on top.
You’ve got this!
Bake for 1 hour.
You should see the filling bubbling.