Fruity Crisp Recipe

Strawberry Cherry Edition

cherry strawberry crisp hot out of the oven

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!

TOOLS

  • Big spoon
  • Toddler-safe knife
  • Mixing bowls (2)
  • Cutting board
  • Cherry depitter 
  • Adult knife
  • 8×8 baking pan
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Paper towel 

INGREDIENTS

Crisp topping

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)

PARENT PREP

Wash hands

20+ seconds.

Water and soap.

You know the drill.

Preheat oven to 350 F Degrees

That’s 180C if you are living with the metric system.

Oven with tea towel

Get the ingredients out

This includes the butter. You want to bring that up to room temp.

Strawberry Cherry Crisp Ingredients Out on the Counter

PARENT + LITTLE ONE STEPS

PLEASE ALWAYS PAY ATTENTION TO CHILDREN WHILE YOU ARE COOKING.

Wash hands

20+ seconds.

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.

strawberries on cutting board with toddler safe knife

Measure

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. 

crisp filling dry ingredients on a cutting board

Mix the filling

This is for the crisp filling.

Hands or spoon. Get mixin.

cherries and strawberries in bowl

Grease

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.

grease the dish with butter

Cut

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. 

Squish

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.

hands squishing the crisp topping

Assemble

Filling goes in the pan first.

Then put the topping on top.

You’ve got this!

cherry strawberry mixture in the bottom of the oven dish

Bake

Bake for 1 hour.

You should see the filling bubbling.

 

cherry strawberry crisp hot out of the oven

Eat + Share

Let it cool and yum!

 
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cherry strawberry crisp hot out of the oven