Sweet find at the farmer’s market can turn into a refreshing fruit crisp

Peaches from Fredericksburg are finding their way to Lubbock this week, and while the ones I found were small, they were fairly sweet and juicy.

Peaches from Fredericksburg are finding their way to Lubbock and while small, they were fairly sweet and juicy and perfect for snacking, and for putting into a baked treat, like in this fruit crisp recipe.

The peaches I purchased from a roadside fruit stand were perfect for snacking, and for putting into a baked treat, like in this fruit crisp recipe.

I make lots of varieties of crisps, crumbles, and cobblers, each one offering something a bit different. Choosing which one to make, often depends on what I have available in the pantry and fridge to make it with.

Lubbock hosts a farmers market each Saturday at 9 am at 19th Street and Buddy Holly Avenue.  See what you can find fresh from the market and put this recipe together for a little something sweet to celebrate the beginning of summer.

It’s so exciting each spring to see all the fresh markets opening back up. Don’t forget about the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market which opened up for its annual stint over Memorial Day weekend. They open at 9 am each Saturday and run to about the middle of October. It’s located off 19th Street and Buddy Holly Avenue. Support these local growers and artisans; it’s a real treat to walk amongst the many vendor’s booths and take home a bag of treasures.

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It doesn’t take much to prepare a little fruit-fill dessert like this. So see what you can find fresh from the market and put this recipe together for a little something sweet to celebrate the beginning of summer.

Enjoy food made fresh!

Fruit Crisp (Peach)

4 cups fresh peach slices, (peeled), or other fruit

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided

1/4 cup oats

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons unsalted cold butter, diced – plus some to butter the baking dish

Ice cream or whipped cream to serve – optional

Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease an 8-by-8-inch baking dish (or individual ramekins) with a light coat of butter and set aside.

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