SUMMER-IN-JANUARY FRESH BERRY CRISP
6 to 8 servings
Prepare filling. In a small bowl, sift together ¾ cup sugar, ¼ cup flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon, cloves, and salt, if desired; set aside. Evenly spread fruit over the bottom of a lightly greased 8 x 8 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle lemon juice and sugar/flour mixture over fruit, mixing lightly with fruit; set aside.
Prepare topping. In a small bowl, combine ¾ cup flour, brown sugar, and rolled oats, mixing well. Add butter, tossing mixture lightly until topping resembles coarse meal. Evenly spread topping over fruit. Bake, uncovered, in a preheated moderate oven (350 degrees F.) for 35 minutes (see note). Serve warm or at room temperature, plain or garnished with topping of choice.
Note: If using a metal baking pan, increase oven temperature to 375 degrees F.