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Jenn's General Crisp Recipe

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1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, slightly softened
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
3-4 cups fresh or frozen fruit, coarsely chopped or sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup lemon or orange juice

Preheat oven to 350F and coat a 13×9 baking dish with cooking spray or butter.

Combine flour and butter in food processor. Pulse until butter is in pea-sized clumps. Add quick oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Pulse 3-4 times to combine.

Toss cut fruit, sugar, flour, and lemon or orange juice in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle topping evenly over fruit. Top with chopped nuts, if using.

If you would like both a topping and a bottom crust, double the topping ingredients (except nuts and salt). Press half of mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Add nuts into second half of mixture and use as topping.

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