Breakfast Apricot Crisp

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Apricots were the first of the stone fruit to show up at the farmer’s market, so i’ve been happy to experiment with various incarnations of fresh apricots.  I used this recipe from the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, though she had also posted it on her blog years ago. I only made a few minor changes, such as adding more almonds, some cinnamon and a little toasted wheat germ because I felt like it. It was very tasty served with yogurt for breakfast since I ran out of blueberry muffins (not sure what happened to them. :-P)

Recipe:

1 pound apricots


3 tablespoons sugar


1 tablespoon flour


½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

pinch of grated fresh nutmeg

Topping:

1/2 stick (4 tablespoons, 2 ounces) butter, cut into small cubes

6 tablespoons granulated sugar (or turbinado/ Sugar in the Raw)


1/2 cup oats


1/2 cup all-purpose flour (or a mixture of whole wheat and all-purpose flour)


Pinch of salt


2 Tablespoons toasted wheat germ (optional)

1/2 cup sliced roasted almonds

Prepare fruit: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Pull apart apricots at their seam, remove pits, and tear them one more time into quarters, placing them in a small baking dish (one that holds two to three cups is ideal). Stir in sugar, flour, cinnamon, and a pinch of nutmeg.

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Make topping: Combine sugar, oats, wheat germ, flour, salt and almonds in a medium mixing bowl. Add in the 4 Tbsp of butter and work into the mixture until large clumps form.

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Sprinkle mixture over the fruit. 

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Bake for about 30 minutes and serve warm, ideally with a serving of Greek yogurt, like so:

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