The granola fruit crisp is a variation of the old-fashioned southern apple cobbler. Any kind of fruit cobbler was something I enjoyed for dessert when I grew up.
As a matter of fact, my grandparents always made sure that they had one made with whatever fruit was in season when I visited. When I ate it together with vanilla ice cream, I was in hog heaven (southern slang for ecstasy).
It’s super simple to make this scrumptious dessert with pie filling or canned fruit. It’s also good with fresh fruit, although it requires an extra step or two.
This is why I prefer the canned pie filling or fruit for a quick dessert. I often serve this after eating one of these budget-friendly family dinners. It’s both easy and scrumptious!
Great Company Dessert
When I have people over for dinner or a snack, I like to make fruit crisps in a variety of flavors, including apple, cherry, and blueberry. That way, my guests can pick their favorite.
If you want a variety of desserts to offer, you’ll love this yummy chocolate walnut pie or this fun pineapple upside down cake. Kids always enjoy these peanut butter Cocoa Krispie treats that they can eat with their hands.
Granola Fruit Crisp Topping Options
Most dessert is best when served with something on top of it. For example, I like mine served with vanilla ice cream. But it’s also good with whipped cream.
Or you can do both. Other toppings you might enjoy include caramel or chocolate syrup. After all, more is usually better, right?
Making the Granola Fruit Crisp
Any medium casserole dish or pan will work. In this case, I used a glass Pyrex dish that I sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
First of all, start out with a can of pie filling. Any brand and flavor will do, including the store brand since they all taste pretty much the same.
You’ll need one can of fruit filling per four people you serve.
Sprinkle some cinnamon on top of the pie filling.
Next, you’ll need some granola cereal. Since I have to have a gluten-free diet, I have a specific type.
But it doesn’t matter what brand you choose. Sprinkle the granola on top of the fruit.
Finally, drizzle the melted butter over the granola. Then put it in the oven.
After you bake it until it bubbles, pull it out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
Scoop it into bowls and finish with your favorite topping. Serve it right away.
Mmm . . .
This is the epitome of delicious southern cuisine.
Variations of the Granola Fruit Crisp
You can add other things to the granola before you sprinkle it over the fruit filling. Some of my favorites are chopped nuts, crumbled peanut butter cookies, and chocolate chips.
Serve the granola fruit crisp with your favorite beverage, such as cold milk, tea, or café latte.
Most southern food isn’t difficult to prepare. It simply takes a little know-how and finesse to prepare something everyone will enjoy.
Food Blogs I Enjoy
If you enjoy getting new recipes, check out these blogs:
Back to My Southern Roots
Julia’s Simply Southern
Big Bear’s Wife
Mrs. Happy Homemaker
Sweet Little Bluebird
Miz Helen’s Country Cottage
- 1 can of fruit pie filling
- 1 cup any type of granola cereal
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a medium casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Pour the contents of the fruit pie filling into the casserole dish and spread evenly.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top of the fruit.
- Spread the granola evenly over the top.
- Drizzle the melted butter over the granola.
- Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes or until the fruit begins to bubble.
- Cool for 10 minutes before serving.
If you use regular canned fruit, add 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to the liquid in the can. Whisk or shake it well, mix in the fruit, and use that in place of the pie filling.
This dessert is delicious served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Serving Size1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 278Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 31mgSodium 166mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 3gSugar 10gProtein 3g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.