This sweet dessert is a quick and delicious way to use up your end of the season fruit. It just takes minutes to prepare and can bake while dinner is being served and eaten.
1 stick Melt, slightly soft, but not room temperature
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon
1/8 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Fruit (I used 1 pear and 3 peaches), about 2 cups
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine 1 cup sugar, flour and Melt stick; using fork or pastry cutter, cut in Melt until mixture remembers a clumpy sand. Set aside (if hot in your kitchen, place in refrigerator). Peel and slice fruit to bite sized. Combine sliced fruit with 1 tablespoon sugar and extracts; pour into baking pan (8 inch x 8 inch square or 9 inch round is a good size). Spoon Melt mixture over top. Bake, uncovered, in oven for 30-45 minutes until bubbly and top is golden. Remove from oven; let sit about 10 minutes and serve warm. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
You could add cinnamon to the topping mixture (about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon) for a spicy alternative that would work well with many fruits. If using cherries I recommend using the almond extract over vanilla. This recipe is a great one to play with flavors just changing up the fruit, spices and extracts used.