You might be wondering why this recipe is called eight pound stone fruit crisp?
Well, I got my inspiration for this recipe after paging through a magazine and a fruit crisp caught my eye. I thought nothing of it and went to the store to pick up a few things.
When I got to the grocery store, Standard Market had the stone fruit conveniently situated near the front door (since it was in season) so I strolled over to take a look at what organic fruit was available.
The peaches and plums and cherries and pluots and nectarines and apricots…they all looked so delicious! I stood there for a few minutes trying to recall what ingredients were mentioned in the crisp, then decided I might as well just grab what looks good and make my own version. All I could remember from the crisp recipe was they called for eight pounds of whatever fruit they used.
I didn’t even think any further about it until I got home. I just picked up my fruit and carried on with my shopping, to pickup what I had actually came for.
Once I got home and unpacked the groceries I jumped right in to slicing up all the fruit. I really enjoy being in my kitchen, and chopping or slicing is a mindless task, so I stood there and zoned out. When I was done I took a look at the pile I had sitting there. At that point I was thinking I’m pretty sure it wasn’t eight pounds that was required. It was eight cups!
So let me save you the hassle of having an overabundance of stone fruit crisp…unless you want A TON of leftovers, stick with eight cups, which is only about 2-3 pounds of fruit if you were wondering. It’s a much more manageable amount for a household of two-to-three people to consume. Although, we were able to enjoy our eight pound stone fruit crisp for dayyyyys! :)
What is Stone Fruit?
A stone fruit is a fruit with flesh or pulp enclosing a stone, such as a peach, plum or cherry.
Stone fruit are divided into two basic categories, freestone and clingstone. Their names tell the story: freestone varieties have a loose pit that comes out easily when the fruit is cut. The flesh of the clingstone fruits is stuck to the pit. (Source)
Happy Stoning! Er, maybe that’s not such a great suggestion…Enjoy this Paleo stone fruit crisp either warm or cold! :)