Fresh Fruit Crisp

1 cup QUAKERŽ Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine or butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 cups peeled, thinly sliced apples, peaches or pears (about 6 to 8 medium)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (optional)

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine oats, nuts, 1/4 cup brown sugar, margarine and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; mix well. Set aside. In large bowl, combine fruit and water. Add remaining brown sugar, flour and cinnamon, tossing to coat. Spoon into 8-inch square glass baking dish. Top with reserved oat mixture. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until fruit is tender. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.



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