(by Cathy Stalder)
2 T. butter, softened
1 mango, peeled
1/2 pineapple, peeled
pinch of chile powder
2 1/2 T. flour
5 T. cold butter
5 T. oats
3 T. sugar
optional: additional 1 T. sugar
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Use the softened butter to smear the base and sides of a 9-in. ceramic or glass baking dish.
Cut mango and pineapple into chunks, and sprinkle with chile powder.
Place fruit in buttered dish.
Sift flour into a bowl, and cut butter into small pieces over the top.
Add oats, sugar, and salt.
With fingers, rub butter into dry ingredients until it resembles irregular gravel.
Sprinkle additional 1 T. sugar over fruit, if using.
Scatter oat mixture over fruit.
Bake in middle of the oven for 35 minutes, or until brown and crispy, with bubbling juices around the edges.
Serve hot, warm, or cold.
(Read Generosity and Guilt, the story that accompanies this recipe.)