Fresh Peach Crisp

September 1, 2013 5 Comments | Disclosure

Are you having a hard time saying, “So-long summer?”

Fresh Peach Crisp

We are celebrating summer’s harvest, still at it’s best, with juicy, ripe, peaches.  Hard to resist, Fresh Peach Crisp will travel well for country picnics or star as a phenomenal finish at your backyard BBQ.  Just pray with me that summer will hold it’s breath for just a few more weekends!

A crisp is more like a compote than a pie.  It’s topping is made from crustlike ingredients, giving you all of the flavor of a buttery pastry without the headache of rolling it out.  Some fans prefer a rich caramel or maple cream sauce.  We think it’s a taste of heaven with just a scoop of good French vanilla ice-cream.

Here’s the how-to for juicy, Fresh Peach Crisp deliciousness:

Preheat the oven to 350˚F.

In a small bowl mix together cinnamon, brown sugar, and cornstarch.  Set aside.

Peach Crisp Cinnamon Sugar

In a large bowl, (or if you have one use a food processor), mix together butter, brown sugar, flour, oatmeal, and baking powder, just until the butter is broken up and ingredients are mixed.  Mixture should be crumbly.  Set aside.

Now get your peaches on!  You will need 8 cups of sliced peaches.  How many do you need?  It depends on their size, generally 1 peach per cup.  Mine were very large and I used 6.

Idaho Peaches

Begin by blanching, pitting and peeling the peaches.  Use a sharp knife to make a shallow X on the bottom of each peach.  Bring a large pot of water to boiling.  Blanch the peaches by carefully lowering 3 or 4 peaches into the boiling water for about one minute.  When the peaches are cool enough to handle, use a knife or your fingers to peel the skin from each peach. Cut peaches in half, remove the pit, slice and measure.

Peel, Pit, and Slice Peaches

In a large bowl, combine peaches and lemon juice.  Gently stir in cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Place in a 13×9-inch pan.  Crumble crisp topping and slide it in the oven.  Bake at 25-30 minutes.  Makes 12 to 15 servings.

 

Peach Crisp

 

Fresh Peach Crisp

Years ago summer peaches were gone by now. Lucky for us they are still readily available in late summer. That being said, even if you can't find fresh peaches in stores, you can enjoy Peach Crisp any time of the year. Just use 2 (30-ounce) cans of sliced peaches, slightly drained.

Ingredients

    Topping
  • 1 cup butter, cold
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Filling
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 8 cups of fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

    For Topping:
  1. In a large bowl mix together butter, brown sugar, flour, oatmeal, and baking powder just until the butter is broken up and ingredients are mixed. Mixture should be crumbly. Set aside.
  2. For Filling:
  3. In a small bowl mix together cinnamon, brown sugar, and cornstarch. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine peaches and lemon juice. Stir in cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place in a 9X13-inch pan. Crumble crisp topping on top. Bake at 350˚ F for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or cold, with whipped cream or ice cream. Makes 12 to 15 servings.

Notes

For my gf family and friends, I recommend King Arthur Gluten Free multi-purpose flour. I have had marvelous results using this product.

http://fabulesslyfrugal.com/fresh-peach-crisp/

Peach Crisp

Thanks for checking in.  May your Labor Day holiday be peachy in every way…

Comments

  1. YUM!!! This is one of my favorite fall dishes, I’ll have to try this one!

  2. This does look delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

    Rene, you do realize that the first day of autumn isn’t until 9/22?

    • Summer will be gone before you know it! Thanks for yet another tantalizing recipe Renee!

    • You’re right Susan, thanks for giving me 21 more days of my favorite season. We have lots of garden produce coming and sunny skies. With all the kiddos back in school and our reservoirs too low for boating, it seems like it’s over. We made some great memories. How about you?

      • Renee, thank you for your kind response. After re-reading my earlier comment I realized it may have come across as critical, which was certainly not my intent! Yes, between the Labor Day holiday, school back in session, and the start of footbal season, it seems that everyone automatically jumps to the mindset that summer is over, when it really isn’t. I’m glad you took is as a gift of a few more weeks of summer. :-)

        I’m not sure where you live, but her in SW Idaho we’ll likely have at least a few more weeks of nice weather. (I type this as it’s cloudy and starting to rain a lttle, but it’s still supposed to hit 90 degrees today.) Then it will get cooler, but then it will warm up again and we’ll have a nice Indian Summer. It happens every year.

        I stocked up on apples at Fred Meyer last week when they had a great sale. I’m thinking of making this recipe with apples instead of peaches.

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