Are you having a hard time saying, “So-long summer?”
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for checking in. May your Labor Day holiday be peachy in every way…