Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fresh Peach Crisp

   And peach season continues! My family finally wanted something different from the Peach Cobbler I keep making, so I decided to try another recipe. Dessert, of course! This recipe has a crispier top, and can be made with no oats of any kind. It's amazing how flour and sugar can make a crispy topping! Now, this is also the part where I tell you where I got the recipe from, but I have had it for so long that I lost the original source. Bummer! You know, it actually might have come out of one of my old Betty Crocker cook books, man those are reliable! Anyways, I used up the remaining peaches (finally!) to make this recipe, and my family is definitely happy for the change! Well, it is the same taste, but a little variations are all they need to keep happy!

Well, I only had 3 1/2 peaches left, and I put them to good use! You are going to want to skin them and slice them into thin pieces (like shown). Then you will place them in a 9.5in round pan, and make sure they evenly coat the bottom. Mix in the water and lemon juice to coat the peaches. That mixture will help the peaches from tasting too sweet, and to help retain from changing colors as well.
   Then you will want to mix together the flour, sugar, and butter until you have a nice crumbly mixture. You will then crumble this mixture over your peaches. The crumblier the dough is, the crisp-er your Crisp will be!

See, cover those peaches up! I didn't use any more flour than in the given recipe, so my mixture isn't all that crumbly. And it does not appear to coat the peaches very well, but it will spread when baking.
   So, pop that sucker in the oven, an let it sit for a long time! During this time you can go watch TV or paint your nails or something, this will need the time to form itself into the lovely dessert it is.
   BAM! Amazing! You can smell those sweet peaches throughout the entire house! And oh how good it tastes!! Make sure that your crisp has a nice, golden-brown topping that can definitely be distinguishable from a cobbler topping. If not, pop it back in the oven for another 5 minutes!
   Then go ahead and eat your crisp! It tastes best warm, and you can even serve it with some vanilla ice cream. Mmmmm ice cream! Enjoy your Crisp!!



Recipe:

4-5 Peaches, peeled
1/4 cup Water
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1/2 cup White Sugar
1/2 cup Butter, softened
3/4 cup Flour

1. Preheat oven to 350˚. Slice your peaches thinly, or dice them if you prefer them that way. Place them in an un-greased 9.5 inch round cake pan. Add in the water and lemon juice, and mix it until the peaches are coated evenly.
2. In a medium sized bowl, mix the flour, sugar, and butter until crumbly mixture is formed. Crumble over peaches.
3. Bake 30-40 minutes, or until the crumble is crisp and has a golden-brown color to it. Serve warm for best results.


Peach season is almost over, get ready for apple season coming up soon!


Try this recipe? Tell me how it went below in the comments!