A farmer's market sets up Thursdays and Saturdays just down the road from us during the warmer months of the year. I stopped by this past Saturday morning and came home with a bag of soft, fragrant peaches. Several needed to be used immediately, so I looked at some recipes and put together this crisp. Fresh, juicy fruit topped with crunchy, crumbly topping with flavors of cinnamon and almond. Do I even have to tell you it pairs well with whipped cream and vanilla ice cream?
4 large, fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
1 c. blueberries
1/2 tsp. almond extract (optional)
1-2 T. flour (use more if your peaches are very juicy)
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 c. AP flour
1/2 c. white sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. (heaping) old fashioned oats
1/4 c. + 2 T. butter, softened
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Grease an 8x8 baking dish. In a small bowl, toss together fruits, 1 T. flour, almond extract, and lemon juice, and layer in bottom of pan.
- In another bowl, mix flour, sugars, salt, cinnamon, and oats. Cut/mix in 1/4 c. butter until mixture is moist and crumbly. Top fruit with the mixture and dot with remaining butter.
- Bake for 45 minutes until fruit is bubbly and topping is browned. Serve while still slightly warm.
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