I went to the store last week with the intention to make one of my husband’s favorite desserts – Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp. But alas, it was not to be so. The strawberries were super expensive and the particular store I went to wasn’t carrying rhubarb at the time. So, glumly, I looked around for another recipe “inspiration” when I spotted a ton of delicious peaches…on sale!
Now, I am sooooo glad that happened. Because this peach crisp is one of my favorite desserts! I actually ended up modifying my recipe for the strawberry rhubarb crisp and added some suggestions from my favorite peach cobbler recipe to make this one. So far, it is my best crisp recipe to date!
Later on, I will probably try and modify this to use apples in the Fall. What makes this so yummy is the light peach flavor with a robust cinnamon sugar burst and the final addition of fresh blueberries to round it out well. I can’t wait to make this one again soon!
- 5 large peaches, pitted and sliced
- 1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar, divided
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Garnish: Fresh blueberries, whipped cream (optional), vanilla ice cream (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a 8″ square baking dish by lightly coating with butter and drizzling lightly with white sugar (1/2 tablespoon)
- Arrange peach slices in baking dish evenly distributed and sprinkle remaning white sugar (1 tablespoon) over peach slices and then coat with 1 tablespoon flour.
- In a food processor – combine oats, 3 tablespoons flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice – pulse a couple time until mixed. Then add in honey, vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup butter and pulse until the mixture begins to look like crumbles.
- Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the peaches evenly and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes and serve with fresh blueberries. Also, serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired.