In summer when peaches are at their peak, there is nothing better than enjoying the sweet and juicy fruit. And eating one out of hand is a good way, but sometimes you are just craving a dessert—but one that doesn't have too many ingredients that will mask the peach's fresh flavor. The crumble topping is what makes this recipe special, along with the bit of cinnamon. Even better is that this peach crisp is very easy to make.
- 2 1/2 pounds fresh peaches (peeled and pitted)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Butter an 8-inch square baking dish.
- Slice peaches and place into the prepared baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
- Cut butter into flour mixture with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over peaches in baking dish.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until the topping, is golden brown and peaches are tender.
- Serve peach crisp warm with cream, whipped topping, or vanilla ice cream.
Tips and Additional Recipes
It is not that often that when shopping we find perfectly ripe fruit ready to be eaten or used in a recipe right away, especially when you need a large quantity. If you come home from the market with some unripe peaches, there are a few tricks you can use to make them recipe-ready. For this recipe, you want the fruit to have a little "give" when you press it—having a bit of body will help them hold together when in the oven. If your peaches are somewhat firm and you don't plan on making this crisp for a couple days, leave them on the counter to ripen. If the fruit is harder than that, place in a paper bag, poke a few holes, and close the top; leave on the counter, checking every day until properly ripened. If the process is taking longer than you prefer, add a banana to the bag. Remember to check every day to see the progress.
If after all this ripening you find yourself with a plethora of peaches, don't fret—there are plenty of delicious ways to incorporate this juicy fruit into a dessert. Peach crumb cake combines a peach crumble with a buttery yellow cake, making three luscious layers that no one will be able to resist. For a true Southern treat, try a country peach cobbler; the almond extract adds an unexpected but welcomed flavor, and the lattice top makes for a very pretty presentation. If it is too hot to turn on the oven, make this peach dumplings recipe which cooks on the stovetop.
Similar to a cobbler, a sweetened batter is spooned onto peaches simmering in water, sugar, and butter. Once the pan is covered, the dumplings puff up and become tender, and are delicious with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||18 g|
|Saturated Fat||10 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||6 g|
|Dietary Fiber||4 g|