Monday, August 18, 2014

Peach Crisp


Life is interesting. It's funny how we look at things differently. My Aunt and Uncle came up for a visit. We all sat around the table after a late lunch as we always do talking the time away. Our conversation ventured over to health concerns. My Uncle started talking about how using a cane or walker would only lead to more assistance and weakness on his part. My Aunt's thoughts were that these particular items gave people needed assistance which gave them more freedom and mobility. I was struck by the difference.

This is a great dessert for entertaining. You can make this ahead of time and use whatever fruit is in season. It's one that everyone will love. We enjoyed this warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Re-heat slowly in a 300F oven.

This recipe has been adapted from the blog, Orangette by Molly Wizenberg.


Ingredients:

For the filling:

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
4 to 5 peaches, depending on size of peaches

For the topping:

3/4 cup organic sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
7 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly butter a 9" x 13" dish.

Core and slice peaches, add to prepared baking dish. In a mixing bowl whisk together the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and ginger. Pour over peaches and gently stir to coat.

In another bowl prepare the topping. Add sugar, flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Whisk to blend. Add egg, mix completely. Using fingertips, squeeze and press mixture together, then add half the butter creating moist clumps, Spoon evenly over peaches. Then add the rest of the butter. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, until the top is browned.

Makes about 6 servings.




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52 comments:

  1. That was an interesting observation from your uncle. My mom in law uses her cane as she feels more confident when it's in her hand :)

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  2. I don't think you would get many different opinions about this lovely dessert. Warm peaches topped with ice cream - just perfect! Differences make the world go around - interesting study!

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  3. Crisps are so good! I bet this one was fantastic!

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  4. Peach crisp is one of my favorite summer desserts! Yours looks marvelous...perfect with a scoop of vanilla :)

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    1. Thanks Liz, it's one of my summer favorites.

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  5. My Dad feels the same way about getting a hearing aid. He thinks that he will be fine for a little longer (he has industrial deafness from years of workshop jobs) and then he will be able to accept its help.
    Hearing aid or no, I know he will absolutely love this dessert when summer finally rolls around :)

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    1. Thanks Amy, we are all so different, even when it comes to dessert.

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  6. Peaches are one of my favourites! I can imagine how this tastes like already!!!

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

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  7. The.Boy and I often have very different perspectives on things like that as well. But I guess these differences are what makes the world go round? What a lovely crisp! So summer perfect.

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    1. Thanks Joanne, I agree, my husband and I sometimes agree to disagree.

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  8. I love me some peaches! This looks yummy.

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  9. I think there's a marked difference between using a tool (like a cane) to help you (while still challening yourself, as appropriate), using a tool to your detriment (like your uncle mentioned), and totally avoid tools to your detriment. Finding the perfect mix is the tricky part! But everyone can agree that eating this crisp is the right choice to make :-D Looks delicious!

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  10. Wow looks yummy:-) would love to have them with come icecream

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    1. Thanks, me too, love this with ice cream.

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  11. My dad uses a cane, and sometimes a walker. He'd never get out if he didn't have either one of these -- they do help him keep his balance. Anyway, such a nice dish -- thanks so much.

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  12. I have been dying to do something with peaches and can't believe I haven't yet got down to doing it! But I sure love looking at your crisp Cheri and totally ooh la la with that ice cream!

    ciao

    Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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  13. Those kind of conversations have us all thinking about our futures, don't they?

    The crisp looks amazing - and the Arizona peaches have been amazing this year. Peach crisp for the weekend! ~ Davis

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    1. HI David, they sure do have us thinking about the future. Heard the peaches were the best!

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  14. Oh, peach crisp! I am craving peaches these days and what a perfect dessert, Cheri!
    It's interesting to hear people's differing ideas but we all have our perspective, don't we?

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    1. Hi Robyn, yes, I love that we are all so different.

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  15. Heaven in a bowl, this dessert :D
    Delicious!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  16. Listening to the older folk in my family is always the best best thing - eva. they are so entertaining, funny, insightful, wise. all of the above. Looks great!

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    1. Hi Francesca, yes I love listening as well, there is so much to learn.

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  17. What a lovely peach crisp - I am craving it now! Orangette is such a nice blog, isn't it? I used to love reading it before I got too busy. :(

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    1. Hi Julia, Orangette is one of my favorite's, yours is very nice too!

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  18. Best summer dessert EVER! I really love the sweet juicy peaches.

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  19. A peach crisp sounds like a wonderful dessert for a lovely summer evening.

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  20. Interesting discussion! I hope I never have to be faced with the decision but would certainly take the help if physical therapy and all else failed.

    Delicious peach crisp to sweeten the discussion :)

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    1. Hi Susan, I agree, it's totally a personal situation! Thanks!

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  21. in wisconsin, we had apple trees, so i grew up on apple crisp. yum!

    your uncle's view on canes is interesting. i feel the same way about eyeglasses. i resist using them because i feel certain my eyesight gets weaker. i have a pair i use for night driving, only. :)

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  22. I love peaches and fruit crisps, and this looks so good! I will need to try this out! :)

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    1. Hi Nancy, crisps are very easy to make that is one of the great things about them.

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  23. Years ago, after the cast was removed when I broke a leg, the doctor told me to graduate to a cane. My father was appalled! When he first saw me with the cane, he said I would come to depend upon it and never give it up. Of course, that wasn't the case, but what was funny...I was only 40 at the time.
    Loving the peaches right now...have a recipe coming up next with them.

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    1. Hi Barbara, it is so interesting how we all look at the same thing, that is for sure. Can't wait to see your recipe!

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  24. It's amazing how experiences can change you.
    You can be very staunch about something..until something happens to you.

    Perspectives and opinions change in a heartbeat..
    Love the ginger addition!

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  25. can't remember the last time i made a crisp... you have definitely inspired me to recreate this recipe soon!

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  26. I love crisps of all kinds, especially in the summer. Best of all, it looks like a wonderful little dessert that can come together quickly. We've got company coming to visit us up in Tahoe over the LDW, and this will make a perfect dessert for us :-)

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    1. HI Susan, sounds like a great time, what a wonderful place to have a second home.

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