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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Peach Crisp


Mmmm...fresh peaches!
They were plump and fragrant at the grocery this week.


We ate a few just in their natural state but then the rest
just begged for be made into a crisp for our Labor Day dessert.
My topping is a lighter version of the tradition kind made with oats.
It's just butter, flour and sugar.
A little Minute Tapioca to thicken the juices, along with cinnamon
was sprinkled over the fruit before adding the topping and baking.
Quick and easy..especially if you keep a Ziplock bag full of the
topping in the freezer, ready to make dessert in the blink of an eye.
I didn't even peel the peaches!


Served with vanilla bean ice cream, of course!

I know I've posted the crisp recipe several times over the years,
but just so you don't have to go looking for it, here it is again...
This works well for any fruit!

Fruit Crisp

3 c sugar
2 1/4 c flour
2 1/2 sticks cold butter
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Pulse in food processor until crumbly.
Layer over fruit and bake 350
for 40-60 minutes until golden.
If using apples, add cinnamon.
If fruit is very juicy, sprinkle with some
Minute Tapioca before adding topping.
Recipe makes enough for a generous
layer over one 9x13 or two 8x8 pans.

Or use what you need and keep the rest in the freezer
so you'll be ready for the next one!

51 comments:

  1. oh my....so good...i want a dollop of vanilla ice cream to go with mine....please......

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  2. I pinned it - looks fabulous!

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    1. Oh, thanks, Mari! I thought it was so pretty and it WAS yummy!

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  3. thanks so much for posting this recipe for the topping, it sounds great to have on hand, handy dandy!

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    1. You are very welcome. It's great to have on hand in the freezer. You can literally have the pan in the oven in 5 minutes...all you really have to do is slice the fruit..and if it's berries, not even that!

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  4. Que rico!!! (delicious!) me encanta (I love it) look amazing Betsy mine with Icea cream too please I adore peaches and this look delicious.
    Today I was almost all day without energy:( not internet. not light nothing the power back at night!

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    1. Oooh...thanks for teaching me Spanish. :) Icecream on the crisp...got it. I'd love to serve you a plate!

      Oh no...no electricity? That's horrible! I'm so glad it came on tonight, though...what a relief! It's always a celebration when it comes back on! lol. So, how many times did you forget and flip the light switch??? haha...I ALWAYS do that! ha.

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  5. I wanna your plate with the cherry lol

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    1. Oh, thanks..it's a 8x8" pan. I have muffin pans like that, too!

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    2. are lovely I love fruits plates like these:)

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  6. Of course I went to the kitchen and were all light and of course I forget and the pool was crazy because has a clock and at night was working lol
    I comment in two languajes because I love so much this I love peaches.

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    1. haha...you are so funny! Glad your power is back on! It was a holiday here...I'm ready to send the men off to work and school tomorrow after 4 days! lol....

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    2. Yes Iknow. I think is so much 4 days lol

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    3. haha,.yes...it needs to be over now! hahaha.

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  7. As my granddaughters would say, "that looks yummy!"

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    1. aw...and your granddaughters are adorable! :)

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  8. Ahh, looks blissfully good! I should try freezing the topping crumbs--even I could handle that. :)

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    1. Of course you could handle that...I have no doubt! And it sure makes putting together a dessert really fast!

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  9. Never tried peaches
    Not here or on beaches
    But those I prob would like
    The ice cream though can take a hike haha

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    1. You could eat them....on a float.

      You could try them.....in a boat.

      You should taste them here or there

      Good night Pat you could eat peaches anywhere. :)

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    2. hahaha...Pat, I'm sure you would love peaches.

      I'll eat your icecream... hahaha.

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    3. haha geez got Rebecca rhyming too
      May have to try them at my zoo

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  10. My belly is rumbling..! Take care
    x

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    1. I know..mine, too! It's calling me to eat it for breakfast! haha.

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  11. I made peach jam last week...had a great way to get the skins off...
    made peach crisp as well...no photos :o( we ate it all at the lake!!!
    I use the oatmeal topping...but yours looks wonderful..gonna try that!!
    Hope you ALL had a great long weekend....no rain here yet...everything shrivelled :o(

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. You'll have to let me know if you like the topping. I think it's a nice change from the oat kind..which is yummy, too, of course.

      We had rain all weekend. Things are actually looking a little green! I'm hoping that will give my tomatoes an extra boost before the rest ripen this month.

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    2. I have written down the recipe...
      is 2 1/2 sticks of butter=to 2 1/2 cups??
      I buy butter by the pound..what do you think???

      Cheers!
      Linda :o)

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    3. There are 4 sticks in a pound, so you could cut it into 4 sticks and use 2 1/2. :) What kind of fruit are you going to use?

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  12. That looks delicious! I made lemon-blueberry zucchini bread over the weekend using your recipe and I
    also made pizza with your oven roasted tomatoes. They were both yummy! I love trying new recipes and the ones you post always look and sound so good.

    Oh, and I'm so excited about your 4 new kitties. I don't think I could have resisted them either!

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad your bread and pizza turned out! I love both of those recipes!

      You know, I haven't seen those kitties since! Mom comes and eats every day, though. She must be keeping them in hiding. The rain lately hasn't helped, I'm sure.

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  13. Hi Betsy,

    I have a question, how many peaches do you use? It looks so yummy and easy to make. And would there be any way to use oatmeal and maybe some pecans? Just to give it a twist and make it healthier. I need healthier things to eat. Thanks for sharing such a gorgeous looking dessert.

    God bless.

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    1. I guess it depends on the size of your peaches. This was an 8x8 pan and I used 4 large peaches.

      That topping is completely different with the oats and pecans..I'm sure you could google a recipe for that kind! I wouldn't just add them to this since I think the base if different. I'm sure it would be good, though! You could always eat oatmeal for breakfast and then make this as I showed you. lol.....

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  14. LOVE fruit crisps and cobblers! I made a peach/blueberry cobbler last night for a Labor Day party! There was a tiny bit left and it was perfect with my morning coffee this a.m.!

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    1. ooh....that sounds delish with blueberries. I love cobbler, too!

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  15. I am drooling, drooling, drooling... and how perfect to go with the first signs of fall... {sigh} wish I had a big bowl right now. ;) blessings ~ tanna

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    1. I wish I could serve you a big bowl, too! :)

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  16. wonderful dessert. I like your tutorial and I wish I could take a bite of this!!

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  17. Fantastic! I'm off to the shops to get the peaches and other stuff now. I hope it turns out like yours (doubt it though!)

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    1. Oh, I hope it turns out! If not, catch the next flight over and I'll make a fresh pan. :)

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  18. I also made a peach crisp this weekend, Betsy! I didn't peel them either. I did add some blueberries. e realy enjoyed it!

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    1. Mmmm...that's such a nice combination, too! I bet it was delicious! There was a bunch of us making peach crisp! haha...great minds...or cooks...or something.... lol....

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  19. We are at the end of a particularly cold miserable Winter Betsy, so you can imagine how I feel looking at this post. The aroma almost jumping out of my computer has made me positively light headed! xx

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    1. Oh, I wish I could hand you a plate through the screen! Happy spring to you!

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  20. I'm entering the danger zone...baking. This would be a big hit with our couples Bible Study, we meet on Wednesday nights. One in the group doesn't eat chocolate, what a sad thing. Wish me luck...

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    1. Oh, they will love it....you'll have to let me know! :)

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  21. Nothing much better than fresh peaches.
    Luv those crunchy bits of the crisp.
    Good idea to leave the peels on too.
    Any leftovers?

    We usually get ours down at the farmers market on the corner.
    So juicy they drip off your chin once you bit into them.

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  22. Definitely has my mouth watering!

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  23. Mmmm...indeed! OMGosh, that looks so scrumptious. Peaches I coudl die for. WEll, no, not literaly, but I'm sure they are succulent and amazing./

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