Monday, August 23, 2010

Peachy Craisin Crisp

The trip to Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA on Friday afternoon resulted in purchasing local, fresh, juicy, fragrant Peaches!  If you enjoy making Freezer Jam, as I do, it is time to get moving when the fruit is ripe!  Yesterday a batch of Peach Freezer Jam was prepared.  In a couple of hours it will be stored in our large freezer downstairs.  The afternoon began with preparing Freezer Jam and ended with one very tasty dessert - Peachy Craisin Crisp.  Yummy!  

It has become a tradition for me to bake this scrumptious dessert after making the jam.  I'm sure it's due to the fact that not only are the juicy 6 - 7 Peaches in my fridge, but my kitchen counters and stove contain all of the necessary utensils.  My rose colored Pyrex container can be located quickly.  It's 8" x 8" size is perfect to use.  The combination of Peaches and of dried Cranberries is scrumptious in this dessert with an oat topping. 

***After washing the Peaches in cold water, the skins of the fruit need to be removed.  To remove the skin easily, carefully place each Peach in simmering water for about 35 seconds.  Using a slotted spoon, remove each Peach and place on a plate to cool.  When the fruit can be comfortably handled, peel and cut fruit into slices.  :)
 
Peachy Craisin Crisp

Oven Temperature:  375° F    
Baking Time:  About 45 Minutes

Ingredients:
6 - 7 sliced Peaches
2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
3/4 tsp. Cinnamon
3/4 tsp. Nutmeg
1/3 Cup softened Butter or Margarine
1/4 Cup Craisins (dried cranberries)

Method:
  1. Preheat oven.
  2. Spray PAM in glass baking dish.
  3. Place sliced Peaches in baking dish.  Sprinkle on Craisins and mix.
  4. In small bowl combine remaining ingredients thoroughly.  Sprinkle over Peaches.
  5. Bake 45 minutes or until Peaches are tender.  
  6. Serve warm or cold topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  7. After cool, cover and refrigerate any leftovers. 
This is a great dessert filled with slices of fresh fruit!  An added plus is that there is no pie crust to roll out on a warm summer day if this delicious fresh dessert is prepared.  Sweet!  Do you bake using fresh peaches?  

Yummy!
Enjoy! 
   

     

7 comments:

Our Red House said...

Yum. It sounds delicious. I can hardly wait for peach season!

Kate

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looking forward to peach season. The peach freezer jam sounds lovely.

Mary said...

This really looks delightful. I adore good peaches and this is a wonderful way to use them. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Barbara Bakes said...

I usually make an apple crisp, but this peach version sounds fabulous.

Charli and me said...

Yummt! The peach festival is coming to our part of the country so this will be an excellent thing to make. Thank you so much! I hope you have a great week....

Dishesdone said...

Great looking recipe! Looks delicious. My husband would love this, he loves peach anything! Saving this one, thanks :)

Cathy said...

Peach crisp is one of my favorite desserts and I love that you added some dried cranberries to give a bit of tartness. What a perfect late summer dessert.