Monday, September 5, 2011

Honey Peach Crisp

Another wonderful way to make something out of nothing.   Just like in this deliciously simple dessert.  The majority of the ingredients can be found in any well stocked pantry, all you need to do is grab up some fresh peaches at the market.  And remember, if they are not ripe just place them in a closed large brown paper bag along with 1 ripe apple in your pantry for about 2 days (this will flash ripen them).  So, with that in mind, this is not limited to just having in the late summer.  And if at all necessary, you could even sub in some drained canned peaches-techniqally they are fully peaked and ripe.  But for me as with anything, fresh is the way I prefer to go.

7-8 medium ripe peaches (pitted and sliced)
3 T. of sugar
2 T. of lemon juice
1 T. of honey
1/2 cup of quick cooking oats (because that's what I had-you can use old fashioned rolled oats as well)
1/2 cup of brown sugar (packed)
1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp. of ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. of ground cinnamon
1/4 cup of real un-salted butter (melted)
3 T. of shredded coconut
1/4 cup of chipped pecans

-Preheat your oven to 375*.  Toss the sliced peaches along with the sugar, lemon juice and honey in a 9"x9" or like I did in a 5"x9" baking dish.  Then in a medium mixing bowl, using a fork, stir together the oats, brown sugar, flour, nutmeg and cinnamon.  Once it's nice and crumbly, slowly stir in the melted butter while continuely stirring.  Add in the coconut and the pecans.  Cover the top of the fruit mixture with the oat mixture and bake for 30-35 minutes.  Serve alone, over vanilla bean ice cream or with whip cream.  Serves 6.  Enjoy!

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