Simple Peach Almond Crisp

posted by Andrea | 08/31/2011

If you live in Michigan, it is officially peach season!!!

And I’m assuming that in many areas across the country, you have seen bushels of peaches at farmer’s markets, road-side stands, or {at the very least} a significant price drop in the cost of peaches at the store!

Last week, I mentioned that my mom and I canned nearly 3-dozen quarts of peaches. It took us one morning and part of the afternoon to finish… but now we have enough jars of of fresh, sweet, juicy, way-better-than-store-bought peaches that will easily last us a year or more.

And even though we can most of the peaches, we always save enough to make peach pie, peach cobbler, peach crisp… or just to eat.

I’m not a picky eater, so I’ll eat almost any form of peaches — especially if it’s a dessert! However, if I had to pick a favorite, it would be peach crisp. Peach pie and peach cobbler are close behind, but there is just something about that really crunchy, crispy topping that makes me choose the crisp every time.

Plus, I have a super simple recipe for the most delicious Peach Almond Crisp…

It’s nearly impossible to mess this one up — I promise! You can mix and match different spices to fit your tastes; you can add a little more or less sugar depending on how sweet you like your desserts; you can omit the almonds if you are trying to save money or if you have a nut allergy; and as with all my recipes, you can most certainly double this to make a larger portion!!

 

INGREDIETNS:

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For the peach filling:

  • 6-8 cups sliced peaches {I always use fresh, but frozen work too as long as they are thawed}
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar {if you like it really sweet, you’ll probably want to use more}
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 1/4 t. nutmeg
  • 1/4 t. ginger

For the crisp:

  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. sliced, slivered, or chopped almonds {just add extra oats if you don’t want to use almonds}
  • 1/2 c. oats {I’ve used quick oats and traditional oats — both work fine}
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. COLD butter or margarine

DIRECTIONS:

For the filling:

  • Wash, peal, and slice peaches. Then dump them into an ungreased baking dish {I use a 2 1/2 quart Corningware dish}
  • In a small bowl, mix flour, sugar and spices together; pour over peaches and stir until all peaches are coated

You’ll notice this is very similar to most pie recipes — so feel free to use your favorite fruit filling and then continue with the crisp topping. 

For the crisp:

  • In a medium bowl, mix all dry ingredients
  • Divide butter into several small chunks and “cut” into the dry mixture with a pastry blender, 2 knives, or with your hands
  • The mixture should become “clumpy” and crumbly with the butter evenly distributed
  • Sprinkle mixture evenly over peaches in baking pan
  • Bake at 400*F for 30-35 minutes or until peaches are bubbly and the crisp is golden brown

 

It should look something like this when you take it out of the oven — doesn’t it just scream “Fall is coming!”

 

Wait until it cools a bit {if you can resist} and then serve it in bowls with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

See, I told you it was SO SIMPLE!!!  

This is by far, my favorite recipe for peaches…

What are your favorite ways to use this delicious fruit?

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7 comments

  1. Tammy

    09/03/2011

    went to a local farm today for tomatoes but couldn’t pass up the prices on their peaches while I was there…now I am cutting them up: some for the freezer to add to smoothies, most will be canned but my son requested peach cobbler…I’ll be making this crisp (without the almonds) for him, thanks!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Oh good — hope your family likes it!!

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  2. Maryjane

    09/07/2011

    I mad your peach crisp for Sunday’s family dinner (13 people) and everyone raved how great it was! It is a keeper! Thanks so much, keep the wonderful recipes coming.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks for letting me know Maryjane — I’m so glad it was a hit!

    And don’t you just LOVE how simple the recipe was? Your guests probably thought you slaved away all day too!

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  3. Melissa

    06/17/2012

    Made this yesterday with Virginia peaches picked fresh that morning. It was delicious!!! So glad I found a great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  4. l.

    07/28/2012

    where is a good place to get canning eqipment?

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  5. l.

    07/28/2012

    can u freeze peach desserts (pie, etc.?)

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