What do you love most about summers? Yes it’s nice and bright and you don’t need to wear 987650 layers of clothes before heading out. Also BBQ is fun and so are all the summer activities! But if you ask me what I love most, it will be fruits! I think I have a slight obsession with summer fruits. The berries, peaches, cherries, melons, how can you not fall in love with all this gorgeousness?
And while eating the fruits as such is wonderful, baking with them is even more wonderful! One of the easiest summer desserts that you can make is a crisp or a crumble. Both these desserts have fruits, with a topping which gets baked as the fruit cooks. And what you get after it’s done is a delicious, bowl of baked juicy fruits with some amazing flavors. Nom Nom!
I got a big box of fresh peaches from Costco the other day and as soon I reached home, I knew I was going to make peach crisp. There’s something about simple and traditional desserts, they never get old. They are classics and for a good reason. And the best part is that they are so easy to make and require minimal ingredients, which everyone has in their pantry.
Now because there’s just 2 of us in my home I made peach crisp for 2 and I used my little skillet this time. Isn’t this skillet cute? I got it from Cost Plus World Market (that store will leave me bankrupt one day!!). Simply slice some peaches and top it with oats, sugar, pecans, flour and then bake. Super simple! I went a little heavy on the topping because I can never have enough of it, you may cut down on it if you want. Also adjust the sugar to taste. The peaches I used in this recipe weren’t very sweet so I added little extra sugar than what I would have liked. Crisp is supposed to be a lightly sweetened dessert.
This peach crisp for 2 is actually just right for 2 people, not too much and not too little. Enjoy this peach crisp while peaches are still in season. And yes don’t forget to top it with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. It just makes it all the more wonderful!
In a bowl toss together sugar and sliced peaches. Transfer this to the skillet or your baking dish.
In another bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, chopped pecans, cinnamon powder and oats.
Add cubed salted butter to the mixture.
Use a pastry cutter or rub with your fingers till the butter is mixed and the mixture resemble coarse crumbs.
Top the peaches in the skillet with the prepared topping.
Bake at 350 F degrees for 35-40 minutes or till the topping is nice golden brown.
Top with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and enjoy peach crisp immediately!
* Adjust sugar to taste depending on how sweet your peaches are.
* You can cut down on the topping if it looks like a lot, I honestly can never have enough!
* You can use walnuts in place of pecans here.
Peach Crisp for Two
- 2 peaches, large, sliced
- 2.5 teaspoons granulated white sugar
- 3 tablespoons old fashioned oats
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1.25 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1.5 tablespoons salted butter, cold, cut into cubes
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder [i went a little heavy on cinnamon powder, but you can adjust to taste]
- 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
- vanilla ice cream
- whipped cream
- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Lightly spray your 6 inch skillet with non-stick spray and set aside.
- In a bowl toss together sugar and sliced peaches. Transfer this to the skillet or your baking dish.
- In another bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, chopped pecans, cinnamon powder and oats.
- Add cubed salted butter to the mixture.
- Use a pastry cutter or rub with your fingers till the butter is mixed and the mixture resemble coarse crumbs.
- Top the peaches in the skillet with the prepared topping.
- Bake at 350 F degrees for 35-40 minutes or till the topping is nice golden brown.
- Top with some whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy peach crisp immediately!
Peach Crisp for Two