Peach Cherry Crisp

9 Aug

I raided Costco the other day and bought a whole case of peaches… and a case of cherries. All, just for myself. Well, I did share some with my mom when she came over to visit, but before she came over I was puzzled on what would I do with a case of peaches all for me.

I have made already this plum and blueberry crisp… so I tried the same concept with peaches and cherries to see if it would work. The results??? It DID!!!!

When I asked a bunch of you on FaceBook what should I make with these peaches, Adriana recommended a peach pecan something… that gave me the idea to add pecans to the crisp topping. A hit!!!

 

PEACH CHERRY CRISP

2 medium peaches, peeled and cut into pieces
About 14 cherries, pitted and cut into pieces
3 tsps cornstarch
¼ cup raw sugar
The juice of ¼ lemon
Pinch of ground cinnamon
 
For the crisp topping
¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour
¼ cup rolled oats
3 tbs butter
¼ cup raw sugar
2 handfuls of pecans… about ¼ cup
Butter Spray
  1. In a glass baking dish, sprayed with butter spray, add the cut fruit. Add the cornstarch, sugar, lemon zest and juice and finally the cinnamon. Stir well to combine.
  2. Pre—heat oven to 350F.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor combine the crisp topping ingredients – flour, oats, butter, sugar and pecans. Pulse a few times for all the ingredients to combine and form a sand-like consistency. If you want to make this crisp gluten-free or even dairy free, just follow the instructions for the crisp topping I use here. It’ll work all the same.
  4. Place crisp topping over the fruits in the glass dish. You can be generous.
  5. Bake in oven for about 45 minutes, until the topping is golden and you see the fruit juices starting to bubble a bit. If you would like to avoid spills in your oven or toaster over, place the glass dish over a sheet pan to catch any drippings.

I did this the other night for a dinner with my friend Walter… he is not into sweets and he had seconds. I hope that meant it tasted awesome!!!!

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7 Responses to “Peach Cherry Crisp”

  1. Eliana August 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Hmmmm – this dessert has comfort and delicious written all over it!

  2. Edward Sargent August 9, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    Can I borrow that topping recipe? :) This sounds so yummy!

    • KarmaFree Cooking August 9, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

      of course!!!!! from me, to you, to the world!!!! :)

  3. Ann August 9, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    Stunning! I wish I lived near enough to a Costco to raid them!

    • KarmaFree Cooking August 9, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

      if you live next to a farmer’s market in the US that’s good too!!!! here in Puerto Rico, Costco is my best bet for peaches and cherries…

  4. lacocinaencantada August 10, 2011 at 12:53 am #

    Thanks for the food buzz request. What a beautiful blog you have here! I am so loving peaches and cherries right now!

  5. Bren August 11, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    well yeah! anything crunchy added to a soft and juicy fruit works wonderfully!

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