Sunday, October 18, 2009

Peach-Blueberry Crisp

After a long hiatus following my wedding and honeymoon, I'm back and baking up a storm!

This delicious crisp was made way back in August, when peaches and blueberries were bountiful (and cheap!) in Ontario, and just begging to be combined in a recipe. Luckily, I took the time to photograph this one, because it really turned out well.

I adapted this recipe from Andri Tscharner's Peach-Blackberry Crisp, and replaced the blackberries with blueberries, but you could use the original ingredients and I'm sure it would taste and look just as great.

I love how the flavours of the blueberries and peaches blend so beautifully with the simple crisp in this recipe, and the resulting wine colour of the baked fruit is just stunning.

If you enjoy simple, hearty dessert recipes, then this one is for you. With a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, this is one recipe that served cold, will stifle the sweltering days of summer, and served warm, will cut the crispness (crisp - crispness, get it?) of fall.

The ingredients:
Beautiful medley of fresh fruit:
Baked and steaming:
Summer's bounty:

Peach-Blueberry Crisp

4 large fresh peaches, skinned, stoned and sliced
½ pint fresh blueberries
¼ cup sugar
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. lemon zest

½ cup quick oats
¼ cup firmly-packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
¼ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. cold butter
1 tbsp. canola oil

1. Preheat oven to 375°F degrees.
2. Spray an 8-inch square, glass baking dish with cooking spray.
3. Arrange peaches in the dish and scatter blueberries on top.
4. Stir sugar and cornstarch together and sprinkle over fruit.
5. Sprinkle the lemon zest over the fruit filling.
6. Mix the topping ingredients together, and sprinkle over fruit.
7. Before baking, place baking dish on a cookie sheet or a piece of foil in the oven, to avoid overflow onto the oven floor.
8. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until filling is bubbling and crust is slightly golden.


April said...

Welcome back!! Congratulations on your marriage! I can't wait to see what all you are baking!

Lord of the Wings said...

Also welcome back and congrats!!! You were missed, but obviously busy.

This looks very tasty. And I'm glad you swapped the blackberries out for blueberries - that would be my preference.

Even before I read your text, I looked at the picks and thought to myself that this would be good with vanilla ice cream!