End of Summer White Peach Crisp

I found some incredibly delicious white peaches and white nectarines at the store the other week. They were so sweet, juicy and full of yummy flavor!

I practically inhaled the nectarines. So with the peaches, I made peach crisp. Oh. My. Gosh.

I had 6 large peaches, I peeled them and sliced them into bite size chunks and tossed them in a bowl. I may or may not have eaten a few chunks. I added about 3 tablespoons each of white sugar and brown sugar, I didn’t want to add too much sugar since they were already pretty sweet naturally. Then I added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, a sprinkle or two of nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and tossed gently. Depending on your peaches, you may need to add more sugar.

In a separate bowl I added ¾ cup of flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, ½ tsp cinnamon and stirred with a fork to combine. Then I added 6 T cubed, chilled butter and cut in until crumbly. At the end of cutting in the butter I like to use my hands and quickly crumble the mixture too, you do not have to do this but I always feel I need to get in there with my hands and help it along! Sprinkle the crumbles over the top of the peaches and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until bubbly and the top is golden.

I made cinnamon ice cream to go with the crisp, it was a perfect combination and a wonderful treat to end the summer.

Here’s the recipe:

Crumb Topping

¾ cup flour

1/3 cup brown sugar

½ teaspoon cinnamon

6 tablespoons butter, cut in cubes

Fruit Filling

6 large ripe peaches, peeled and sliced into bite size pieces

3 tablespoons sugar, more if your peaches are not very sweet

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla

Ground nutmeg, few dashes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Gently combine sliced peaches with sugars, cinnamon and vanilla. Set aside.
  3. For crumb topping, in a separate bowl add flour, sugar and cinnamon and stir gently to combine. Cut in butter until crumbly.
  4. In an 8×8 greased glass baking pan, add peaches and spread evenly.
  5. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the peaches.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the topping is golden and the peaches are slightly bubbly and tender.

 

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! Have an awesome day!

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Favorite Time of the Year!

I love Autumn! It’s my favorite time of the year. The colors, the flavors (yes I’m a pumpkin spice fan!), the fall festivals and events, love it all! And, if you have never gone to the beach in October or November, you must go at least once! The air is so refreshing and clear, the only noise you hear is the seagulls and waves crashing, and best of all….no crowds of people!!

On Labor Day weekend I started getting my fall décor out, I don’t have the space or the finances to decorate like some of the sites I follow on Instagram, WOW they are gorgeous and I love love love the look of the rooms! But for me, I just put a few things out for now. I have been working on gathering more, and I plan to make some pillows and throws within the next few weeks.

JoAnn Fabrics has their plaid material on sale so I will be checking that out today, I want to make pillows. And I have a few crocheted throws to make, one for my granddaughter and one for a friend at work.

I’ve also been bringing in a lot of Limelight Hydrangea flowers, I just LOVE those! And they dry so nice too so I can keep them year round.

Unfortunately, some of them are looking a little sad right now, with all the gray days and rain that we have had, they are not doing so well. My other plants are pathetic too. I already had to get rid of my petunias several weeks ago, I had black petunias and they were gorgeous but this year they were home to a ton of aphids that I could not get rid of, so they are gone.

I have Creeping Jenny in my planters and hangers, they are not doing well. And I have these gorgeous white and purple annuals that look like daisies, they are full of mold from all the rain. And my white marigolds are long gone!

So sad to get rid of the flowers, I usually can make it to October with most of my flowers but not this year.

So this weekend I will bring some mums and asters home, I try to wait until October so they can be around for Thanksgiving but my flower plan this year is not working out.

Hope you all are having a great weekend!