Peach Crisp - dummies

By Tom Lacalamita, Glenna Vance

You can make wonderful desserts, like this peach crisp, in the summer by using fruit from farmer’s markets. This simple peach crisp recipe allows you to really enjoy the flavor of the tree-ripened fruit.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 3 hours on Low

Yield: 6 servings

2 pounds ripe peaches

2/3 cup old-fashioned oats

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

2/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg

Pinch salt

3/4 cup (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened

  1. Peel and pit the peaches.

  2. Cut them into 1/4-inch slices.

  3. Lightly spray a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker with vegetable oil cooking spray.

  4. Layer the peach slices in the slow cooker.

  5. Combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium mixing bowl.

  6. Add the softened butter.

  7. Combine until the mixture is crumbly.

    You can use a fork or your fingers.

  8. Sprinkle the butter mixture over the peaches.

  9. Cover and cook on Low for 3 hours.

Per serving: Calories 441 (From fat 231); Fat 26g (Saturated 15g); Cholesterol 66mg; Sodium 303mg; Carbohydrate 50g (Dietary fiber 4g); Protein 5g.