August 14, 2012 by Britney
A late summer is better than none at all.
Here in Washington we’re melting in this, wait for it, 80-90 degree weather!I’ve had a sweating glass of water by my side this whole time.
A slice of lemon always brightens up plain hydration!
But I can’t complain, it’ll only be here for maybe one more week and then we’ll plunge back into the year round fall-like weather. (Which I’m not going to lie, is my favorite!)
To celebrate summer and to use some quickly ripening peaches off my counter, I made a Peach & Raspberry Crisp. Initially I had planned on a pie, but truthfully I didn’t want to take the extra time to wait for the dough to chill. So a quick and easy crisp it is!
An all around healthier choice, a crisp is best for those moments when there’s not enough time but you want a fabulous tasting dessert.
Peach & Raspberry Crisp
Preparation time: 25-30 minutes
Bake time: 20-25 minutes
Make: one 8×8 pan
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Medium sized mixing bowl
- Sharp knife
- Large spoon
- Food processor or pastry cutter
- 8×8 pyrex pan
- 2 cups peaches
- 1/3 cup raspberries
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3/4 cup flour
- 3 tablespoons old fashioned oats
- 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Wash, peal, and slice peaches into a medium sized bowl. Pour in raspberries and then add brown sugar and lemon juice. Toss to evenly coat all the fruit.
- In a food processor blend together flour, oats, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
- Dice up unsalted butter and sprinkle on top of dry ingredients. Pulse the food processor until its a coarse mixture.
- Pour the fruit into a 8×8 pan, and using your hand squeeze the crisp topping together and then break-up into larger pieces, to sprinkle on top of fruit.
- Slide into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until fruit is soft.
- Enjoy with a scoop of ice cream or dollop of whipped cream (step 7)!