Ok. Ok. I know it’s end of peach season. I also know I have not posted anything in about a month. Our kids started back to school after being home for 6 months. Spring Break is officially over. And with that being said I’m figuring life out all over again. Getting fully caught up on laundry, cleaning out and getting rid of what we don’t need. It’s been WONDERFUL! It feels sooooo good to get rid of clutter. So basically I have put this blog on the back burner, but I’m ready to dive in for the Fall season for you guys.
I love to cook with alcohol. Bourbon, Rum, Tequila, Wine and Port. Do you? I feel the alcohol gives an extra layer of flavor and depth depending on what you use and how you use it. Probably one of my favorite ways is deglazing a pan when cooking to make a sauce. Mmmmmmm. I love hearing the sound of the alcohol hitting that hot skillet. Sizzling as it breaks up all the flavor in the brown. And then the smell that comes after, that tingles your taste buds. Oh I love it!
But this is not that type of dish. This is a crisp. I love the warm cooked fruit, with the oatmeal crisp topping. I’m not really a vanilla ice cream or any kinda of ice cream on my crisp. I like to keep them separate. I know, I know I’m weird. But if you enjoy the ice cream with the crisp add it.
There are about 5-6 peaches and 1/8 cup of bourbon. If peaches are sweet don’t use the full amount of sugar I put in. You can really taste the warmth of the bourbon, in every bite.
Time – 1hr 30mins
• 4-5 cups of sliced peaches with skin on (this is about 5-6 peaches
• 1/4 cup corn starch
• 1/4 tsp cinnamon
• pinch of salt
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 1/8 cup bourbon
• 1/2 tsp vanilla
• 2 cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
• 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
• 1/4 tsp cinnamon
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 3/4 cup of unsalted butter at room temperature
1) Preheat oven to 350F.
2) Slice all the peaches into half moons.
3) In a bowl combine peaches, starch, 1/4tsp cinnamon, pinch of salt, granulated sugar, bourbon and vanilla. Stir all together, until well combine. Place in an 8×8 baking dish
4) In a separate bowl combine the oats, flour, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, salt, brown sugar and butter. Blend and incorporate all ingredients together with your fingers. You want to make sure it’s all blended and butter is evenly distributed.
5) Place crumble topping on top of the peaches. Place in oven for 40-50 mins until peaches are bubbling and topping is crispy.
6) remove from oven, let’s cook for about 15mins before serving. ENJOY!