food and family in salt lake city

Peaches really ought to be left alone, to be eaten in their pure state of gorgeousness…juicy, sweet, and succulent.

However, when a large beautiful peach keeps staring you right in the face and is begging to be made into a warm comforting peach crisp, you gotta accept the fact that sometimes you have to hack outer beauty in the face, and devour it’s inner gorgeousness {with a little cinnamon & sugar of course}.

Fruit Crisps are the inner beauty of desserts. They can look darn right scary at times, but you know as well as I do, they taste like sweet comfort and then some.

When I think of a Crisp, I think of cinnamon, oats, and fruit. I think of the perfect bite of warm soft baked fruit and the crispness of sugared oats and butter. I think of a hot summer evening, exhausted from the day’s events, but content with it’s outcomes. I think of summer days filled with nothing special, but simple memories made with special someones.

A Peach Crisp may not be as beautiful as a plain & perfect peach, but it’s inner beauty is so much more in my memory.


Peach Crisp {with Brown Sugar Sour Cream}

(inspired by First Look Then Eat)

*Makes 1 pie tin, serves 4 (or 2 if you really need comforting)

1 Large Peach, sliced
1/3 cup Rolled Oats
Sprinkle of Nutmeg
Sprinkle of Cinnamon
Dash of Salt
2 Tbsp butter, diced
3 Tbsp Granulated Sugar

In a small pie tin, layer peach slices and sprinkle with oats, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and sugar. Place diced butter evenly around and in between peaches. In a small bowl combine the below ingredients with your hands and sprinkle evenly on top of peaches.

1/3 cup Rolled Oats
1 Tbsp Flour
1 Tbsp Butter, softened
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

Bake at 400 degrees on center rack for 20 minutes. Check crisp and if it looks a bit dry drizzle 3 tablespoons of  water over top, return to oven and bake another 5-10 minutes until bubbly and slightly browned. If you want to make the top a bit crispier turn your oven to a high broil and move the pie tin to the top rack and watch closely till it reaches desired crispness.

For the Brown Sugar Sour Cream, whisk the following ingredients together and refrigerate til needed:

1/3 cup Sour Cream
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar

Let crisp cool just to warm, serve with a dollop of Brown Sugar Sour Cream. Enjoy the inner beauty!

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