9.05.2012

Blackberry Peach Crisp





Deep depression sets in three times a year for me.  January, when I eat my last chocolate turtle.  March, when I eat my last Arizona orange and October, when I eat my last Peach of the season.

I LOVE peaches.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!  I eat at least 5 a day.  I put them on my oatmeal, my pancakes, in salads, in salsa...EVERYTHING.

I'm especially fond of them in desserts.  I love combining peaches and Willard Bay Blackberries.  The combination is so fabulous in crisps, crumbles and cobblers.  

I decided that I would make individual Blackberry Peach Crisps today and top it with a crumble made with Biscoff cookies.  I wanted to use Amaretti cookies, but my stores were completely out or didn't carry them. What's up with that.  I knew I could get them from an Italian market, but that would be a 40 minute trip.  So Biscoff it is.  I must admit I really liked the flavor combined with the peaches.





For the filling you will need:

6 large ripe peaches
1 cup blackberries
1/3 cup sugar
3 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons butter




For the topping you will need:

3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
16 Biscoff of Speculoos cookies
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup cold butter

and 6 half pint canning jars, ramekins or 9 x 13 baking dish




Peel and pit the peaches.




Cut into 1-inch pieces.




Put sliced peaches into a large bowl.




Wash the blackberries.




Add blackberries to peaches.




Add the cornstarch to the sugar.




Mix together.




Sprinkle the sugar mixture on top of the fruit.




Gently stir.  Set fruit mixture aside.




In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, add the flour and brown sugar.




Add sugar.




Add Biscoff cookies.




One teaspoon of ground cinnamon.




Pulse the ingredients together.




It's ok if there are some cookies bits left.




Cut up the cold butter.







Add to the cookie mixture and pulse several times.




Pulse until the mixture holds together when pressed.




Carefully spoon fruit mixture into jars or whatever you have decided to bake your crisp in.




I like to fill my jars quite full because the fruit will shrink as it bakes.




Divide the two tablespoons of butter and dot each jar of fruit with the butter.

The butter probably isn't necessary, but I love how it melts and gives the fruit a buttery taste.







Mound as much of the crumble topping as you can on top of the fruit filling.

I placed the jars on a baking sheet lined with parchment.  I'm almost positive the juices are going to spill over.  That's what I'm hoping for.




Don't worry the fruit will shrink down a bit.  You will still have room for a scoop of ice cream.

I had a little of the crumble left over.  I can't believe I ate it with a spoon.  What was I thinking?

Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 25 minutes.  If you are baking in a larger 9 x 13-inch dish you will probably need to bake for 30-35 minutes.




When the topping is golden brown and the juices are bubbling, remove from the oven.

You can let it cool a bit or just grab a spoon and dig in...like I did.




I love how colorful blackberries with the orange peaches.  Perfect combination.

If you will excuse me I have some homemade honey vanilla ice cream in my freezer.  I'm going enjoy the peach season to it's fullest.  I just can't stand the thoughts of it ending.  I'm getting depressed already.
I better eat another one.  




The filling:
6 peaches (about 3 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch slices (8 cups)
1 cup blackberries
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons butter

The topping:
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup crushed Biscoff cookies (about 16 cookies)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces and chilled

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

To make the filling:
Mix the peach slices and blackberries together.  Mix the  sugar and cornstarch together and sprinkle over the fruit mixture.  Gently stir.  Fill 6 1/2-pint jars or a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.  Set aside.

To make the topping:
In a food processor, pulse together the flour, the brown and granulated sugars, Biscoff cookies and cinnamon.  Add the butter and pulse until the mixture begins to hold together.
Mound the topping over each jar of fruit.  Place jars on a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake for 25 minutes. 

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Makes 6 servings

Inspired by David Lebovitz "Peach Amaretti Crisp" 


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Please visit your local Farmers Market for the delights of the season.  

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures!! And I can almost smell the peaches. I just found your blog, and I couldn't be more pleased. You're in my Google Reader now :)

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    1. I'm so glad you found me. Thanks for commenting. I hope you try the crisp. It's so delicious.

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  2. This looks so so delicious! I'm always sad when we eat the last peach too!

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  3. Is there a way to contact you directly via e-mail with a specific question about one of your featured recipes?

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  4. Is there a way to contact you directly via e-mail with a specific question about one of your featured recipes?

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    1. Yes. Send questions to simplysogood@hotmail.com Send me your email address and I'll answer you directly without posting your email on the blog.

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  5. HOLY COW you are an amazing chef and photographer! Nice to meet ya girly!!! You have a great blog here keep it up!!
    xox
    Ash@ABpetite
    http://abpetite.blogspot.com/

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    1. Why thank you very much, Ash/abchick. Someday I to will have amazing abs. However, eating peach crisp won't help that much. Thanks for sending your link. It looks like to much fun.

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  6. Oh my gosh Janet - I have been stalking you forever! I had no idea YOU were THEEEE Simply So Good! I would have bowed to your genius!!! I loved meeting you and your beautiful family and am so happy for Tiffany and Cassidy - they make such a cute couple! I'm hosting a little shower this week and was wondering what to serve for dessert - I shall wonder no more - this is perfect! Thanks so much!!

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    1. That was so much fun to meet all of Joni's friends that Tiffany has RAVED about for months. The flowers were amazing as was the quilt. Holy cow! I was tempted to swipe that for myself. I loved it. Best to you and that shower. I will definitely be one of your followers on Pots and Pins. Thanks so much.

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  7. thanks for sharing..

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