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Peach Crisp

Using Frozen Local Peaches

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This recipe uses peach pie filling that I made and froze in August.  The instructions and recipe can be found here.

  • Peach pie filling
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Defrost peach pie filling (if needed) by letting it thaw in the fridge overnight or using the microwave.  Place in a pie plate.  Combine remaining ingredients using your hands to make the crumb topping.  Sprinkle on top of the peaches and bake at 375°F for 1 hour.  Let cool before serving.

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Apple Raspberry Crisp

  • 5 peeled, sliced apples
  • 1 cup red raspberries
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • dash cinnamon 

Mix apples and raspberries in a pie pan.  Combine flour, butter, sugar and cinnamon with your fingers until crumbly.  Pour on top of the fruit and bake 375°F for about 1 hour, until bubbly and crisp.  Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

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Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp

I realized it’s been over a week since I last posted a recipe! It’s not that I haven’t been cooking (believe me, I have), it’s just that I haven’t really made anything new or exciting enough to post.  Thanks to the beautifully fragrant strawberries I found yesterday and the fresh rhubarb I found today, here’s a recipe!  Strawberries are by far my favorite fruit, and even though these aren’t Native yet, they looked so good in the store that I couldn’t resist them.  (That’s only a half-truth… Strawberries are my favorite this time of year.  Depending on when asked, I could say that white peaches, Maine blueberries, wild wineberries, red raspberries, or Macoun apples are my favorite.  Or ask me mid-July, and I’ll say “Who cares about fruit? Have you tried the Butter & Sugar or Silver Queen corn?”)

Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp

Place the following in buttered baking dish and stir to combine:

  • 1 quart ripe strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 4-5 stalks of rhubarb, sliced or diced, depending on the size
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup sugar

I usually don’t add sugar to the fruit when I’m making a crisp or crumble, but the rhubarb is so tart it’s really necessary.  The cornstarch is necessary, too, as it will control the runniness of the strawberries.  Let fruit marinate while you make the topping.  In a bowl, combine the following with your fingers, squishing it together:

  • 1 stick cold, cubed butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unrefined molasses sugar (or you can use brown sugar)

Spread topping over the fruit and bake in a preheated 350F oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the red juice bubbles up through the crisp topping, and the topping is nicely browned.

There are some fruit desserts that I like to serve cool, and this is one of them.  (I’ll also never eat pumpkin or butternut squash pie unless it is cold.)  Serve with vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.

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