It's officially peach season here in Ontario and I couldn't be happier. I love peaches, especially during this time of the year when they're local. I end up eating them at practically every meal. A co-worker owns a peach orchard in the Niagara region (where 90% of Ontario's peaches come from) and I ended buying a case, much to the shock of my other co-workers since I live on my own at the moment, lol... but I just can't get enough. They're the perfect snack or sweet dessert paired with french vanilla ice cream. The best way to use up rapidly ripening peaches though? A crisp! Below is a recipe my Mom gave me quite a few years ago... it's quick, easy, and delicious. The perfect end-of-Summer treat...
Sliced peaches (enough to cover the bottom of a 9 inch pan)
2/3 - 3/4 cup of brown sugar (depending on your taste)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup butter (slightly melted)
Heat oven to 375˚F. Layer the sliced peaches in the pan and mix all the other ingredients in a bowl. Sprinkle the mixture over top of the peaches and bake for about 30 minutes until browned (keep an eye on it in case your oven temperature varies.) That's it! Enjoy.
*For tips on how to buy the right peaches, how to peel them easier, or when to put them in the refrigerator, read more here. Also, if you end up with too little "crisp" topping, just make a double batch! Photos: My own