I have never tried a peach before. I saw them in the grocery store and they looked yummy so I bought a bunch. I tried one and was surprised by the sourness so I started looking for desserts to make. I found peach cobbler and peach crisp recipes that looked good. I love crispy desserts so I went with the crisp. This recipe is very easy and tastes great. I added a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and had them for my afternoon snack. It made me so happy!


4 to 5 pounds firm,ripe peaches (10 to 12 large peaches)
I          orange, zested
1/4     teaspoon cinnamon
3/4     cups sugar
1 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cup plus 2 to 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4    teaspoon salt
1        cup quick-cooking oatmeal
1/2    pound (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced


1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. FOR THE FILLING; Immerse the peaches in boiling water for 30 seconds, then place them in cold water. Peel the peaches and slice them into thick wedges and place them into a large bowl.

3. Add the orange zest, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour and cinnamon and mix gently until evenly coated. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes. If there is a lot of liquid, add 1 more tablespoon of flour. Transfer mixture to a 9×13-inch pan and gently smooth the top.

4. FOR THE TOPPING; Using stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat
1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 3/4 cup brown sugar, salt, oatmeal, and the cold, diced butter on low speed until the butter is pea-sized and the mixture is crumbly.

5. Sprinkle evenly over filling, breaking up any large chunks. Bake until fruits is bubbling around edges and topping is deep golden brown, about 1 hour, rotating pan halfway through baking. Transfer pan to wire rack and let cool until warm, about 15 minutes. Serve. 

Recipe source: Ina Garten


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