This past weekend was the annual Stem family reunion and I had signed up to bring a dessert to the circus, (circus being an event with lots of my family) I went out of my way to get the nieces, sweetest, most delicoius peaches and was planning on making them into some type of epic peachy peach cake, but being that the weekend turned into a shit storm, I didn't get a chance to make that epic peach cake. So come Sunday morning, a few hours before we were suppose to leave for the reunion, I was deesertless.
So I did what anyone that has a bunch of the fruit, little time, and doesn't want to make a big mess should do. I made a crisp.
And it was good. Gooey sweet and cardamon spiced peaches under a slightly sweet, oatie topping. A perfect dessert for a late summer afternoon. Served warm or at room tepature, add a little whipped cream or ice cream and a cup of coffee. Dessert time is perfect. And any left over makes for a fantastic breakfast treat….or just make it for breakfast, it's totally a breakfast food too.
I am almost glad that I didn't get a chance to make that cake.(although I really wanted to make a cake, just for shits and giggles) I'll just make one later. But until then.
To the crisp!
The Stuff. Peaches of course and some old fashion rolled oats and a pinch of salt mixed with gluten free flour*. Some earth balance*, honey*, cardamon and cinnamon and a tiny bit or arrowroot powder
Notes.. You can totally use regular all purpose flour in place of gluten free. Also can sub regular butter for the earth balance and use maple syrup instead of honey..
In a bowl, mix/mush together the oats, flour, honey, half the cardamon and cinnamon, and earth balance. The mixture is going to be a little gloppy and wet, but that's how you want it to be.
Toss the other half of the spices into the peaches with a bit of arrowroot powder or corn starch and mix all around.
If you peaches are not super yummy sweet, you can always drizzle in a little extra honey or maple here too.
Now place the peaches in a well greased oven safe skillet.
Distribute the topping all over.
And into the oven it goes..
After about 45 minutes, check for doneness. When top is all golden brown and nice… you are there!
. Ooey gooey peaches underneath all that golden crispy goodness….
Have great day you guys! Crisp away!
Cardamon Peach Crispy
For the filling
- 4-5 Large ripe, but firm peaches
- 1 tablespoon corn or arrowroot starch
- 1 teaspoon cardamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- tablespoon honey or maple (optional if peaches are not really sweet)
For the topping
- 1/3 earth balance or butter plus 1 tablespoon
- 1 1/2 cup old fashion rolled oats
- 1/2 cup gluten free flour or all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cardomon
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup honey or maple
- dash of salt
Preheat oven to 350
Slice peaches in half, remove pits, and cut into pieces and toss into a bowl with the cinnamon, cardamon and starch, In a large oven save skillet, smear or melt 1 tablespoon earth balance and cover bottom and sides of skillet. Add in the peach mixture. In a large mixing bowl, (using your hands if you don't mind), mix together oats, flour, salt, spices, earth balance and honey. until a combined. Evenly disptuipt to the top of the peaches. Now place skillet into oven to bake. When the top golden brown and all crispy, remove from oven. Let cool for a few minutes and serve.
Some type of creamy situation like ice cream or whipped coconut cream would be extra nice here…but not necessary .