Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Peach Crisp

Our local farmers' market had no peaches again last week.  The farmer who comes over from Michigan each Saturday said "We don't have enough to share yet".  So I decided to join friends on a drive to Sawyer, Michigan.  If the peaches wouldn't come to us, we'd go to the peaches.  It was my first visit and I was impressed with the Sawyer "fruit and vegetable" market.  It goes on and on and....!  Before I knew what was happening, the peaches in my cart were joined by plums and heirloom tomatoes.  A live myrtle topiary nestled between the vegetables.  In the gourmet aisle, I found American Spoon jams and purchased a jar of blueberry for a friend's birthday treat.  Of course, I purchased too many peaches for the two of us to consume before they ripened too much.  We both like fruit cobblers and crisps right out of the oven--not so much the next day.  I decided to do individual crisps for us and they were just right.

Individual Peach Crisps

Preheat oven to 350
Butter two ramekins (4 to 5 inch)
4 to 5 ripe, but firm, peaches
Amaretti cookies or gingersnaps (enough for about 3/4 cup crumbs)
2 Tbsp softened butter

1.  Peel the peaches and cut into six to eight wedges.
2.  Drizzle with honey and stir to coat.
3.  Divide between the two ramekins.
4.  Place the cookies in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.
5.  Work the butter into the crumbs until well distributed.
6.  Sprinkle the crumbs over the peaches.
7.  Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until bubbly.



  1. ahhh... that golden peach peeking through the crumble topping is just so glorious and really marks the height of summer for me... I adore a baked peach. x

  2. Yum! I am enjoying a peach on my Bran Flakes this morning. I need to make my peach jam before the season has past.

  3. you are killing me here... I love peach cobbler, peach pie, peaches just to eat raw, i am a Georgia Peach myself.. our peaches here are not any good. the are hard as bricks.

  4. You've made me hungry and I haven't yet had my cereal. I love that your peach wedges are large enough to retain substance as they cook. This sounds wonderful. have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. With two large peaches ripening on our counter, this sounds like a winner. And it sounds like a wonderful, productive outing!

  6. How yummy looking!! And the gingersnaps are the perfect topping!!! Love the green crocks you have them in too!
    xo Kris

  7. I love this way of making a crisp, Bonnie. The crunchy crust is what I'm after and I just happen to have some amaretti cookies in the drawer. Peaches are my favorite summer fruit.

  8. I love anything peach! Thanks for the recipe because it is an easy one. Williams Sonoma used to sell a cobbler topping that was awesome. Guess what, they don't sell it anymore! Gingersnaps are a good alternative since I can't usually find amaretti cookies except during Christmas.

    xo, Bonnie

    PS - love your ramekins!

  9. Bonnie, your peach crisp looks pretty fantastic. I can imagine how delicious this is with the Amaretti cookies! Kind of funny - the peaches at the farmer's markets here aren't so hot, but the peaches at Jewel have been out of this world good, the best we can remember, and they're been like that all summer. Sounds like you had a fun profitable excursion!

  10. Great way to use all the eatra peaches that are out and about!


  11. What a smashing idea, and a fun trip! Also I adore your little green ramekins, I have never seen any like that. As a teenager, Phil worked in his grandfather's peach orchard, so none in the grocery store are good enough for him after picking them and eating them in the orchard. But he would buy them at this place for sure.

  12. Oh, yum!! I love them fresh out of the oven or cold a day old!! ;) They are so pretty in the individual servings and work well for fresh eating pleasure! You found LOTS of goodies! blessings ~ tanna

  13. I LOVE the idea of gingersnaps for the crumbs! Sounds like you found a great market, I'm curious about the term "American spoon jams"? Haven't heard of them here in Philly:@)

  14. Peaches are probably my absolute favorite fresh fruit. Sadly, my 3 peach trees haven't produced this year...thanks to a late freeze.

    Your individual desserts look delish! Of course, my husband would want a scoop of vanilla ice cream added to his, but I think they look perfect as is.

  15. OH wow I think this even a dessert I could actually make. lol
    I love love peach cobbler to I am looking forward to trying this easy recipe.
    So glad you had a fun trip. Sounds like the prefect getaway.
    Thanks honey for coming by and leaving me get well wishes for my son and myself. I really appreciate the kind wishes.
    I have missed you.

  16. I love cobblers and crisp and I find that peach and blackberry are my favorites for crisps. I love your version and will print it off to remember to make it next time!

  17. Bonnie I love this peach crisp, I love cobblers!

  18. We usually get peaches here at the farmers market from Washington. You can smell them from far away - you know those are the good ones!

  19. Got to love those peaches! It's easy for things to jump in your basket when they're fresh and beautiful. :) Fruit crisps are my favorite desserts in the summer, especially with a scoop of ice cream!

  20. OHMYGOODNESS....your crisp sounds so delicious and easy. Why in this world have I never thought to use COOKIES for the topping on a crisp? Can't wait to make these...OH, WAIT, my ramekins are packed away...looks like I'll have to make a BIG one...:))

  21. What a bountiful trip and your crisp looks irresistible. Peaches are the one fruit that I so relate to summer. Everything we are getting have been picked so green that they will never have great taste. You were very smart to travel to where you could get delicious ones.

  22. Looks really good and delicious. Here in Central California we are inundated with peaches right now. I have a dear friend with trees in her backyard. I've been using her fruit for peach syrup, peach jam, and giving to the neighbors.


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