A Squared: Just For Fun: Peach Crisps For Two

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Just For Fun: Peach Crisps For Two

Normally I would use Sunday night to craft a nice little weekend recap post for all of you, but am going in a bit of a different direction tonight.  We had a pretty uneventful weekend-- dinners at home/in the neighborhood, a big rainstorm, and some shopping and errands in preparation for a very busy Labor Day weekend ahead.

We made a nice Sunday dinner tonight, but I was really in the mood to bake something sweet tonight.  Normally I try not to give into these impulses as then we end up with a whole cheesecake or apple pie that I will inevitably end up eating for breakfast for the next five days.  Not a good way to start the week.

Instead, I decided to take one of my favorite recipes of my mom's and turn it into a healthier dessert for two.  The original recipe serves probably 6-8 people, so I did a little adapting so that we can eat them tonight and tonight only.  These peach crisps are seasonal (and this recipe works with a variety of fruits-- apples, pears, peaches, plums, blueberries), easy to make, and perfectly portioned for two-- once you try them you will understand why this is a go to dessert for my mom and me!

Individual Peach Crisps [for 2]

  • 1 large ripe peach, skinned and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. granulate sugar
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a small bowl combine peaches, lemon juice, and granulate sugar.  Once combined, arrange the peach mixture inside two 6-ounce oven-proof ramekins.  Be sure to leave room on top for the crisp layer.

In a small bowl stir together flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter until combined and small clumps form.  Divide mixture evenly over the tops of each of the ramekins.  Bake for 25-30 minutes until top is golden brown and fruit begins to bubble around the edges.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.

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