Peach Macaroon Crisp begins with great peaches
As a man who is partial to pie, I must admit my eyes have been wandering lately, gazing at the crisps, cobblers, slumps, buckles, and brown betties of summer. Just yesterday, I succumbed to some audacious flirting by a bowl of perfectly ripe peaches, and I made a quick crisp, a delicious peach macaroon confection well suited for a scoop of ice cream and second helpings.
Say ‘Hello’ to Peach Macaroon Crisp!
Why a crisp? Simply put, it makes seasonal fruit shine, is easy to make, and bakes up into the perfect combo of crunch, fruit and goo.
For those unfamiliar with a fruit crisp, there’s no bottom crust, just a top one. Juicy fresh fruit goes in the bottom of the pan or pie plate, then a mixture of flour, oats, sugar, and butter crowns the riches below. And in this case, macaroons, are added to the mix and tossed in for an added treat.
This recipe that is so easily modified that eventually you’ll make it from memory and personalize it to your own tastes.
Peach Macaroon Crisp
- 6-7 peaches
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup flour (sifted)
- 2 cups oatmeal (rolled oats)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter (room temp, soft)
- 8-10 small macaroons (crumbled up)
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds (optional)
|Wash peaches. No need to peel. Cut peaches into medium chunks.|
|Place peaches in bowl, add 3 T flour and mix.|
|Add 1/2 C sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and almond extract, and mix.|
|In buttered pie plate or baking dish, add peaches and dot with 1/4 C butter.|
|Macaroon Crisp Topping|
|In a bowl add all crumb topping ingredients: 1 C Flour, 2 C Oatmeal, 1 C sugar, 1/2 C soft butter, crumbled cookies, almonds, and mix thoroughly.|
|Add oil, mix. The topping will resemble wet sand.|
|Spoon topping over fruit, and spread until about 1 inch thick. You'll have topping left over for another crisp most likely.|
|Bake at 350 degrees, until peaches bubble around the pan edges, usually at least one hour, and up to one hour and a half depending on depth of pan.|
Summer’s not over yet, I have a few more peach recipes to share before autumn drops in with apples by the bushel.