As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Savoring Summer {Week 11 ~ Peach Crisp}

This week's recipe falls in the "tried and true" category, so when Kati brought home a bag of peaches from a friend, I knew that some of them would end up in this crisp! (This dessert is worth turning the oven on for an hour.) 

Nothing says summer like warm-from-the-oven crunchy peach crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream alongside. 

Okay, maybe other things (garden tomatoes, corn-on-the-cob, homemade ice cream) say summer too, but this sure does say summer at our house!

photo by Bekah

{with a crunchy oatmeal topping}

6 cups peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup nuts, optional (I used pecans.)

* * *

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Stir together peaches, sugar, and cinnamon. Place in greased 2-quart baking dish. 

Mix oats, brown sugar, and flour. Cut in butter until crumbly. (Stir in nuts, if you're using them.)
Place on top of peach mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, until topping is golden.

  • This crisp is great with other fruits too! Try blueberries, cherries, apples...
  • Sometimes it's fun to make this in ramekins for individual servings. After mixing the fruit, sugar, and spices, place in greased ramekins. (Fill your ramekins about 2/3 full, leaving room for the yummy topping. The size of your ramekins determines how many you will need.) Then divide the topping among the ramekins. 
  • Don't forget to add some vanilla ice cream or a dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream to the top of each crisp when you serve them!

Join me next Wednesday for the final recipe in my Savoring Summer series!

Looking for a recipe from another week?
Week 1: Marinade for Chicken
Week 2: Black Bean Salad
Week 3: Cappuccino Pops
Week 4: Roasted Sausage and Vegetable Pasta
Week 5: Easy-Freezy Vanilla Ice Cream
Week 6: Farm Fresh Corn Chowder
Week 7: Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Week 8: Jill's Dill Dip
Week 9: Apricot Upside-Down Cake
Week 10: Stuffed Peppers

Or last year?
Fruit on Tuesday Week 11: Cheesecake-Stuffed Peaches

Or two years ago?
Salad on Tuesday Week 11: Asian Chicken Salad


  1. This looks really good, Cheryl! I make apple crisp with a very similar recipe. I haven't made a peach cobbler in a while...thinking I may to change that! Thanks for sharing!

  2. perhaps I should visit you and have peach crisp and coffee and a long, long chat and then go visit my auntie and cousins up Baltimore way. =D

    It's nice to indulge in a bit of fantasy. Thank you for the recipe!

  3. Your peach crisp looks delicious. I tend not to make baked desserts in the summer, but I freeze peach slices in orange juice for cobblers and crisps in the fall and winter. Sometimes I combine the peaches with blackberries.
    Delicious summertime!

  4. I hesitated even reading this post as I am with you...peaches and summer just go together and there really is NOTHING much better then peach crisp and vanilla ice cream...oh yum, yum YUM!! Having to stay away from sugar is about doing me in...sigh, lol Enjoy your day Cheryl!

  5. Oh, that looks really tasty and I would love some right now! I have one peach on my counter that no one else has eaten and I have been saving for a snack. I will be thinking of your crisp when I eat it later on.

  6. I was wanting just such a recipe today! We are having company for dinner tonight, and I have peaches to use up!

    Perfect timing, Friend!


  7. If humidity wasn't an issue I think I'd come and live with you for a while. LOL! You have great style!

  8. This illustrates "so close, and yet so far". Can you hear me drooling? ;-) We had fresh peaches from a friend this week, too. I roasted them and served them over coconut rice. And now I want them in a crisp!

  9. This reminds me of apple crisp which I made all the time years ago and should really make again (or peach crisp). It looks so good!


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