Saturday, August 24, 2013

Peach Crisp on the Patio

Last night the husband/lover/best friend and I had a lovely, quiet, peaceful evening spent relaxing out back on the patio.  We could hear the soothing sounds of our small waterfalls, the chirping of the crickets, the buzzing of some cicadas, and I think I may have even heard the croak of a frog.  Nobody was out nearby mowing their lawns or weed-wacking their gardens.  It was just perfect.

And, to make it even better, there was freshly baked peach crisp served with some french vanilla ice cream.  Warm, gooey, and delicious.

We even turned on our romantic fire thingie when it started to get dark.

Right now peaches are in season here in our corner of the world and I'd like to share with you a simple recipe for using them.  I would feel too guilty but not really keeping all of this decadence to myself.



2 pounds peaches (about 8 medium)
1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
dash of salt
1/4 cup butter


Wash and peel the peaches.  Halve, pit and slice them into a greased 10 x 6 x 2 inch baking dish.

In a mixing bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt.  Add in the butter and mix with a fork until mixture becomes large, course crumbs.

Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the peaches.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes, or until fruit tests done with a fork.  You will see those yummy juices bubbling up the sides, too.

Of course, you would be cheating yourself if you didn't have some vanilla ice cream on hand to serve with this dessert.  We had French Vanilla, and it added just the right element to call this dish truly heavenly.

Watching this beautiful scenery right in our own back yard, it was no time before I looked into my bowl and realized my peach crisp had gone missing.

We have a unique system of communication that we have previously worked out with our friendly neighbors.  If we have food, dessert, snacks or beverages, and we want company for sharing them, we put out our welcome flag.  They know if they see the flag, they should come back into our yard and patio and join us.

Unfortunately, last night the flag was out and there was nobody around.

Oh well, that's all the more peach crisp left for us.

No problem.  We'll deal with it.


  1. That's a neat way to share with your neighbors. And that crisp looks wonderful.

  2. How about that? Paulette made a Peach Crisp just the other day from peaches picked from our tree and it was delicious - it's all gone too.

    Your crisp looked fantastic and I'm sure it tasted the same!

  3. Thanks for the recipe. We'll be heading out soon to troll the farmer's markets of Peachland.....appropriate for sure!