I know, I know. I have been lazy this summer but with very good intentions. This is, by the way, probably the very best fresh peach crisp you will ever dive in to.
- 6 peaches, free-stone if you get them, peeled and sliced thin
- 1/2 tsp. almond flavouring
- 1/2 cup oatmeal (not instant)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter an 8″ square baking dish and set aside.
Prepare the peaches by dipping in boiling water for about 8-10 seconds and then put into really cold water. The skins all but slide off without any help. Slice thinly and put them in the baking dish and sprinkle the almond flavouring over. Set aside.
In a bowl combine the flour, oatmeal, both sugars, cinnamon and salt. Cut the butter in until you have a crumb-like texture. You may have to rub it between your hands to finish this off.
Sprinkle this mixture over the peaches evenly and bake for approximately 45 minutes. Have the vanilla ice cream and/or whipping cream at the ready. The only thing left just might be a crumb.
Go for it!