Thursday, July 30, 2015

Peach Blackberry Crisp...because it's amazing!

Peach-Blackberry Crisp (stolen from webmd for peach raspberry crisp)

A fruit crisp offers the luscious flavor of a fresh fruit pie without the fuss and calories of a crust. Celebrate the arrival of summer peaches with this rich-tasting crisp. The nut-studded topping works great with other fruit combinations too.
·      2 pounds peaches, peeled (if desired, see Tip), pitted and sliced (5 cups), or frozen slices
·      1 pint blackberries, fresh or frozen
·      2 tablespoons granulated sugar
·      1 tablespoon lemon juice
·      2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
·      1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, (not instant)
·      1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
·      1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
·      Pinch of salt
·      1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
·      1 tablespoon canola oil
·      3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
·      1 tablespoon chopped almonds, or walnuts
Step 1
Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat an 8-inch-square baking dish (or similar 1 1/2- to 2-quart dish) with cooking spray.
Step 2
To prepare filling, combine peaches, raspberries, granulated sugar and lemon juice in a large bowl; toss to coat. Place the filling in the prepared baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake for 20 minutes.
Step 3
Meanwhile, make topping. Mix flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl with a fork. Add butter and blend with a pastry blender or your fingertips. Add oil and stir to coat. Add orange juice concentrate and blend with your fingertips until the dry ingredients are moistened.
Step 4
After 20 minutes, stir the fruit filling and sprinkle the topping evenly over it. Sprinkle with almonds (or walnuts). Bake, uncovered, until the fruit is bubbly and tender and the topping is lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes more. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tip: Dip peaches in boiling water for 30 or 40 seconds to loosen their skins. Let cool slightly, then slip off skins with a paring knife. Or just let them ripen to perfection and peel the skins off!