|Hot from the oven, this white peach crumble smelled insanely good!|
I love peaches and lately big, luscious white peaches have been popping up at the farmer’s markets. Sure, I love yellow peaches too, but whites are sweet mild, and have a lower acidity that their fuzzy yellow cousins. Also, they are only available for a few short weeks in summer and so it’s a cause for celebration when I find them. In truth the pink-hued peaches are best eaten fresh (I like them sprinkled with sugar and topped with a dollop of creme fraiche.) but right now they’re so plentiful that I’ve been making pies, cobblers, turnovers, and just yesterday, this fantastic crumble. With a little scoop of good vanilla ice cream this crumble is simply delicious and just peachy!
|Going to the country, gonna eat me a lot of peaches!|
You Will Need:
4 pounds ripe but not mushy white peaches (about five or six large ones)
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 1/2 sticks plus another 2 tablespoons salted butter, softened to room temperature
1 1/4 cups of granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
pinch of cinnamon
|Millions of peaches, peaches for me!|
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Butter a casserole dish with two tablespoons of softened butter.
Remove pits from peaches and cut into a large dice. In a large mixing bowl toss with a 1/4 cup sugar and the corn starch. Be sure to coat fruit evenly. Put cut peaches into buttered casserole.
In a clean mixing bowl combine remaining butter, flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Using your hands smoosh the butter into the sugar and flour, creating a “crumbly” consistency. Top the peaches with this combination.
Put casserole on a sheet pan and bake for one hour, or until the fruit is bubbling like lava and the crumble topping is browned. Top with ice cream or whipped cream!
You should let it cool for fifteen minutes before serving. Actually I prefer to make it earlier and then reheat it slightly before serving. The filling stays together better if the starches have a chance to settle.
|White Peach Crumble a la mode!|
This recipe is for Danette. No oats!