This recipe is from The Pioneer Woman Cooks. I noticed it was listed on her top five recipes. Well, if the Pioneer Woman can name her top five recipes ever, then I’ve got to try them! And this WAS very good! I just loved it. I’m afraid peach season is coming to a close. If you have any leftover peaches, this recipe is calling your name… :)
A few commenters on The Pioneer Woman Cooks said the peach juices were a little runny. One of them said they would add up to 3 T. of flour to the peaches to thicken the juices. I halved this recipe, and so I think I sprinkled about 1 T. flour on the peaches, and I didn’t think it was too runny. Atleast not when it was fresh. Sitting overnight made it kind of runny. Speaking of which, this wasn’t as good the second day. I think this might be one of those recipes that is magic when it’s fresh, but loses a bit of the sparkle when you eat the leftovers.
Peach Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce
Submitted by Erin
1 cup flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. (one stick) butter, cut into bits
5-6 cups, peeled, sliced fresh peaches
Juice and grated zest of ½ lemon
2 T. maple syrup
*Maple cream Sauce, for serving (make beforehand, see instructions below)
Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Cut in butter with fork or pastry blender until mixture is the consistency of coarse meal. Place peaches in 9-inch square baking pan or smaller baking dish. Gently mix in lemon juice, rind and maple syrup. Top with crumb mixture. Cover tightly with foil and bake about 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake20 to 30 minutes more or until top is crisp and brown. You might want to broil fora couple of minutes to ensure good color. Serve warm with maple cream sauce.
Maple Cream Sauce
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
5 T. maple syrup
3 T. light corn syrup
Combine all ingredients in heavy sauce pan; cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly until thickened and reduced by 1/3, approximately 20 minutes. Chill until thickened. Drizzle generously over Peach Crisp.