Posted by: lifewithbs | August 21, 2011

Peach Crisp

We made it to 39 weeks! Still waiting for baby to make his arrival. These past few weeks I have been cooking and baking, both to pass the time and to stock the freezer. While my baking escapades have not been very productive to prepare for the baby, hopefully all my cooking and freezing will pay off. I made a lasagna and some chili for the freezer, to save for when baby gets here and we will need quick and easy dinners. I also made a sauce with meatballs, recipe to come soon!

While shopping for items to stock the pantry and freezer, I picked up a bunch of peaches on sale. Peaches are excellent right now, and while I usually prefer to just eat the fruit raw and fresh this time I was looking for a new baking project, so decided on this peach crisp.

Peach Crisp
recipe from All Recipes

6 fresh peaches: peeled, pitted and sliced into bite-size pieces
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
juice from half a lemon
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup white granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease an 8 x 8 baking dish.

Peel, pit, and chop the peaches, and place them in the bottom of the baking dish. Add the lemon juice and almond extract, and stir to combine.

In a bowl, combine the flour, oats, sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter until the mixture looks crumbly.

Spoon the mixture in an even layer over the peaches.

Bake for 45 minutes until the top is golden brown and the juice is bubbly.

Serve with vanilla ice cream, or however you’d like! This peach crisp was even better the next day, after it had sit overnight in the fridge and all the juices had been reabsorbed.

As for the rest of us, Izzy seems to be getting frustrated from the lack of walks. It’s just too hot to take her out during daylight, and I have been too tired to take her out at night. Here in Central Texas, we have had 67 days of 100+ degree weather this year so far. Its pretty ridiculous.  Thankfully, we have really good air conditioning. I can’t imagine what it would be like to live here without electricity and air conditioning…

We have promised Izzy lots of walks and time at the dog park once baby gets here. Although I think she has been missing all the  outdoor time, she has been enjoying all the activity in the kitchen, and helps me taste just about everything.

She helps to lick all the plates, bowls and utensils clean 🙂

Brett has worked every single day in August, and is looking forward to a much needed break later this week. We’re hoping the baby comes during his time off! Our friend took a bunch of pregnancy pictures for us the other week, here are a few.



  1. Hooray for a bump picture! (And the crisp looks delicious!)

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