Peach Pecan Crisp

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This peach pecan crisp recipe is everything you need for the summer when fresh peaches are at their peak. This crisp combines the heavenly taste of sweet peaches with crunchy oat crust. The roasted pecans add extra pizzazz to this fruit-filled dessert; they add a nutty taste while cutting through the sweetness of the fresh fruit. Sally, the author of Sally’s Baking Addiction recipe blog, created this peach crisp recipe because she loves crisps, and also because summer is prime time for them. If you love crisp recipes, but don’t have peaches on hand, Sally even explains that she uses the same recipe as a basis for other kinds of fruit. Whether you want to make this peach version of her comfort dessert or prefer to fill it with berries or apple slices, this recipe will be a perfect addition to the dessert table.

Crisps are a signature of simple baking recipes because they don’t involve a lot of preparation and can be eaten shortly after baking in the oven. In fact, this dessert is most enjoyable when it is served warm, but you can always store leftovers at room temperature or in the refrigerator and heat it the following day for a sweet treat. The fruit base of this peach recipe involves a mixture of thinly sliced peaches, flour and sugar, and it bakes into a syrupy mixture that is perfect served with large scoops of ice cream. The flour helps thicken the juices into a glossy sauce. If desired, you could substitute the flour with cornstarch for a gluten-free option. Unlike all-purpose flour, cornstarch is suitable for gluten-free diets. Those on gluten-free diets could replace the flour in the topping with oat flour since whole oats are already being used in the crust. If you can’t find oat flour in you local grocery store, simply pulse whole oats in a food processor until fine like flour. Although you might prefer to peel the peaches, there isn’t any need as the skin should soften during baking. This dessert recipe will be that much easier because you won’t have to peel the fruit.

The topping for this crisp is a streusel mixture involving plenty of butter, flour, oats and sugar. A fork is an easy tool for mashing the butter into the dry ingredients until crumbly. This topping gets sprinkled over the peaches in an even layer and doesn’t have to be pretty. This is intended to be a homey dessert, which is why each step is a simple mixture of ingredients that get layered on top of each other and baked into a delicious dessert. If baking and pastry is a new endeavour for you, you will appreciate the simplicity of this fruit dessert recipe, which highlights the flavours of fresh summer peaches. A plus is that you can substitute the pecans with walnuts in this crisp recipe if those are what you have on hand. The flavour will be slightly different, but no less delicious.

This is one of the best baking recipes because it displays a few different textures while being incredibly easy to prepare. A soft saucy base of peaches is combined with a crust that is crispy with crunchy pecans, flour and butter. No matter the time of year, you and your family will enjoy this combination using apples, peaches or berries. In the winter, you can opt for using frozen peaches so you can enjoy a bit of sunshine when it is cold out. Thank you to Sally, the author of Sally’s Baking Addiction recipe blog, for sharing her peach pecan crisp recipe with us.

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