Monday, February 9, 2009
Peach Crisp for One
Wow...has it been three months? I'm thoroughly enjoying our sweet little one but am completely exhausted at the same time! I'm planning to keep blogging, but it will still be sporadic for a little while. :o)
I wanted to share a recipe for individual peach crisps that I came up with recently. I love warm fruit desserts, especially in the winter. I've even been eating this for breakfast lately. This isn't quite the same as a crisp baked in the oven, but it's close enough for me and I like that you can quickly make a small serving.
Mix this up and store it in the refrigerator. I'm assuming you can keep it until the butter expires...mine hasn't been lasting more than a week or so.
1 cup uncooked oats, quick or old fashioned
1/4 to 1/3 cup (depending on how sweet you want it) packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup chopped walnuts, optional
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Individual Peach Crisps
Note: This isn't an exact recipe and you will need to adjust this for your microwave and the amount of fruit and topping you use.
Place peach slices or halves (I've been using home bottled peaches but you could use canned or maybe even frozen...I haven't tried frozen yet) in the bottom of a microwaveable bowl equal to 1 to 2 peaches. Put about 1/2 cup or so of the crisp topping in a separate bowl and microwave on high until bubbly...I usually microwave it for about a minute. This pre-cooks the topping a little bit so it stays more crunchy. Stir the topping and sprinkle it on top of the peaches, then microwave the peaches and topping another minute or so until heated through. Let it cool enough that you won't burn your mouth (learned this the hard way).
I think this would be yummy with other fresh or frozen fruits but I've been on a peach kick. Let me know if you experiment with this and have good results with something else!
P.S. You could also use fresh peaches, of course. I forgot to mention that in the instructions because we do not have good fresh peaches around here in February!
Posted by jess