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.

Crisp Topping

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!


brogansmomma said...

So simple. Perfect. I've made something similar with single-serv cans of fruit and homemade granola.

Whitney Johnson said...


Cafe Johnsonia said...

Welcome back! I've missed you!

Anonymous said...

This looks yummy - I'm all for easy recipes.

Holly O. said...

Does this mean, by any chance, the shop is coming back soon? I am so pushy!!!

aubrey said...

i was so delighted to see your post on my reader! this peach crisp looks and sounds delicious. and just happen to have a few fresh peaches...i might have to hide them from the kids and make myself a little personal dish of peach crisp. thanks, jess!

Suzanne said...

Whoo hoo! She's back!!! LOL!!!

K :) Family Historian said...

Just wanted to thank you for sharing the shrinky dink key chain idea. We made these for my daugter's 3rd grade class and they loved it!!! Hope you'll post some more of these inspiring ideas. Thanks again.

Robyn said...

Looks like you're rebounding well! We just added a new granddaughter on the 5th.

What a great recipe to begin again with. I'm going to try these out. :-)

Gina said...

That looks so Yummy!!!
I love crisps and peaches. I'm think I'm going to have to run to the store so I can make this.

Stephanie said...

I love baked fruit dishes!!! I'll be trying this one out asap. They always take too long in the oven. ;) Good to see you back, and happy that you're enjoying your little one.

jess @ lost button studio said...

Thanks, everyone, for the comments!

Holly O. - I'm excited you are asking about the shop...thanks so much! Hope to have it going again in the near future.

K :) Family Historian - Glad you liked the keychain idea!