Thursday, July 23, 2009

Peach and Blueberry Oat Crisp

Peach &  Blueberry Oatmeal Crisp

So you didn't think that we ate ALL those blueberries did you? Well yes, we did get through 3/4ths of the basket by just grabbing handfuls and popping those juicy blueberries into our mouths... but... I did save some for this succulent peach and blueberry crumble!

The Quebec and Ontario peaches are just starting to arrive in big baskets here so this was a lovely way to show case local ingredients. To go along with this dessert I made something special that I'm sure Ian will love, some Super Lemon Ice Cream. I just pulled it out of the ice cream maker so it didn’t make it into the picture but just imagine us enjoying some sweetly sour ice cream with our local faire!

I'm usually not a big fan of a crumble so I switched it up with a nice oat crisp. This was a magnificent summer dessert, thanks to Aggie's Kitchen for the wonderful BB pick!

Peach &  Blueberry Oatmeal Crisp

Peach and Blueberry Oat Crisp
adapted from Ina Garten

2 lbs firm, ripe peaches (6-8 peaches)
2 tsp grated lemon zest
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup fresh blueberries (1/2 pint)

adapted from Ungourmet
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Immerse the peaches in boiling water for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until their skins peel off easily. Place them immediately in cold water. Peel the peaches, slice them into thick wedges, and place them in a large bowl. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, granulated sugar, and flour. Toss well. Gently mix in the blueberries. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes. Spoon the mixture into ramekins or custard cups. In another bowl combine the oats, flour, and brown sugar. Cut in the butter. Spoon over the fruit. Place the ramekins on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and back for 40 to 45 minutes, until the tops are browned and crisp and the juices are bubbly. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Junglefrog said...

Ooo, I can almost taste it in my mouth combined with the lemon icecream... Delicious!
Love the light in the photo too Ian!

♥peachkins♥ said...

mmmmmmm...peach and blueberries!

A.D said...

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Finsmom said...

Love the peach and blueberry combo! Sounds fantastic!

Valérie said...

Looks yummy! Coincidentally, I posted yesterday about blueberries too - I guess it really is that time of the year!

Me! said...

mmmm I was looking for something else because I have so many peaches and I don't want to make the same thing. Maybe I'll try your crisp topping!

Valérie said...

Hey Christie, in response to your question on my blog, I got my blueberries from a small outdoor market on Côte-des-Neiges and Lacombe (unfortunately, the price has gone up by now). I don't have a car, so it's a bit of a hassle to go berry-picking.

And yes, I have tried blueberries with milk, and also with granola and yogurt! It really does spruce up my breakfast!

Btw, I forgot to thank you for the info on PA supermarkets. I was familiar with them, but had no idea they had so much different stuff!

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

this sounds so good !!! 'll try to get some good peaches on saturday fresh market ...

Ian said...

Thanks everyone, I even loved this one, and I dont really like peaches or blueberries. Or rather, Ive convinced myself before I even put them into my mouth that I wont like them hahaha, but this desert was simply wonderful :D

Junglefrog - Thanks, I've fallen off a bit lately, I had been so preocupied with work and some other things that I wasnt writing back anywhere near enough :(

bonjour, blanket! said...

Hey Christie! This looks so tasty & amazing- Great photo! Ian and I had a great time in Montreal! (I will post pics soon!) We truly enjoyed your city. We went for Ian's birthday not for Just For Laughs but we saw the huge crowd for the festival. How amazing! Ian says thanks for the birthday wishes. An one last thing, I totally agree Ian's are the best! Hope all is well!

Sweet as Coco said...

Yum! This looks tasty...and healthy! It has oats!!! Does Ina make anything healthy? ;)

Helene said...

Oh my that crisp is beautiful. Love the pictures on your blog.