One of the things I look forward to most during our mountain time is going to Boulder and the farmers’ market.  Last year, we were able to get organic Colorado peaches. There are simply no words to describe how delicious they were.  Tender to the touch, a soft, beautiful color and so full of juice it ran down your chin with the very first bite.

peach raspberry crisp

Last Saturday, we headed to the Boulder market again with hopes of finding some of those same peaches.  It didn’t take long to find the line of people, wrapped around the corner leading up to the peach truck.  Standing in line folks shared their plans for the peaches with one another.  Swapping ideas, recipes and methods for preserving the precious fruit.

Finally getting to the front of the line, I asked for a large bag of peaches.  While each one was tenderly placed in the bag, the vendor explained that the peaches were very ripe and to be gentle with them to avoid bruising.  Lowering my face to the bag I could smell their summery sweetness.

We finished the bag off that bag of peaches within 24 hours of getting them.  The day before leaving I couldn’t help but hit the local grocery for a few more pounds to bring home.

peach raspberry crisp

Peach Raspberry Crisp

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 4 medium peaches, pitted and cut into chunks, about 3 cups (nectarines are delicious too)
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Topping
  • 1 1/2 cup old fashion oats (not quick-cooking)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Gently toss raspberries and peaches with the corn starch and maple syrup. Spread into a 1 quart baking dish (I used 4 small ramekins) or pie plate.
  3. In a separate bowl combine oats, brown sugar, butter, pecans and cinnamon until it is crumbly, almost the texture of wet sand. Spoon topping over the fruit and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
http://thishomemadelife.com/peach-raspberry-crisp

adapted from Experience Life magazine

peach raspberry crisp

peach raspberry crisp

Serve warm or at room temperature topped with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

12 Responses to Peach Raspberry Crisp

  1. yumgoggle says:

    I have always have a soft spot for individually prepared treats. I love putting teaspoonfuls and little measures of this and that to little ramekins all lined up…Maybe due to the therapeutic effect of repetitive movements, or perhaps just the delicious pull of fruity treats like this.

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  2. Jenn says:

    I knew this post would be beautiful before I even clicked on the link… I was right! :) I want those peaches right now, and the crisp wouldn’t hurt either :) Lovely!

  3. Eileen says:

    Yay peaches! It’s so nice to get to the full-on bounty stage of summer. :) Love those beautiful crisps–I think I sholud make a peach and plum version. :)

  4. Karis says:

    I love the combination of peaches and raspberries, and am always looking for an excuse to use my ramekins, so I plan to make this recipe immediately!

  5. The smell of peaches is the very essence of summer to me. Usually i just roasted them until they are syrupy and bursting and then top with a dollop of ricotta or vanilla ice cream. This looks so good, though, that i will have to give it a try…

  6. Alyssa says:

    You got me hooked on Colorado peaches a few years ago — I hold out until I can get COLORADO peaches now! This looks delicious — the perfect thing to make this weekend for our company. THANKS for posting!

  7. Alyssa says:

    WOW! This was delish! I made it for company — SO easy and a huge hit! Miss you!

  8. these crisps look so delicious, love that they’re individual minis! never made a crisp before, definitely will be now. thanks for the idea!

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