I spend so much time on the road, I should be blogging restaurant reviews instead of recipes.  Luckily, I was home for a gorgeous sunny weekend and decided to make something summery for dessert.  The inspiration: fresh white peaches!

Ingredients:

2 lbs white peaches, firm and barely ripe
1/2 cup splenda + sugar blend
cinnamon
3/4 cup organic brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup flour
nutmeg
1/4 cup land o’ lakes light butter with canola oil

How I made it:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Prepare a baking dish by coating with Baker’s Joy spray (or butter and flour). 

Blanch the peaches in boiling water for 3-4 minutes.  Plunge the peaches into ice water immediately, then gently skin after they cool.  Slice the peaches into generous slices (not thinly).  Toss the peaches very gently with the splenda and sugar blend, then add cinnamon to taste (I like cinnamon, so I used about 2 tsps) and toss again.

Gently layer the peaches into the baking dish, careful not to overfill.  You may have enough to make a single serving crisp, too.

In a separate mixing bowl, mix the oats, brown sugar, and flour together with a fork.  Add nutmeg if desired (one tsp is enough).  Cut the butter into the dry mix with a pastry cutter, creating coarse crumbs.  Top the crisp(s) with the mixture, making sure to cover it evenly.

Place the baking dish(es) on a large cookie sheet.  Bake on the middle rack for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

How it turned out:

It looked beautiful!  And tasted wonderful.  The peaches didn’t get too soft or smushy, the cinnamon was just right.  And, served with vanilla and honey ice cream, it was a great summer dessert.

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