As was said in James and the Giant Peach: [when cooking with peaches], “marvelous things will happen!”
I love Ree Drummond. She has some pretty great recipes and this Peach Crisp is one of my absolute favorites. It’s silly how easy this crisp is to make and even sillier how delicious it is. Ladle some hot peach crisp into a bowl, pour the cold maple cream sauce over top and then ask someone to pinch you because you’ll be seriously concerned that you’re dreaming. Then maybe take a straight shot of the cream sauce and call it a day.
Peach Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce
- 5 to 6 whole fresh peaches from Eckerts!
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
- 1/2 whole lemon
- 7 tbsp real maple syrup, divided
- 1-1/2 cup whipping cream
- 3 tbsp light corn syrup
In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, light brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt using a fork or pastry cutter. Cut butter into small pieces and gradually add to flour mixture until evenly mixed.
Peel peaches into a bowl. Add the zest from half a lemon. Squeeze juice from lemon half and stir in with peaches and zest. Add 2 tablespoons real maple syrup to peaches, stir well.
Pour peach mixture into a small pan (8” or 9” square) and cover evenly with crumb topping. Cover with foil and bake at 350ºF for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 20 to 30 minutes or until crisp and brown on top.
Maple Cream Sauce:
Pour whipping cream into a saucepan. Add 5 tablespoons real maple syrup, 3 tablespoons corn syrup and stir over moderate heat until thickened and reduced by about one-third, approximately 15 minutes. Refrigerate mixture until it is cold and thick, or set the saucepan into a small bowl of ice (the ice will melt and turn into ice water). Stirring your mixture, it will cool and thicken in about 15 minutes. Drizzle sauce over peach crisp. Serve warm.
I savored this crisp with my family over several cups of lovely Teavana Earl Grey Vanilla Creme tea 🙂
Oh, aaaand I may have Snapchatted the crisp bubbling …