Here on our little hillside, in WV, we try to live a simple life. One where we can try to make the best decisions in regards to what we feed our family, and where we source our foods. We try to make green decision that are not only good for our family but for our community and planet as well. There is no place I would rather raise a family, than these WV hills! So I guess it is our responsibility to preserve them, and our heritage.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

peach crisp

One of my favorite things about canning and preserving my own food, is being able to have a taste of summer in the dead of winter.  Recently I made peach crisp with some of the canned peaches we had done the year before last.  With the preserved fruit on hand, this dessert is so simple to make, and you should have the other ingredients in stock in your pantry.

For the crisp I emptied the fruit into a baking dish.  I had the peaches canned in halves so I chopped them up a bit.  You can also use fresh, frozen, or store bought canned peaches.

In a large bowl: mix ~ 4 cups of oats, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 -1 cup of cold butter, and 1 tsp cinnamon with your hands, until the mixture can be formed into ball and crumbled.  

Crumble oat mixture over the fruit and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until oats reach desired crispiness!

You can adjust your fruit to crisp ratio to your desire, we like about an even amount of both.  

Let cool, or not, and enjoy!!  There is nothing better during single digit winter weather!  Except for Raspberry cobbler, and that is next!  Yummy!!