Peach and Blueberry Crisp


Peach and Blueberry Crisp


1-1/2 pounds peaches (about 3, pitted and cut into ½-inch thick wedges

2 cups blackberries, picked over and rinsed

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/3 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar

½ cup old fashioned rolled oats

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

¾ stick (6 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter cut into bits

¾ cup coarsely chopped lightly toasted peanuts


In a large bowl toss the peaches and blackberries gently with the cornstarch, the lemon juice and granulated sugar until the mixture is combined well. In a small bowl stir together the flour, the brown sugar, the oats, the salt, the cinnamon, and the nutmeg, add the butter, blending the mixture until it resembles coarse meal and stir in the pecans.

Spread the peach mixture in a 13- by 9 inch (3 quart) baking dish, sprinkle the pecan mixture over it, and bake the crisp in the middle of a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the top is golden. Serve the crisp with the ice cream.