Friday Feast ~ Peaches and Berries Crisp

St. Jame's Park, England

York, England

On our last trip to England and Scotland, we traveled during late spring. The weather was glorious and everything was in bloom. Well…I should mention that in early May, Scotland was still bitter cold, but you heard no complaints from this highland lass.

These flowers covered part of the area in front of York Castle on a warm Sunday morning.

York Castle, England

York Castle, England

I remember walking along the wall of the castle and relishing the sunny day. Yes, my jacket came off verra soon.

This trip reminded me of all the wonderful fruits we ate, so I thought I would share this treat, which we’ve had on many a breakfast morn.

 

Are there any trips you’re taking before the cooler weather sets in?

PEACHES AND BERRIES CRISP

Filling:

6 cups peaches, chopped, peeled and pitted

2 cups berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or a mix)

¼ cup sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 lemon, grated and juice

Topping:

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 cup light brown sugar

¾ cup quick cooking oats

¼ cup shelled pistachios or slivered almonds

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cubed

Combine all the filling ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently. Set aside for at least 10 minutes for fruit to release its juices. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13×9-inch baking dish.

Combine all topping ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until crumbly, about 30 seconds. When I’m in a hurry, I slice in butter and use a pastry cutter to combine.

Pour filling into prepared pan. Sprinkle your topping mixture over the fruit and press lightly with your hands on the filling. Bake for 1 hour until golden brown.

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10 comments


  1. It sounds fabulous. Thanks for sharing!
    Anyway for a lazy old lady like me, I’d rather have the peaches fresh. And the berries too. Your trip to Scotland seems to have been a delightful one. I’m sure you recharged your “batteries.” Have a lovely weekend!

  2. it sounds delicious ,thanks for the share

  3. Makes my mouth water as I sit here with my cup of coffee.
    Thank you for the share.

  4. Marilyn Munro

    This does sound delicious, thanks for sharing it. Your Scotland trip sounds wonderful. I wish I could visit there once again.

    • I can’t believe it’s been six years, Marilyn! It feels like only yesterday. I’m in the process of putting together pictures from my very first trip in June 2000. At the time, my husband did only film, not digital. So…we’re having to pick and choose ones we want to put on disks. Then I can share more with everyone.

      Hope you enjoy this dish. Let me know your thoughts if you do. 🙂

  5. Anne

    I do live close….hint hint. LOL!!!!
    Seriously, recipe sounds delicious. I just don’t do much baking anymore to my everlasting shame as I used to start in Sept. for Christmas!!!
    What gorgeous flowers!!!! And in the Fall as well.

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