Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
This recipe which came from a First Magazine is the absolute best I've ever eaten. Prep time includes peeling the peaches.
- 1 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons butter or 8 tablespoons margarine
- 1⁄2 cup sliced almonds
- 3 lbs peaches, about 5
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1⁄4 teaspoon almond extract
- Heat the oven to 375.
- Butter a 9" square baking pan.
- Combine the flour, 1/2 cup of the sugar, 1/4 tsp.
- of the nutmeg and the salt.
- Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly.
- Mix in almonds.
- Peel the peaches and slice.
- Toss sliced peaches with the lemon juice, remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 tsp nutmeg, the cornstarch and almond extract.
- Put the peach mixture in the prepared pan and sprinkle crumb topping on top.
- Bake until top is golden and juices are bubbling, about 45 minutes.
- Serve warm or cold.
Oh wow, that was good. I made this for a neighborhood block party and it was gone quickly! I didn't change much, but I made more topping. Love the almonds and nutmeg, really gives it a unique and delicious flavor. I want to make it again soon, seeing as I only got to have one serving. :)
My pet peeve on this site is when someone says, "Yeah, loved your recipe! I only made the following 20 changes!!!" But since I STARTED with your recipe, I felt I should tag this on instead of pretending it was mine to begin with. I had no sliced almonds except for some that I had sauteed in butter, garlic and a little cumin for salads. Didn't sound good for sweets. But I had LOTS of peaches. Sooo...no almonds, no almond extract. I used vanilla (1/2 tsp) and spiced the peaches thus: 1/2 tsp ground ginger, scant 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, scanter 1/4 tsp ground cloves. In the topping, I put 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg and 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon. That's it. I used all your quantities and procedures, the bones of the recipe. Our guests raved, kept saying, "What IS that spice on the peaches??? Can I get the recipe?" Note to person who hates to peel peaches. Boil some water, pour it over your unpeeled peaches, leave for 30 seconds, drain. Flush with cold water. The peaches will veritably shrug out of their skins. Takes seconds. Thank you for this wonderful crisp recipe. I will be making the almond version as soon as I get to the store (FAR away) because I STILL have LOTS of peaches!
Better than peach cobbler! I used fresh peaches,ughhh! I hate peeling peaches so I'm going to try it with frozen peaches next time! Thanks for the recipe! Sparkle31400