The peaches were turning and I had to do something with them and I thought it would be nice to make a peach crisp - of course this is the same day that I had to move my luna bars from the pantry to the refrigerator because they were melting in the heat. I do not recall living without air conditioning being so miserable when I was a kid.
Well, the heat aside, it seemed like such a classic summer dish, I just couldn't resist. I blanched, peeled, and sliced the peaches (Elliot, our turtle, enjoyed the skins and softer parts). I placed the peaches in a baking dish and tossed them with some cinnamon, cornstarch, and vanilla. I only cut up about four peaches, but it was plenty for the dish that I used.
The crusts on crisps and cobblers often call for shortening, which I'm not really wild about, but I made a really simple crust with just rolled oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, whole wheat flour and butter. Crumbled it over the peaches and baked for about 40 minutes. It was my first crisp ever. I can't wait to try it with a berry filling. Blueberry. Definitely blueberry. On a much cooler day.