Wednesday, May 21, 2008

When life hands you rotting peaches...make a crisp!

Peach and Blackberry Crisp

I hate for food to go to waste. I think it is something to do with the time and effort that it takes to come up with the very best ingredients to feed my family. I guess sometimes you will lose a bit but I do anything I can to figure out something to make with it!!!

The other day I happened upon a very tiny produce stand. I knew that they would have noting local this time of year but I needed a couple of things and I would much rather shop at a produce stand than a grocery store any day!!

This was the same place that I got my Key Limes for the Key Lime Pie I made for this month's Royal Foodie Joust. They also had some early season GA. peaches. I bought a small basket thinking the girls would just gobble them up. Wrong. They just sat there until yesterday when I went to throw them out. I changed my mind about tossing them or feeding them to Enorma (our composter) and instead decided to make a crisp with them.

A Crisp recipe is one of the easiest and most versatile recipes that exist. You can use virtually any fruit or a combination of several. I happened to have some - seen better days - blackberries that I decided to add to. This ended up turning out great. I served it with some fresh whipped cream on the side. Was the perfect ending to our grilled vegetable meal!!!

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As Always...

Happy Entertaining!!!

Judy
www.nofearentertaining.com

11 comments:

Dharm said...

That does indeed look lovely. I bet its lovely with a dollop of ice cream too!! :) Its times like this that I wish I had easier access to fresh berries and peaches!!

LMcC said...

Oh, I love crisp! We usually have the apple cranberry variety more around the holidays but now you have inspired me to make a spring version. I also love to serve it as a treat for breakfast. BTW, my Reagan made the chocolate/pb bars and they were a huge hit at home and with all of her freinds at school. She's making a double batch tonight for school spirit night tomorrow. Thanks for all the great ideas!

Peter M said...

Judy, I luv crisps for their fruit, not too sweet and they give one an excuse to eat some more ice cream!

Heather said...

Peaches and berries are a match made in heaven. :) That crisp looks so good!

Grace said...

fruit crisp + vanilla ice cream = easy and delicious! looks great!

Judy @ No Fear Entertaining said...

Dharm-It is great but Ice Cream is an issue here so all they got was whipped cream!

Lmcc-We eat crisp alot here. It's quick and easy and you almost always have some rotting (no, no very ripe) fruit around! Glad she liked the bars!!

Peter-I love them because I can control the amount of sugar and type. I added some agave nectar to sub out some of the sugar this time!

Heather-that crisp was very good. Didn't make it through the night though and no one will 'fess up!

Thanks Grace!

toontz said...

Good for you for "saving" those peaches, and in such a tasty way!

glamah16 said...

Nice save with the peaches. You hade a scrumptious dessert.

Brittany said...

I find almost expired fruit to be the most delicious to eat in pies, crisps and jams.

kittie said...

Great use of old fruit - I hate throwing stuff out too... but it too often seems to happen :(

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks like an amazing crisp Judy! I love the combination of fruits! Good for you for not throwing away the peaches! Next time you can make ice cream, as soon as you get your machine! ;)