Comfort Food ~ Blake's Peachy Keen Crisp

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They call these the dog days of summer. You know… the hot, sultry (classy word for humid) summer days that seem to beckon your toes into the cool water while you happily plant your face into a bowl of home made ice cream. Seriously… the temps this week have been in the upper 90’s with 90 percent humidity. Any excursion in this kind of heat and humidity, no matter how brief, can and will result in a new and possibly frightening hairstyle. I’m just sayin’.

Now, while the heat and humidity is a bit much to take, it also means that it is peach season! YUMMY!

Apple crisp is one of my favorite fall treats. I love the way it smells while baking in the oven and I love that first warm bite right out of the baking dish. (Ssshhhhh… don’t tell. I cover my tracks so no one notices the little hole.)

Since I love peaches so much, I decided to try making my favorite apple crisp using peaches. I tried a few different versions which my friend Blake tested out for me. After much tasting and deliberation, Blake determined that this recipe was the best. So… here is Blake’s Peachy Keen Crisp.

Blake’s Peachy Keen Crisp

• 16 oz package frozen peaches, thawed
• 24.5 oz jar sliced peaches in light syrup
• 1 package yellow cake mix
• 1 stick butter, cut into small cubes
• 1 cup packed brown sugar
• 2/3 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Evenly scatter the thawed peaches in the bottom of prepared baking dish. Pour jarred peaches over the top and make sure all peaches are evenly distributed. Cover the peaches with the dry cake mix. Place the cubes of butter evenly over the top of the cake mix. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and then the pecans.

Bake for one hour or until golden brown on top and edges are bubbling.

Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream. (Dust ice cream or whipped cream with a little nutmeg for extra taste. It also adds to your presentation.)

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LeAnn Rice is mom, Bible study leader, and gourmet chef … well, at least to those who know her. She serves as Executive Director of Proverbs 31 Ministries and lives in North Carolina with her 16-year-old son.

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Anonymous Jessica said...

Wow! That looks SO good! I'll have to remember that recipe!

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