Friday, September 23, 2011

Peach Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce Recipe

This lovely old favorite helps the Kitchen Mouse recall afternoons spent in grandmother’s kitchen. Except that here the pastry chef has updated the recipe by adding maple flavored sauce. Serves eight.

1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1/4 t. grated nutmeg
1/4 t. salt
1/2 cup butter, cut into bits
5 to 6 cups peeled, sliced fresh peaches
Juice and grated rind of 1/2 lemon
2 T. maple syrup
Maple cream sauce

Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Cut in butter with fork or pastry blender until mixture is consistency of coarse meal.

Step 2. Place peaches in 8-inch square baking dish. Gently mix in lemon juice, rind and maple syrup. Top with crumb mixture. Cover lightly with foil and bake about 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake 30 minutes longer, or until top is crisp and browned. Serve warm with Maple Cream Sauce.

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