Do you know something, I have never liked peaches. They are furry and funny textured, hard and mushy all at once, what kind of fruit does that? Bad kinds, thats what. However, the other weekend Drew and I were strolling through the Atwater Farmers market (one of our favorites) and came across a stand selling peaches, nectarines, and other assorted stone fruit (is that the right term? I always question it) and for some strange reason, I am convinced it was possession of spirit by an old southern woman, I decided I had to buy some peaches to make a cobbler!
Drew helped me pick out the ‘good ones’ because I am a peach purchasing novice. We set to feeling and smelling, and being scolded by the farmer for bruising perfectly good fruit. At the end of it we decided to only buy three, I regret this, we should have rounded it out to a nice even four at least, and headed on our merry way, sampling and purchasing other farmers wears.
What you will need:
3-4 medium ripe peaches, pitted and sliced thin
1/4 cup sugar (I used coconut sugar)
1/4 cup water
1 tsp burbon vanilla (gluten free duh)
For the crust:
1/3 cup gluten free oats
1/3 cup almond meal
1/3 cup coconut flour
5 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup sugar (again, I used coconut sugar)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees f.
Place the water and sugar into a small sauce pan on medium heat, allow a moment for the sugar to dissolve. Add in the vanilla and peaches, bring to a boil. Turn the heat to low and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
While the peaches are simmering place your butter into your baking pan (I used a 9×9 cake pan because, well, it’s what I had available), allow to melt in the oven. Mix together your dry ingredients, pour the melted butter over top. Stir in the cinnamon, maple syrup, and sugar, mix well.
Once the peaches have finished cooking pour them into your baking pan keeping only a thin layer of liquid with them (I kept the liquid they were cooked in to use as peach syrup later on). Sprinkle the crumble evenly over top. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes until the crust is light golden brown.
Scoop a heaping helping of ice cream,or So Delicious Coconut Cream, whatever you like, atop this dish while it is still warm and gooey for the full effect.
Ok, I won’t say that I am a peach convert, but I also won’t say this didn’t start the process.
Happy (end of) summer everyone, go have a peach (before they are gone)!