When I was about seven years old my grandparents moved from the big city (Houston) to a small German town in Texas, called Fredericksburg. They bought a lot of land with a little shack on it and my grandpa, being the engineer that he is, drew up some blueprints and began building his and my grandma’s dream house. For many years now Fredericksburg has been a cherished place for my family.
This past weekend my mom, her oldest sister Stephanie, and my cousin Frank headed from Houston to Fredericksburg for a little getaway weekend. Being that Austin is so close to Fredericksburg, only about an hour and a half drive, I decided to head on over Saturday afternoon and spend the night with them.
We spent the evening watching football, playing chicken foot, drinking some wine and relaxing.
If you don’t know, Fredericksburg peaches are DELICIOUS! They are sweet and juicy and down right perfect. So with some of Grandma’s peaches we decided to bake up a scrumptious peach crisp.
What you’ll need: 5 fresh peaches, sliced, 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 a stick of softened butter, 1/2 orange, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 1 cup pecans chopped.
Mix together the peaches, orange juice, a touch of the brown sugar and vanilla together and add to a small cast iron skillet.
In a mixing bowl add your dry ingredients, this is going to be reserved for the “crisp”
Then with a spoon add in the softened butter and mix well.
Chop up the pecans and add them to your dry ingredients. We used fresh pecans from Grandma and Grandpa’s pecan trees and beat them up with a mallet. Don’t mind my un-manicured hands…
Now start sprinkling the dry mixture over the top of the peaches.
Once it is all topped, cover the skillet with foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Then remove the foil and bake for another 20-30 minutes until the topping is crisp and brown.
Let it rest for just a few minutes. Top it with some whip cream or ice cream of just eat it as is, just be sure to serve it warm. It is so delicious and perfect for a fall desert. Mmmmm Mmmmm
Make this soon, you’ll be glad you did!