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Summer Peach Crumble

Another great summer indulgence!  On the 4th, after a long afternoon of great food, cocktails and conversation, we all trooped down to an area near the White House to watch the fireworks.  It must be said, we lagged on leaving to go down there, and only caught the tail end of the fireworks display, but my friends' neighborhood was rife with youth setting off fireworks.  I know that can be a bit of a startling experience if you've never lived in a neighborhood where everyone sets off their own fireworks, but it can be fun once you get used to it!  Of course, I can't speak for anyone who has pets or babies... I'm sure you might not agree. 

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Summer Peach Crumble


- 8 peaches, cut into slices

- 1 c. oats

- 1 c. flour

- 3/4 c. brown sugar

- 1/2 c. white sugar

- 1 lemon, zested

- 1 tsp. cardamom

- 1 stick of butter, cut into small cubes

- 1 tsp. cinnamon

- pinch salt


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 

Mix together the peaches with the lemon zest, cardamom and sugar.  Scatter them into a baking dish, preferable 9" x 13".

In a bowl, mix together the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.  Add in the butter and mix the butter into the dry mixture using your hands until you have small pea-sized lumps.  Scatter the mixture over the peaches.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 55 minutes. 

Either let it rest before serving, or refrigerate and reheat in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes the day you want to serve.  If you want a crispier top, crank the oven to broil for the a few minutes at the end of cooking.