Note: Once a week I share a popular post from the archives. This post was originally published in August 2011.
For years we picked peaches for my Mother’s Day gift. We didn’t always go on Mother’s Day, but that was my gift. The orchard was about 45 minutes away from our home and it made for such a fun day. We loved going out there and picking peaches, chatting with the owner and playing with his dog. It was a day we looked forward to all year long.
A couple of years ago, the owner of the orchard passed away and the orchard closed. We have often wished that someone would purchase the orchard and re-open it. But until that happens we’ll just have to remember the fun times we had when we make this yummy peach crisp. You can use any fruit, I often use dewberries, apples or pears.
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 cups rolled oats
- Cover bottom of 9X13 pan with cut fruit.
- Melt butter, mix brown sugar with butter. Mix in rolled oats. Mix well.
- Pour over fruit.
- Bake 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.
- Serve warm. Some of my children like to pour milk over it.
I like to make my own brown sugar; it’s super easy.
Also, I’ve been known to just make the topping for things like a pie bar for a wedding reception. It’s really good on top of jarred pie filling.