Monday, August 26, 2013

Blueberry, Peach & Basil Crisp

when i was a kid, i was determined that when i grew up and could "eat whatever i want whenever i wanted" i had dreams of eating giant slices of chocolate cake for breakfast. topped with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream of course.

now that i'm an adult, and well, could do just that, it doesn't sound as appealing. well that and of course the fact that they don't tell you when you grow up, you'll no longer have the metabolism of an eleven year old. damn.

but you know what does sound appealing? a perfectly baked and bubbling blueberry peach and basil crisp served with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream (hey...some things don't change). and i can justify it for breakfast because (a) it's got fruit in it (b) it's got oatmeal in it and (c) i'm an adult so i can do what i want. ;0)

so when i made this for dessert this past weekend, i knew exactly what i was having for breakfast come monday morning.

blueberry, peach & basil crisp

3 peaches, peeled and chopped into 1 in squares
1 pint blueberries
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp sugar (if you like it sweeter double this)
1 small handful of fresh basil, roughly chopped

1 c oatmeal
1/2 c brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c all purpose flour
1 stick butter, room temp

vanilla ice cream
more basil for topping

preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

in a bowl, toss together your peaches, blueberries, basil, lemon juice and sugar and set aside. lightly butter and flour a 9x9 baking pan. pour your fruit mixture into the baking pan.

in another small bowl, mix together your oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon and flour. using your fingers combine the butter with your dry ingredients until the mixture is slightly crumbly. distribute evenly on top of your fruit mixture.

bake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling and the crisp on top is slightly browned.

serve immediately with vanilla ice cream and a few pieces of basil on top.


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