Fruit

Peach Crisp

June 10, 2011
Author Notes

Last summer I discovered Elana's Pantry and went nuts. So many gorgeous gluten-free recipes to experiment with. Many were successes, few were failures but this one I share today is adapted from Elana's recipe.

I've swapped lemon juice for orange, added some microplaned zest to intensify the citrusy flavours because I think peach and orange work together a treat, added some Saigon cinnamon (aka Cassia) which is sweeter and more fragrant that your regular cinnamon and some crushed flaked almonds. —Kitchen Butterfly

  • Makes 4 ramekins
Ingredients
  • 6 large peaches (or nectarines), skinned, flesh removed and stones discarded
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1 and 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup flaked almonds, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • Microplaned orange zest from 1 medium orange
  • Crem Fraiche, Cream, Ice cream, to serve (Optional)
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Place peach slices in a large bowl, sprinkle with orange juice, vanilla, and arrowroot; toss well using a spoon to incorporate all ingredients.
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine almond flour, salt, grapeseed oil and agave, flaked almonds, cinnamon powder and orange zest for topping.
  3. Share peach mixture between 4 ramekins or place in a large dish. Top with crumble and bake covered with foil at 180 degrees for 45 minutes, until peach juice is bubbling. The reason you cover the tops is to protect them from browning too quickly.
  4. Remove the foil cover and bake for a few more minutes if topping is not yet brown.
  5. Serve….with yogurt, creme fraiche, ice cream or just do as I did and savour on its own!

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For the first 9 years of my life I hated food and really loved sugar till Wimpy (British Fast Food chain) changed my life! These days, all grown up, I've junked junk food and spend my days and nights on a quest - to find and share the sweet, sweet nectar that's food in The #NewNigerianKitchen! Dreaming, cooking, eating and writing...about and adoring a strong food community that's big and bold enough to embrace the world's diverse cuisines - I'm passionate about celebrating Nigerian cuisine in its entirety. Why do I love food so? It is forgiving. Make a recipe. Have it go bad....but wake up tomorrow and you can have another go at succeeding! Only with food!