Baking Classics: Peach Melba Crisp With Cornmeal Streusel

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Peach Melba Crisp

A short drive to Chilton County for fresh peach ice cream and a basket or two of the local specialty welcomes summer without effort in Alabama. Not too far behind are easy supper desserts that grace our tables. Sweetened fruit baked with crumbly toppings are a wonderful way to showcase the seasonal favorites. Crisps are a personal choice with the promise of simple preparation and incredible fresh, clean flavor. Sugar, flour, cornmeal and a few additional ordinary staples allow the peaches and raspberries to shine in this classic sweet ending. Just the right amount of cornstarch in the filling offers beautiful, bold color and creates an instant raspberry sauce right in the dish. Don’t be surprised if we sneak in a helping on our dinner plate as a bonafide side dish. It is a serving of fruit after all.

A traditional combination of lemon scented poached peaches topped with vanilla ice cream and fresh raspberry sauce, Peach Melba was created to honor the noted Australian opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba. It is one of four foods developed to celebrate the respected talent. Inspired by the pleasing combination, the basic ingredients make a beautiful rustic dessert showcasing our prized southern orchards.

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makes 6 servings

5 small ripe Chilton County peaches {1 1/4 lbs}, peeled & sliced
1 {6-oz} container fresh raspberries
3 Tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp cornstarch
Cornmeal Streusel
Premium vanilla bean ice cream

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Toss together the peaches, the raspberries, the granulated sugar, the lemon zest & the lemon juice in a large bowl. Crush a handful of raspberries to help release some of the juices. Sprinkle the cornstarch over the fruit & fold into the mixture to combine. Pour the fruit into a lightly greased 1-quart baking dish. Prepare the Cornmeal Streusel. Sprinkle the mixture over the fruit. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until the top is golden brown & the filling is bubbly. Serve warm with vanilla bean ice cream.

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makes enough for a 1-quart dessert

6 Tbsp all purpose flour
1 Tbsp plain yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
A pinch of kosher salt
3 Tbsp cold butter, cut into pieces

Combine the flour, the cornmeal, the dark brown sugar & the salt in a small bowl. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender until sandy in texture. Use as directed.

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How To Gently Thicken & Brighten A Lovely Fruit Dessert

A little extra know-how will have your dessert shine. Follow these tips for success in your own kitchen.

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Many different thickeners can be used to tighten juicy, ripe fruit desserts. Flour is certainly a fine choice for apple & pear based sweets but when colorful berries & peaches come into play, it can leave these seasonal wonders looking dull & cloudy. Use cornstarch instead of flour in summer fruit mixtures. It will hold that beautiful, vibrant color for a stunning presentation.

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