Monday, September 06, 2010

Under a Peach Tree




6 large peaches

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon honey

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon cornstarch


1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 stick butter, chilled

1/4 cup hot water


Heat oven to 400.

Skin and roughly chop peaches.

In a medium sized bowl, toss peaches with brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, lemon juice and cornstarch.

Place in a 9 x 9 inch glass dish. Cook for 10 minutes.

While filling is cooking, place flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a food processor and pulse three times. Cut butter into 1/2 inch cubes. Layer over flour mixture and pulse until mixture looks like sand. Add water. Pulse until just combined.

Remove filling from the oven.

Increase oven temperature to 425.

Spoon batter over cooked peaches. Return to oven and bake for 25 minutes or until crust is golden.

Serve with vanilla ice cream.