Blueberries define summer and before they slip away into the frost, I wanted to feature them with their perfect summer mates, peaches. This recipe is easy, oh so sweet and a perfectly healthy summer dessert. New Jersey, we thank you for your fresh summer fruit.
Blueberry and Peach Crisp
1 pint of fresh blueberries, cleaned
5 (or more) sweet summer peaches, cleaned and sliced
Lemon Juice, from 1 fresh lemon
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
1/4 cup light brown sugar, loosely packed
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
Combine the blueberries and peaches and toss in fresh juice from one lemon. Pour into a glass baking dish and let sit while you prepare the topping. In a pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and stir until it is dissolved, ensuring there are no clumps. Add the cinnamon and stir. Add the oatmeal about 1/2 cup at a time, completely coating in the oil mixture. Once the oatmeal has completely absorbed the oil, pour over the peaches and blueberries. Bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Once the blueberry juice has created a sauce and the peaches are soft, but not mushy, it's done. Let it rest for about 5 minutes before serving.
What makes this bite better?
Blueberries are a power food! They are stuffed full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and have been shown to reduce abdominal fat and risk of disease. Plus, they are delicious!