If your weekend looked like this…I decided that the bowl of peaches I had on the counter were just waiting to become a plate of deliciousness!
Peach Crumble with Cherry Reduction
By The Gourmet Farm Girl
1 1/2 cups of The Gourmet Farm Girl Cherry Balsamic
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup all purpose flour
½ cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup chopped pecans
6 tablespoons butter (divided)
7-8 fresh medium size peaches sliced
(reserving 5-6 slices for garnish)
½ cup granola cereal
Simmer the balsamic in a sauce pan for 30-40 minutes; stirring often. Cook until it coats a spoon. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature; set aside. (Do not overheat)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Using a fork, mix in a medium size bowl the brown sugar, flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, pecans and 3 tablespoons butter till crumbly.
Spray a 9×9 glass casserole with cooking oil; pour half of the crumb mixture into the dish; drop the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter over the crumbs
Wash and peel peaches; slice and layer on top of the crumb mixture; cover with remaining crumbs and granola.
Bake for 30-40 minutes; remove and garnish with fresh peach slices; return to oven for an additional five minutes. Remove and cool for 8-10 minutes; drizzle some of the Cherry reduction over the top before serving. Serve warm with vanilla ice-cream or fresh whipped cream and a sprig of fresh mint.
Note: Apples and Pears work well with this recipe.
Balsamic reduction also works well over grilled meats.