White Peach Cardamom Crumble.

I know. Peaches. They’re EVERYWHERE.

This is especially annoying when you live in an area that gets roughly 27 good peaches a summer split between thousands of people.

And I can’t stop talking about them. Actually, I’m sort of depressed sharing this recipe with you today, because I have another totally outrageous, inappropriate and insane (and better?) peach recipe to share with you in the next week. I mean, I hesitate to say better because this crumble was pretty incredible… and I should know since I ate almost the entire thing with one spoon. Like, singular. One single spoon.

Oh well. Time to deal with peaches.

White peaches are so pretty, right? I know. I just want to eat them up.

Luckily I did just that.

And the cardamom? Well, I love me some cardamom but I sort of think that it tastes like… Christmas. It’s just so… WARM. It’s warming and warmy. If I could think of another word besides warm I would definitely use it. But I can’t. So it’s Christmasy and warm. And let me tell you why that’s a problem for me, okay?

I just get so confused when things aren’t in the right seasons. While I’m not exactly Type A anymore, I like my seasons to be a bit… rigid. Oh and while we’re on that topic, I used to be the Type A-est person ever, until I married the Type A-est person ever. Tip: two seriously Type A people in a marriage is a tricky, tricky thing. Tip: A very Type A and very Type B marriage is also a tricky thing. I don’t know what I am anymore but I’ve been forced to end up somewhere in the middle, which is sort of fine by me since it means I can slack a little when it comes to putting away the dishes or folding men’s underwear since I NEVER DO IT THE RIGHT WAY.

No skin off my back.

But the seasons. I like my crunchy leaves and pumpkin in the fall, some snow and hot chocolate in winter, some floral breezes and mimosas in the spring and some sunscreen and sand in the summer. I just can’t work with unseasonal things. Does.not.compute. So cardamom in my crumble was a BIG deal.

But it was a good big deal. A great big deal. A big deal that I want to eat again. Like a million and twenty times.


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White Peach Cardamom Crumble

Yield: serves 4 appropriately, 2 obnoxiously

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

6 white peaches, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons loosely packed brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon cardamom

    crumble

1/3 cup old-fashioned oats

1/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon cardamom

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

ice cream/frozen yogurt for serving

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lay peaches in a baking dish (mine was a rectangular 7 x 10) and sprinkle with brown sugar, cardamom and salt. Toss to coat, then set aside.

In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and salt, stirring to mix. Mash in softened butter using a fork or your hands, until coarse crumbles remain. Sprinkle topping all over peaches. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until crumble is golden on top. Serve immediately with ice cream or frozen yogurt.

This makes me so happy.