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Thursday, August 4, 2011


Too-Easy Peach Crisp: Two ingredients. Two Minutes.

This dessert is so ridiculously easy to make, I don’t know if you can even call it a recipe. I made the lovely peach crisp that you see in the photo in two minutes (including prep time!) and using only two ingredients.

Here’s how it came about.  I wanted to use up a couple fresh and very ripe peaches.  These particular peaches weren’t the best—not much flavor—so I wanted to jazz them up a bit to make them more palatable.  What happened next was a revelation.

I sprinkled a small amount of granola in the bottom of a dessert dish, cut a peach into slices, and spread the slices on top of the granola.  I then sprinkled a little more granola on top, covered it with plastic wrap, and microwaved it for 1 minute.  Wow.  I wasn’t prepared for how delicious it was.  I really can’t believe it, even now, and I’ve made it twice.

It turns out that the short amount of microwaving is just enough to heat the peach, bring out the sweetness, and release just enough moisture to soften and warm the granola slightly.  The peach now had a “just-picked” and warm-from-the-sun flavor, and the granola tasted extra good, with the flavors of the oats and almonds coming through brightly. 

I was so surprised by how good it was, we ate it before I thought to take a photo.  So I made it again in order to photograph it for you (the sacrifices I make!).  This time, I used two peaches and made it in a small gratin dish.  Because of the added bulk, I microwaved this one for about 90 seconds.  (Yours may take less time, depending on your microwave.)

This makes an amazing impromptu “fancy” dessert (depending on the dish you make it in) that tastes oh-so-homemade.  Plus, it’s great for a single-serving treat, if you just want to make yourself something quick, easy, and sweet (but still on the healthy side).

The Two-Ingredient Two-Minute Peach Crisp should be declared a new wonder of the world.  It’s that good.  I can only imagine how much better it would be with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream.


This looks fabulous, Robin! I can't wait for the BC peaches!
A dish with two ingredients, AND looks/tastes great - sign me up!!
wow - thanks!
I love this! I need to make some granola and this will be perfect with it.
Love it!
This looks yummy! I don't cook with the microwave, though. Any idea how long this would take in a 350º oven?
Thanks everyone. Hope you enjoy!

Allison, I think you'd have to add a few more ingredients in order to make this work in an oven, in which case you'd probably be better off going with a more traditional crisp recipe designed for baking in the oven.
I am changing my diet and going the vegan way because my arteries feel like they are clogged with grease. Feeling better already about the great new lifestyle, love your blog.
Congrats on going vegan!
That would be a great idea for a brunch dish. Simple, quick, and something that could be done during that pre-coffee fog that happens in the morning. X )
I tried this last week with Pennsylvania peaches (the best!) and Ancient Grains granola from Nature's Path (the healthiest, lowest-fat granola that I have found so far). Delicious! Soy ice cream took this to the next level. On another day I felt lazy, and just had the same ingredients without the microwaving...liked it almost as well. Thanks, Robin!
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