Texas Hill Country Peach Crisp

Most of my books are set in or near the Texas Hill Country.  The best place to buy peaches in that part of the world is the quaint little town of Fredericksburg.  And here’s one of my favorites.

Hill Country Peach Crisp

3 cups sliced fresh peaches                                                                                                1/4 cup butter, softened                                                                                                         1   1/4 cups sugar, divided                                                                                                      1 cup flour                                                                                                                              1/2 tsp salt                                                                                                                                 1 tsp baking powder                                                                                                                  1/2 cup milk                                                                                                                               1 Tbs cornstarch                                                                                                                       1/4 tsp nutmeg                                                                                                                        1 cup boiling water                                                                                                                  whipping cream or ice cream

Place peach slices in an 8 inch baking pan.  Cream butter and 3/4 cup sugar.  Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk.  Spoon mixture over fruit.  Sift together remaining 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch and nutmeg; sprinkle over batter.  Pour boiling water over top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.  Serve with whipping cream or ice cream.

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