Peach (Or Other Fruit) Crisp



  1. Heat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Cut the 5 tablespoons butter into 1/4-inch bits and put in the fridge or freezer.
  3. Lightly butter a square baking pan.
  4. Toss the peaches with the lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar in a bowl, and spread them out in the prepared pan.
  5. Combine the chilled pieces of butter with the remaining brown sugar, the oats, the flour, and the nuts in a food processor and pulse a few times, then process for a few seconds more, until everything is combined but not too finely ground.
  6. Crumble the topping over the peaches and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the topping is browned and the peaches are tender and bubbling.
  7. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature, with ice cream.