Peach crisp

If you enjoy peaches, you have an opinion on this question: which state has the best peaches? I posed this question on Instagram story highlights last week. I asked, "Which state has the best peaches? Alabama, Georgia, or South Carolina? 

I messaged Georgia bred, James Farmer, and naturally he replied, "Of course Georgia, my dear." 

I can't blame him. But he is wrong. 

Momma was driving home from North Carolina, and she delivered South Carolina peaches as she stopped through on her way home to Louisiana. They were delicious, sweet, and I took plenty extra because I knew I wanted to make peach crisp. 

But to give my opinion regarding the best peaches, I think they come from Alabama. 

Peach Crisp:

4 cups diced fresh peaches

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup brown sugar 

1/2 cup cold butter

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup rolled oats


Preheat oven to 350. 

Arrange peaches evenly in an 8x8 baking dish or round baking pan. Mix flour, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl using a pastry cutter until evenly crumbled. Fold in oats into flour mixture. Sprinkle and press topping over peaches. 

Bake uncovered in the preheated oven until topping is lightly browned, about 30 minutes. 

Serve for breakfast or as dessert with vanilla ice cream.