Peach Crisp

Filling

1/2 cup sugar
2 TBS cornstarch
1 can (1 lb 13 oz) Peach halves*, drained with juice reserved (1 cup - if juice doesn't equal 1 cup, add a little water)
1TBS butter or margarine
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Topping

1 cup old fashioned oats
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 stick butter or margarine, softened

1. Preheat oven to 375F.
2. In a medium saucepan, mix together sugar and cornstarch. Stir in juice from peaches. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. (about 2 minutes) Remove from heat.
3. Stir in butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add peaches and stir. Spoon mixture into an 8x8 square pan, placing peach halves cut side down.
4. In a large bowl, combine all topping ingredients. Mix until crumbly. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over peaches.
5. Bake at 375F or about 25 to 30 minutes.
6. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired.

*Any canned fruit can be substituted for peach halves. This can also be baked in a pie shell when using smaller fruits. An interesting variation is Fruit Cocktail Pie.

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