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Ginger Peach Betty

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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  1 Hour 35 Minutes
  8 servings
This is an updated version of the colonial pudding-textured fruit dessert. Here, layers of spiced peaches are baked with ginger-pecan crumbs. Cooking.com Tip: Crystallized ginger is on the hot list of ingredients used in today's culinary scene. From Italian biscotti to American gingerbread, adding crystallized ginger imparts renewed flavor and is a star ingredient in this delicious old-fashioned dessert.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
For the filling:
5  cups sliced pitted peeled ripe peaches
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed golden brown sugar
3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
For the crust:
2 cups purchased gingersnap cookies
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1 tablespoon minced crystallized ginger
Whipped Cream or vanilla ice cream
Ginger Peach Betty Recipe at Cooking.com
DIRECTIONS
FOR THE FILLING:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter 9-inch deep dish pie dish. Combine peaches, 1/3 cup brown sugar, tapioca, cinnamon and ginger in medium bowl. Stir gently. Let stand 15 minutes, stirring once or twice.


FOR THE CRUST:
Meanwhile, process gingersnap cookies in processor until finely ground. Add butter and remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar and process until mixture resembles coarse meal. Mix pecans, oats and ginger into crumb mixture.


TO ASSEMBLE:
Sprinkle 3 tablespoons crumb mixture over bottom of prepared dish. Spoon half of peach mixture over crumbs. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of crumbs over peach mixture. Top with remaining peach mixture then sprinkle with remaining crumbs.


Bake until peaches bubble thickly in center, about 1 hour. Cool slightly and serve with whipped cream or ice cream.


Recipe created exclusively for Cooking.com by Jeanne Thiel Kelley.


Recipe reprinted by permission of . All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   8 servings
Calories: 295
Fat. Total: 13g
Fiber: 4g
Carbohydrates, Total: 45g
Sodium: 120mg
% Cal. from Fat: 40%
Cholesterol: 16mg
Protein: 3g
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Rating: 5
by: Carrie Reviewed: 12/29/2009
Yummy, feel free to be creative
I've made this for my family multiple times, never exactly the same. In summer I use fresh peaches, off season I use frozen and thaw first. I've mixed blueberries and peaches together, I've used a little more or a little less ginger... it just ALWAYS tastes great. I've even used walnuts - yummy!
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