Bon Appétit RSVP Redux August: Toffee Pecan and Peach Crisp

Now, you wouldn’t normally think of a crisp as being a summer dessert but as I write this from something like 6800 feet just outside Yosemite National Park, it sure feels like the perfect weather for it!

This month for RSVP Redux (where bloggers recreate the dishes people have written to Bon Appétit magazine requesting recipes for memorable dishes they have eaten out), I chose to use up my glut of farmers market peaches that I bought for my Ontario Tender Fruit recipe experimentation in this fabulous summer dessert.  I changed it up a little based on what ingredients (instead of the pecans the recipe called for, I got to use some of my fabulous California Walnuts) I had on hand but it turned out fabulously. I will be making this again.


I really enjoyed this, though am not normally a fan of cooked peaches.  The hint of orange from the juice paired well with the slight chocolate flavour from the Skor and the topping was nice and crunchy, just the way I like it!

Hey Canadian readers – don’t forget to enter my all-Canadian giveaway – closes on Tuesday August 10th at 5pm EST.

49 thoughts on “Bon Appétit RSVP Redux August: Toffee Pecan and Peach Crisp”

  1. Gorgeous photos! YUM! Though I know I am blessed to be travelling so many places, and for so long… (toooooo long), I am dying to be at home doing exactly what you are doing… though you are not home, either, now! I want to be home cooking! … and gardening. This recipe looks absolutely scrumptious: an updated take on a traditional staple. I will definitely try it, too. We get great peaches from BC at the beginning of August, and I will be home next week.
    🙂
    Valerie

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  2. I love crisps! I love how the cream (or ice cream) melts over the crisp and fruit — apples or peaches or nectarines. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    Lovely blog you have.

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  3. Wonderful recipe! Love the Skor bar addition, and your photos are lovely. Sounds like you are in a beautiful location… We have friends in Oakhurst (outside of Yosemite) and visit often. One of our favorite places!

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  4. That toffee walnut topping is over the top (in a really good way). I hope you’re enjoying Yosemite. It’s such a beautiful part of the world. If you have a chance, check out MoMart, a restaurant in the Tioga Gas Mart (seriously) on the east side of the park , in Lee Vining (little ways north of Mammoth Lakes). They serve things like lobster taquitos, buffalo meatloaf, and incredible mango margaritas.

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  5. that is one incredible crisp! I love that skor bar in the mix! what a great way to use some of our wonderful peaches!

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  6. This sounds SO good, and with the hint of chocolate, I would even be able to order it in the restaurant. (rules of the secret society mandate that I order a chocolate dessert. So much for the secret). Oh! I’m an hour away from eating food cooked by Marcus samuelsson. Check out post going up tonight. Are you going to write while actually climbing el capitan? Because it wouldn’t surprise me.

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  7. That last picture made my mouth water — instantly. And Pavlov didn’t even need to ring his bell! Theresa

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  8. Its still winter down under so this looks perfect to try out tonight! I like the tangy orange addition, a little different. Cheers Anna

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  9. This looks delicious! I can’t wait for peach season now – we live in Australia so we’ve still got a few months to go before we can enjoy fresh stone fruit – sigh…..

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  10. Lovely! I saw this recipe in Bon Appetit and was thinking of making it. Unfortunately I haven’t had time to even think about it yet. I keep saying things will slow down soon… and I’m still waiting for that to happen! 🙂

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  11. First, that looks outrageous. I have a sweet tooth and passion for peaches and that combination struck a sensitive cord!

    Second, I feel honorarily part Canadian- since I have a sister-in-law complete with husband and baby who are Canadian citizens living in Vancouver. We’re set to visit them in a week and absolutely cannot wait! Love love love Canada!

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  12. You back yet, Mardi? I’d love to travel to that part of the country and see the amazing sites. This peach crisp looks fabulous!

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  13. I made this too; but subbed a LOT! Still, was so good. I have a wonderful apple crisp recipe that calls for some booze too; seems that is what kicks them up a notch!

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