I'm going to make this today, but with different fruit - I'm an advocate of using what you have on hand. The peach/strawberry combo is fantastic, but I'm out of peaches, so I'll be using frozen mixed berries. It doesn't really make a difference, because the crust is what makes it so delish!
1 ¼ pound peaches, peeled, pitted, and cut into wedges
12 oz strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries
½ cup sugar
1 Tbs cornstarch
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ cup flour
¼ tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
½ cup unsalted butter (room temp) – no substitutions!
½ cup sugar
1 large egg yolk
½ tsp vanilla
1 tsp grated lemon peel
Preheat oven to 375o F. Mix fruit in a large bowl with sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Let stand until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a greased 8-inch square baking dish.
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in egg yolk, lemon peel, and vanilla. Add flour mixture; mix just until moist dough forms. Spoon dough atop fruit, spacing evenly. Bake until golden & bubbly, about 55 minutes. Delicious with vanilla ice cream!