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“In 'Don't Panic--Dinner's In the Freezer'”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Filling
  • 1 12 cups sugar (adjust this amount to the tartness of the fruit)
  • 13 cup cornstarch
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 14 teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 -8 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (enough to fill a 9 x 13 inch baking dish)
  • Topping
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 8 tablespoons margarine (1 stick)


  1. Cooking day: mix 1 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and almond extract together; add fresh fruit to mixture.
  2. Place in freezer bag; remove as much air as possible, and seal; take a cake pan, or a pan that has sides, and lay the bag flat in it; place the pan in the freezer and"flash freeze"; once it is frozen, remove from pan and stack inside your freezer.
  3. Serving day: thaw fruit (make sure to place in refrigerator in a pan or on a plate).
  4. Pour thawed mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  5. Make the topping--mix sugar, flour, and baking powder together.
  6. Beat the egg and mix with flour/sugar mixture until crumbly; sprinkle over fruit.
  7. Melt margarine and drizzle over the top; bake at 350° for 45-60 minutes, until light brown.
  8. Serve warm with ice cream.

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