Peach Crumble by Jennifer Beckstrand

Note from Rose: This recipe is also delicious with apples. Same directions but you might need to cook it about 5 minutes longer to make sure the apples are tender. Can’t be beat served with ice cream.


4 or 5 medium peaches
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1½ cups quick oatmeal
1½ cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1 cup butter, softened

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel, pit, and slice peaches. Place peaches evenly in 9″ x 13″ ungreased baking dish. In a separate bowl, combine cinnamon, oatmeal, brown sugar, salt, and flour. Cut in the butter. Sprinkle the oatmeal mixture over the peaches. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes until peaches are tender. Makes 10 servings.


Affectionately dubbed The Honeybee Sisters in their Wisconsin Amish community, the three Christner girls are devoted beekeepers who are coming-of-age—and discovering the sweet surprise of love…

Shy, skittish Rose Christner is more comfortable tending to the beehives on the family farm and keeping her aunt’s unruly cats in line than attending social gatherings with the rest of the die youngie. A childhood trauma and secret shame keep her heart under lock and key, and Rose just can’t accept the sweet attention she’s receiving from a handsome neighbor. But the more she shies away from Josiah Yoder, the more their families sneakily plot to bring them together. And when a vandal who’s been plaguing the Honeybee Farm starts targeting Rose, Josiah’s steadfast protection—and patience—just may lead her into his waiting arms…

Praise for Jennifer Beckstrand and her Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series

“Full of kind, sincere characters struggling with the best ways to stay true to themselves and their beliefs.” —Publishers Weekly

“A delightful voice in Amish romance. Sweet and funny.” –Emma Miller

“Sweet romance with a lot of heart…Readers will treasure this series.” —RT Book Reviews