Fresh Peach Crumble

Fresh Peach Crumble

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
516 Calories
19g Fat
84g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 516
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 259mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 30%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 64g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 15mg 76%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 525mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This fresh peach dessert bakes to perfection with a crunchy spiced crumble topping. It's a fabulous alternative to the South's beloved peach cobbler, and nobody will complain. The dessert calls for fresh peaches, but frozen peaches or well-drained canned peaches may be substituted. 

If you like a topping with more texture, add about 1/2 cup of rolled oats or some chopped pecans.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds peaches

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

  • Whipped cream or ice cream, for garnish

Steps to Make It

Note: while there are multiple steps to this recipe, this peach dessert is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and baking.

Peel the Peaches

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Fresh Peach Crumble ingredients

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  2. Fill a large pot with ice and water. Set aside.

    bowl with water and ice

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  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Put peaches in boiling water and boil for about 10 to 20 seconds, or just until there are splits in the skin. 

    peaches in a pot with water

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  4. Remove peaches to ice water to halt cooking process. 

    peaches in a bowl with ice water

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  5. Begin to peel peaches with a small, sharp knife. The skins should slip off easily.

    peel peaches

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  6. Remove pits and slice peaches thinly.

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Prepare the Peach Crumble

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Butter a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.

    buttered baking dish

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  2. Combine fresh sliced peaches and brown sugar; stir to blend thoroughly. The combination of fresh peaches with brown sugar will create the syrup. Pour fruit and sugar mixture into prepared baking dish.

    peaches with brown sugar in a baking dish

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  3. Combine flour, granulated sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Stir with a spoon or whisk to blend.

    Combine flour, granulated sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl

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  4. Whisk egg in small bowl. Add egg to dry ingredients and stir with a fork until mixture is crumbly.

    egg and dry ingredients in a bowl

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  5. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over peach filling.

    Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over peach filling in the baking dish

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  6. Drizzle melted butter evenly over crumb topping. 

    Drizzle melted butter evenly over crumb topping in the baking dish

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  7. Bake peach crumble for 40 to 45 minutes, or until topping is lightly browned and filling is bubbling around the edges.

    bake peach crumble in a baking dish

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  8. Serve crumble warm with a drizzle of heavy cream, a dollop of whipped cream, or a scoop of your favorite ice cream

    Fresh Peach Crumble in a baking dish

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Recipe Variations

  • Substitute frozen peaches or well-drained canned peaches if you don't have fresh peaches.

Tips

  • Peaches are available throughout the year, but they are in season from May until October. When buying peaches, choose fruit that is not too soft and is free from cuts and bruises. Ripe peaches will have a sweet aroma and yield to gentle pressure.
  • If the peaches are hard, keep them at room temperature until they ripen. You can ripen them more quickly by putting them into a paper bag, which is similar to the way you ripen bananas
  • When the peaches are ripe, store them in the refrigerator. Bring them back to room temperature before eating to enjoy the flavor. 

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