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Homemade Peach Crumble is a perfect summer stone fruit dessert recipe! Made with a cookie like topping similar to a crisp. Use fresh or frozen peaches or nectarines.
Top view of the Peach Crumble assembled

Peach Crumble is a perfect way to enjoy peaches in a simple hearty dessert! Spiced peaches are baked and topped with a cookie-like crumble topping. Serve it up with some ice cream!

Top view of the Peach Crumble assembled

Peach Crumble

Fruit crumble recipes are an amazing way to enjoy your favorite fruits in a warm and comforting dessert.

This peach dessert highlights the popular stone fruit and is topped with a cookie-like crumble topping that is cooked separately to avoid it getting soggy.

The topping has almonds in it for extra texture and flavor. You could substitute for pecans or walnuts as well!

You will just love how delicious this dessert is!

A spoon digging into the Peach Crumble

What is crumble topping made of?

A crumble topping is made of traditional baking ingredients like sugar, flour, and butter.

It tastes almost like a cookie spread out across the top of the fruit!

A small white bowl filled with a portion of Peach Crumble topped with vanilla ice cream

Should I peel peaches for peach crumble?

You do not have to, but it is recommended.

The peach peel will be a little tougher than the peach flesh when you bite into it. Some people find this to be irritating and unpleasant.

If cooking for a crowd or if unsure of what you prefer, I recommend peeling the peaches for a consistent filling and texture.

I have a quick way for how to peel peaches with a few options based on what works best for you!

A green pie dish filled with the peach mixture

Can I use canned peaches?

Yes. Keep in mind that canned peaches have flavorings and juices that may alter the final flavor of the dessert as well.

Can I use frozen peaches in peach crumble?

Yes! Frozen peaches are the best alternative to fresh as they are not sitting in a sugar liquid, so the flavor will not be as altered as a canned peach.

But do make sure that you fully thaw the peaches and drain them well to remove excess moisture before starting the recipe.

Closer view of the filled pie dish

What is the difference between peach cobbler and peach crumble?

The base of all of these desserts is the same. The differences come in with the toppings.

The topping of a crumble and crisp are very similar, but a crisp includes oats.

The oats “crisp” up when cooked, giving it the name. A crumble ends up being more cakey or like a cookie.

A cobbler topping is more like a biscuit, or biscuit/cookie crossover. The dollops of dough merge together making it look like a cobblestone street.

Top view of the Peach Crumble in a green pie dish with a small portion in a white bowl next to it. Peaches around the dishes.

Can I cook the crumble with the crumble directly on the fruit?

Yes, you can put the crumble pieces directly on the fruit before baking.

I recommend baking them separately, however.

If separate, you can cook the fruit longer to make it softer and draw more juices out of the fruit without burning the crumble.

It also helps keep the crumble from getting soggy.

But if you do not have a preference, you can throw it right on top and cook as directed.

Does fruit crumble need to be refrigerated?

Yes, you should keep it chilled in a container in the refrigerator.

To prevent the topping from getting soggy, you can store it separately if desired.

Pin image of top view of Peach Crumble in a green dish with peaches around it and title at top
Top view of the Peach Crumble assembled

Peach Crumble

Homemade Peach Crumble is a perfect summer stone fruit dessert recipe! Made with a cookie like topping similar to a crisp. Use fresh or frozen peaches or nectarines.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 455kcal

Ingredients

Filling

Crumble Topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place the two racks in the middle upper and middle lower positions.
  • Peel and remove pits from peaches. Slice into ¼ to ½ inch thick slices.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the filling ingredients.
  • Toss to combine and pour into a pie dish or 8×8 inch baking dish. Cover with foil and place on a baking sheet.
  • In a food processor, add the flour, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt from the topping ingredients list. Pulse a couple times to mix.
  • Add the butter chunks into the food processor and process until the mixture comes together in large balls, approximately 30 seconds.
  • Add the almonds to the food processor and process to incorporate and slightly chop them up as desired.
  • Pour the mixture out onto a second baking sheet that is lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
  • Spread out the mixture and break up as needed so the chunks are no larger than ½ inch.
  • Put the fruit dish on the baking sheet on the upper middle rack and the crumble sheet on the lower middle rack.
  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes and when the crumble is turning a light brown, remove the crumble from the oven. Set aside.
  • Continue cooking the fruit for an additional 15 minutes (30 minutes total) until starting to release juices. Remove from oven.
  • Uncover the fruit and pour the crumble pieces on top of the fruit mixture. Serve warm with ice cream.

Notes

This can be fully made in advance, however wait to add the crumble on top until serving so it does not get soggy. Reheat gently at 250F for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 559mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 1090IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg
By on September 10th, 2021

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2 thoughts on “Peach Crumble”

  1. 5 stars
    This peach crumble dessert sounds and looks delicious! I also love the dish you made it in! Excited to give this recipe a try!

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