July 13, 2022| By

Peach Crumble

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
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Fresh peaches tossed in brown sugar and cinnamon with a crisp crumble topping - this easy peach crumble recipe is the perfect way to celebrate peach season!

Enjoy this delicious dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and for the ultimate sweet treat!

Love peaches? Don't forget to try my peach cobbler with cake mix, peach cobbler with cinnamon streusel and these incredible peaches and cream filled churros!

peach crumble in a pie pan with a spoon.

About a week ago, I picked up a 25 pound box of juicy peaches from the Peach Truck. I just KNEW I wouldn't be able to finish the entire box, but I was wrong.

I've been eating peaches as a snack, with savory dishes, and of course peach dessert... and then there's this peach crumble.

This is a simple recipe but so good. It's similar to a peach crisp except there's no oats in the crumb topping or like a peach crumble pie without the pie crust.

Admittedly, the crumb topping is my favorite part. It's crisp and buttery and just everything that's right with the world.

an up close photo of the peach crumble with a spoon taking a piece of the dessert.

The peaches are tossed in brown sugar and cinnamon and butter and baked with a cinnamon streusel on top. This delicious crumble is the best peach dessert I've made in quite some time - and I've made quite a few of them.

What I love about this peach crumble is that it's so easy to make. Put it in the oven while dinner is cooking and it's done just in time for dessert. Dollop a scoop of ice cream on top for a decadent dessert! It's peach heaven.

the ingredients to make a peach crumble - sliced fresh peaches, vanilla extract, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, and butter.

Ingredients

For the simple crumble:

  • Flour: the binding agent for the buttery crumble topping
  • Melted Butter: having just the right amount of butter makes the topping crisp and adds a lot of flavor.
  • Brown Sugar: for sweetness. Sugar also helps the topping mixture to crisp up in the oven.
  • Cinnamon: for flavor of course! What's a peach recipe without a little cinnamon?
  • Nutmeg: if it's got cinnamon, 9 times out of 10, I'm adding nutmeg. They're like a married couple - can't have one without the other.
  • Ginger: if cinnamon and nutmeg are the married couple, ginger is their lovechild. You have to have the whole family on this one. lol

For the peach filling (very similar to peach pie filling):

  • 8-10 peaches: I used about 10 peaches for the filling. This was about 8 cups of sliced peaches when sliced.
  • Brown Sugar: the brown sugar really sweetens up the peaches and brings out the juices. It also adds deep caramel notes to this recipe and that, I love.
  • Vanilla Extract: the vanilla extract with the brown sugar adds more caramel notes - it's what makes this such a great recipe!
  • More melted butter: fats carry flavor and tossing the fresh peaches in butter if a sure way to bring that beautiful cinnamon flavor to the peaches while cooking.
  • Kosher Salt: it makes everything better, even in tiny amounts.
peach crumble in a bowl with ice cream on top.

How to make Peach Crumble

  • Start by making the streusel topping. In a large bowl, combine all purpose flour, melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Mix with your fingers until crumbles form and place bowl in the freezer.
  • Slice the peaches and add them to a large mixing bowl and toss them in brown sugar, cinnamon, melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt.
  • Place peaches in a 9 inch pie pan.
  • Add crumble topping on top in an even layer and bake for 50 minutes at 375 degrees F.

How to Store Peach Crumble

You'll want to store this peach crumble in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last up to 4 days. Be sure to allow it to cool completely prior to storing, or else it will become soggy.

Should I use frozen or fresh peaches?

I love using fresh peaches, however, you can use frozen peaches as well! Just be mindful of cooking times. Frozen peaches will release more water than fresh peaches, causing them to need to be cooked longer to prevent the crumble from becoming soggy.

The best way to prevent this is to add a little cornstarch so that the mixture will thicken in the oven. (this recipe does not include cornstarch, but if your peaches are very juicy, add 1 tbsp to the peach filling and toss together with the other ingredients)

peach crumble in a pie pan with ice cream on top.

Tips

  1. Use ripe peaches for the sweetest tasting peach filling.
  2. There's no need to remove the peach skin. It will soften in the oven and won't have much taste.
  3. If you don't have a 9 inch pie pan, you can use a 9x13 baking dish.
  4. If your crumble has a lot of excess juice, you can very carefully strain the juice by pouring it out. Be sure not to drop the crumble!

Variations

This is an easy dessert but you can spice it up however you like!

  1. You can try adding a different fruit to the peach mixture like blueberries or raspberries. Top with the crumble mixture and bake as per usual.
  2. Try adding a few tablespoons of bourbon to this recipe. The bourbon plays really well with the peach and cinnamon flavors and it the alcohol cooks off in the oven (so you don't have to worry about getting a buzz).
  3. Enjoy a la mode - ice cream is critical. Getting a scoop of ice cream on the spoon along with the tender peaches and crisp topping is my favorite way to enjoy this summer dessert.

FAQs

Should I store peach crumble in the refrigerator?

Yes, you should absolutely store in the refrigerator. I do not recommend storing at room temperature due to food safety concerns.

What's the difference between a crisp and a crumble?

A crumble is almost exactly like a crisp except the topping/streusel doesn't have any oats.

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peach crumble in a bowl with ice cream on top.

Peach Crumble

Fresh peaches tossed in brown sugar and cinnamon with a crisp crumble topping - this is the perfect peach crumble recipe!
Serving: 8
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Calories: 335kcal

Equipment

  • 9-inch pie pan

Ingredients

For the crumb topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup salted butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg

For the Peach filling:

  • 8 peaches
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsps salted butter melted
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Make the crumb topping by mixing together flour, melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger in a large bowl. Pinch together until crumbles form. Place in the freezer.
  • Make the peach filling by adding sliced peaches to a large bowl. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, melted butter, and kosher salt. Toss together until all peaches are coated in sugar mixture.
  • Add peaches to a 9-inch pie pan. Remove crumb topping from the freezer and sprinkle on top of the peaches, forming an even layer.
  • Bake in the oven for 50 minutes.

Notes

Tips:
  • There's no need to remove the peach skin. It will soften in the oven and won't have much taste.
  • If you don't have a 9 inch pie pan, you can use a 9x13 baking dish.
  • If your crumble has a lot of excess juice, you can very carefully strain the juice by pouring it out. Be sure not to drop the crumble!

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 578IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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  1. I made the peach crumble and it was amazing !! I had purchased a whole bunch of peaches in Lancaster PA and remembered this recipe. It was Easy to make and easy to bake! And the flavor was delicious. My hubby was asking for seconds before he was even finished with his first serving. Thank you Brittney!

  2. 5 stars
    This crumble was everything. The crisp topping was so tasty and buttery and the peaches weren't soupy and had a nice texture. This is my fave recipe of yours so far!!

  3. 5 stars
    The perfect victory meal, it was so good and so timely and it paired well with a little bit of ice cream. Highly recommended five stars

  4. 5 stars
    Britney, your recipes never miss! Peaches are one of my absolute favorite summer fruits and you have done an amazing job with this recipe! Between the texture and the taste…it was unbelievable! I will make this recipe over and over again.

  5. 5 stars
    I can’t believe how easy this was to make and how delicious it came out!! The peaches were so juicy and the crumble top was nice and crisp and full of cinnamon. So so good!

  6. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness! Thick, flaky crust Juicy Peaches Not too sweet By far the best peach cobbler I've had in years.