The peaches are particularly good this summer, so I’ve been buying them like a crazy woman. They’re so good, even my dad (who didn’t like peaches) was gobbling them down. Then, of course, I have to figure out what to do with them all! Some get eaten fresh (with lots of napkins). A few more went for chicken with peaches and basil. The rest get turned into this peach crumble recipe.
Traditionally, the difference between cobbler, crumble, and crisp was the topping. Fruit cobblers had a biscuity topping (using an egg). To make a crumble, you topped it with a butter and flour mixture (think coffee cake). A fruit crisp topping had oats. Now, it’s all mixed up and also seems to depend on what part of the country you live in.
Whatever you call it, peach crumble is easy to make. Just mix the peach base in one bowl and the crumble topping in another. Since it’s a small portion, you don’t even have to pull out the mixer.
Substitutions and Variations for Peach Crumble
- Use half peaches and half blueberries
- Try nectarines or plums
- Go back to the future and use apples (add a pinch of nutmeg)
Tools and Ingredients for Peach Crumble
Perfect for peach crumble, a small batch of brownies, or apple crisp. It’s heavy, well-made, and dishwasher-safe too. If you have extra crumble, you can heat it in the microwave right in the dish.
More Fruit Dessert Recipes for One
Just enough for one, with a crumbly sweet oatmeal mixture folded in (that makes it healthy, right?)
“Standard” crepes are hard. This isn’t. It’s not really a crepe at all. Still works, tastes great, and it’s easy!
Speaking of easy, if you have five minutes, you can make yourself a dessert. The splash of brandy (or rum) makes it elegant (even though you only need a few minutes to make it).
This can be fresh or canned (doesn’t matter). Ready in minutes, just heat the pineapple slightly, add a little sugar, and sprinkle with chopped nuts.