The BEST Peach Crumble Recipe (Old Fashioned)

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Summer is here and fresh peaches are in season!

I’m getting so inspired by them lately and I want to turn them into the best desserts possible.
Although peaches aren’t your go-to for a crumble, they are absolutely delish is one.

I’ve put together this easy peach crumble recipe that everyone can make to enjoy this summer! 🥳

What is The Difference Between a Peach Crumble and a Peach Crisp?

These two peach desserts are very similar. Indeed, they are both baked desserts with fruits and crispy toppings.

The difference is in the topping ingredients. Crips dessert contains rolled oats on their topping while crumble doesn’t.

Ingredients Lists & Notes

✦✧Crumble✦✧

All-purpose Flour – You could also use wheat flour or oats flour if you wish.

Brown Sugar – I feel brown sugar works best to make that perfectly golden crust, I wouldn’t substitute it with white sugar.

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Unsalted Melted Butter – This recipe works best with actual butter and not margarine. That being said, if that’s all you have in your fridge, it’ll still be good, no worries.

✦✧Peach Filling✦✧

Fresh Peaches Sliced – I haven’t done the recipe with frozen or canned peaches. I’m guessing it’ll still be good if that’s all you have at hand. Although I tend to think fresh fruits are best for crumbles.

Granulated Sugar – Finer than brown sugar, white sugar is the best for the peach filling of your crumble.

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Juice of Half a Lemon – Optional, but it prevents the peach from turning brown.

Pinch of Salt – A little bit of salt accentuates the flavor of the rest of the ingredients.

How To Make Peach Crumble

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 375℉

Step 2 – In a mixing bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and melted butter.
Mix well until you see crumbs forming, don’t over-mix since those crumbles make the crumble! Place the mixture in the fridge, this will allow the butter to harden which will help the crumble to be crispier.

peach crumble

Step 3 – In a second mixing bowl, combine the peaches, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

peach crumble

Step 4 – Pour the peach mixture into your baking dish of choice. Be careful not to use a very deep dish as you’ll end up with a lot of fruits and very little crumble.

Step 5 – Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over the peaches. Be careful not to press the topping on the peaches. You want to keep it light so that it crumbles in the oven.

peach crumble

Step 6 – Bake until the topping is golden brown, about 45 minutes.

Step 7 – Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and Bon Appétit!

Pro Tips To Make The Perfect Peach Crumble

✦✧Baking Dish – Size Matters

As with all cobbler-type desserts, everyone wants a bit of the crispy or crumbly topping with every bite of fruit filling. If you use a dish that is too deep, you will likely bake up something that resembles a pot of stewed fruit with a thin layer of crust on top. Once the topping has been spooned off, you are left with a lot of soupy fruit at the bottom of the baking dish. For pretty serving presentations, the proper-sized baking dish will guarantee a good helping of crispy topping along with the fruit filling.

✦✧ The Amount of Butter in Your Crumble

Butter is the secret ingredient to get a golden crispy crumble topping.
This recipe calls for melted butter as I find it easier to mix with the dry ingredients.

That being said, once everything is mixed, I put it in the fridge so that the butter crumbles can harden before going into the oven.

Follow my instructions below with the quantity since it’s a proven recipe.
But don’t be scared to adjust if you feel your mix is too dry and needs more butter or add flour if it’s too buttery.

✦✧ Play With The Texture of Your Topping

My recipe is meant to be old-fashioned, therefore I stuck to traditional flour, butter, and brown sugar topping.
That being said, you can decide to add some extra crunch to your peach crumble by adding chopped nuts, seeds, or even rolled oats.

How To Store Your Fresh Peach Crumble

First, allow the peach crumble dessert to cool completely at room temperature.
Second, wrap the entire crumble and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.

To reheat in the oven at 350˚F until your crumble is heated through. This will ensure to give you the crispiness you’re looking for in a crumble.

Can Peach Crumble Be Frozen?

First, allow the peach crumble dessert to cool completely at room temperature.

Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, then aluminum foil, and freeze for up to 2 months.
When ready to eat, let thaw completely overnight in the fridge then warm in the oven at 350°F until heated through (20-25 minutes).

You made peach crumble in bach that you haven’t baked? You can freeze them too!


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The BEST Peach Crumble Recipe (Old Fashioned)

This classic Peach Crumble recipe is the perfect dessert for any occasion. Juicy peaches that are combined with the crumble topping give it a delicious crunch. The result is a sweet and tangy dessert that will be devoured in no time. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat.
This recipe is sure to become your go-to for peach season!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Portions

Equipment

  • 2 mixing bowls
  • 1 baking dish (I used a 9-inch deep pie dish)
  • measuring cups

Ingredients
  

Crumble

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¾ cup melted butter

Peach Filling

  • 3-4 fresh peaches sliced
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • juice of ½ a lemon
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375℉
  • In a mixing bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and melted butter.
  • Mix well until you see crumbs forming, don't over-mix since those crumbles make the crumble! Place the mixture in the fridge.
    peach crumble
  • In a second mixing bowl, combine the peaches, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
    peach crumble
  • Pour the peach mixture into your baking dish of choice.
  • Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over the peaches.
    peach crumble
  • Bake until the topping is golden brown, about 45 minutes.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Notes

How To Store Your Fresh Peach Crumble

First, allow the peach crumble dessert to cool completely at room temperature.
Second, wrap the entire crumble and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.
To reheat in the oven at 350˚F until your crumble is heated through. This will ensure to give you the crispiness you’re looking for in a crumble.

Can Peach Crumble Be Frozen?

First, allow the peach crumble dessert to cool completely at room temperature.
Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, then aluminum foil, and freeze for up to 2 months.
When ready to eat, let thaw completely overnight in the fridge then warm in the oven at 350°F until heated through (20-25 minutes).
You made peach crumble in bach that you haven’t baked? You can freeze them too!
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Yes! This is certainly the best peach crumble I’ve made. The spices add just the right amount of warmth and flavor to the dish. Also, the crumble topping is something I could eat on its own.

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