Easy Peach Crumble

This Easy Peach Crumble features a fresh peach filling topped with a brown sugar and oat crumb topping. Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect summer dessert.

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Whether you call it peach crumble or peach crisp, if you’re looking for an easy dessert in the summer, it doesn’t get much better than this recipe!

This peach crumble filling is made with juicy fresh peaches that you don’t even need to peel and it’s finished with the most irresistible crumb topping. Oats add lots of texture while cinnamon and ginger add some warm flavors that pair so nicely with the peaches.

Pop it in the oven for a bit and you can have this ready to enjoy in just over an hour.

Personally, I highly recommend enjoying some of this easy peach crumble warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s so good! Apple Crumble is good with ice cream too!

Fresh peach crumble topped with a scoop of ice cream

What Is The Difference Between Peach Crumble and Peach Cobbler?

Both cobblers and crumbles/crisps are similar desserts that feature a sweet fruit filling topped with something tasty.

In the case of a crumble or crisp, this is a sweet, crunchy topping typically made with brown sugar and oats. Cobblers, on the other hand, are made with biscuit dough on top.

Overhead view of peach crumble ingredients

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Sliced peaches – Peeled or unpeeled. See below for notes on how to peel peaches if you choose.
  • Sugar – You’ll need granulated sugar for the filling and brown sugar for the crumble topping.
  • All-purpose flour – Used to thicken the filling and as a base for the crumble.
  • Vanilla – Adds a light flavor to the filling.
  • Salt – Helps to balance the sweetness of the dish and enhance the other flavors.
  • Rolled oats – Add texture to the crumb topping.
  • Unsalted butter – Be sure it’s cold when adding it to the mixture. One great way to ensure this is to cube it and then return it to the fridge until ready to use.
  • Cinnamon & ginger – Add a warm flavor to the crumb topping.

How To Peel Peaches

You do not need to peel the peaches for this fresh peach crisp recipe but if you prefer to, here’s the easiest way to do it.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and add your peaches. Blanch them in the hot water for about 30 seconds then transfer them to an ice bath.

Let them cool in the ice bath then you should be able to easily peel the skin off with your fingers. If needed, you can use a knife to help as well.

How To Make Peach Crumble

This easy peach crumble comes together in just a few easy steps.

Begin by preheating the oven to 350°F. Wash the peaches and then slice them into 1/2″ slices. Place in a large bowl.

Add the flour, sugar, vanilla, and salt to the bowl. Mix evenly to coat the peaches.

Transfer the mixture to a 9″ deep-sided pie dish in an even layer.

To make the crumb mixture, whisk together the rolled oats, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Add the cold butter and use a pastry cutter, fork, or your hands to work the ingredients into a crumb-like texture.

I prefer to make the crumb mixture by hand, so I have greater control over the texture and the heat of my hands helps soften the butter, which makes the process easier.

To do this, I pinch the butter into the dry ingredients and then knead it away with my thumbs. Think like if a crab were trying to snap its fingers like claws – all four fingers together like a mitten and a thumb is all you have to work with.

Once you reach the desired texture, sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the peach filling, covering up the peaches as much as possible.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the peach filling starts to bubble around the edges.

Remove from the oven. Serve warm or cold, with or without ice cream.

Peach crumble in a pie dish with a slice missing

Peach Crisp FAQs

Here are a few common questions about this fresh peach crisp recipe.

What oats are best for peach crumble?

I like the larger flaked rolled oats because they have a chewier texture but any oats will work.

Should the peaches in peach crumble be peeled?

There’s no need – peach skin is soft and I like the added color in the dessert. That said, you can peel them if you want.

How do you know when peach crumble is done?

The crumble topping will be golden brown and the peach filling should bubble up around it.

Fresh peach crumble topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Serving Suggestions

Peach crumble with oats can be served warm, at room temperature, or even chilled. And you can enjoy it on its own, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or topped with whipped cream.

Personally, I prefer it warm with a scoop of ice cream and will often pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to warm it up if it’s not fresh from the oven.

Fresh peach crisp on a plate next to a fork

Can Peach Crumble Be Left Out Overnight?

Yes. Just cover it tightly with plastic wrap and you can leave peach crumble on the counter for up to 2 days.

If you want it to last a bit longer, you can store it in the fridge as well. Just note that the condensation in the fridge will soften the crumble topping.

Can You Freeze Fresh Peach Crumble?

Yes, you can also freeze your fresh peach crumble recipe. Prepare and bake as directed above, then allow it to cool completely.

Once cool, wrap tightly in plastic and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge then reheat in the oven for about 20 minutes.

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Easy Peach Crumble

Alisa Infanti | The Delicious Spoon
This Easy Peach Crumble features a fresh peach filling topped with a brown sugar and oat crumb topping. Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect summer dessert.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories

Ingredients
  

Filling:

  • 2-2.5 lbs sliced peaches about 6 medium
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • tsp salt

Crumb Topping:

  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar; lightly packed
  • ½ cup unsalted butter; cold and cubed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Prepare the peach filling by washing the peaches and slice them into 1/2" slices. Place in a large bowl.
  • Add the flour, sugar, vanilla and salt and mix to coat evenly.
  • Pour the peach filling into a 9" round deep sided pie dish and spread out evenly.
  • Prepare the crumb topping by adding the rolled oats, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Whisk this together to make sure it is blended.
  • Add the cold butter to the crumb topping mixture and using either a pastry cutter, fork or your hands, work the ingredients together to form a crumb like texture.
  • Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over peach filling covering up the peaches as much as possible.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the peach filling starts to bubble around the edges.
  • Remove and serve warm or cold by itself of with ice cream.
Please Note:

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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