Old Fashioned Peach Crumble

This Peach Crumble is an easy dessert made with fresh peaches topped with a buttery brown sugar crumb topping. Serve it warm from the oven with ice cream for a simple summer dessert.

Peach crumble in a baking dish and some on a plate with a scoop of ice cream.

You can’t go wrong with this peach crumble for an easy dessert. It’s made the old-fashioned way with simple ingredients and even easier preparation. Fresh peaches are so delicious that you don’t need to do much to turn them into a wonderful dessert.

What is a Crumble?

Maybe you’re wondering the difference between a crumble, crisp, and a cobbler? All of them are similar, and all of them can be made with peaches. The difference is in the ingredients.

A crumble, like this peach, crumble recipe, is a topping made with brown sugar, flour, and butter. If you added oats, it would turn it into a crisp.

On the other hand, a cobbler is a fruit dessert topped with biscuit dough or pastry dough. Once baked, it looks like cobblestone, which is how it got its name. This kind of topping is denser than a crisp or crumble.

I love to make crumbles because they’re so simple. That brown sugar topping makes a light and buttery topping for the warm fruit.

And what better fruit to use in the summer than fresh peaches? They make the best desserts, and this peach crumble is always a favorite.

Peach crumble on a white plate.

Ingredients

  • Sliced peaches – you can use fresh peaches or canned peaches for this recipe. If you use canned, drain the peaches well before using them.
  • Lemon juice
  • All-purpose flour
  • Brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Softened butter
Ingredients for peach crumble.

Optional add-ins: You can toss the peaches in some cinnamon or nutmeg. Or mix the spices into the topping before sprinkling it over the fruit.

How to Make It

Grease and flour an 8×8″ baking pan. Arrange the peach slices in the pan and top them with lemon juice.

Peaches in the a glass dish and pouring the lemon juice over them.

For the crumb topping, stir the flour, brown sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture forms coarse crumbs.

The crumb mixture in a blue bowl.

Sprinkle the crumble topping over the peaches in the baking dish. Bake the crumble for 25 to 30 minutes at 350°F or until the peach filling is bubbling.

The crumble before and after baked in a glass dish.

Serve the peach crumble warm with scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Do you need to peel peaches for a crumble?

No, you can leave the skin on and just slice the peaches. I like the texture that the skin adds, and it’s delicious. If you prefer to peel them, you can, but it is easier just to remove the pits and slice them.

What other kinds of fruit can you use?

You can use any stone fruit to make this crumble. Try nectarines, apricots, cherries, or plums. Fresh berries like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries work well or try some apples.

Or, you can do a mix of fruit. Try combining peaches with blueberries or another combo that you like. There are a lot of options!

Depending on the fruit you use, the baking time may need to be adjusted.

Can you use frozen peaches or canned peaches?

Yes, you can use canned or frozen peaches if fresh ones are out of season. If you use frozen, thaw the fruit and drain it well. For canned, drain them well, too.

How to store it

Any leftovers should be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated. It will keep for up to 4 to 5 days in the fridge.

Peach crumble in a glass pan.

Can you freeze it?

Yes, it freezes well! If you want to do this, I recommend freezing it before baking it. That way, you can bake it fresh and serve it warm. You will need to add baking time if you bake it from frozen. It will keep for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Every bite of this peach crumble is like a taste of summer! The flavor of the fruit with the sweet topping is perfect – even better, it’s so easy to make. Be sure to try it while peaches are in season. Enjoy!

Peach crumble and ice cream on a white plate.

More Crumb Recipes

Crumble on a white plate with a scoop of ice cream.

Old Fashioned Peach Crumble

Rosemary Molloy
This Peach Crumble is an easy dessert made with fresh peaches topped with a buttery brown sugar crumb topping. Serve it warm from the oven with ice cream for a simple summer dessert.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 270 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2-3 cups peach slices
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ cup butter soft (salted)

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.
  • Arrange the peach slices in the pan. Drizzle the lemon juice over the slices.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the flour, brown sugar and salt, cut in the butter to form course crumbs. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the peaches. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let cool to warm, then serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired. Enjoy!

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Notes

Fresh or canned peaches can be used. If using fresh use ripe but firm peaches, if using can drain the slices well. A 29 ounce (822 grams) can is the perfect size to use. You can also use frozen peaches, although they should be thawed before using.
If you want a thicker peach crumble then I recommend tossing the peaches with a tablespoon or 2 of flour before placing them on the bottom of the pan.
Any leftover crumble should be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated. It will keep in the fridge for up to 4 to 5 days. Re-heat in a low oven or microwave.
To freeze the peach crumble, I recommend freezing it before baking it. That way, you can bake it fresh and serve it warm. You will need to add baking time if you bake it from frozen. It will keep for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 82mgPotassium: 125mgFiber: 1gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 404IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword crumble recipe, peach crumble
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2 Comments

  1. I did try this recipe. The crumble topping seemed to not have browned. There are areas that the sugar didn’t seem to cook, so I had small mounds of crumble sugar. I can’t say how it tastes because I’m giving it to my brother who loves anything with peaches.
    I do love sooo many of Rosemary’s recipes and they have been very tasteful.
    Yummy

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