This fresh peach dessert is topped with a crunchy spiced crumble. Serve the peach crumble in dessert bowls plain or with cream, sweetened whipped cream or ice cream. The peach crumble can be made with fresh, canned or frozen peaches -- this recipe calls for fresh peaches.
Though peaches are native to China, they are found across the world. A few more fun facts about peaches include the following:
Peaches are a low-calorie fruit that do not contain saturated fat.
They are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A and ß-carotene.
Peaches include minerals such as iron, fluoride, and potassium.
- 2 1/2 to 3 pounds fresh peaches, peeled, pits removed, sliced
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- Heat the oven to 375 F.
- Combine sliced peaches and brown sugar, stirring well to blend. The sugar and fruit, when combined, will create a syrup. Pour the fruit and sugar mixture into a buttered 11- by -7-inch baking dish.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Stir the ingredients to blend well. Add the beaten egg, stirring lightly with a fork until the mixture is crumbly.
- Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the peach/sugar mixture. Then drizzle all of it with the melted butter. That will give it a crispy, crumbly texture.
- Bake the peach crumble for 40 to 45 minutes, or until it is lightly browned and bubbling.
- Serve the crumble warm. Drizzle it with heavy cream, a dollop of whipped cream, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It can also be served plain.
Buying and Storing Peaches
Peaches are available throughout the year, but they are in season from May until October. When buying peaches, choose ones that are not too soft and those that are free of cuts and bruises. Ripe peaches will have a sweet aroma and yield to gentle pressure.
Keep hard fruits at room temperature until they ripen. You can ripen them more quickly by putting them into a paper bag, which is similar to the way you ripen bananas.
When the peaches are ripe, store them in the refrigerator. Bring them back to room temperature prior to eating to enjoy the flavor.
Want more recipes to make with those delicious peaches? Try this fresh peach crisp recipe.