I don’t know how else to say goodbye to summer other than by posting a peach crumble recipe full of rich, brown sugar flavor and lots of struesel-y crumble topping. It’s an overripe, fruity ode to sunshine and warm breezes that I’ll be sorry to see go away. But also, not that sorry because FALL is almost here. Yeeesss, right? Well, this crumble is the perfect transition dessert to carry you from juicy-fruit summer into sugar and spice fall.
Also, let’s be real. Crumbles make for swoon-worthy desserts with almost zero effort. Plus, this dessert happens to be a small-batch creation because sometimes you don’t need 10 servings of sugary things sitting around. I mean, sometimes you do, and that’s ok. But I kind of love a dessert that just serves four.
👆These peaches are just so pretty and juicy-looking, aren’t they? … Alright fine, maybe I’ll miss summer a little more than I thought.
Anyway, this Brown Sugar Peach Crumble is just about the simplest thing to make. Start by tossing chopped peaches with a little lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cornstarch. Then, go in with the real reason we’re all here: a chunky, struesel-like topping that will fulfill all your cinnamon-spiced hopes and dreams. You can reach beyond cinnamon here, if you like. I threw in a Baker’s Spice blend, which is a mix of cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, and star anise. But you do you. To finish, the whole thing bakes for 30 minutes and that’s it – you’re done!
Aside from the molassesy caramel flavor of the brown sugar, and that buttery crumble topping, the very oozy, very delicious peachy syrup formed when this dish bakes is kind of everything we need in life. To serve, definitely do not sleep on adding some whipped cream or ice cream. A little sweet, creamy something really sends this crumble over the top. Cheers to the end of summer, see ya’ll in the fall!Print
Brown Sugar Peach Crumble
This is an easy recipe for a sweet and simple Brown Sugar Peach Crumble. Use up the last of those fresh peaches and top them with a streusel-y crumble mixture of brown sugar, butter, oats, flour, and spices. So good!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
for the peaches
- 2 peaches, cut into 1” pieces
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 TBS brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp corn starch
- pinch of salt
for the crumble topping
- 1/2 C flour
- 1/3 C oats
- 1/4 C brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon or Baker’s Spice (cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, star anise)
- 4 TBS unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Combine all ingredients for the peaches in a bowl and toss to coat. Transfer peaches to an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 baking dish, or something close in size.
- Add all ingredients for the crumble topping to a bowl and use your fingers to rub all the ingredients together, squishing the butter and dry ingredients into clumps. Spread this mixture over the peaches.
- Bake for 30 minutes, rotating the dish halfway through. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream!
If you’re worried about spillage, put the baking dish on a foil-covered baking sheet in the oven.
Keywords: fresh peach recipe, small batch dessert, easy recipe