Peach Crisp or Peach Crumble, a fantastic summer dessert made with fresh juicy peaches, and a crunchy oat and flour topping. It’s super easy to make, and a great choice if you are looking for egg-free desserts for your family.
Don’t you just love all the delicious fruit that are in season at this time of the year? It might be strawberry time since Wimbledon is on, but peaches are at their best too, and they are just too good not to be used in a scrumptious dessert like this one.
What is a crumble or crisp dessert?
The term crumble is a lot more common in the UK; in fact, crisp is used for chips, and chips are fries. I know, it’s a bit confusing, isn’t it? But while I am happy using either term, one thing is sure: the delicious peach crisp is one of the quickest and easiest dessert.
It’s basically any juicy fruit topped with buttery flour (and oats), and baked until golden and crispy. Well, I know it needs some time in the oven for the topping to crisp up. But other than that, you just mix the fresh fruit with sugar, vanilla extract and cinammon, cover them with the flour, butter and oats topping, and job done.
No complicated fillings, no cream that needs chilling beforehand, no chocolate melting, etc It is said that the dessert actually became famous in the UK during WW2, when food rationing was in place, and the dessert did not need too many expensive ingredients to make. Oats are optional, but I prefer them for an extra crispy crumble.
Canned or fresh fruit to make a peach crisp/crumble?
I used fresh peaches, just because I found some really juicy, super sweet and delicious peaches at the local market. But otherwise, you can use canned peaches too, they are always sweet, and make for a cheap alternative, if peaches are not in season.
It’s really a very simple recipe, and you can tweak it the way you like, there is no right or wrong.Just use whatever you have in your pantry, don’t worry about swapping ingredients, as long as the consistency is not changed.
If you want to try with different fruit, apple, berries, apricots, pears are an equally delicious option, or even a combination of more fruits. You can serve the peach crisp with cream, ice cream or custard, or just on its own, it’s entirely up to you.
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Peach Crisp or Peach Crumble, a fantastic summer dessert made with fresh juicy peaches, and a crunchy oat and flour topping. It's super easy to make, and a great choice if you are looking for egg-free desserts for your family.
- 2 cups peeled and cubed peaches
- 50 g oats
- 2/3 cup plain flour
- 50 g butter
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. (375 Fahrenheit)
Place the peaches in an oven-proof dish, sprinkle with the brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract, and toss well to combine.
Cut the butter in cubes and rub it into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbles.
Add the oats and mix well.
Crumble the mixture on top of the fruit.
Bake for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown, and the fruit and bubbly hot.
Serve with cream, custard or ice cream.
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