Canned Peach Crumble, a fantastic dessert that is so easy to make, and it’s always a great favourite with the whole family. It has a crunchy oat and flour topping, and a a delicate vanilla hint. Cheap, delicious, on the table in about 40 minutes.
What is a crumble dessert?
A crumble is 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 or canned fruit with sugar, vanilla extract, 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.
Since the canned peaches are already juicy, they don’t need to be cooked beforehand, they can go straight in the oven dish to be topped.
HOW TO MAKE A PEACH CRUMBLE WITH CANNED FRUIT
I used 2 large tins of peaches, just because the oven dish I had was pretty large, so use as much as you dish allow you. To make the topping:
- melt the butter
- sift the flour and add it to a large bowl together with the oats
- add the butter and use a spatula to mix everything
- the sugar and vanilla extract can go in too
- give everything a good mix, and job done
- transfer the drained peaches into an oven-proof dish, top with the oat mixture
- bake in the preheated oven at 190 degrees Celsius (375 Fahrenheit) for 35-40 minutes until golden and bubbling hot
Canned or fresh fruit?
The best thing about using canned fruit is that they are already sweet and have the perfect texture. If peaches are in season, and are fully ripen and juicy, they can be used too, either on their own or combined with canned ones.
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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Canned Peach Crumble, a fantastic dessert that is so easy to make, and it's always a great favourite with the whole family. It has a crunchy oat and flour topping, and a a delicate vanilla hint. Cheap, delicious, on the table in about 40 minutes.
- 4 cups canned peaches
- 50 g oats
- 150 g plain flour
- 150 g butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 100 g sugar
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. (375 Fahrenheit).
Transfer the drained the peaches into an oven-proof dish.
Melt the butter over a low heat.
Sift the flour, add the oats and melted butter, and mix well.
Add the sugar, and mix again.
Sprinkle the oat mixture all over the peaches.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and bubbling hot.
Serve with cream, custard or ice cream.
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