Summertime…and peaches are easy

A good friend, D, introduced our family to crumble a few years ago.  Emma, not surprisingly, became terribly fond of them.  So much so that when that friend visits, she tends to make a mini Emma-sized apple crumble as a treat for her.


peach season is here

I decided to try my hand at crumble not that long ago. The results were lacklustre at best. Too heavy on the crumble, too light on the fruit and a little too sweet. Thank goodness I didn’t give up…that and now that it’s basket season (that is the time of the year where all the local grocers carry baskets of local fruits and vegetables at incredible prices), I have had many large baskets of fruit that needed using.

Crumble is comfort. It’s cozy – it’s like a hug. No wonder Emma likes it so much. We made some tonight. It was all I could do to stop myself from eating it all.  Only thing that managed to divert Emma’s attention was the offering of a movie to watch.

Too delicious to last

Peach Crumble

Inspired by: my good friend D and Care2

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose (or whole wheat, if preferred) flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 7-8 medium-sized peaches, washed, pitted and cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 375F.

Mix the brown sugar, 1 cup of the flour, oats, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Working quickly, rub the butter into the flour and oat mixture (or cut in using a pastry cutter or knife) until the mixture forms large crumbs.

Combine the peaches, 2 tbsp flour and granulated sugar in a large baking dish and spoon the flour mixture evenly over the top.

Bake in the middle of the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until golden.

Tips and Suggestions:

  • this recipe scales up and down very easily. Try your hand at whatever fruit you have available abundantly – be it plums, nectarines, blueberries, apples.
  • Try substituting whole wheat flour and using only brown sugar in it. It’s really all so good and it is hard to go wrong.

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