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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Recipe for peach crumble

Searching recipe for peach crumble?  We are pretty excited to share with you our recipe for peach crumble with you today.  

This peach crumble recipe with oats is very easy to make.  Mr. VS said this is the best recipe for peach crumble he has ever had.  

Thank goodness he thought so since it was nearly a disaster...      

Peaches in blue vintage Pyrex bowl
Waiting for my peaches to ripen 

Mr. VS has been requesting a peach dessert since I made the recipe for strawberry dessert.   I kept putting it off, and then thought what a great idea it would be to use the same base I used for that dessert and make a recipe for peach crumble.  

Easier for me since I did not need to figure out a recipe for the crust, and I was already familiar with how to make it.  Only guess what?  I messed up...  so embarrassing to mess up your own recipe, but hey, I bare it all with you, the good, the bad, and the ugly.    

So lately when I have been picking up fruit from the grocery, it has been ripe pretty quickly and we have needed to use it up fast.  These peaches?  They were hard as rocks!  I put them out in one of my latest finds, a vintage Pyrex bowl and kept moving the peaches around in the bowl everyday until they began to give off that peachy scent everyone seems to love around here.  

Even the kiddo kept putting his nose up in the air and sniffing like mom, what is that yummy smell?  Yes, he loves to lay near the kitchen while I work since you know, I may drop something and he will be the winner of my spoils.    

peaches sitting in blue Pyrex bowl on counter
Peaches in bowl

So Friday I decided I would give this peach crumble a try after I worked on some other creative ventures, don't worry, I will be sharing them this week too.  I have been on a mission of creativity here lately and loving it.  It helps in alleviating stress for me.  Do you have a creative outlet you use?  If so, share it with us!  We are always searching out new ideas.

I dreaded peeling those peaches.  I had actually never peeled a peach until Friday night that is.  The process was not as bad as I had anticipated.  I used our ceramic knives to cut a slit only skin deep all the way around each peach and put them all in a bowl with cold water.  

I let them sit while I began whipping up the crumbly part.  You know, where I end up with wayyyy too much crumbly.  

peach being peeled and sitting on a gray cutting board
Peeled peach

After the peaches had sat for a few minutes, I went back and used my ceramic knife to peel away the skin.  If you use ceramic knives, do NOT slice into the peach with them.  I learned this the hard way last year, when you hit the pit, you will grab your ceramic knife and it will chip it.  I was not very happy with myself when that fiasco happened.  

After each peach was peeled, I then used a large metal knife to slice into each peach cutting slices through each right up against each pit.  Then I began cutting away the peach from the pit.  I knew I would butcher them, I am not that handy with a knife or carving.  Just wait, you will see what I mean.  They are not looking so pretty...  but hey, it does not affect the taste.  Good thing it doesn't too!

peeled and sliced peaches in glass dish
Sliced peaches

What you will need:

Fruit filling:
  1. 5 peaches (see above for peeling/slicing info)
  2. 1/4 cup organic coconut palm sugar
  3. 1 T lemon juice

peaches with sugar in glass pie plate on top of crust
Peaches coated with sugar

Crumb topping/Crust:
  1. 1 c gluten free quick oats
  2. 3/4 cup organic coconut palm sugar
  3. 3/4 cup sugar
  4. 1 t koshar salt
  5. 1 1/4 cups gluten free all purpose flour
  6. 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  7. 1 t cinnamon
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1 t vanilla extract
  10. 2 sticks of melted butter, cooled

What you will need to do:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
  • Mix all dry ingredients together from the above list of Crumb topping/Crust
  • Add in egg, vanilla, and melted butter
  • Mix well
  • The crust and crumb topping are all one in the same, you will need to pat the mixture into the bottom of a pie plate, then add the peaches, and finally crumble the topping on top of the peaches
  • Put in the oven, and bake for 40 minutes
  • Remove from oven and let cool
  • Serve warm 

Here comes the part where I messed up, but I also explain how I fixed this recipe after I realized I made a mistake too.  All a learning process when working in the kitchen, or really anything in life.  You see, I was quite distracted as I was making this recipe.  On and off the phone, and when I began setting up, I pulled all of my measuring cups out which was probably how I got myself all twisted up.  

peach crumble in glass pie plate sitting on top of stovetop
Peach crumble before it went into the oven

I was distracted at some point and I picked up the incorrect measuring cup and actually used more flour than I would have ever needed, maybe even more than I needed for two pies.  Thinking back, I thought hmm... I do not recall this making this much dough?  Then when I began to mix everything up, I thought okay, I did something here... what in the world did I do?  

As I am standing there staring at my dough I think to myself Cara, you really do need to focus, and stop letting that darn phone distract you.

My dough was too dry and was not mixing very well together.  I thought about how to fix this mess when I decided to pull out another stick of butter and cut it in half.  I melted it in the microwave and added it to my dough mixture and began stirring away.  

It helped some, but I still was in a pickle.  The dough was still just too dry to get it to stick together in the bottom of the pie plate.  I went to the fridge and thought okay, milk.  Milk will help this along, it has to, right?

I began adding milk a very little bit at a time, maybe a tablespoon since I did not want it to have too much liquid.  I kept mixing my dough until it was a dough consistency instead of a dried up crumbly mess.  Thankfully this worked.  Yeah for me!

baked peach crumble in glass pie plate
Peach crumble when it came out of the oven

I patted the dough in the bottom of my pie plate, and added the sugared peaches on top of the crust and then added the crumbly top.  Baked for 40 minutes at 350 degrees and was off to the races as Mr. VS came in the back door from work.  He said, "I really needed this after the week I have had".  Good thing June Cleaver was in the kitchen on Friday evening instead of Cara so she could fix this dessert up in no time... just kidding.  We watched Leave it to Beaver episodes this weekend so it is on my mind... oh to live in the 50's, you know, my most desired era.  

I didn't panic since I knew I could fix my mistake, but I laugh now because how in the world does someone pick up the wrong measuring cup?  Oh well, happened here, but in case it happens to you, rest assured you can fix it.  No problem!  

Do you see how much crumble is on top?  I was worried when I placed the peaches in the pie plate I had too many, but the five peaches really did balance out all of the crumble on top and the crust on bottom!  

gluten free peach crumble
Peach crumble plated with vanilla ice cream

Mr. VS loves ice cream with his peach crumble.  Then he added sea salt caramel to the top of it, and he made a mmmmm.... noise.  So in the end, it all worked out.  I was about to panic, but then said no reason to cry over spilled milk, or mismeasured flour... so I put on my big girl pants and went to work.

gluten free peach pie
Peach crumble 

Have you ever made the mistake of putting too much of an ingredient in one of your dishes?  How did you fix it?  In the past, I probably would have been more upset, but since I have been dabbling in the kitchen more, I was more comfortable in thinking "I got this".  So now you know how I messed up my own recipe, but then made it all okay, and how I know I will make more mistakes in the future, and share them with you too.

I am not afraid of making mistakes, it is how we learn afterall.

peach crumble plated with vanilla ice cream on glass plate

My new to me Pyrex bowl is the perfect color of blue that I have found myself collecting here lately.  Yes, I find myself going through phases, only this blue seems to be sticking with me.  

I was over the moon when I discovered it matched my Pioneer Woman jars (if you have never checked out her line, you can see a variety of items here).  I love the pieces I have picked up from her line, and have been very happy with each piece.  We all know how I love those vintage finds.  You can also see some of her pieces below.

Below you can find items that I mentioned above in our recipe.  

Would you like to comment?

  1. I would like to make this but I can’t find instructions for the crust and topping. You have the ingredients list but I don’t know which flour goes where. I’m usually distracted while multitasking so I completely understand.

    1. Hello, thank you for your question. The gluten free quick oats, organic coconut palm sugar, sugar, koshar salt, gluten free all purpose flour, almond flour, cinnamon, egg, vanilla extract, and 2 sticks of melted butter get all mixed together. You will use this same mixture for the crust and the crumble on top. I began patting down the mixture into the pie plate creating a crust. Once I had a crust consistency, I then placed the peaches on top of the crust mixture. Once I had that in place, I then went back to the remaining mixture I made and began crumbling it on top of the pie. So sorry that was confusing, I used the same mixture for the crust and the crumb topping. If you need anything else, please let me know. Thank you again for your question!

  2. .... ok, June "Cleaver" I think you distracted yourself writing this. You listed the ingredients but didn't actually say how to assemble this (other than the mistakes you made). You also didn't say at what temperature to put the oven or how long it needs to cook. All would be really helpful.

    1. Thank you for this comment, I baked the peach crumble at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Since I had questions regarding how to assemble, I created a section for this as well. Thanks!

  3. I would like to make it, but can you do a printable version of the recipe. My boyfriend loves peach cobbler and I was telling him about your recipe and he wants me to make it for him.

    1. I will look into printable recipe cards, I went through and added a section of directions. My recipes are typically very easy because I am not one who enjoys prep at all. I hope your boyfriend enjoys this one. Thank you for your comment.

  4. Why do you use sooo much sugar!!! Peaches are naturally sweet enough.