Make Ahead

Southern Peach Crumble

July 13, 2013
4 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

This is a comforting peach crumble with Southern flavors and lots of butter and brown sugar. It needs vanilla ice cream. —sarah buttenwieser

Test Kitchen Notes

I love a good crumble, but then again, who doesn't?! They're easier than pie to put together, but with all the payoff -- and more. This one combines all the classic elements of a good crumble, then takes it to the next level with some southern twists. The pecans add an extra crunch to the deliciously sweet topping. Plus, replacing sugar with maple syrup mixed with a splash of bourbon and nutty almond extract ensures that the peachy, bubbling deliciousness swathed by the golden topping is not too sweet. Don't forget the vanilla ice cream: it's a must! —TaraT

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 6 to 8
  • 1 stick of cold butter, cut into pea-sized chunks
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 to 8 sliced ripe peaches
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
In This Recipe
  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.
  2. With your hands mix the flour, cinnamon, sugar, butter, and pecans, until crumbly.
  3. Mix all the other ingredients together, and pour into a baking dish.
  4. Top the peach mixture with the topping and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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