I made you a phenomenal dessert that’s absolutely perfect for summer! That’s right—the easiest ever Stovetop Peach Crumble. Ripe, juicy peaches simmered in a sweet, aromatic syrup and then topped with a nutty, buttery crumble. Then you serve it up with a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of maple syrup. Oh my, I think I’ve died and gone to heaven.
This peach crumble has a bit of a bonus spice—garam masala. Yes, indeed! I fell in love with this spice when I tried my hand at Indian food (see here and here), and I’ve wanted to use it in a dessert ever since. It smells so, so amazing!! And, it super elevates this dish and kind of makes you go mmm, what is that? Definitely a warm, sweet spice.
Now for the crumble topping. It is super easy to toss together, plus it cooks up in no time right in the skillet. You make the crumble first, followed by the peach filling, and then you bring it all together. I mean, does it get much easier? The crumble is chock full of nuts, oats, and brown sugar…and it’s also spiced with cinnamon and garam masala for another layer of flavor.
You’ll certainly want to use fresh peaches for this crumble, especially because they’re in-season right now. I sooo wanted to drive all the way to Showalter’s Orchard to pluck some peaches right off the tree, but no such luck. Bummer! Make sure your peaches are firm, but ripe, so that they hold up well when cooked.
What I really loved about this peach crumble and what I think you’ll love just as much is the ice cream + maple syrup topping. As soon as you scoop the ice cream onto the crumble it starts to melt, making the whole bowl of goodness even better. There is just something about melted ice cream—it mixes and mingles with the syrupy peaches and just makes it all over-the-top AMAZING.
Rich, buttery, sweet, syrupy, warmly spiced peach crumble that will rock your world to bits! You’re so very welcome, friends.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup mixed nuts (I used almonds, pecans, and walnuts)
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. garam masala
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 6 tbsp. unsalted butter
- ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 5 peaches—pitted and sliced thin
- 1 tsp. cornstarch
- 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. garam masala
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- Vanilla bean ice cream
- Maple syrup
- Add the flour, brown sugar, nuts, cinnamon, garam masala, and salt to a bowl and whisk (or use a fork) to combine.
- Melt the butter in a large non-stick skillet set over medium heat. Add the oats and let cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the flour mixture and stir until clumps form and there are no more flour spots. Let cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until slightly browned. This should take about 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool.
- Add the peaches and cornstarch to a bowl and toss to coat. Melt the butter over medium heat in the same skillet you used for the crumble. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, garam masala, and salt and stir until incorporated. Carefully add the peaches and toss to coat. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the peaches are tender.
- Top the peaches with the crumble. You can do this right in the skillet, or transfer to a serving dish.
- Add a large spoonful of the peach crumble to individual serving dishes. Top each portion with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and a generous drizzle of maple syrup. Serve immediately.
Source: Adapted from Serious Eats