Friday, January 20, 2012

Peach Blueberry Crumble


I love peach desserts, especially baked peach desserts.  Growing up, we only had them in the summer because that's when peaches are in season.  We did not have them often, as summers in Alabama are  almost too brutal to even consider turning on an oven.  Auntie said "you'll run up your electric bill trying to cool a hot house." 

I know that I make it sound like I was scarred from lack of baked peach desserts but I wasn't.

Today, I make baked peach desserts year round because I'm a firm believer in frozen peaches.  In today's post, I'm sharing a recipe for peach crumble.  What's more comforting than a warm fruit crumble, especially peach?!  The addition of blueberries and a crumble topping made with oats & pecans takes this to a new level of peach comfort.

P.S. I'm including a recipe for sweet cream.  Drizzle it on top and you'll think it's melted ice cream!




Thaw and drain peaches before coating with sugar, flour, and cinnamon.

Gently add blueberries and vanilla.

Oats, flour, sugar, nuts, butter, cinnamon, salt, and butter...pulse in the processor then add a little half & half.

Spoon fruit mixture into dishes

Top with crumble mixture

After baking, you can drizzle with a little sweet cream before serving...or not :)

Peach Blueberry Crumble
Makes 4 mini crumbles

Filling:
2 cups sliced peaches(if using frozen, allow to thaw then drain before using)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Crumble Topping:
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup quick oats
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup pecans(optional)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons half & half

~Optional~
*Sweet Cream:
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2-3 drops vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine peaches, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla stirring to coat peaches.  Gently stir in blueberries, being careful not to break them.  Set mixture aside until ready to assemble.

In a food processor, combine flour, oats, sugar, pecans, butter, cinnamon, and salt.  Pulse for about 30 seconds, until mixture is crumbly.  Add half & half, pulsing for 10 seconds more until mixture has formed pea sized balls.

Divide fruit filling among four 1/2 cup baking dishes.  Top with crumb mixture.  Transfer to a lined, rimmed baking dish.  Bake for 35 minutes.

*To make the sweet cream just stir cream, sugar, and vanilla together until sugar is melted. Keep refrigerated.

10 comments:

  1. I love this any time of the week..You are making me to have it now..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  2. Mmm Shawn - you go girl! You are after my own heart with the peach and bluberry crumble- you're the best!

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  3. Peaches AND blueberries...YUMMERS!

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  4. Hi Shawn! Ohhh that's true. Peaches are summer fruits and it can be too hot to bake in some area! Here in SF summer can be cool sometimes so I didn't think about not wanting to bake. I had never seen frozen peaches before, but you are right, to enjoy this delicious crumbles I don't mind frozen either! Then you get to enjoy peaches all year around... it's one of my favorite fruits! This is gorgeous and delicious!

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  5. Oh my gosh Shawn those look amazing!!! I wish I could eat one right now. I loooove fresh peaches, but never get them in Japan. They only have them about once a year and they cost almost $3 per peach! I can't wait to move back to the States and get them more regularly...until then I'll stick to frozen just like you!

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  6. I love love love crumbles and this one with the bluberry and peach flavors sounds and looks like perfection! I am hungry now

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  7. Oh wow! Peach AND blueberry?! This sounds amazing!

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  8. @Aarthi...You're right, I could eat this anytime!
    @Anna & Liz..Awww, thanks!
    @PJackson...I'm going to start using "Yummers"!
    @Nami...SF is lovely in the summer, especially those cool evenings! That would be a baker's dream!
    @Kristen...$3 per peach? Ouch! I'm glad that you have access to frozen :)
    @Jessica...Me too! I'm dying to do this with peaches and blackberries.
    @Celeste...Thanks, I'll trade you this for your Blooming Bacon Cheddar Ranch Bread!
    @Elizabeth...Hi! Thanks for visiting...your site is lovely. I saw things that I cannot wait to try!

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  9. Shawn, I love your blog and your recipes! I just bought some ramekins and this would be a great recipe to put them to use! Can't wait to try it! See you over at the SITS forum.

    Shelley

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