Take advantage of fresh summer peaches by making this easy peach crumble dessert. The preparation takes about 15 minutes, and the pie cooks in 40 minutes. Serve it tonight!
Easy Peach Crumble Recipe
A crumble dessert is similar to a cobbler. The difference is the crumble topping is made with butter, flour, and sugar and sprinkled on top, whereas a cobbler has a crust. Since there is no pie crust to make and roll out, this pie comes together quickly. Use a food processor to make the topping in seconds. Or, work the topping by hand in a few minutes. Either way, this is a no-fuss recipe!
Use Ripe Peaches
This recipe has the best flavor when you use juicy, ripe peaches. Be sure to peel them before you slice them. If the peaches are unripe, place them in a brown paper bag and leave them on the counter for a couple of days to ripen further. The paper bag will trap the ethylene gas released by the peaches, and this trapped gas hastens the ripening process. You can also use other bags to ripen peaches; however, paper bags are the most preferred since they allow air circulation, and plastic bags do not.
How to Peel Peaches
You can use a knife to peel the skin off your peaches. Ripe peaches peel easier than unripe ones. However, when the skin is hard to remove, you can use another technique called blanching. This technique involves dropping the fruit into boiling for a few seconds and then plunging it into ice water, which separates the skin from the fruit. Click here to see how easy it is to do this.
Filling for Peach Crumble
This peach pie has lemon juice to enhance the taste of the peaches. It also has vanilla and almond extracts and a little cinnamon. You can also add a little ground nutmeg.
Topping for Peach Crumble
The topping for this crumble is easy to make. Place the ingredients in a food processor to make the topping in seconds. Or, you can cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse cornmeal. You can also mix it by hand using softened butter to make it easy to blend.
Check for Over-Browning
This pie cooks in about 40 minutes. Check it after 30 minutes. If the topping is brown enough, place a sheet of aluminum foil on top of the pie, and it will prevent over-browning of the topping. Serve this peach crumble warm, with or without vanilla ice cream, or serve it at room temperature. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
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