Peach Crumble | Old Fashioned Recipe

Our classic Peach Crumble is the perfect recipe for using up fresh or tinned peaches. The sweet crunchy crumble is even more delicious when served with cream or ice-cream!

A plate with poached peaches and crunchy streusel with ice-cream on top.

When it comes to winter desserts, it doesn’t get any more classic than our crumble and pie recipes… and this peach crumble is the absolute perfect cold weather recipe! Just like our classic apple crumble, this peach version will make those wintery nights so much more delicious! 

A white baking dish topped with crunchy crumble.

How Do You Make Peach Crumble Or Streusel

My peach crumble recipe is based on my classic apple crumble recipe… but using tinned or fresh (poached) peaches instead of apples!

To make a deliciously crunchy peach crumble, you’ll need: 

The ingredients needed to make peach streusel.

*scroll to the recipe card below for the ingredient quantities and the full detailed method

  • rolled oats – or substitute for quick oats if you prefer
  • brown sugar – either light or brown sugar are fine to use
  • plain flour
  • butter – either salted or unsalted butter is fine to use
  • poached fresh peaches – or tinned peaches

Butter, sugar and coconut in a mixing bowl.

Rolled oat mixture in a bowl.

A dessert baking dish topped with brown sugar and rolled oat mixture.

How To Poach Peaches

If you want to make our peach crumble recipe and skip the step of poaching peaches entirely, then you can use tinned peaches instead! 

If not, here’s my simple steps for poaching fresh peaches:

  • cut a small cross in the base of each fresh peach
  • add water, vanilla bean. sugar and cinnamon into a large saucepan and bring to a simmer (see recipe card below)
  • add the peaches and cook for 15 minutes
  • allow to cool, then peel the peaches and slice into chunks

Poached peaches in a baking dish.

How To Store Peach Crumble

Our peach crumble can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Alternatively, it can be frozen for up to 3 months. 

A serving spoon lifting poached peaches and crumble from a baking dish.

Peach Crumble Serving Suggestions

Our Peach Crumble is amazing on it’s own, but here’s a few of our favourite serving suggestions:

A blue and white plate topped with a peach streusel dessert.

FAQ

If I don’t have fresh peaches, can I use canned/tinned peaches?

Yes absolutely! Just drain the tin, make the crumble, assemble and bake!

Can I substitute the peaches for another fruit?

Yes of course! Check out our apple crumble or apple & blueberry crumble versions… but also feel free to use any other fruit such as pears or apricots.

Can I make this recipe in my Thermomix?

Absolutely! The recipe card below includes instructions for both the stove-top and Thermomix methods.

A spoonful of peach and rolled oat streusel on a plate.

More Winter Dessert Recipes

When the cooler weather rolls in, it’s time to whip up ALL the comfort food desserts! Browse our collection of easy winter desserts – from rich and gooey self-saucing puddings, classic pies and crumbles, tangy tarts and warm dessert cakes. 

A collage of homemade winter dessert recipes.

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Our classic Peach Crumble is the perfect recipe for using up fresh or tinned peaches. The sweet crunchy crumble is even more delicious when served with cream or ice-cream!

Peach Crumble | Old Fashioned Recipe

Our classic Peach Crumble is the perfect recipe for using up fresh or tinned peaches.... and even more delicious when served with cream or ice-cream!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: winter recipes
Keyword: apple crumble
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 450kcal

Ingredients

  • 1000 g (1 litre) water
  • 430 g (2 cups) caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean split in half
  • 1 cinnamon stick optional
  • 1 kg fresh peaches firm & ripe
  • 1 1/3 cup (120g) rolled oats
  • ½ cup (100g) brown sugar packed
  • 50 g plain flour
  • 115 g butter cut into small cubes

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (180 if using fan-forced).
  • Grease a large baking dish with butter and set aside.
  • Place the water, caster sugar, vanilla bean and cinnamon into a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the peaches and cover with a lid. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Remove the set aside until cool.
  • Peel the peach skins away and chop into large chunks. Set aside.
  • To make the crumble, place the oats, brown sugar, plain flour and butter into a bowl. Use your fingers to squeeze and break up the lumps of butter until crumbs have formed and all of the oats and flour are completely combined with the butter.
  • Sprinkle the crumble over the apple and place into the preheated oven.
  • Cook for 35-40 minutes or until the crumble is golden and crunchy.
  • Serve with ice-cream or cream.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (180 if using fan-forced). Grease a large baking dish with butter and set aside.
  • Weigh the water and caster sugar into the Thermomix bowl.
  • Insert the simmering bowl and add the vanilla bean, cinnamon stick and peaches. Cook for 15 minutes 100 degrees, Speed 2.
  • Peel the peach skins away and chop into large chunks. Set aside.
  • In a clean Thermomix bowl, place the oats, flour, butter and sugar into the Thermomix bowl. Press Turbo a few times until you have achieved a consistent crumble mixture (and all of the dry ingredients have been completely combined with the butter).
  • Sprinkle the crumble over the apple and place into the preheated oven.
  • Cook for 35-40 minutes or until the crumble is golden and crunchy.
  • Serve immediately with ice-cream or cream.

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
Ingredient notes: 
  • peaches - you can use either fresh (poached) peaches or tinned/canned peaches for this recipe
  • rolled oats – or substitute for quick oats if you prefer
  • brown sugar – either light or brown sugar are fine to use
  • butter – either salted or unsalted butter is fine to use
Peach substitutes - you can substitute the peaches for any fruit you like - check out apple crumble or apple & blueberry crumble versions… but also feel free to use any other fruit such as pears or apricots.
Storing peach crumble - Stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Alternatively, freeze for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 6.7mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2.2mg
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