Save yourself the trouble

(Picture from Cooking with Paula Deen magazine)
My parents threw a party at the end of the summer and asked me to bring something to pass. I thought that a dessert would be a good idea because I assumed no one else would bring a dessert and it would be a good chance for me to try something new.

Instead of going to the usual foodnetwork.com or cooking light magazine for ideas, I went for Cooking with Paula Deen! I found a recipe for white peach crumble. I thought it was going to be like a wonderful sizzling apple cobber - but it wasn't......and it was a lot of work.

White Peach Crumble

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbs brown sugar - I recommended using quite a bit more
2 Tbs cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 Tbs sliced almonds
4 white peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced - This part is the real problem in this recipe. It takes a lot of patients to peal, pit, and slice a bunch of peaches. It was suggested that I use canned peaches...I think it's worth a try :-) (yes you can substitute with yellow peaches)
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp orange zest
Vanilla ice cream

  • In a small bowl combine flour and brown sugar
  • Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixtures is crumbly
  • Stir in almonds
  • In a medium saucepan, combine peaches, sugar, and salt
  • Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until peaches are tender
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla orange zest
  • Pour peach mixture into a small baking dish
  • Sprinkle flour mixture evenly over top and bake for 20 min or until crumble is bubbly and browned - it doesn't say how hot, but I had the oven at 350
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream
This recipe only serves 2 people, so for the party I had to multiply it a few times. I bought enough for about 2 large peaches per person. This ended up being way too much! We ate this peach crumble for days.
One tip though if you do end up making a lot. Keep the dry crumble part in a Ziploc bag and keep the peaches in a Tupperware container. Then, right before you eat dinner you just throw some peaches in a small Pyrex dish, sprinkle some crumble on top, and put it in the oven. By the time you are done with dinner, your dessert will be ready!


  1. This is one of my favorites! You will have to make it for me some time (since I cannot make anything for myself, haha)!

  2. OMG, can't believe I missed that! Looks amazing Steph!