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Ginger Peach Crumble

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Ginger Peach Crumble | #dessert

Let me start out by saying that this is an absolutely beautiful recipe that I love. And I think you will adore it too.

But something about baking it up this time caught my emotions a little off guard.

Because, quite simply, this is one of those desserts that’s meant to be shared.

And on the day that I had the idea for this crumble, and went to the market to eagerly gather some peaches, and layered them up with a delicious ginger and almond topping to create this crumble, and pulled the hot pan out of the oven, I realized that there was no one waiting to share it with. No 4-yr-old peeking in the oven to see if it was “done yet”. No baby on my hip babbling away and hoping for a little spoonful of ice cream. No husband getting bowls and spoons ready so that we could eat the crumble out on the back deck together after dinner.

If you would have asked me 10 years ago what I thought serving up a summer dessert would look like, it would have been just that. Me + husband + kids running everywhere + a small little home with a big back deck + sweet crumble topped with generous scoops of ice cream + warm summer nights + an imperfectly happy little life.

But on the day that this delicious crumble came out of the oven, it was just me + myself + I. And it was just one of those moments when I felt it. And it made me a little sad. Because there’s something about making a fresh-out-of-the-oven bubbling peach crumble — or really, any good moment in life — that makes you just want to turn around and share it with people. And see their faces light up when they taste that first bite. And enjoy that small delicious moment together.

I’ll admit, on that day in that moment, that was all I wanted. But once the moment passed and I looked down in my hands at this pan full of summer’s best, I was reminded again at what life has given me. I don’t have the picket fence and husband and 2.5 kids. But I have a life I love made all the better by an extraordinary community filled with thoughtful awesome friends, who are especially good at coming over in a heartbeat if one of “those” moments hit…or when peach crumble is mentioned. And once again, they proved to be exactly what I needed that day, and helped make history of this peach crumble. :)

Ginger Peach Crumble | #dessert

I think part of the reason I was so excited about this recipe is because peaches always feel like such a fleeting gift of the summer. Our local peach season seems to come and go as quickly as a summer thunderstorm. So when they peaches are ripe, you’d better believe that our community is ready.

One of my favorite flavor combinations of all time is fresh peaches mixed with fresh ginger. I love it in pie, smoothies, yogurt, muffins, you name it. But strangely, I had never thought about adding fresh ginger to my crumble. Until now, of course.

Here’s how I made it:

Ginger Peach Crumble | #dessert

I began with fresh peaches. Lots and lots of fresh peaches. I left the skin on for extra color and nutrients, but you can also peel the peaches if you’d like.

Ginger Peach Crumble | #dessert

Toss them with a gingery, buttery mixture to help thicken the filling.

Ginger Peach Crumble | #dessert

And then add an oatmeal-y, almond-y crumble on top. Bake it up to crispy, bubbly perfection…

Ginger Peach Crumble | #dessert

And then serve it up hot.

I like mine served fresh out of the oven with a few scoops of vanilla ice cream. But if you let the crumble sit for a bit, it will thicken even more as it cools. And if you really want to get decadent, drizzle some caramel sauce (and even some coarse sea salt) for an extra-special touch.

I promise it’s perfect for summer. And a wonderful treat to enjoy on your own, or share with a sweet family, or especially a good group of friends.

Thanks as always for letting me share it with you today. :)

Ginger Peach Crumble | #dessert

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Ginger Peach Crumble

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 0 About 8-10 servings 1x


This Ginger Peach Crumble is filled with a fresh and sweet filling and topped with the perfect crisp “crumble”.



Filling Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds fresh peaches, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, store-bought or homemade

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup quick oats (or old-fashioned oats)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 3-quart baking pan with butter or cooking spray, and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, gently toss together all of your filling ingredients until combined and evenly coated. Pour them evenly into the prepared baking pan.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, stir together your topping ingredients until small clumps are formed. (I find it easiest to mix the ingredients with my hands.) Add the topping mixture evenly on top of the peaches.
  4. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the topping is crisp and starts to brown, and the filling is bubbly. Serve immediately topped with ice cream and/or caramel sauce if desired. Or wait and serve it at room temperature. OR, you can cover and refrigerate the crumble for up to 4 days.


Adapted slightly from Foodie Crush.

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39 comments on “Ginger Peach Crumble”

  1. Beautiful post Ali! I love how you were able to turn your thoughts around and to focus on what you DO have!
    And this crumble? Summer in a bowl! Love the ginger addition. Pinned!

  2. Wow, thank you for sharing this story. Lovely and well said. I am happy to share it with you indeed. Your photography and lighting is stunning and inspirational as always.

  3. I’ll admit that I might prefer to be all alone to enjoy a huge bowl of this crumble by myself :) It looks so delicious and this is such a great post!

  4. Such a beautiful post and crumble!

  5. Oh Ali… I so love and respect your transparency and honesty. These moments are tough. On the opposite end of the spectrum, I have a freezer full of fruit that I want to turn into cobblers and pies but the reality is that I still have a closet full of clothes pre-baby clothes that don’t fit so I’m stuck making smoothies. Thank you for the reminder to appreciate what we do have vs. what we don’t.. <3 <3 <3

  6. Lovely lovely summer dessert! xo

  7. I can totally relate to this post. Life is a funny thing sometimes, but we are all blessed in different ways. You never know what is just around the corner… In the meantime, peaches and ginger are perfect.

  8. First, this looks delish. Second, keep your head up– we have all been there at some point and the loneliness can be so tough. Good things happen when you least expect them though!

  9. I think it’s easy to think about what we don’t have in those moments, but there are times when I wish I would have just embraced my single life more rather than often wishing for the married with kids life. I’m not sure if this helps or not, but I just wanted to share that thought. Embrace the time of life you are in and know that when the time is right you will be in the next stage. Now as for this peach crumble, I would enjoy it alone or with a crowd! :)

  10. What a beautiful dessert, and I love how you named peaches “the fleeting gift of the summer”. So true! And thanks for sharing from an honest heart. Needed that reminder too!

  11. Hi Ali,

    I’m new to your blog and it’s definitely one of my favorites. I like reading about your lovely food posts, as well as the happenings in your life. I, too, am single and 30 and I’m in the stage where all my friends are married and/or have children. I get that feeling sometimes too.

    Thanks for this post. It really hit home.

  12. Gorgeous! I want all of that RIGHT NOW.

  13. Ugh, I know the feeling well! Sometimes it makes me want to avoid the kitchen altogether. Glad you turned the day around with friends, though! This peach crumble looks delightful.

  14. ahhh, I’ve had those moments. every time I make something that I totally love, I wish that I had a great guy to share it with, but I don’t. on the bright side, if I made this amazing looking crumble, there’d be more for me :)

  15. Peaches are just balls of sweet sunshine. I love this time of year. I love crumbles because it features the fruit in such a forward manner. I never thought of grated fresh ginger in a dish like this. Terrific idea.

  16. I don’t think you’ll be single for long with this kind of goodness coming out of your kitchen. :)

  17. Yes please!! Such a yummy crumble!

  18. Your intro to the recipe almost had me in tears, because it reminded me of my departed brother-in-law who I always think of when I have oatmeal and toast, his favorite breakfast which he called “oats & toast”. HIs sister was my spouse for eighteen years and the love of my life. Michael loved a good home cooked desert and peach cobbler was his favorite. I miss both of them and they are always on my mind.

  19. LOVE the use of ginger. I want this in my tummy now!!!

  20. Oh Ali,
    I loved to cook when single too (and now as well) and would make a giant vat of soup or a casserole dish of lasagne and ate alone. The freezer was my friend! I was a late bloomer- not married until 34 and kids soon followed. Marriage is not what I dreamed it would be but my children are my joy! Your time will come and when it does-don’t settle for anything less than what your sweet, gentle spirit deserves.

  21. Lovely, inspiring post (and delicious looking pictures!). I am still only 17, but I hope that someday the recipes that I am dreaming up today will carry the same significance that this recipe carries for you, and they will become all tangled up in memories that I am yet to make. Thanks for inspiring!

  22. You had me at ginger peach. Beautiful post. Beautiful recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Incredibly delicious- this is my kind of summer dessert!

  24. Such a beautiful post, written by such an obviously beautiful (inside & out) soul. A delicate piece of writing that came straight from the heart. You make the world a better place just by doing what you do…the hubby and kids are waiting for you, just, as with all things, in good time :)

    Love, light & blessings, Ange. xx

  25. Oh, you did a funny when you said you could refrigerate this for four days. Not if anyone smells it baking! Love the recipe and it will be made this weekend for sure.

  26. I love the peach and ginger combo!! It’s definitely a favourite of mine. And I would have to agree that the best part of dessert is sharing!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  27. Such a gorgeous crumble! Love your sentiment about sharing too – so, so true.

  28. I love that this crumble has a spicy twist. And it’s so pretty!

  29. There are always recipes that must be shared, and I’m glad you have such a good group of friends in KC to share life and love with. And if I were there, I’d be standing at the oven asking “IS IT DONE YET?!” because I bet it smelled incredible! Biggest hugs dear friend!!

  30. Peach crumble is a summer must around here! Yours looks perfect!

  31. Thanks so much for sharing this! I love the addition of ginger to this crumble. It looks and sounds amazing! :)

  32. Oh, Ali. I know how you feel. I’ve definitely been there. There’s not much I can say, except that you WILL have a hubby + 2.5 kids one day, and all you will want is peaceful, alone time (and a whole pan of crumble all to yourself!). Hang in there, lady! If I was around, I’d help you eat this in no time.

    PS Can’t wait to meet you in October!! :)

  33. Hi Ali! First time commenter but about a 6 month recipe follower. In fact, your Cilantro Lime Baked Shrimp is about to go in the oven for tonight! I can’t wait!!!!

    So I just had to comment because this post united two things in my life that happened in one weekend- I made a similar Epicurious ginger peach crumble on a weekend mountain getaway weekend with a bunch of friends and friends of friends in the summer of 2008. Turns out I met the man who became my husband that weekend! I was just about to turn 34 and was very ready to settle down and have kids. We got married in 2009, and I’m now expecting our third baby (and I just turned 40!). Everyone’s story is unique but it sounds like you lead a rich, full life following your passions and dreams. I am a firm believer that that is what it takes to become the right person for someone else! You need to be fully living life so you bring life to the future relationship! (As opposed to those toxic relationships where two people suck the life out of each other.) I hope that makes sense! I wish you all the best and like others have said… I believe all your dreams will come true!

  34. I am going to try this over the bank holiday Jackie x

  35. Just made this gorgeous crumble, and while I was nervous about the whole tablespoon of ginger, the filling was delicious! I have a question though… Is there supposed to be no sugar in the topping? Cuz my topping didn’t look quite as scrumptious as yours, and was a bit bland…

    • Hi April! We’re so glad you enjoyed the filling and are sorry you found the topping a bit bland! There isn’t supposed to be sugar in the topping, just the filling, but you’re welcome to add some brown sugar next time if you’d like!

  36. How many peaches in 3 pounds?

  37. This is a fabulous recipe. I accidentally forgot the 1/4 cup of granulated sugar and it was still
    great, probably because peaches are at their best right now. Love the topping. It was so
    simple but tasty. I will be making this recipe over and over. Thank you…….

  38. This recipe was delicious! Exactly what I’ve been looking for to use our super ripe peaches.