Are you looking for a dessert that works for either a dinner party or surprise weeknight treat? Look no further – we have Dinner Party Perfect Peach Blueberry Crumbles that will impress both your boss AND your teens.
I don’t know about you – but if there is homemade dessert being served on a weeknight, my kids are always suspicious. They look at it with these questions…
- Is it really really healthy – and therefore not really all that tasty?
- Is it one of moms kitchen experiments gone wrong?
- Is this a prelude to a big “family talk” that is going to take me away from my important business of snap chat streaks?
But sometimes a gal just wants to get her dessert on. I get the itch when the Farmer’s Markets are overflowing with produce and I am dying to figure out ways to use the “fruit of the moment.” Well – the peaches are ripe and juicy and the sun is shining, so let’s get to it!
I have adapted this recipe from my favourite gal, Ina Garten. She has a pretty perfect peach blueberry crumble in her book, Barefoot Contessa at Home. As much as I love Ina’s recipes – I know the reason they taste SO PERFECT is because they typically feature butter (YES!) and sugar (YES, YES, YES!!) How can a recipe not be perfect when you have the holy trinity of INA, SUGAR and BUTTER?
But I digress – if you want to make these dinner party perfect peach blueberry crumbles a little less sinful, I have the recipe for you! And if you want to be chill and make this as one big crumble – go for it. Making these “dinner party perfect” just involves the individual ramekins that add that special touch.
I have used a few substitutions – but in my humble opinion, this little crumble has all the taste sensations of the original. Starting with ripe peaches and blueberries is really the key. The sweeter your fruit – the less sweetness you need to add.
Now – by all means this is not a “dessert for breakfast crumble” or something you might suggest to your training athlete – find THAT recipe HERE . However, this peach blueberry crumble will satisfy a few fruit servings while making the grade as a stellar dessert.
Dinner Party Perfect Peach Blueberry Crumble
A dessert impressive enough for a dinner party, but easy enough for a weeknight treat. Perfect for when those fresh peaches are calling to you from the Farmer's Market!
6 ripe peaches
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup spelt flour
1 pint of blueberries
1 cup spelt flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg or cloves or allspice (or any combo!)
1 stick of cold unsalted butter diced (1/2 cup)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place a sheet of parchment over a cookie sheet and set aside.
Peel peaches, slice in wedges and place in large bowl. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar and flour. Gently stir to combine ingredients. Add blueberries and continue gently mixing until everything is coated. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes. At this point you can either spoon into individual ramekins (6) or one larger pyrex type dish.
For the crumble combine all crumble ingredients in the bowl of a mixer using the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until combined. Rub the mixture with your fingers until it is in big crumbles. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the fruit .
Place ramekins or larger dish on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes until bubbling.
I recently made this crumble (in the ramekins) for a small weeknight dinner party. I prepped everything in the afternoon, putting the pan uncooked and covered in the fridge while I got my Roomba to work vacuuming 😉 and made the rest of my meal. Just before we sat down to dinner, I put the tray into the oven and set the timer. While we ate dinner, the crumbles baked filling the house with that most amazing cinnamon and fruit scent. By the time we were ready for dessert – the crumbles were warm and waiting on my counter for a little dollop of whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream. Dessert is served!
Summer begs for fresh, local and DESSERT. Give it all you’ve got with this Dinner Party Perfect Peach Blueberry Crumble. You’ve only got a few weeks left before Fall hits in full force – trust me – you won’t be disappointed 🙂