Easy Baked Peaches With Crumb Topping

Disclosure: I may earn a commission from purchases you make through affiliate links in this post at no additional cost to you.

Baked peaches are a perfect way to use fresh peaches when they are in abundance. I make them extra special by filling them with a buttery, crispy crumb topping.

Baked Peaches with crumb topping and ice cream

They are always best served hot, right out of the oven, with ice cream or whipped cream (like peaches and cream).

Ingredients

When selecting peaches, look for those that are soft to the touch but not mushy. They should be able to hold their shape while baking and not fall apart.

For the crumb topping, you’ll need flour, butter, brown sugar, rolled oats, and spices like cinnamon and ginger.

How It’s Made

Begin by preparing the peaches. Slice each one in half and remove the pits.

Peaches sliced in half

Use a small scoop or a melon baller to scoop away some of the center of each peach, making room for the crumb filling.

Peaches with middles scooped out

Place prepared peaches in a greased baking dish.

Sliced peaches in a baking dish

Note: If you want to make just one or two, cut the amount of filling that you make and bake in ramekins as shown below.

overhead view of baked peaches with crumb topping made in ramekins, topped with ice cream

Prepare the crumb topping by mixing flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, and ginger in a medium-size mixing bowl. Melt butter and add, then mix thoroughly until you have a bowl of small crumbs.

Fill prepared peach halves generously with this crumb topping, letting some spill over onto the tops of the peaches. (This is the same topping that I use on my apple crumble pie and my crumb cake!)

Filling baked peaches with crumb topping

Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 F. To test for doneness, look for the crumb topping to have browned and for the peach to feel nice and soft when you gently poke it with a toothpick.

Serve hot right out of the oven with vanilla ice cream or chantilly cream (sweetened whipped cream). You can also drizzle with caramel sauce or dulce de leche.

Baked peaches with dripping whipped cream

Expert Tips and FAQs

Baked peach cut open
Which peaches should I choose for this recipe?

Choose the best-tasting peaches you can find. If your peach doesn’t taste great before you bake it, it won’t be the best baked peach, either. Also, look for peaches that are soft to the touch but not mushy; they should be able to hold their shape while baking and not fall apart.

How do I store leftovers?

Store uneaten baked peaches in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and reheat in the microwave for about 30 seconds each before serving.

What other spices do you recommend for the crumb topping?

I love experimenting with spices in this recipe. I use cinnamon and ginger here, but cardamom, allspice, and cloves are also wonderful.

Can I fill the peaches with something other than crumb topping?

Try filling the baked peaches with cookie dough or brownie batter! They come out so good that way!

Did you make this recipe? Leave a review!
Baked Peaches with crumb topping and ice cream
Print Pin
4.34 from 3 votes

Baked Peaches with Crumb Topping

Baked peach halves filled with a sweet buttery crumb topping
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 225kcal
Author Stefani

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 3 peaches sliced in half and pitted
  • vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, and ginger.
  • Add melted butter and mix thoroughly until you have a bowl of small crumbs.
  • Using a melon baller or spoon, scoop out a little bit of the center of each peach half to increase the size of the hole the crumb filling will go into.
  • Place the cut peaches into a greased baking dish, individual ramekins, or muffin tins.
  • Stuff each peach half with crumbs.
  • Sprinkle remaining crumbs on top of each peach half.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the crumbs have browned and the peaches are soft but not falling apart.
  • Serve hot, topped with whipped cream or ice cream.

Video

Notes

  • Choose the best-tasting peaches. If your peach doesn’t taste great before you bake it, it won’t be the best baked peach, either.
  • Experiment with other spices in the crumb topping. I use cinnamon and ginger, but cardamom, allspice, and cloves would also be wonderful.
  • Put the peaches in the oven while you are eating dinner so they are ready just in time for dessert.
Store uneaten baked peaches in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and reheat in the microwave for about 30 seconds each before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
Have you tried this recipe?Click here to leave a comment and rating!
Easy Baked Peaches With Crumb Topping