Here’s another peach recipe I recently went crazy over. Buying a half bushel of peaches from The Peach Truck over at the Nashville Farmers Market was one of the more fun things I’ve done this year. Shhh, don’t judge! I’m a simpleton. And I must say, cooking with bourbon is a new thing for me, which I’m loving! It must have something to do with living in Tennessee the last few years, hmm I dunno. I think it’s important to share that you don’t have to like bourbon to enjoy this dessert. The bourbon mixed with butter and sugar truly gives a very caramel-like flavor. And it just pairs so well with peaches. I wouldn’t want peaches any other way in a crumble!
You don’t have to be a baker to make a crumble. Trust me, I’m not a baker! You can easily put this together very quickly; in fact I think cutting the peaches is the longest part LOL. It’s so worth it though! So the fun part, you know… all the ways you can enjoy a crumble. Of course you can eat as is, piping hot. Yet it’s amazing straight out of the fridge too. Serve it over ice cream if you dare. I pretty much learned from my Father that you can put anything yummy on ice cream LOL. And I know this may sound strange but, this is good over toast or an English muffin. It’s not too far from a jam! All I’m saying is, this won’t last long when you make it. Prepare to have to make it again. Enjoy!
10 peaches, seed removed & cubed
¼ cup bourbon
1/8 cup dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ tablespoons arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
FOR THE CRUMBLE
½ cup all purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup chilled unsalted butter, small cubes
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon sea sat
Place the peaches in a 9” x 9” baking dish.
Put the bourbon, vanilla extract, and butter in a small sauce pan, stir until it comes to a boil. Add the brown sugar, whisk while it simmers for about 3 minutes. Let cool.
In a food processor add all the ingredients for the crumble topping making sure the butter is cold and cut in small cubes. Pulse everything about a dozen times until everything resembles coarse meal.
Drizzle the bourbon butter mixture over the peaches and sprinkle the crumble on top evenly.
Bake at 375 F degrees for about 25 minutes or until everything is gold brown on top.