With summer on the horizon, fresh fruit desserts are back on the menu. I especially love the combination of peaches and blueberries. One of my favorite ways to serve them is with this easy crumble that is best served warm with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream.
Similar to a fruit crisp, this Peach-Blueberry Crumble is made in a skillet on a stovetop instead of in the oven. The basis of the “crumble” topping is healthful, toothsome oatmeal. Yum.
Stovetop Peach-Blueberry Crumble
(Recipe from Cook the Pantry © 2015 by Robin Robertson. Photo by Annie Oliverio. Used by permission Vegan Heritage Press LLC.)
- 1 1/2 pounds firm, ripe peaches (5 to 6 peaches)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cold vegan butter (Earth Balance), diced
Halve and cut the peaches, then cut them into thin slices and place in a large bowl. Add the lemon juice, sugar, and cornstarch and toss well to combine. Gently fold in the blueberries.
Transfer the fruit mixture to a 10-inch skillet (cast iron is preferable) and set aside. In a food processor, combine the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt and pulse to combine and break down the oats somewhat. Add the butter and pulse until the pieces of butter are the size of peas.
Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the fruit. Cover and cook over medium heat until hot and bubbly, about 12 minutes. Turn off heat, remove the lid, and let stand for another 5 minutes to cool slightly. Serve warm or at room temperature.