Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Peach & Blueberry Crumble

Over the weekend, I was busy pinning away ideas on another one of my favourite stone-fruit; PEACHES. Only on rare occasions that I get to work with them since it's so crazy expensive when sold here in our local supermarkets. Let me tell you how it all began. Growing up, I had endless fascinations over this juicy sweet golden orbs, almost like gold nuggets to me. They were always cans and cans of peaches stacked up in the pantry. The brand imprinted in my memory till this very day is by this company called S&M. If you haven't had them before, you have no idea what you're missing out on.

Anyways, moving along.. I could still remember, that the simplest pleasure was just serving this can of peach with a generous scoop of creamy smooth good old vanilla ice-cream.  Imagine, scooping a mouth full of cold ice-cream with a slice of peach .. mMMMmmm.. so..so good right? Till this very day, I still find myself swooning over this simple luxurious treat.

However this time, instead of just enjoying my simple pleasure in life, I decided that I am going to take it up a notch and make a crumble. Not just any crumble, it had to be PEACH & BLUEBERRY CRUMBLE with slight variation of course and with FRESH Peaches. Simple, light and packed with all the natural goodness!

In the past, I have made all sorts of crumble, but somehow I have never been able to showcase them here on my blog. It was also because I was such a "nub" in food photography, that I haven't quite figure out on how to snap shots without having my ice-cream melted all over. After all I am in Asia, and well I live in a tropical country, so imagine the level of heat I endure every time. Bet I am not alone in this area; and that many too may have encountered this same scenario.
So I suppose this is my very first crumble & I had a lot of fun, styling and photographing them. Though I know I still have a lot more room to grow, I wanted this photo to be clean, slightly dreamy and plated the dessert like how they would serve in a fine dining restaurant. In a nutshell, that was my source of inspiration and tried to emulate the effect by adding my own artsy spin.

As for flavours of this PEACH & BLUEBERRY CRUMBLE, it's nutty, floral-fruity from the amazing aroma of a peach with a hint of depth of warmth from the cinnamon in the crumble. Perfect for a cool windy day making this experience simply heavenly & divine!

Peach & Blueberry Crumble
by Chic & Gorgeous Treats                                          

* serves 6-8
* peach & blueberry crumble can be made in advance, covered tightly with a cling film; then bake them when about to serve.
* best to consume the same day.

Peach & Blueberry Filling
6 Peaches
1 cup of Fresh Blueberry
2 teaspoon of Fresh Lemon Zest
1/3 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Almond Crumble
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 stick cold unsalted butter, cubed
1/3 cup granulated or caster sugar
1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon



To prepare Peach & Blueberry Crumble:

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Immerse the peaches in boiling water for 1 minute; until their skin peels off easily. Place them immediately in a bowl of cold water. Peel off the skin, slice the peaches into large cubes and place them in a bowl.

2.  Add lemon juice, zest, flour, sugar to the peaches and gently fold in the blueberries, careful to not break them. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes and then scoop them into individual prepared ramekins.

3. For the topping, mix together, flour, brown sugar, caster sugar, cinnamon and butter. Using the tip of your fingers, gently rub the butter into the flour, until it resembles large bread crumbs. Fold in the sliced almonds. Sprinkle over the fruit. Place the ramekins over a sheet lined pan, and bake between 30-35 minutes or until the crumble browned, crisps and the juices are bubbly. Serve warm at room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. ENJOY!

*slightly adapted from Ina Garten



  1. Peaches become even more exotic and gourmet with your desserts my friend :D

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Thanks CCU! You always somehow manage to put a smile on my face whenever you come over, and thank you for your constant support!! ♥ Jo

  2. Peach and blueberry crumble with a big dollop of ice-cream is a dessert which always confirms plates cleanly licked off...so delicious with all those summery treats going in...beautiful food clicks and loved the individual crumbles :-)

  3. You've made me yearn for peach season so much with this lovely post! I love peaches and I also look forward to them every year :D

    1. Thanks for coming over Lorraine. Your kind words always make my day. I believe peaches in AU are coming up quite soon and you will be having tons of them. Till then, I do love reading your adventure. Keep up the amazing work. Cheers, Jo

  4. Jo, I love canned peaches! I can eat them out of the can hah! hah! Love your peach and blueberry crumble with that ice cream topping :)

    1. Thanks PH and canned peaches are the best aren't they? I still want to work with peaches. Found some frozen ones. Will think what I will be coming up with soon. ♥ Jo

  5. Hi Jo, thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment! Hope all's well with you...seems like you're posting less and less these days. Work, and life must be so busy for you, I do understand that really well.

    I love the combination of the peach and blueberries in your delicious crumble...would have love to see the crumble by itself and not focus so much on the ice cream (which happens to be a great pairing)Love your super yummy recipe, and will want to try it soon!
    Big hugs, and kisses to you my dear friend

    1. Hi Eli, LOL.. Yeah I was obsessed over the vanilla ice-cream and couldn't help scooping a large scoop. Hope all is well at your side. I have been swamped leaving me with little room to update my blog. Am trying to get the engine starting once more. Perhaps I will have more time one day eh? Hugs and kisses.. Jo

  6. so beautiful and delicious - what a wonderful dessert Joanna!

  7. There's no better way to enjoy a crumble than with a big scoop of ice cream like you've served it!

    1. Hehehe.. I agree with you too Sylvie ;). Now it's time for me to start cranking fall/winter desserts .. Have a great week!!

  8. Hey Jo!! Delicious recipe, I'm a HUGE fan of peaches! And your food styling is lovely as always! xx

    1. Hi Jaime dear! How're you? this recipe is really light and yummy. Thanks for your constant support. Truly appreciate it ;) ♥ Jo

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