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Skillet Peach Crumble for One

Skillet Peach Crumble for One

This peach crumble dessert is made on the stove in just 15 minutes, it’s the perfect quick summer dessert for one. All you need are fresh or canned peaches, and a couple pantry ingredients for the tasty crumble topping.

peach crumble in a bowl with ice cream and ingredients on a table

[This recipe was originally posted in August 2019. It has been updated with cooking instructions, expert tips, FAQ, related recipes and ways to repurpose/use up ingredients]

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How many times do you want a homemade dessert but don’t want to a) take a lot of time b) have a whole pan of brownies or dozens of cookies c) turn the oven on for dessert for one?

That happens to me a lot, and then I end up satisfying my sweet tooth with something not so satisfying and 5 other things because satisfaction is important.

Well, if you’re like me, this super easy and quick skillet peach crumble is the perfect late summer dessert. It’s made quickly on the stove and makes one serving. Done.

Ingredients

Scroll down to the peach crumble recipe card for the amounts of each ingredient, but here’s a quick visual + description of what’s in this recipe.

butter, flour, oats, sugars, peach on table
  • Peaches
  • Butter
  • Rolled oats
  • Brown sugar
  • Flour: Use all purpose flour or whole wheat, whichever you have or prefer
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice: a bit of lemon juice adds brightness and brings out the peach flavor. I recommend adding it.

Instructions

Scroll down to the recipe card for more detailed instructions. Here’s a quick overview + photos to see how to make this recipe in general.

flour, oats, sugar, butter in pan

1.Cook the oats, flour, salt, cinnamon, butter, and brown sugar over medium heat. Stir frequently.

cooked oats with butter and sugar in pan

2. Cook until lightly browned. Set aside.

peaches, butter, and brown sugar in a sautee pan

3. Add remaining butter and brown sugar with the sliced peach and lemon juice to the hot sautee pan. Stir peaches, and cook until soft, about 4-5 minutes.

peaches in a small sautee pan

4. Peaches will be evenly coated with sauce, sauce will thicken, and peaches will become soft.

Remove peaches from heat, and pour in same bowl with the crumble topping.

Enjoy your skillet peach crumble immediately, top with vanilla ice cream.

Storage/Reheating Tips

Store leftover skillet peach crumble in an airtight container for about a week. Reheat in the microwave or oven for crispy topping.

It’s great with vanilla yogurt for breakfast or more ice cream or whipped cream for dessert.

Substitutions/Tips

  • Dump all crumble ingredients in together, I made this once by toasting the oats in melted butter & sugar and once by adding all ingredients at once. They turned out the same, so save your time with this hack.
  • Go big and get some locally grown seasonal peaches. This simple dessert is even better with really flavorful, ripe peaches.
  • Other great toppings: chopped nuts, flaky salt, caramel sauce, whipped cream.

FAQ

What’s the difference between a peach cobbler and a peach crumble?

Peach cobbler usually has a cake like topping, and peach crumble has a crumbly oat topping. This skillet topping is very crisp because you quickly toast the oats in butter & brown sugar.

Can I use canned peaches in peach crumble?

Absolutely! Personally I’d rather eat canned peaches than out of season grocery store peaches. Canned peaches are picked at their peak ripeness meaning that they’ll have a super peachy flavor & will be nicely sweet.

peach with crumble topping in a bowl with ice cream

Other peach recipes

Repurpose this crumble

Unlike me, if you do have leftovers or decide to double or triple the recipe, it’s really great heated up the next day & served with ice cream again. Or, I love adding a dollop or more of yogurt to my leftover crisps to eat as a breakfast.

What to do with leftover ingredients

When you’re cooking for one, you often have leftover produce, cans of whatever ingredient, etc. Here are a couple ideas on how to use up the leftover ingredients. It’ll help you save money by wasting fewer ingredients.

Did you make this skillet peach crumble? leave me a comment to share how it turned out!

peach crisp with vanilla ice cream on a plate

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Skillet Peach Crumble

This peach crumble dessert is made on the stove in just 15 minutes, it’s the perfect quick summer dessert for one. All you need are fresh or canned peaches, and a couple pantry ingredients for the tasty crumble topping.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Rebecca Clyde MS, RDN

Equipment

  • cutting board

  • knife

  • small skillet

  • Measuring Cups

  • Measuring Spoons

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar divided (1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon)
  • 2 teaspoons whole wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 whole peach
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  • Heat skillet over medium heat. Once skillet is hot, add 1 ½ Tablespoon butter, 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, ¼ cup rolled oats, 2 teaspoon flour, ¼ teaspoon salt & cinnamon to pan. Stir until toasted, about 3-5 minutes. Pour into bowl.

  • While crumble mixture is cooking, slice peach into ¼ inch slices.

  • Once crumble is out of the pan, add remaining butter (½ Tablespoon), brown sugar (1 teaspoon), 1 teaspoon lemon juice to pan. Stir until peaches are soft, about 3-4 minutes.

  • Pour into bowl with oat crumble. Top with ice cream if desired. Enjoy

Notes

  • Easily double or triple the recipe to feed more people, just cook in a larger skillet
  • Use fresh peaches in season so it’ll taste the best
  • Top with fresh vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
  • Eat immediately