Instant Gratification Paleo Peach Crumble

Hi folks, Rachel here.

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There’s not much to say about this recipe other than I had an abundance of canned peaches last year, and I love fresh peaches more than almost any other fruit, save watermelon.  With spring on the way, I was craving something that wasn’t citrus fruit and felt that I should fulfill that desire for hot weather, long days, iced tea and all the other harbingers of summer with a peach crumble.

I used my own canned peaches in vanilla syrup for this, but you may substitute fresh (in season), frozen or canned. I also have adamant opinions against a heavy topping-to-fruit ratio in a crumble, preferring the fruit to take front and center, so I made a relatively small amount of crumble for the top. Feel free to adjust to your own adamant opinions if you deem it necessary.

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(no, the specks in the jar are not festering evidence of botulism or such, they’re vanilla bean seeds)

Quick Peach Crumble

1 qt peaches in syrup
1 T cane sugar
2 T brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp ginger
Pinch of salt
1/3 c almond flour
2 T arrowroot powder
1 1/2 T lard (if you tolerate butter, you may use that. I prefer lard though.)
3 T almonds, coarsely crushed, with the flat of a chef’s knife

Preheat the oven to 350. Remove the peaches from the syrup and add them to a 9 inch square baking dish.

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In a mixing bowl, combine the sugars, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, salt and flours. Stir with a fork or whisk to combine the ingredients thoroughly. Add the lard and use a pastry cutter or two forks to blend it until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the crushed almonds and incorporate them.

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Sprinkle across the top of the peaches and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350. Remove when the topping is browned and crispy looking and the peace juice bubbles appealingly at the sides of the baking dish.

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I served this with whipped cream (see picture below), and a tawny port, as I think port pairs exceptionally well with fruit desserts. If you want a creamy topping but can’t handle dairy, whip the solids from a can of coconut milk with some vanilla and honey until stiffened and dense… but, in all honesty, it doesn’t really need a topping, just a spoon.

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One Response to Instant Gratification Paleo Peach Crumble

  1. I think this is the best use of “fester” in a food blog, ever. Now you have me craving peach cobbler.

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