Peach, Blackberry and Blueberry Graham Cracker Crumble

Now that I’ve been knuckle deep in peaches, blueberries, blackberries and copious amounts of crumble topping, summer has officially begun.

For me, I can’t officially kick start summer without some sort of inaugural pie, crumble or other festive equivalent. Kevin is partial to a classic pie with flaky, buttery crust, and while I of course agree whole-heartedly that a traditional pie is also one of the ways to my summer loving heart, a crumble really sends my emotions into a tizzy.

Plump juice berries and peaches coated in a sticky, sweet (natural) syrup and topped with a crispy buttery topping – is there anything better in life?

Peach, Blackberry and Blueberry Graham Cracker Crumble

This Peach, Blueberry and Blackberry Graham Cracker Crumble is so good it literally gave me heart palpitations the moment the fork touched my taste buds, although it could have also been a little coincidental heartbeat skip, either way MY HEART SKIPPED A BEAT. No lie.

Peach, Blackberry and Blueberry Graham Cracker Crumble

I wish I could take credit for the genius idea of replacing flour for graham crackers crumbs in the crumble portion of this dessert, but alas, the genius culinary minds behind Bon Apetit beat me to the punch. As I was quickly perusing through their latest magazine, (because I immediately have to tear it open the minute it arrives even if I haven’t got the slightest amount of time to read it cover to cover) I was immediately drawn to an assuming crumble, at first glance it looked like your ordinary crumble, but upon further investigation of the recipe I noticed that they had swapped out graham crackers for white flour.

Peach, Blackberry and Blueberry Graham Cracker Crumble

Here’s what happened in the next five minutes: I put my magazine down, grabbed my keys, jumped in the car, bought a box of graham crackers, headed back home, pulled out the peaches, blueberries and blackberries I scored the previous day in a major salt and started my crumble.

I was sure that this was going to be my new favorite way to bake a crumble….and it was.

Peach, Blackberry and Blueberry Graham Cracker Crumble

While the taste of the graham cracker crumbs is subtle, it’s absolutely there and gives the topping a unique, irresistible taste.

Of course you can’t go wrong with the combination of peaches and berries, so I won’t even delve into that. All you need to know is this needs to be in your oven five minutes ago.

Peach, Blackberry and Blueberry Graham Cracker Crumble

Happy weekend!

Peach, Blackberry and Blueberry Graham Cracker CrumblePeach, Blackberry and Blueberry Graham Cracker Crumble

Peach, Blackberry and Blueberry Graham Cracker Crumble
 
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Serves: Serves 8-10
Ingredients
  • 7 cups sliced peaches
  • 12 ounces blueberries
  • 6 ounces blackberries
  • ⅓ cup cornstarch
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Crumble:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter cut into small cubes.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl toss cornstarch, white sugar, brown sugar, salt and lemon juice together. Pour into a greased 10-inch cast iron skillet.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, oats, brown sugar, white sugar and salt. Using a fork or your fingers, blend in the butter until completely combined. The dough should be shaggy and damp. Sprinkle crumble all over fruit.
  4. Place the cast-iron skillet on top of a baking sheet and place in the oven.
  5. Bake until the topping is golden brown and the fruit it bubbling, about 45 minutes.
  6. Let rest for 15 minutes before serving with ice cream.