This easy stone fruit crumble recipe combines plump cherries, juicy peaches, fresh plums, and sweet nectarines for an amazing warm baked stone fruit dessert.
A stone fruit dessert recipe
We love stone fruit season – here in California, it happens to begin in the summertime and often runs into early fall. Nectarines, peaches, plums, and cherries are some of our favorite ripe stone fruits, so we make sure to pick them up around this time of year.
Stone fruits are sweet and versatile, and adding them to the kitchen recipe repertoire is a must. I don’t know if there are any fruits that are more delicious than a ripe stone fruit!
Sweet like a homemade fruit cobbler
So, what do you do when you love to bake and have a plethora of amazing fruits available at home? You make a stone fruit dessert! This easy recipe for fruit crumble combines plump cherries, juicy peaches, and sweet nectarines (we’ve made nectarine cocktails, too), plus some of your pantry staples for baking.
When these fresh fruits are in season, savor the flavors and create this delicious stone fruit crumble recipe in your kitchen. This peach and cherry dessert is a warm, sweet dessert with sliced ripe stone fruit, has a crispy crumble on top, and is perfect when topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Easy Stone Fruit Crumble Recipe
You’ll love our delicious and easy stone fruit crumble recipe made with peaches, cherries, plums, and nectarines with a buttery crisp, sugary cinnamon crumble topping. Think of this recipe as an enhanced peach crumble pie, full of summer fruity goodness!
This dessert is very similar to a peach or stone fruit cobbler. Although fruit cobblers are very good, the difference here is in the crumble topping. Here’s how to make this recipe for fruit crumble.
Ingredients for fruit crumble with peaches
- fresh stone fruits – peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries
- lemon juice
- baking powder
- vanilla ice cream (optional, but is it really?)
How to make a fruit crumble
First, you’ll need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grab a large mixing bowl and combine the diced stone fruit, sugar, and lemon juice. Next, add the cornstarch and mix until thoroughly combined. This should be slightly moist and saucy, but not too watery.
Lightly grease the bottom of your 9×9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Pour the stone fruit mixture into the baking pan, spread it out evenly in the pan, and set aside.
Make the crumb topping
To make the crumble topping, get a small bowl and combine the dry ingredients to make the crumble – flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix thoroughly, then add the melted butter and stir gently until you get a nice, crumbly texture, as pictured above.
Evenly spread the crumble topping over the stone fruit mixture in the baking pan, making sure to cover up most of the top of the fruit. Pop your stone fruit dessert into the oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes, or until the top of the crumble is golden brown.
Brown the top and serve with ice cream
If you want to brown the top a little more, turn off the oven and fire up the broiler on high and broil the crumble-topped fruit cobbler for 2-3 minutes (and pay attention, this happens fast!), or until you achieve the desired level of crisp that you’re looking for.
Remove from the oven and allow the baked dessert about 5-6 minutes to cool. Now you are ready to serve this amazing stone fruit crumble dessert! Spoon into bowls and top with vanilla ice cream. The cool ice cream on the warm and slightly tart fruit dessert recipe tastes so good!
Easy Stone Fruit Crumble Dessert Recipe
- 1 9x9 baking pan
- Large and small mixing bowls
Stone fruit mixture
- 4 cups fresh stone fruits peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries (pitted & sliced)
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 c flour
- 3/4 c sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 6 tbsp butter melted
- vanilla ice cream optional
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, combine stone fruits, sugar, and lemon juice. Next, add the cornstarch and mix until thoroughly combined.
- Lightly grease the bottom of the 9x9" pan with cooking spray. Pour the stone fruit mixture into the baking pan and set aside.
- For the crumble topping, combine dry ingredients in a small bowl – flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well, then add the melted butter and stir gently until you get a nice, crumbly texture.
- Spread the crumble topping evenly over the stone fruit mixture in the baking pan, making sure to cover up most of the top of the fruit. Bake the stone fruit dessert for about 30-40 minutes, or until the top of the crumble is golden brown.
- To brown the top a little more, turn off the oven and fire up the broiler on high, and broil the crumble-topped fruit cobbler for 2-3 minutes, or until you achieve the desired level of browning and crisped top.
- Remove from the oven and cool for about 5-6 minutes. Spoon warm stone fruit crumble into bowls and top with vanilla ice cream to serve.
What are your favorite ways to eat stone fruits?
How do you eat stone fruits in the summer and fall seasons? We hope you enjoy this stone fruit cobbler recipe with a crumble topping. It is such an easy way to enjoy the best stone fruits – plums, nectarines, peaches, and cherries – while they’re in season! Adding the vanilla ice cream is just like icing on a cake!
More fruit dessert recipes to try
- Easy No-Bake Lemon Cream Pie Recipe
- This Tropical Passion Fruit Cheesecake Recipe
- Easy Apple Berry Crisp Recipe