Peach-and-Basil Crumbles

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins

With a savory flavor that borders on sweet, basil has a natural affinity for peaches. The two ingredients meet in a simple crumble topped with an almond mixture.


For the Filling:

  • 4 ripe peaches, pitted, peeled if desired, each sliced into 8 wedges

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil (3 to 4 leaves, torn if large)

  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt

For the Topping:

  • 2 ounces chopped almonds (⅓ cup)

  • cup packed light-brown sugar

  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt

  • 1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces

  • Heavy cream, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Make the filling: Mix all ingredients to combine.

  2. Make the topping: Combine all ingredients (except cream), rubbing in butter with your fingers until mixture is crumbly.

  3. Divide filling among four 5 1/2-inch round baking dishes, and sprinkle with topping. Transfer to a baking sheet. Bake until bubbling and golden brown, 25 to 27 minutes. Let cool slightly. Drizzle with heavy cream if desired.

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