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In a romanticized past life as a cowboy, I could smell the fruit baking in the breeze coming from the chuck wagon, a special treat after a long day’s work. But this thoroughly modern version lets everyone kick back and do a bit of dreaming while it (practically) makes itself.
Aside from a sharp knife to slice all the peaches, the only equipment you need is a slow cooker (or use your Instant Pot as a slow cooker, but expect the layers of fruit and topping to be thicker).
Instant Pot 6-Quart 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker, $79 from Walmart
The slow cooker's modern successor.
What You Need to Make Slow Cooker Peach Crumble
Makes approximately 8 servings
- 3/4 cups dark brown sugar
- 3/4 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for the coating the crock of the slow cooker
- 4 large peaches (approximately 24 ounces), sliced; you can also peel them if you like
- 4 cups vanilla ice cream (optional)
How to Make Slow Cooker Peach Crumble
1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. You can also use a fork for this.
2. Add the measured butter to the dry ingredients and mix together until everything is totally combined. The mixture should appear crumbly.
3. Add the peach slices and mix everything all together.
4. Butter the bottom and sides of the slow cooker.
5. Pour the peach-flour mixture into the slow cooker.
6. Cook for 3 to 4 hours on low, until the peaches are tender.
7. Spoon the peach crumble into bowls and serve with a scoop of ice cream if you like your desserts à la mode.
The original version of this story was posted in 2014. It has been updated with additional images, links, and text.
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