I know. Peaches. They’re EVERYWHERE.

This is especially annoying when you live in an area that gets roughly 27 good peaches a summer split between thousands of people.

And I can’t stop talking about them. Actually, I’m sort of depressed sharing this recipe with you today, because I have another totally outrageous, inappropriate and insane (and better?) peach recipe to share with you in the next week. I mean, I hesitate to say better because this crumble was pretty incredible… and I should know since I ate almost the entire thing with one spoon. Like, singular. One single spoon.

Oh well. Time to deal with peaches.

White peaches are so pretty, right? I know. I just want to eat them up.

Luckily I did just that.

And the cardamom? Well, I love me some cardamom but I sort of think that it tastes like… Christmas. It’s just so… WARM. It’s warming and warmy. If I could think of another word besides warm I would definitely use it. But I can’t. So it’s Christmasy and warm. And let me tell you why that’s a problem for me, okay?

I just get so confused when things aren’t in the right seasons. While I’m not exactly Type A anymore, I like my seasons to be a bit… rigid. Oh and while we’re on that topic, I used to be the Type A-est person ever, until I married the Type A-est person ever. Tip: two seriously Type A people in a marriage is a tricky, tricky thing. Tip: A very Type A and very Type B marriage is also a tricky thing. I don’t know what I am anymore but I’ve been forced to end up somewhere in the middle, which is sort of fine by me since it means I can slack a little when it comes to putting away the dishes or folding men’s underwear since I NEVER DO IT THE RIGHT WAY.

No skin off my back.

But the seasons. I like my crunchy leaves and pumpkin in the fall, some snow and hot chocolate in winter, some floral breezes and mimosas in the spring and some sunscreen and sand in the summer. I just can’t work with unseasonal things. Does.not.compute. So cardamom in my crumble was a BIG deal.

But it was a good big deal. A great big deal. A big deal that I want to eat again. Like a million and twenty times.


White Peach Cardamom Crumble

Yield: serves 4 appropriately, 2 obnoxiously

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


6 white peaches, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons loosely packed brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon cardamom


1/3 cup old-fashioned oats

1/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon cardamom

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

ice cream/frozen yogurt for serving


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lay peaches in a baking dish (mine was a rectangular 7 x 10) and sprinkle with brown sugar, cardamom and salt. Toss to coat, then set aside.

In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and salt, stirring to mix. Mash in softened butter using a fork or your hands, until coarse crumbles remain. Sprinkle topping all over peaches. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until crumble is golden on top. Serve immediately with ice cream or frozen yogurt.

This makes me so happy.

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77 Responses to “White Peach Cardamom Crumble.”

  1. #
    Rodzilla — August 24, 2012 @ 6:54 am

    better than peach crumble? must be a la mode.


  2. #
    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — August 24, 2012 @ 6:56 am

    Love peaches too – they’re the Husband’s favorite.

    And my husband knows better than to tell me I’m not doing something right because then I’ll just not do it anymore, and he won’t do it either, so our house will be a ridiculous mess.


  3. #
    Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} — August 24, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    The cardamon was a good call. Peach season is so short I can’t help but eat a lot of them in that short time.


  4. #
    Ali @ Peaches and Football — August 24, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    I’m sooooo jealous you still have peaches available – everything in the stores this time of year tastes bitter and mealy. Bleh. I am a total peach freak so can’t wait to see your next peach recipe too!


  5. #
    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat — August 24, 2012 @ 6:59 am

    Might be the best description of “servings” I’ve ever seen on a recipe.


  6. #
    Simply Life — August 24, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    oh wow! with peaches this is definitely in season!


  7. #
    Kim@hungryhealthygirl — August 24, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    Peaches have become my absolute favorite fruit of th Summer! I totally would have eaten the whole thing by myself too!!


  8. #
    Amanda @ The Taste Tester — August 24, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    I guess my diet will have to wait until tomorrow. Looks simply divine.


  9. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — August 24, 2012 @ 7:07 am

    the white peaches around here haven’t been all that great lately! so sad. but seriously… peach pie, peach crisp, peach crumble.. anything showing off juicy juicy peaches, yellow or white, is like pure heaven to me. it’s my fave fruit to bake with. I could have easily eaten the whole thing with a spoon too ;) Glad you added the cardamom too :)


  10. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — August 24, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    Gorgeous Darling! I need to pick up some peaches this week! What a great combination I love that you uses cardamom! Have a great weekend!!


  11. #
    Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living — August 24, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    I am the SAME way when it comes to seasonal eating! I steer clear of apples and pumpkin all spring & summer long so I can gorge in the fall, and I don’t buy fresh berries or stone fruit at all in the colder months. Nonetheless, I will definitely be making this peach cardamom crumble this summer regardless of the warm, Christmasy flavor (I know exactly what you mean, by the way)!


  12. #
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — August 24, 2012 @ 7:18 am

    I have never used cardamom. I just bought a jar of it a few weeks ago thinking, this is something I need to try. I opened it and it smells great. Like Christmas, I love that! Might just have to use it on some peaches! Great recipe Jessica!


  13. #
    Kim in MD — August 24, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    I love fresh peaches, and this crumble looks like the perfect recipe! I’m going to pick some up at my local produce stand today!


  14. #
    Annie @ What's Annie Making? — August 24, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    Oh my yummmmm!!! Peaches + oats = breakfast… right?


  15. #
    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy — August 24, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    Cardamom is not used enough in my opinion – so I love this recipe!


  16. #
    Jill @ Sincerely Jill — August 24, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    This sounds divine! I have a major thing for cardamom… major.


  17. #
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — August 24, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    Ok, you must have something totally mindblowing coming up next week if it’s better than this! I love peaches (and cardamom) as well, and am trying to eat as many as I can before they go out of season. I’m also very rigid about my foods and seasons, with the exception of 1: pumpkin. I’ve been eating it in my yogurt, smoothies, and protein cakes (a strange but delish mix of protein powder, pureed pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and egg whites) all summer!


  18. #
    Emily — August 24, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    Well I love cardamom, but never tried it with peaches, so will have to rectify that….

    Also, I think it’s used often in middle eastern cooking, so I’m reckoning you have it right – it clearly matches with sunshine!


  19. #
    Shannon — August 24, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    All about the cardamom lately… awesome timing!


  20. #
    Christine Smith — August 24, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    Here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada peaches are at their peak, thanks to talented farmers in the nearby Niagara Region. Such a simple, beautiful recipe to add to my “it’s peach season” recipes. Thanks.


  21. #
    Anele @ Success Along the Weigh — August 24, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    The Mr is a peach freak. This is right up his alley.


  22. #
    Meg @ Peaches and Cake — August 24, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    hahhaah i love the “2 appropriately, 4 obnoxiously” serving size suggestion!


  23. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — August 24, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    This looks delicious! I love all crumbles, they are so comforting and almost always turn out the way you want them too, another great thing about them. Cardamom is one of my favorite spices–too bad its one of the most expensive ones out there :(


  24. #
    Maria — August 24, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    I need a big bowl of this STAT!


  25. #
    Noelle (@singerinkitchen) — August 24, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    NOm nom I have so been wanting a crumble the last few nights. I am going to have to make it but with plums. Yummy recipe Jessica!


  26. #
    Jessica L. — August 24, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    I love your serving size. And this crumble. I love it too!


  27. #
    Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen — August 24, 2012 @ 9:10 am

    This looks so perfect for the end of summer. I think the summery peaches with the wintery cardamom makes fall, don’t you? Aaand ice cream on top of crumble is about the best thing ever.


  28. #
    Melanie — August 24, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    Where was this recipe yesterday????!!!! (When I had a bunch of white peaches I needed to use) I AM SO BUMMED!!! Off to the farmer’s market I go…… This looks amazing!


    • Jessica — August 24th, 2012 @ 9:27 am

      Well now I want to know what you did with all of your peaches?!


      • Melanie — August 24th, 2012 @ 9:34 am

        Pies, Pies, Pies. Oh, and some old-fashioned, cast iron skillet cobbler. It was all so delicious…. UNTIL you mentioned this recipe! hahaha. Now I am suffering from cardamom deprivation.

  29. #
    DessertForTwo — August 24, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    I LOVE that this serves two obnoxiously! Appropriate dessert serving sizes should be illegal! :)


  30. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 24, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    white peaches are generally in season for like…3 days :) And boy, they are a delicacy and I love them AND I love crumble topping anything. Oats, butter, brown sugar can do no wrong!


  31. #
    M. Vivian — August 24, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    I love cardamom! Cardamom is cozy :)


  32. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 24, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    I don’t want peach season to ever end! Love this crumble, and the use of cardamon. I’ve only had it in cookies before but I loved it, so I know it has to be good here as well.


  33. #
    Stephanie — August 24, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    I prefer white peaches! Can’t wait to see your next peach recipe.


  34. #
    Ala — August 24, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this! If it makes you feel any better, we’re all drowning in so many peaches that most people are just heads bobbing around looking for lifelines, so you might actually be better off in your peach-limited enclave. (Oh, first-world problems, I know.)


  35. #
    Joy — August 24, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you
    I’m going to stuff my face with this next week


  36. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — August 24, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    Helllllls yeah! Love this!


  37. #
    Rachel@food-hugs.com — August 24, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    … Did you sing “Peaches” by The Presidents of the United States while making this…?

    I sang it for you, just in case.

    Anyways, this looks super tasty and it’s reminiscent of the peach, blueberry and nectarine pie I made here!


  38. #
    Heather (Heather's Dish) — August 24, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    i heart peaches – and peach crumble? yes please – extra ice cream!


  39. #
    Gregg at PIL — August 24, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    This looks delicious, and just in time for peach season! We’re running a new Food Blogger Recipe Contest (details on our Facebook page here: http://on.fb.me/PGNLSj) and I hope you’ll consider entering.


  40. #
    allie@sweetpotatobites.com — August 24, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    peaches are so so good right now! i love the white ones too – this recipe looks like a perfect way to use them.


  41. #
    Holiday Baker Man — August 24, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    Looks perfect….not too sweet


  42. #
    Adrienne @ Midwestern Belle — August 24, 2012 @ 12:04 pm



  43. #
    Betsy Wray — August 24, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    I think you just made my day with this. White peaches are my absolute favorite!


  44. #
    Michelle — August 24, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    High fives for Type A’s that have had to kind of adjust to some awkward place between A and B but still run rampant with A if you leave us alone for any length of time.


  45. #
    betty — August 24, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    i’m totally the same way. pumpkin that wasn’t used last winter wont be used until this fall. candles are the same, no cinnamon apple vanilla christmas cookie/tree in this house until its below 50 degrees! haha

    your blog makes my day, every day :) thanks for that!


  46. #
    Bethany @ Accidental Intentions — August 24, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    This is just unreal looking. I had white peaches for the first time this summer, and I’m so in love. They’re way better than standard peaches as far as I’m concerned.


  47. #
    Steph@stephsbitebybite — August 24, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    Peaches and pizza. Sounds like I need to come live next to you so I can fill up on those two things EVERYDAY!


  48. #
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — August 24, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    I live for unseasonal things…haha. I have been listening to Christmas music all week! And sometimes I made christmas cookies all year round. I’m weird, though. This looks so delishhh!


  49. #
    christina @ ovenadventures — August 24, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    i love cardamom too. it’s fall not summer. but i’ve put it in cookies in the spring. is that weird? this looks fabulous. Just a little note, I found cardamom way cheaper in the international section of the grocery store.


  50. #
    Arthur in the Garden! — August 24, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

    That is so yummy and it would go great with my Homemade Honey Ice cream!



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