Peaches n’ Irish Cream Crumble

July 15th, 2013

Peaches n’ Cream is a Southern tradition.  Fresh peaches, sliced and topped with whipped cream are hard to beat.  But I just entered the weekly contest over at Food 52 and we were asked to come up with a recipe for a cobbler, crumble, crisp, pandowdy or any other buttery topped fruit dessert.  Since peaches are in season here in the South, that was my fruit of choice.  The expression “peaches n’ cream” led me to the idea of cream in the dessert.  But not just any cream.  Bailey’s Irish Cream came to mind.

I really liked this combination.  The Bailey’s Irish Cream added a rich note to the peaches but was not overpowering.  The crumble topping was enhanced with a touch of cardamom and cinnamon.  And if you add a dollop of whipped cream flavored with Bailey’s and sugar you will be a very happy camper indeed.  No matter how well I do in the recipe contest, I am happy that I came up with this summer dish.  It is best enjoyed on a screened in porch after dark with a chorus of crickets serenading you.


For the Peaches:

  • 8 Peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons Irish Cream (I used Bailey’s)
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
For the Crumble:

  • 2/3cups All-purpose flour
  • 2/3cups light brown sugar
  • 1/2cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cold, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 9 to 10 inch pie plate or casserole. Place peaches in a bowl and mix with the Irish Cream, sugar and lemon zest. Turn mixture into prepared dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, cardomon and salt. Add the cubed butter and with your fingers knead the butter into the dry ingredients until it is crumbly. Top the peaches with the mixture
  3. Bake the crumble for 30 to 35 minutes. Let rest for 15 minutes and serve topped with whipped cream.


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8 responses to “Peaches n’ Irish Cream Crumble”

  1. Jane says:

    This sounds heavenly, Penny. The Michigan peaches will be ready soon and my FIL gifted us with a bottle of Bailey’s at Christmas. Can’t wait to try it!


  2. Pondside says:

    Oh my, but that sounds delicious. We love any sort of crumble at our house, but one with Bailey’s would be a real treat!

  3. Sam@MyCarolinaKitchen says:

    Absolutely must be eaten on the screened porch. Great looking southern dish Penny. Who wouldn’t be happy to end their meal with this?

  4. Darla says:

    This looks heavenly. Should win the contest, hands down. I may have to bring some peaches to the lake, so we can all sample some!

  5. bellini says:

    I love the combination Penny.

  6. Larry says:

    As a big fan of Bailey’s, this sounds right up my alley. Bev was planning to take peach cobbler to our wine group on Friday, but think I’ll suggest this instead.

  7. Karen says:

    Nice recipe… good luck on winning!

  8. Vagabonde says:

    That does sound delicious. I don’t have a porch so I think I’ll make it
    at my daughter’s house in Memphis, which faces the Mississippi and she has two
    porches, one on each floor, so as you
    say it will taste better.

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