Bourbon Baked Peaches with Oatmeal Crumble

Bourbon Baked Peaches with Oatmeal Crumble |

Warning. This is a picture heavy post. Because, I mean, just look at these gorgeous little peaches. I couldn’t stop staring. And narrowing it down would have been like picking a favorite ice cream flavor. I just can’t do it. I love too many to be forced to choose.

So let me tell you a story about these bourbon baked peaches. And encourage you to use bowls when you serve them. Otherwise you’ll end up like me.

And embarrassingly trying to eat them off the floor. Like that episode of Friends with the cheesecake.

Bourbon Baked Peaches with Oatmeal Crumble |

So let me paint the picture for you. I finish taking photos and putter into the living room, where my husband was sitting and watching TV, to ask if he wanted a bite. He says no (I mean really, what was he thinking passing on baked peaches at 10am??). And so I try to grab a big chunk with my fork while still standing there holding the plate you see below.

But these are slippery little peaches and so the entire thing proceeded to shoot right off onto the floor. I may have stood there in shock for a good few seconds. Before scooping it up, asking if it was still okay to eat, and then proceeding to eat it anyway before the husband had a chance to answer. Even though there was an entire tray in the kitchen. But how could you let these pretty little things go to waste?!

So just go ahead and use bowls, yes?

Bourbon Baked Peaches with Oatmeal Crumble |

So this dessert. Warm, tender baked peaches topped with an oatmeal crumble / streusel. So good even at this point just by themselves. But then we need to go ahead and add a spiked bourbon whipped cream and a bourbon glaze. Because why not?

When you first top it with the whipped cream all warm from the oven it looks like that picture right there up above. Totally cool, totally pretty.

But then you give it a few minutes … and this happens:

Bourbon Baked Peaches with Oatmeal Crumble |

Come. to. mama.

Let’s look at it one more time a little bit closer:

Bourbon Baked Peaches with Oatmeal Crumble |

Swoon. That’s the right stuff baby. Especially on a Monday morning.

Bourbon Baked Peaches with Oatmeal Crumble
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Yield: 4 to 6 servings
For the peaches:
  • 4 medium peaches, halved and pits removed
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup raw pecans, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
For the whipped cream:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
For the glaze:
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ tablespoon bourbon
  • 1 ½ to 2 tablespoons milk
  • pinch of salt
  1. To make the peaches - preheat the oven to 375ºF. Set the peaches (skin side down) in a baking dish (I use a casserole type dish - you can use whatever will fit the peaches).
  2. In a small bowl, add the flour, oats, brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon and salt and mix until well combined (breaking up any clumps of the sugar). Pour in the melted butter and mix until combined and evenly moistened. Crumble the topping evenly over the peach halves in the baking dish. Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and the peaches are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, to make the whipped cream - add the cream, sugar, vanilla and bourbon to a large bowl. Whip with a hand-mixer on high until stiff peaks form (you can also do this in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment). Set aside.
  4. To make the glaze - whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, bourbon, milk and salt until smooth. Add more sugar or milk to get it to the consistency that you would like.
  5. To serve - set a peach on a serving dish. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of the glaze.
These are boozy but if you don’t like bourbon don’t worry! Either cut back on it or eliminate it completely!

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  1. says

    My eyes thank you for all those pictures – uh, yum!! And I feel for you with that slippery peach. I probably would have screamed! That crumble topping looks so amazing, and spiked bourbon whipped cream sounds like something I need in my life, stat! Love these!

  2. says

    Hahahaha you are my favorite, Ashley. I do that all the time. I’d love to say that I’m not so uncoordinated that things don’t constantly fall on the floor, but alas, they do. And since I cleaned that floor I feel no shame in grabbing something off of it. 😉 Especially if it were one of these peaches! How could you let any bite go to waste?!

  3. says

    I would love to eat these peaches for breakfast! And it’s totally okay to eat dessert off the floor…never waste a good dessert. Friends taught us well. That melty whipped cream looks amazing!

  4. says

    I would have totally scooped it up and ate it….. it’s my floor after all and I know its clean 😀 though my fella would have just looked on in horror (he is a little OCD!) But you are right these look sooooo good and I would love a plate / bowl or dish of them right now!

  5. says

    We definitely apply the “5 second rule” when something this delicious hits the floor. If you can grab it and eat it (before the dog does) within 5 seconds of it hitting the floor then you ignore the germs. :) Peaches are wonderful. Baked/grilled peaches are really wonderful. Your toppings take these beauties beyond really wonderful! :)

  6. says

    Haha I would have done the same thing – I mean how can you let these beauties go to waste? The bourbon whipped cream and glaze sound amazing with the baked peaches and oatmeal crumble! And I would have no problem sampling this at 10 am – oatmeal and fruit counts for breakfast or dessert in my book :)

  7. says

    I would totally eat these off the floor! They look so good that I couldn’t bare for any of them go to waste. I’ve been thinking about baked stuffed peaches for a while now and this must be a sign from god that I need to make them! And this bourbon whipped cream?! Yes please!

  8. says

    These peaches are gorgeous!! I love these photos, especially the ones with the melty whipped cream. And I’m kinda jealous you got to eat them at 10am on Monday! I didn’t realize it was possible to turn down peaches and bourbon. 😉

    • Ashley says

      Right? He was just being silly! Said he wasn’t ready for dessert – in my mind dessert is good all day long!!

  9. says

    Oh yeah, that close-up is my favorite. I would have totally eaten these pretty little things off the floor too. There’s no shame. And your husband is completely crazy for turning them down! I don’t care what time of day it was- all the baked peaches in my face, please.

  10. says

    I love these baked peaches, Ashley! I’ve been seeing recipes for grilled ones all summer, but I love that you can make these in the oven instead, especially for us grill-challenged folks! :) And that whipped cream and glaze sounds amazing, too!

  11. says

    Very entertaining post…haha! I’m sorry it fell on the floor, but I would’ve done the same thing. 5 second rule, right? This is my kind of summer dessert here, where you don’t even have to chop up fruit for a crisp…perfect! And the spiked whipped cream and glaze sound amazing — that “come to mama” photo in close up almost killed me. This is going to be made soon! :)

  12. says

    I love all the pictures! That whipped cream melting down the peaches looks amazing! And I love that glaze. I wish I had these this morning! Hope you had a great weekend Ashley!

  13. says

    Ha! This is a great story to go with those peaches! I definitely am always tempted to pull a Chandler and Rachel and grab a fork for floor food. At least when it is this delicious. But having two dogs means NEVER EATING ANYTHING from the floor. Either way, these. Always these.

    • Ashley says

      haha that episode always makes me crack up. Yeahhh I was super lucky the little beagle was upstairs sleeping!!

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