Grilled Peach & Walnut Crumble

Grilled Peach & Walnut Crumble //

It’s going to be 106 degrees here today, so needless to say, summer is on. If you’re cooking out this weekend, I have the perfect simple dessert for you. No baking is required, just toss some peaches onto your already-hot grill and you’re nearly done.

I, myself, will be having a “cook-in,” making this on my grill pan in my temperature controlled kitchen.

A note about this walnut crumble topping – it’s become my go-to lately for quick desserts. Top it on any kind of fruit, add a scoop of ice cream & dig in.

grilled peach crumble

Serves: serves 4
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 3-4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter (I use vegan earth balance)
  • a few teaspoons flour*, if necessary for the crumble
  • 4-6 peaches
  • ice cream (I used coconut, use what you like)
  1. Make the crumble by crushing the walnuts together with the brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. I did this in a plastic bag using a wooden kitchen mallet, a rolling pin would also work. Add the butter and, using your hands, crumble it into the mix until just combined. If it’s too moist and not crumbly, add a bit of flour.
  2. Slice your peaches and grill for a few minutes on each side.
  3. Serve the peaches with some of the crumble and a scoop if ice cream.
The crumble can be made ahead, store at room temp for up to a couple of days.

*I used spelt flour, oat flour (gluten free oat flour if necessary), whole wheat, or white would also be fine.


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  1. Rach

    Wait so you don’t cook the flour? It’s just added in raw and left as such? Isn’t that a cooking no-no?

  2. Ashleigh from

    I love how simple this recipe is. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Alyssa from

    I sent this recipe over to a friend to make this weekend as he was having a BBQ/Pool Party. It was absolutely delicious! The crumble was sweet and crunchy and paired perfectly with the warm soft peaches and some decadent ice cream! Well done with this recipe!

    • jeanine

      oh, so glad it was a hit!

  4. Kathryn from

    Oh grilled peaches sound too good especially with that crunchy topping. What a perfect summer dessert.

  5. Kasey from

    106? Oh dear. I hope there’s a pool, or sprinkler near you 🙂 Crumbles are my favorite summer desserts…

    • jeanine

      there is… and some blasting ac 🙂

  6. Claudia from

    Although summer has not yet arrived in Germany, I will try this soon! Always appreciate your simple ideas.

  7. Feenomenale from

    It´s a fresh dish ans crusty like I like. Yummy!!

  8. I love doing this with pineapple too! The charr marks are so pretty and add their own smoke hue to the stone fruit. I like using seed and nut combos for a mix flavour and serve it with good thick yoghurt. Lovely

    • jeanine

      sounds delicious, I love grilled pineapple 🙂

  9. this would be an amazing summer snack with all the fresh peaches right now – or even a more amazing breakfast for me!!!

  10. Becca from

    Perfect dessert for the Texas heat! I”m not looking forward to the 106 degree heat here either 🙁

  11. Ash

    It’s 106 where I am too! Are you in Ca? (valley)


  12. Tieghan from

    In love! This is awesome! I love the grilled peach and the crumble. For me this is a perfect summer snack!

  13. Simple and wonderful. The crumble looks nicely textural, and I like the grill marks on those peaches!

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