YaYa’s in the Kitchen: Peach & Blueberry Crumble

YaYa’s in the Kitchen: Peach & Blueberry Crumble

What’s a YaYa to Do?

When a box arrives on a Saturday afternoon and your husband suggests you open it, well you open it!

A new beautiful pie plate inside with a sweet note, “A treat for YaYa’s Kitchen!”

It is true, life is timing as YoYo just picked tomatoes at a local farm and also came home with fresh Georgia peaches. Our fridge and freezer are also filled with hand-picked with local organic blueberries the two weekends prior.

Hmmm…What’s a YaYa to do? 

This YaYa’s in the Kitchen decide to use the Georgia peaches and local organic blueberries to create a simple ‘pie’ with a crumble top rather than pie crusts.

Summer brings the beauty of peaches and blueberries!

Gorgeous local organic blueberries from Green Meadows Farm in Monticello, Florida

Simple Ingredients

  • Peaches, sliced
  • Blueberries
  • Flour of your choice
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, or other preferred spices
  • Pecans (or other nuts)
  • Rolled Oats
  • Butter
  • Lemon juice


Fresh peaches and blueberries fill this YaYa’s new pie plate.

Directions Are Simple

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice the peaches, I used about 10 medium-sized peaches.
  3. Blueberries, I used approximately 1 cup of fresh blueberries.
  4. I sprinkled the fruit with a tablespoon or so of flour and lemon juice from half a lemon. I did not add sugar to fruit.
  5. After mixing the fruit, lemon juice and flour, pour the fruit in your pie plate.
  6. The crumble is a combination of rolled oats, brown sugar, chopped pecans, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, and unsalted butter.
  7. For #6, the measurements will vary on the size of your plate or if you decide to use individual dessert baking ramekins. I used approximately:
    • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
    • 1/3 cup pecans
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2-3 Tablespoons of butter, cut into small pieces
  8. Mix the following ingredients well and be sure the butter is spread throughout.

Gently cover the fruit with your crumble topping.

Completely covered with oat and pecan crumble, the peaches and blueberries are ready to be baked.

NOTE: You may want to consult another recipe with exact measurements and one that uses more sugar and butter, if that is to your liking. If you follow this YaYa’s in the Kitchen, you know I use less sugar and less butter or oil than most recipes list. With that said, my version was filled with delicious juice from the fruit, if you prefer this to be more syrupy, consult other recipes and make adjustments.

Time to Bake

  • Place your pie plate in the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes.
  • You may want to put foil or a tray on the rack below your pie to catch any bubbly fruit juices that may overflow.
  • Cook until the crumble is browned and the fruit juices are bubbling.
  • Take out of the oven and allow it to cool to warm.

    Once cooled, but still warm, scoop some fruit with crumble onto your plate, or into your bowl.

Top with yogurt of your choice, ice cream, a whipped topping, or without any topping. We prefer yogurt.

Cover the remaining ‘pie’ and refrigerate for tomorrow!

Another YaYa’s in the Kitchen family friendly recipe that you can easily make with your children!

A perfect opportunity for language, literacy, and social interaction resulting in a delicious family baking experience! These are some of the reasons this Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) has baked with SLP friends since 1979 and established YaYa’s in the Kitchen as an aspect of our Center’s services.


Lori Savage Grayson, YaYa’s in the Kitchen

P.S. This gorgeous pie plate and much more can be found at Southern Kitchen.