Peach-Ginger Crumble with Honey Whipped Yogurt


This month’s Recipe Redux highlights food in a jar. I immediately thought to make a simple dessert.

I live in Georgia where peaches are quite abundant and cheap right now.  And when faced with an armful of peaches, any good Southerner would grab a stick of butter (or 2!), some flour and 2 cups of sugar to begin making a peach cobbler. Well, I’m taking a lighter approach that’s still delicious and satisfying.

Call it blasphemy but with all of the rain this summer, the peaches just aren’t so tasty this year.  So, I took mine to the pan.  Sauteing (or roasting) extracts the fruit’s natural sugars providing a delectable depth of flavor.  If your peaches taste great, skip the saute and serve them raw.

With or without the jar, this recipe would be delicious with plums, pears or apples in the fall.  Try it and let me know what you think!

Yields 4

Fun, easy way to enjoy the season's best fruit with a cool, creamy yogurt topping and satisfying ginger crunch!

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  • 4 ripe peaches, peeled, sliced thick
  • 1 t butter
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 8 ginger thin cookies, coarsely crushed
  • 1-7 oz tub 0% (or 2%) plain Greek yogurt
  • 2T honey
  • 4-8 oz. glass jars


  1. Whip the yogurt and honey until light and fluffy. Refrigerate while preparing the peaches.
  2. Melt the butter in a heavy saute pan. Add the peaches, lemon and brown sugar (if needed). Cook uncovered on medium heat until the fruit starts to caramelize but is still firm (about 5 minutes). Let cool.
  3. Assemble the dessert in an 8 ounce glass jar. Equally layer peaches, yogurt and top with the crushed cookies. Serve with a long handle spoon and enjoy!


Check the gourmet cookie section of the supermarket for a good quality ginger cookie. You can also try Trader Joe's Triple Ginger Cookie Thins for great ginger flavor and crunch. Toasted almonds or pecans also work well for a crunchy topping.


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20 Comments on Peach-Ginger Crumble with Honey Whipped Yogurt

  1. Cindys Recipes
    August 21, 2013 at 5:30 AM (6 years ago)
    Peaches and ginger sound so good together as a parfait, Marisa! Reply
    • Marisa
      August 21, 2013 at 7:38 AM (6 years ago)
      Thanks! It's delicious! I'd also thought to add a little crystallized ginger but forgot :) Reply
  2. Deanna Segrave-Daly
    August 21, 2013 at 6:26 AM (6 years ago)
    Great idea to roast the peaches for more flavor :) I love the combo of stone fruit, ginger and honey - yummy recipe! Reply
    • Marisa
      August 21, 2013 at 7:37 AM (6 years ago)
      Thanks Deanna! Reply
  3. Dixya Bhattarai RD
    August 21, 2013 at 8:52 AM (6 years ago)
    roasted peaches with honey is my favorite! Reply
  4. anndunawayteh
    August 21, 2013 at 10:01 AM (6 years ago)
    Looks delicious! And you are right, the peaches aren't as good this year with all the rain. :-( Reply
    • Marisa
      August 21, 2013 at 10:12 AM (6 years ago)
      EPIC rain! It's made for an interesting experience for me as a first time gardener. Reply
      • anndunawayteh
        August 21, 2013 at 11:01 AM (6 years ago)
        I bet! My container garden hasn't really grown at all this year. Our blueberries and figs did well though - just have to compete with the deer, rabbits, chipmunks and birds though to get to the fruit before they do! Reply
        • Marisa
          August 21, 2013 at 11:08 AM (6 years ago)
          Of everything...Amazingly my tomato plant thrived but the squirrels pulled off every single one before I could harvest any. I have plenty of jalapenos though. Reply
  5. Alex @
    August 21, 2013 at 2:17 PM (6 years ago)
    Looks so yummy! I also thought of dessert in a jar- easy for portion control and presentation! I love peaches, sad to hear they weren't as flavorful this year! Reply
    • Marisa
      August 22, 2013 at 3:07 PM (6 years ago)
      Yeah. Was a real bummer... But at least we are not in a drought. #silverlining Reply
  6. diane boyd
    August 21, 2013 at 9:27 PM (6 years ago)
    Sounds good! Will try with my cooking with kids class. Thank you! Reply
    • Marisa
      August 22, 2013 at 8:35 AM (6 years ago)
      Great idea. It's so easy, kids will love making this dish! Reply
  7. Liz Weiss
    August 22, 2013 at 7:44 AM (6 years ago)
    I adore the combo of ingredients in your dessert. And your "makeover" is genius. Who says you need a stick of butter to achieve a good old fashioned Southern dessert?! Reply
    • Marisa
      August 22, 2013 at 3:05 PM (6 years ago)
      Thanks Liz! This way the peach flavor really shines through! Reply
  8. sandra
    August 22, 2013 at 3:07 PM (6 years ago)
    I've been hearing about grilled peaches and have been dying to try them. But they are always so good fresh I can't seem to bring myself to do it!! Reply
    • Marisa
      August 22, 2013 at 3:16 PM (6 years ago)
      I feel ya! Try it next time you end up with some not-so-tasty peaches. You won't regret it! Reply
  9. Kara Lydon
    August 25, 2013 at 8:41 PM (6 years ago)
    Can't get enough of peaches time time of year! Great recipe, Marisa! Reply

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