Peach Raspberry Streusel

Photograph by Mike Arrison

Dessert can either be incredibly complicated with a dish like crème brûlée, or as simple as deliciously ripe fruit. In my opinion, the simplest ingredients, when altered correctly, create the most appealing combinations. I created this recipe when compromising on a dessert for my boyfriend. He loves rich desserts; fudge, pie, crumb cake. Where I would rather have fruit and cheese, or pass on dessert altogether. My compromise, was delicious fruit combined with a rich streusel.

Late Spring is the ideal time to buy some of the most delicious fruits. Peaches, strawberries, and raspberries when combined create a great combination of sweet and tart. Especially when combined with citrus zest and juice. My streusel recipe doesn’t leave much room for improvement, it is buttery and sugary. When baked, it creates an excellent textural contrast against the softened fruit.
Macerated Fruit with Streusel
Yields: 4 Servings
Macerated Fruit
4 peaches
1 quart of raspberries
1 pint of strawberries
1 lemon
1 orange
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar (light or dark)
1 cup of flour
1 stick of butter, softened
Pinch of salt
One hour before baking, slice the peaches into tenths and strawberries into sixths; place them into a bowl along with the raspberries. Zest both the orange and the lemon, placing them into the bowl as well. Juice one half of the lemon and one half of the orange into the bowl. Sprinkle the fruit with 1/2 cup of sugar.
Preheat the oven to 350-degrees. Place the sugar, brown sugar, flour and salt in a bowl and mix to combine. Then, place the softened butter into the bowl and mash with a fork until it is completely combined; it will form clumps. Place the fruit into four ramekins (or one large baking dish) and crumble the streusel topping over the top of the fruit. Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon over the top. Place the ramekins into the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the tops are slightly brown and the fruit is bubbling.


  1. Lovely! great compromise, I love fruit crisps and this streusel topping sounds delicious, plus I like the fruit combo you used.

  2. Thank you so much! It's also great to switch out those fruits with apples & add some oats to the streusel, mmm!