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My Nonnie’s 5 Ingredient Peach Dump is the easiest, sweetest dessert to make all summer long. You’ll have this one on repeat! Sweet summertime peaches baked whole with butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. As the peaches bake, the sugar melts into the butter creating a luscious caramel-like butter sauce…so delicious. Each peach is topped with ice cream and sweet, buttery, cinnamon “toast” brioche breadcrumbs. Perfect for all of the summer nights ahead that crave an easy (peachy) dessert. Enjoy this dish right out of the oven with ice cream and all the cinnamon “toast” crumbs you can pile on.

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My Nonnie was a lot of things. She loved to shop, she loved candles, flowers, family, a good dinner out, and she loved to host a damn good party too. Her entertaining skills were on point. She taught me everything I know about setting a beautiful table. But you know what was extra special about her?

She loved to entertain, but she loved simplicity even more. Especially when it came to cooking. The simpler the better, and all of her recipes reflected that. More and more I am learning that she really was spot on. Recipes don’t need to be complicated. They don’t all have to be twenty-plus ingredients to be good, a simple four or five will do.

I’ve proven this once before with her chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake. And today, I’m proving it again with her peach dump. Granted, my Nonnie made this with just three ingredients, but I did have to add two of my own. I know, I know, but I promise the additions make her sweet peach dump even better.

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Moving along, the details

As mentioned, my Nonnie’s peach dump recipe was an easy three ingredients recipe…peaches, brown sugar, and butter. So utterly simple, but insanely delicious.

My additions are simple as well. A splash of vanilla and a splash of bourbon for an even richer sauce.

And then, if you want a little something for a topping, you can make my cinnamon toast crumbs. Totally optional but highly recommended.

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Now the peaches

This is easy. Take your summer peaches, don’t even cut them, and put them in your prettiest baking dish. Sprinkle over lots of brown sugar, add a good amount of butter, then a splash of vanilla and a splash of bourbon (only if you’d like it).

Throw the peaches into the oven and let them bake low and slow for about an hour. As the peaches bake, the butter melts into the brown sugar creating a buttery caramel-like sauce that bubbles up and caramelizes around the peaches.

It’s almost like magic the way the sauce forms as the peaches soften and become even sweeter than before.

Nonnie always left the peaches whole, then just let guests eat around the pit. She said no one has time to cut peaches up, just to remove the pit. And you know, I think I agree.

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Onto those cinnamon toast crumbs

These crumbs, while physically small, are a nice addition to this recipe…if you want them to be. Again, Nonnie just served her peaches with ice cream and called it a day, but personally, I love a crumb topping.

Take brioche or challah bread, tear it into fine crumbs, toss the crumbs with butter and cinnamon sugar, and then bake in the oven until lightly toasted. If you love cinnamon toast in the morning, you’re going to die for these crumbs. Nothing is better.

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Here is how you serve this up

No matter what, you have to serve the peaches warm, with lots of sauce and vanilla ice cream. Ice cream is key with this sauce.

Then just top with those cinnamon crumbs, eat and enjoy!

It. Is. DELICIOUS!

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You can simply eat around the pit or once you break into your peaches or remove the pit first. It’s totally up to you!

These peaches are perfect for the 4th of July this weekend, but will be great all summer long.

And with that. I think we should all spend a little time tonight making my Nonnie’s peach dump. Tis’ finally peach season, so let’s live it up while it lasts.

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Looking for other Summer ice cream recipes? Here are some favorites:

Creamy Vegan Chocolate Fudge Pops

Peanut Butter Mocha Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches

No Churn Fudge Brownie Coffee Ice Cream

Malted Milk Cookies n’ Cream Ice Cream Sandwiches

Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Bars

Lastly, if you make Nonnie’s 5 Ingredient Peach Dump, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Nonnie's 5 Ingredient Peach Dump

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories Per Serving: 252 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 8-10 peaches
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) salted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon (optional)

Cinnamon Toast Crumbs (optional)

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
    2. Arrange the peaches in a large baking dish. Sprinkle the brown sugar and butter over the peaches. Add the vanilla and bourbon (if using). Bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the peaches have softened and the sauce is bubbling up around the peaches.
    3. Meanwhile, make the crumbs. Toss the breadcrumbs, melted butter, and cinnamon sugar together on a baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes, until toasted. Watch closely to ensure they are not burning.
    4. Serve the peaches and sauce with ice cream and a generous sprinkle of cinnamon crumbs. Just make sure to remove the pit from the peach once it pops out. ENJOY!
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  1. This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it! One question, should the peaches be ripe or can they be hard still? Thanks!

    1. Hey Allison,
      I would recommend using ripe peaches:) I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! Followed recipe to a tee and turned out splendid! The sauce was perfect. Don’t skip the bourbon! My Dad just brought me some peaches that I needed to use and my Mom had just given me a loaf of sliced croissant bread so grounded 3 slices in my Nutribullet, added the melted butter and cinnamon sugar. And amazing! I can’t imagine not having this toasted crumbly topping to finish off. My daughter and I devoured with coconut almond milk ice cream. Your recipes never fail.

    1. Hey Erin,
      Awesome! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    Amazing, yet simple recipe! My whole family, especially my mother, loved how all the components of this dessert worked together. Great way to use up stone fruits as well. Well done once again Tieghan!!!

    1. Hey Claira,
      Awesome! I am delighted to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it. Have the best week! xTieghan

    1. Hey Chloe,
      Happy Sunday! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    This is SO delicious!! The only thing: I had to drain off the sauce and reduce it to thicken it up. Great recipe and so simple! Thanks!

    1. Hey John,
      Awesome! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    Super easy and delicious! For the peaches, I followed the recipe exactly but I used granola instead of the crumble, baked it with cinnamon sugar and butter, and substituted the ice cream with cream. Big hit!

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Wednesday! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a go! xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    Another 5 star recipe!!!! Made this for family dinner with my folks, sister and my husband and I! Everyone loved it!!!!! Excellent!!! Made it according to the recipe!!! Perfect!!!

    1. Hey Nicole,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it!! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    I made this, without the optional crumble, for 4th of July BBQ and it was delicious served with homemade vanilla ice cream. We did a retro menu this year with all our old family favorite recipes and this was a perfect addition. Couldn’t be easier and will keep it in the rotation this summer!

    1. Hey Christine,
      Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a go! Have a great day! xxTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    Omg you call your grandma Nonnie too!! I’ve never met anyone else who does, so sweet!

  9. 4 stars
    Made this the other night and loved it! But the butter and brown sugar separated. What did I do wrong?

    1. Hey Olivia,
      Wonderful! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Sorry, what do you mean it separated? Let me know how I can help! xTieghan

      1. Mine did the same exact thing! Thought maybe I did something wrong but it might have to do w the water that’s released from the peaches while they’re roasting

          1. Mine did this too! I was checking it from about the 45 minute mark through to about 1 hr 15 minutes (because the peaches were soft enough) but it was separated the whole time. The butter and the sugar never came together as caramel – didn’t seem to be the fault of overcooking. I have leftovers, will try reducing the sauce in a saucepan before eating the rest.

  10. 5 stars
    I made this for our 4th of July celebration and everyone loved it! So simple; I had the peaches, butter, sugar, and vanilla ready in the pan. I put it in the oven before we sat down to dinner and kept it warm on low heat until we were ready for dessert, then grabbed the ice cream. 😋

    1. Hey Eve,
      Wonderful! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    Made this recipe for dessert on the 4th. Everyone Loved it!!! My husband who claims if he would very get a tattoo it would say “I Love Peach Cobbler” said this was the best peach cobbler ever!!! Thanks for the recipe. So easy and delicious.

    1. Hey Deborah,
      Wonderful! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  12. 5 stars
    I made this tonight for a dinner party. It was a huge hit! So delicious and so easy to make! I threw in the bourbon too! Yum!
    Thank you to your grandma!!! Great summer dessert!

    1. Hey Lynn,
      Wonderful! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Rene,
      I do not peel my peaches, but if that is what you prefer then go for it! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan