Giada DeLaurentiis' strawberry peach crumble is a summer winner

Bonus: It's gluten-free

By Michael La Corte

Deputy Food Editor

Published June 17, 2024 2:40PM (EDT)

Giada De Laurentiis (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)
Giada De Laurentiis (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

For years, I've argued there may be no better summer dessert — outside of the realm of ice creams, sorbets and other frozen delights — than crisps and crumbles of all iterations. With roasted fruits, bites of oats and cinnamon, rich butter throughout and caramelized, rich syrups, they're a cornucopia of flavors, colors, temperatures and textures (and don't forget the whipped cream or ice cream, too!) 

Apparently, Giada Di Laurentiis concurs — she recently shared the recipe for her gluten-free Strawberry Peach Crumble on Instagram and it looks like a surefire winner. 


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The recipe couldn't be simpler, calling for butter, lemon juice, strawberries, peaches, light brown sugar and rice flour, which is then topped with a mixture of oats, almonds, cinnamon and some of the aforementioned ingredients also present in the fruit component. The rice flour is a simple swap that will allow a much wider swath of people to enjoy this dish, no matter if you're serving it at a large gathering this summer or on a cozy night at home with your just your closest loved ones.

Of course, you can swap in and out fruits based on what you have on hand, possibly even using a mixture of frozen and fresh fruits and you can also add in plant-based butter or margarine if you're looking to go dairy-free. Nut allergy? No worries, just omit the almonds and you're good to go. Or throw caution to the wind and make this with the butter, the almond and all-purpose flour, too, as long as no one in your immediate party is gluten-free, of course. 

Another bonus is for those with raw fruit allergies — like me — who will be able to enjoy this luscious dessert since the fruit has been cooked off. 

Regardless, it's going to be delicious. The full recipe can be found here

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