Treat yourself to a bowl of Peach Crisp before summer ends. This fruity dessert is incredibly easy to make, and each bite is bursting with juicy peaches and a crispy oat topping. Enjoy it fresh out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Peaches are one of the sweetest treats in the summer. These juicy stone fruits are only available for a few months. When I see them, I buy some bags and eagerly wait for them to ripen on our kitchen counter.
When those peaches are soft and ripe, it's time to bake. I look forward to making a peach bundt cake, some peach butter, and a pan of peach crisp every year.
Why You Will Love this Peach Crisp Recipe
Peach crisp is one of the easiest and best desserts to make in the summer. Just mix the fruit with sugar, top it with a crunchy oat and pecan mix, and pop it in the oven until it turns golden brown.
- Easier than pie. No need for fancy tricks or fancy tools. Just mix the ingredients together and throw it in the oven.
- Amazing texture and taste. The combination of juicy peaches, creamy vanilla bean ice cream, and crispy oat topping is a match made in heaven.
- Seasonal availability. Peaches are at their peak during the summer months. Using the stone fruit in a crisp is a great way to enjoy them while they are ripe.
- Crowd favorite. This is a great dessert to make for picnics and potlucks because it is well-liked by everyone.
Get ready for a sweet dessert that requires minimal effort but delivers maximum deliciousness! This treat is guaranteed to wow your family or satisfy your sweet tooth after a tough day.
Get ready to make an easy peach crisp with ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. All you need are some juicy, fresh peaches from the store or farmer's market. It's that easy!
- Peaches - To make an 8x8 pan of crisp you will need 7 large fresh peaches.
- Sugars - Granulated sugar is used to sweeten the peaches and brown sugar sweetens the topping.
- Cinnamon - Adds spice and flavor. Change it up and use cake spice or all spice.
- Flour - You can use all purpose, oat, almond, or gluten free flour for this recipe.
- Oats - We like the texture that old fashioned rolled oats give the topping. Feel free to use quick oats if that's all you have on hand.
- Pecans - Adds a crunchy nutty flavor that makes this dessert get gobbled up so quickly.
- Butter - The melted butter holds all the ingredients together and gives it a rich flavor.
How to Make Peach Crisp
Impress your guests with a simple and delicious homemade peach crisp! Just add the topping and pop it in the oven. It's guaranteed to be a hit with everyone!
- Prepare the peaches. Peel and slice the ripe peaches and place in a large bowl.
- Make the filling. Add sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt to the bowl of peaches and stir until coated. Spoon the peaches into a buttered baking dish and set aside.
- Make the topping. Stir together the topping ingredients until it looks like wet sand. Use your hands to clump the mixture together.
- Bake and enjoy. Sprinkle the crumble topping on top of the peach filling and bake until bubbly and golden brown. Serve right away with ice cream or whip cream.
In the Refrigerator - Store the baked fruit crisp in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The baked fruit will continue to release juices, so the crisp topping will become softer the longer it sits.
To Serve - Serve leftover crisp cold or reheat single servings in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. You can also warm the entire pan of crisp in a warm oven for 15 minutes.
Tips and Tricks
- If your peaches are ripe, cut larger slices. If the fruit is not as ripe, cut them into smaller pieces so they bake better.
- You can leave the peels on the peaches if you like. They will soften up as the peach crisp bakes.
- Canned and frozen peaches can be used in place of the fresh fruit. Be sure to thaw and drain the peaches very well before stirring anything into them. Be aware that the filling will be softer if you go this route.
- Want to make this fruit dessert dairy and gluten free? Use a 1:1 baking blend in place of the flour and a vegan-friendly butter.
- To make peach crisp without oats, use more flour in place of the oats. This will make it more of a peach crumble.
The difference in the desserts is how the topping is made. Crisps are topped with a buttery oat mixture. The topping bakes together and forms a "crispy" topping.
Cobbler is topped with a sweet biscuit topping like in this strawberry cobbler. The dough is scattered on top and bakes up light and fluffy.
No, you can leave the peels on the fruit if you like. As the peach bake the skins will soften and "melt" into the dessert, giving it a delicious texture.
You can easily substitute canned or frozen peaches for fresh ones. Just make sure to thaw and drain them thoroughly before adding anything to them. Keep in mind that the filling may be a bit softer if you use this option.
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*This recipe was first posted July 2020. It was updated and republished August 2023.