Peach Crisp

Peach crisp is sweet, warm, gooey and oh so delicious! This super easy recipe is one of my go-tos in the summer. Its cozy and inviting flavor will have you coming back for more. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it's just too good to resist!

A serving of peach crips on a gray plate topped with whipped cream.
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Peach Crisp Recipe

This tasty peach crisp recipe is the perfect light and easy summer dessert. I love eating during that transition time to fall as well. It's a classic comfort dish that never gets old.

Peach season is the best! When those fresh juicy peaches hit the shelves at the grocery store and local farmers market, I can't help but buy them up. I use those ripe peaches to make this perfect peach crisp, some peach lemonade, and even peach smoothies.

Homemade peach crisp is the perfect easy dessert to bring to parties and cook-outs. Warm fruit desserts just have a wonderful way of bringing smiles to faces and happiness to bellies.

This peachy fresh fruit filling with a buttery crumbly topping never gets old. Honestly, I could probably eat a whole dish of fresh peach crisp by myself if I wanted to. It's just that good!

Now, if you've stumbled upon this blog and you're looking for peach cobbler this isn't it. But not to worry! I've got a peach cobbler recipe that is just as wonderful as easy peach crisp recipe.

A tasty peach dessert for every palate and preference!

Why You'll Love this Recipe

  • You can have the best peach crisp ever in a little over 30 minutes. A fabulous last minute dinner addition.
  • Peach season can bring about an overabundance of peaches. Making a warm and gooey fruit dessert is a great way to use up that plethora of peaches before they go bad!
  • Peach crisp is a fabulous dessert to bring to friends, or make for parties. It's a sweet treat that no one can resist.
A glass bowl of fresh peaches.

Ingredients

Check you pantry and refrigerator for these ingredients. Then make a list of what you're missing and grab it on your next run to the grocery store:

Peach Filling

  • peaches
  • brown sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • unsalted butter

Crisp Topping

  • melted unsalted butter
  • all-purpose flour
  • brown sugar
  • rolled oats

Substitutions and Variations

To make a refined sugar free peach crisp, replace brown sugar with coconut sugar. The flavor will be a bit different but it will be quite tasty!

You can use a gluten-free 1:1 flour substitute, such as King Arthur Measure for Measure Flour, to make this fruit crisp recipe without gluten.

Unsalted butter is best to use for the crunchy oat topping, but you can use salted if that's all you have on hand.

How to Make a Peach Crisp

Preheat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit and grease a 9x13 baking dish and set it aside.

If you want to peel your peaches first, follow these instructions! This peach crisp can use peaches with the skins on as well (as pictured).

Fresh peaches with brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour.

Place fresh peaches into a boiling pot of water for about 30 seconds and then remove them with tongs. Put each peach in a bowl of ice water, then remove and peel the skins off.

Slice the peaches into ½-inch thick slices. Toss in a large bowl with brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and vanilla.

Fresh peaches tossed with brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and cook the peaches for 4-5 minutes. They should soften and be saucy! Pour the peach mixture into the previously prepared dish.

Fresh peaches being warmed in a pot on the stove with brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter.

In a medium bowl, mix together the ingredients for the crisp topping. Melt unsalted butter and then add it to the bowl of flour, brown sugar and oats.

Oats, brown sugar, butter mixed together.

Combine with a fork until it forms a crumbly sand-like mixture.

Pour the topping mixture over the peaches and then place into the preheated oven.

Warmed peaches in a white serving dish.

Bake for 25 minutes until peaches are soft and topping is golden brown.

Peach crisp in a white serving dish.

Allow the peach crisp to cool for a few minutes and serve warm!

How to Store Leftover Peach Crisp

Cover the baking dish tightly with plastic wrap, or transfer leftover servings to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze this tasty peach dessert for up to 3 months! Allow to thaw before reheating.

For best results, reheat in the oven or toaster oven. But you can also reheat in the microwave.

What to Serve with Peach Crisp

A warm serving of delicious peach crisp with a cold scoop of ice cream is my favorite way to serve this dish. Of course, homemade whipped cream is always a good pairing too!

This classic Southern dessert is perfect after a meal of rotisserie chicken enchiladas and Mexican rice.

It's great for a sweet treat after a health meal of grilled chicken salad too! Not to mention, peach crisp is a crowd favorite at cook-outs with the best burgers ever.

A small serving of peach crisp being spooned out of a white serving dish.

Tips for Success

Here are some tips and tricks for making this recipe:

  • Find fresh and ripe peaches for the best results! Firmer peaches typically aren't ripe enough, so look for ones that have a slight squish to them and smell sweet.
  • Wash each peach very well before using them in this recipe. Even if you are planning to skin the peaches, it's best that they are freshly washed before using.
  • If there are any soft or brown spots on your peaches, trim them off before simmering the fruit.
A serving of peach crisp on a gray plate topped with whipped cream.

FAQ

Can I use canned peaches in peach crisp?

Canned peaches can be used, as long as they are in water and not syrup. It won't have a flavor as good as fresh peaches, but it will still be quite tasty. Make sure you drain all of the water before using them in this easy peach crisp recipe.

Is it better to leave peach skin on or take it off for peach crisp?

Leaving the peach skin on is really a matter of preference. The skins will soften and become tender when baked in the oven. However, now and then you may come across some peach skin that is a little stringy or tough. I prefer to save some time and keep the skins on, but you can absolutely remove them if you prefer.

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A small serving of peach crisp being spooned out of a white serving dish.

Peach Crisp

This syrupy sweet peach crisp is such a great summer dessert! Make it for an easy and refreshing treat.
5 from 41 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Madison Wetherill

Ingredients

Peach Filling

  • 7 medium peaches sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Crisp Topping

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ brown sugar
  • ½ cup rolled oats

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (20°C) and grease a 9x13 baking dish and set it aside.
  • If you want to peel your peaches first, follow the next few steps! This peach crisp can use peaches with the skins on as well.
  • Place fresh peaches into a large pot of boiling water for about 30 seconds and then remove them with tongs. Then place each one in a bowl of ice water and once cool to the touch, remove the skins.
  • Slice peaches into ½-inch thick slices, then toss in a large bowl with brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and vanilla.
  • Place a large skillet on the stovetop over medium heat and then cook the peaches for 4-5 minutes. The peaches will soften and create a sauce.
  • Pour the peach mixture into the previously prepared dish.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the ingredients for the crisp topping. Melt unsalted butter and then add it to the bowl of flour, brown sugar and oats.
  • Combine the ingredients until well mixed and the texture is sand-like.
  • Pour the crumble topping over the peaches and then place them into the preheated oven.
  • Bake the crisp for 25 minutes until the peaches are soft and the topping is golden brown. Then remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • Serve while warm!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g

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