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Peach Crisp is a delightfully sweet, fruity, and crumbly dessert that all ages enjoy. This easy recipe features fresh peaches, brown sugar, oats, and a collection of seasonings that add so much flavor.
This easy peach crisp recipe comes together in less than an hour, making it ideal for busy summer days. While you are thinking about fresh peaches, be sure to check out our 10+ Fresh Peach Recipe post.
This Peach Crisp is delicious! Easy to make and hard to stop eating! Will definitely make it again!
– Linda ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
What’s the Difference Between Peach Cobbler and Peach Crisp?
I had to do a little research to figure this out myself. According to Master Class:
“Fruit cobblers are a freeform dessert with a fruit base and biscuit topping. The name cobbler comes from the shape of the batter or biscuit dough dropped in dollops on the fruit, which puff up to look like cobblestone streets.”
“Fruit crisps have a golden brown streusel crumble topping made of a combination of butter, brown sugar, oats, flour, and more. Both the fruit and the topping tend to have a slight “crisp” to them.”
What Type of Peaches Should I Use?
Here’s the good news: similar to our Peaches and Cream Steel Cut Oats, any variety of peach will work! Just keep in mind, the riper the better.
If you find yourself working with peaches that are firm and not at their peak ripeness, panic not. You can just add a bit more sugar to the peach filling to compensate.
Can I Use Canned Peaches?
While I have never actually used canned peaches for this recipe, I have read from other sources that it works to use them. I’d suggest draining the peaches of their juice before any of the steps below.
Do I Have to Peel the Peaches?
Whether you peel the peaches or not is a matter of preference. I never do.
It doesn’t affect the flavor either way. The skin brings a pop of color and touch more nutrition, so I choose to not peel my peaches.
Plus it takes a lot of extra time to peel 5 peaches. So… no thanks to that option.
Try Grilled Peaches!
If you love peaches, be sure to check out our Grilled Peaches recipe.
How to Make Peach Crisp
This recipe comes together fast! Here are the steps:
Prep the Oven Dish
Preheat the oven and grease an 8×8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Make the Peach Filling
In the baking dish, toss your sliced peaches in some sugar, flour, and lemon juice. If they are super tender, be sure to toss them gently! Spread them out evenly.
Aren’t they pretty?!
Make the Topping
In a mixing bowl, add the topping ingredients. Stir those together.
You’ll need to cut in the butter before you sprinkle the topping over the peaches. Use a pastry cutter, a fork, or your hands.
Assemble the Peach Crisp
Sprinkle that topping goodness all across those peaches you just prepped.
If you plan to freeze the Peach Crisp, this is where you stop! Follow freezing instructions below.
Bake the Peach Crisp until the top begins to brown and you can see bubbling on the sides of the dish.
How to Serve Peach Crisp
My favorite way to serve Peach Crisp is with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
You can also serve it with whipped cream.
How to Freeze Peach Crisp
Like many of our freezer meals, you will prep the Peach Crisp all the way up until baking. Freeze before you bake it.
Freeze For Later: Follow Steps 1-4, but do not bake. Tightly wrap the dish in a few layers of plastic wrap or foil (or a tight-fitting lid).
Prepare From Frozen: Thaw completely. Follow Steps 5 and 6.
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- 5 medium peaches, cored and sliced into wedges (peeling is optional)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons sugar (up this to 4 tablespoons if your peaches aren’t ripe)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour (For gluten-free: Use 1:1 gluten-free flour.)
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour (For gluten-free: Use 1:1 gluten-free flour.)
- 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats (For gluten-free: Use gluten-free oats.)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 10 tablespoons butter, cold and diced into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
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Make It Now:
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8×8 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- In the baking dish, toss peaches with lemon juice, sugar, and flour until well coated.
- In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, oats, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and brown sugar. Using either a pastry cutter, a fork, or your hands, cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in pecans.
- Sprinkle the crumble topping over the peaches.
- Bake for about 30-35 minutes, until the sides are bubbly.
- Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top!
Freeze For Later:
Follow Steps 1-4, but do not bake. Tightly wrap the dish in a few layers of plastic wrap or foil (or a tight-fitting lid).
Prepare From Frozen:
Thaw completely. Follow Steps 5 and 6.