Is there anything better than a steamy, warm-from-the-oven Peach Crisp? Methinks not. Not only is this classic dessert delicious, it’s also quick and easy to assemble, leaving you with more time to celebrate summertime with your loved ones.
Fresh summer peaches are simply adorned with an oat crumble and baked to perfection for a dessert that is homey and heartening.
Why I Love This Recipe
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that family means everything to me. Well, this recipe reminds me of both my given and my chosen family. I’m a lucky woman to have had a lovely mother-in-law, Dottie, who shared my love of all thing’s food.
Dottie was an actual Home Economics major in college, meaning she was a real-life Suzie Homemaker in the fam! She was the person who introduced me to the wonder of fresh peach crisps.
And even though I hadn’t tried a peach crisp until after I was married, my lifelong love affair with oats began as a child. Both my mom and my grandma always made Avena (Old-Fashioned Mexican Oatmeal) on chilly mornings!
One of the things I love most about peach crisp is that the topping is filled with all the oat deliciousness I remember from being little. While I still love my Dottie’s recipe, I decided to put my own spin on it. This heavenly recipe is the result!
Sweet, perfumed summer peaches are tossed in the lightest coating of sugar to help them macerate. They’re then topped with an oat crumble that will certainly leave you wanting more. The oats and combined with warming spices and just a touch of butter for a topping that becomes golden and aromatic in the oven.
And, as an added bonus, the whole thing takes less than 20 minutes to prep! That leaves you with more time for what is important – making memories with your loved ones.
How to Make Fresh Peach Crisp
This recipe is so easy, it practically makes itself! Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Peel peaches and slice.
TIP: Want to make life even easier? Opt for frozen peaches instead and make this summery crisp all year round! Place fruit in a cast iron skillet or 2-quart square baking dish. Stir in the granulated sugar.
For the topping, combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, and spices.
Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Or simply dice butter and sprinkle butter over mixture to melt over topping while baking.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until fruit is tender and topping is golden. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes.
Serve warm and enjoy every single fruity bite! Watch this video to see how quickly this steamy peach crisp comes together.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sure! The crisp will last for up to 3 days in the fridge. I recommend that you warm it in the oven prior to serving, though. Peach crisp is infinitely more delicious when it is warm and the topping is still crispy.
Absolutely! If you want to use frozen peaches thaw them first, then drain off the excess liquid.
Absolutely! Simply swap in a cup-for-cup all purpose gluten free flour mix and opt for Gluten Free Old Fashioned Oats.
Yep! Just sub in vegan butter or coconut oil for the butter.
This is a great dessert while camping made in a Dutch oven! Place a Dutch oven on hot coals and also place hot coal on the lid to ensure even baking. Bake for 45 minutes or until topping is golden brown and fruit is bubbling. Remove top from the Dutch oven and let crisp cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Cobblers usually have a biscuit dough topping and base, while crisps usually have oats and a streusel topping.
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Fresh Peach Crisp
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Place fruit in a cast iron skillet or 2-quart square baking dish. Stir in the granulated sugar.
- For the topping, in a medium bowl combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, and spices. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Or simply dice butter and sprinkle butter over mixture.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until fruit is tender and topping is golden.
- Feel free to keep peels on peaches.
- Peaches are hard to find outside of summer. If you want to use frozen peaches thaw them first, then drain off the excess liquid.
- Serve this peach crisp warm from the oven.
- Feel free to serve this peach crisp with homemade whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Nutrition does not include extra toppings.