Easy Peach Crisp

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Fresh peaches bake up so sweet in this easy peach crisp recipe with brown sugar oatmeal topping. Scoop vanilla ice cream on top for a delicious summer dessert.

peach crisp on a plate with ice cream

Easy Peach Crisp Recipe

Peach crisp is one of the easiest desserts to make. Anytime I have fresh fruit on hand, a crisp is always one of the first things that comes to my mind to make. Mix up the filling, mix up the topping (you can do this in the same bowl) and you’re ready to bake!

Peach Crisp with Fresh Peaches

Fresh peaches are the best when it comes to peach desserts. They can often be tricky to work with because they are so, so juicy, but when you are talking peach crisp, it’s ok to have a little extra peach juice to spoon over your ice cream!

We recommend peeling the peaches first so that you don’t have that weird peel texture in your peach crips. Core & Slice, and you’re to go.

Peach Crisp with Frozen Peaches

If you happen to have frozen peaches in the freezer, be sure to thaw them completely and drain them before making your crisp. Frozen peaches are even more juicy than fresh peaches, so in order to not have a dessert that is too runny, thaw & drain the peaches.

Peach Crisp with Canned Peaches

If canned peaches are all you have on hand, simply drain the peaches before continuing with the recipe. Fresh or frozen are best, but peach crisp is always a good idea, even if it means using canned peaches.

peach crisp with oatmeal topping in baking dish

How to Peel Peaches

The first step to making any fruit dessert is to peel the peaches. How do you easily peel peaches? You blanch them. What does blanching mean? Here’s how you do it. You put a large pot of water on to boil. Once the water is boiling, drop the fresh peaches into the water and allow them to sit for 10-20 seconds. This is enough time for the peach skin to soften slightly and pull away from the peach. Some people use a knife to mark a small “x” on the bottom of the peach before placing them in the pot of water. This can help it peel a little easier, but I usually don’t bother with this step.

After you’ve boiled the peaches for 10-20 seconds, place them in a bowl of ice cold water. This will stop the cooking process and allow you to handle the peaches easily to remove the skin.

Use a small knife to peel away the skin. It’s that easy!

How to Make Peach Crisp

I like to consider this a “1-Bowl” recipe. We mix up our peach filling, then put it in an 8×8 baking dish. Then in that same bowl we mix up the flour topping. If your peaches were extra juicy you may want to consider using a clean bowl or just wiping out the peach bowl, but really, you can use the same bowl which makes for an easy cleanup!

Be sure to use cold butter when making your oatmeal streusel topping. You’ll want to use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the dry ingredients. It’s ok if there are still chunks of butter. They’ll bake into the peach crisp making it rich and delicious.

We like to serve our peach crisp warm with ice cream or top with a healthy peach ice cream.

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Easy Peach Crisp

4.58 from 21 votes
Fresh peaches bake up so sweet in this easy peach crisp recipe with brown sugar oatmeal topping. Scoop vanilla ice cream on top for a delicious summer dessert.
Servings 9
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cups freshly sliced peaches (peeled, cored and sliced)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cold butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the peeled and sliced peaches in a medium-size bowl.
  • Sprinkle the sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon over the peaches and mix.
  • Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray.
  • Pour the peach filling into the prepared pan.
  • Using the same bowl that you mixed the peaches in, combine the oatmeal, brown sugar, flour, soda and baking powder.
  • Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Sprinkle the oatmeal streusel on top of the peach mixture and pat it down firmly.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until it is golden brown.
  • Serve with milk or ice cream.

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Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Author Julie Clark
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 210

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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Trisha Villalobos
2 years ago

I am wanting to make this however I do not have baking soda. Can I double up on baking powder?

Leslie
2 years ago

5 stars
Very good. I took out some of the flour in the topping and added granola and it make the topping really crispy.

Debra P Belcher
2 years ago

At any point can this be frozen for later baking??

Lisa
2 years ago

5 stars
So very delicious!!!

Donna
1 year ago

5 stars
This is a fantastic peach crips. We add two more peaches and 1 more Tablespoon of all purpose flour. Not to sweet and the peach flavor is wonderful.

Patty
2 months ago

5 stars
I made this wonderful crisp today – we had it with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe!