My peach crisp recipe is loaded with luscious, sweet fruit topped with buttery brown sugar oatmeal, and baked to perfection!
Summertime means peach season, and I know you’ll be breaking out those pie recipes to celebrate! But don’t forget other dessert sensations: like an ooey-gooey perfect-for-ice-cream crisp. This recipe is so easy to adapt from your favorite pie — strawberry pie, apple pie, pumpkin pie, you name it, this crisp can handle it! It’s versatile and oh so good.
Let’s get started with the classic, the original, the downright mouthwateringly perfect peach crisp!
I love baking with the seasons. Food just tastes so much better when you use what’s available, so when summer hits, I rejoice — PEACHES!
- Fresh fruit baked to perfection
- That TOPPING — flavor and texture!
- Great with ice cream
- Crowd-pleasing for parties!
How To Make Peach Crisp Recipe
Kick-off your peach crisp recipe by preheating your oven and prepping you baking dish.
Next, put all the ingredients for your peach mixture into a bowl. Yes, all of them! So easy, right? Gently combine and pour into the baking dish.
Make the topping by combining all of the crisp ingredients in the bowl of a stand-up mixer (or a normal bowl if you’re using a pastry cutter or handheld). Mix to combine, until the butter is pea-sized and crumbly.
Sprinkle evenly over your peach mixture and bake for an hour.
Let cool, and serve!
“No way this recipe is really that easy?”
Yes, way! Let me walk you through some of the secrets that make this peach crisp recipe not only easy, but delicious!
Peaches, oats, sugar, love — the ingredients are simple, the result is outstanding!
- Peaches: Ah, the star! To most make your peaches sing, don’t skip peeling them. In the past, I’ve tried to save time and skipped peeling; the result is that the peel separates from the peaches during cooking and you end up with a stringy, yucky thing mixed up with your glorious peaches. Peel them, please!
- Other Fruits: The great thing about fruit crisps is that they’re so forgiving! Toss in anything you want. Want other seasonal fruits? Go for it! Want peaches and berries? Double it up! There’s no limit to the flavor combinations you can make.
- Oats: To get the yummiest topping possible, grab instant oats — not rolled or steel-cut! Instant oats will cook up faster, giving you the perfect topping texture. Rolled and steel would still be slightly raw even after an hour of cooking — no good!
Tools to Make
What tools do you need to make the yummiest peach crisp recipe ever? It couldn’t be easier!
- 9×13 baking dish
- Bowl for the peaches
- Bowl for the topping
- A stand mixer
If you don’t have a stand mixer, no worries! You can make the topping with a handheld mixer or with a pastry blender. If you do it this way, add all the topping ingredients to a bowl, except the oatmeal, and cut in the butter with a pastry blender or two knives. When the butter is the size of peas, cut in the oatmeal.
How Long Can You Keep This In The Fridge?
Treat this peach crisp as you would any peach pie — which means it’s more versatile than other desserts!
While I love the way peach crisp tastes straight out of the fridge, it isn’t necessary to store it in there right away. You can let your crisp be at room temp for up to two days — after that, you’ll want to fridge it, and you’ll lengthen the life to five days!
Can You Freeze This?
Yes! This is a great dessert to make when peaches are in season, then freeze it to have during those peach-less winter months.
Once cooled, package it airtight and store in the freezer for up to eight months!
Make Ahead Tips
This peach crisp, like any crisp, is a great dish to make ahead of time. You can fully assemble the night before you need it, then just pop it in the oven and bake when you’re ready! It’ll sit in the fridge, unbaked, for up to two days.
Now, the big question: what do you serve this recipe with?
I love going summer fruit all out and doing a full spread of deliciousness! Set out your buttery peach crisp alongside equally decadent blackberry pie bars — they both go great with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Then wash it all down with sweet homemade peach moonshine!
If that doesn’t say “summer night,” I don’t know what does!
I promised this recipe is versatile — so just what can we do with it?
- If you want a fuller fruit experience, cut down on some of the prep with baked peaches!
- Make this into the best southern peach cobbler by swapping for a fluffy cakey topping that bakes up with crisp, sugary edges!
- Another great seasonal fruit to swap out: cherry crisp! Use your favorite type and enjoy it.
- Want to cut time even more? Make Bisquick peach cobbler for a fast, delicious dessert that wows!
- 8 (a little more than 3 pounds large) peaches peeled and sliced
- zest from a large orange
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
- 2 sticks unsalted butter cubed, very cold
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9X13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl add all ingredients for the peach mixture. Gently fold mixture until well combined. Pour into prepared baking dish and arrange so fruit is somewhat level.
- Make the Topping by adding all topping ingredients to the bowl of a stand-up mixer. Using a paddle attachment, mix on low until the butter is the size of peas and the mixture is crumbly. Spread evenly over the top of peaches. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until the top is crisp, the edges of the topping are browning, and and the juices are bubbly.
- Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes then serve.
I love buying those big cartons of peaches and making tons of delicious things all at once! Here are some of my favorite recipes:
- Love the crisp? Want even more? Peach crumb bars take crisp to a whole new level!
- Dump it, bake it, enjoy it with a peach dump cake — loads of luscious peaches marry a warm, buttery cake for an effortless ending to any meal.
- Decadence, a party of CAKE! Peach pound cake brings the butter.
- Want your cream baked right in? Peaches and cream pie is like peaches a la mode in one dish!
Summer means fruits and veggies galore — and what better way to celebrate that than with my peach crisp recipe? Divine flavor and buttery topping, here we come!
Did you serve your peach crisp a la mode? Let me know in the comments!
Source: The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook