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How to make the perfect summertime Peach Crisp! This recipe is incredibly easy, loaded with sweet juicy peaches and crowned with a buttery crisp topping!

Fresh fruit is one of the best parts of summertime! If you’re looking for more great summertime fruit recipes make sure to check out these Peach Cobbler Bars, Creamy Fruit Salad, or Fresh Fruit Salsa!

Peach crisp topped with vanilla ice cream

Peach Crisp

Is there a more perfect, summer-y recipe than a classic Peach Crisp? Peaches are one of the best products of summer, and right now you can get fresh, ripe, juicy ones from just about any grocery store (not to mention the farmer’s markets and roadside produce stands are basically overflowing with them!).

While they taste incredible right off the branch, in my opinion peaches are best when served in a classic peach crisp. While I have a well-loved apple crisp recipe, this peach version is my favorite version yet: a sweet bottom layer of juicy peaches and a buttery crisp topping. Top everything off with a scoop of vanilla extract and you have yourself one of the best desserts of summer.

How to Make Peach Crisp

  • Start by making your peach layer! Combine peaches, sugar, lemon juice, flour, cinnamon, and salt and stir well. Pour peaches into a lightly buttered 8×8 baking dish.
  • Make your crisp topping! Stir together flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon Use a pastry cutter to cut in 1 stick of cold unsalted butter until the mixture begins to clump together.
  • Evenly sprinkle topping mixture over peach mixture. Bake until peaches are bubbly and topping is browned.
  • Enjoy! For best results serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream!

Preparing peach crisp: peach layer and crisp layer

What Is the Difference Between Peach Cobbler and Peach Crisp?

Cobblers and crisps are often confused, but they’re actually quite different! Cobblers are typically made with a sweetened biscuit-like topping (see my blueberry cobbler for an example) while crisps are made with a topping that is, well, crisper, and more like a streusel.

Do You Have to Peel Peaches for Peach Crisp?

Technically you do not need to peel your peaches when making peach crisp. However I’ve found that the skins get rather tough and unpleasant after baking, so for best taste and texture I do recommend peeling them first.

Freshly baked peach crisp right out of the oven

Can I Make Peach Crisp with Frozen Peaches?

Yes! Peach crisp can be made with frozen peaches. However I do recommend allowing them to thaw and draining the excess liquid before substituting them for the fresh peaches called for in this recipe. The easiest way I’ve found to do this is to simply place the frozen peach slices in a colander and leave it in the sink until thawed.

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Peach Crisp

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 50 minutes

Author Samantha Merritt

Servings 6 servings

How to make the perfect summertime Peach Crisp! This recipe is incredibly easy, loaded with sweet juicy peaches and crowned with a buttery crisp topping!

  • 2 lbs peaches peeled, cored, and sliced about ¼” thick
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup light brown sugar firmly packed
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter cold and cut into 8 pieces

Nutrition Facts

Peach Crisp

Amount Per Serving

Calories 409 Calories from Fat 153

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17g 26%

Saturated Fat 10g 50%

Cholesterol 40mg 13%

Sodium 390mg 16%

Potassium 377mg 11%

Total Carbohydrates 63g 21%

Dietary Fiber 4g 16%

Sugars 39g

Protein 5g 10%

Vitamin A 19.2%

Vitamin C 13.3%

Calcium 4.1%

Iron 10.4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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