Peach Crisp is an all-American dessert. Juicy peach filling baked covered in a crunchy oat topping, made in about an hour. Perfect with vanilla ice cream!
Easy, fast desserts like Peach Cobbler are great for cookouts, potlucks, or just a quick weeknight treat. Fresh fruits like juicy peaches make any Pie Recipe the perfect summertime dessert!
Fruit crisps are a great way to use just past ripe fruit, a little squishy and bruised but still firm enough to hold up in a pie or fruit crisp. From Apple Crisp to mixed berry crisp to this fresh Peach Crisp recipe, it’s so easy to turn ripe fruit into a delicious, warm dessert begging for a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
You may be wondering the difference between peach cobbler and peach crisp. A fruit cobbler has a biscuit or pie dough on top. A fruit crisp has a crumbly topping and this one made with rolled oats, brown sugar, flour, and unsalted butter that gets crunchy and crispy when baked.
This Peach Crisp recipe is so easy to make and adapt to what you have on hand. Substitute nuts for the oats for even more crunch or almond flour to make a gluten free Peach Crisp. You can even cut the sugar by just using fresh peaches without the other filling ingredients.
Easy Peach Crisp is the perfect summer dessert especially topped with a big scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream or dollop of Homemade Whipped Cream. You can make Peach Crisp ahead of time so it’s also great for potlucks or picnic parties at the park.
To make your Peach Crisp ahead of time, prepare your peaches and cover with the crisp topping. Wrap tightly and keep in the fridge for up to a day. You can make the fruit crisp topping ahead and store for up to a month in the freezer, perfect to make a quick crisp when fruit goes just past ripe!
This recipe is so much better with fresh, juicy peaches. You can use frozen peaches but the texture is going to be a lot softer. If you use frozen peaches, make sure to thaw and drain well so your peach filling isn’t runny or soggy. If you prefer peeled fruit, blanch the fresh peaches with an easy tip further in the post.
Tip to keep Peach Crisp from getting soggy
If you have particularly juicy peaches or just like a really thick fruit crisp, use this method to get them to release their juices. Toss peaches (or fruit) in a mixture of sugar and salt and let sit for about 20-30 minutes before making your Peach Crisp. Drain juices, reserving about 2 tablespoons to mix back into the peach filling.
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VARIATIONS ON PEACH CRISP
- Peach Filling: Make different fruit crisps with firm fruits or stone fruits like plums, apricots, apples, or pears.
- Spices: Try adding a teaspoon or two of cinnamon or nutmeg to the peach filling for some warm, spiced flavor.
- Berries: Make an easier Raspberry Peach Pie by adding fresh (or frozen, thawed) raspberries to the peach filling. You can also use blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, or a mix of your favorites instead of the peaches.
- Nuts: Give your Peach Crisp a bit of crunch by stirring in chopped almonds, pecans, or walnuts to crisp topping or into the peach filling, or both!
- Bourbon: Add a tablespoon of bourbon or whiskey to the peach filling for kick to this Southern favorite and top with Salted Caramel Sauce.
HOW TO EASILY BLANCH PEACHES
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Fill a large bowl with cold water and ice, leaving room to add peaches and it won’t overflow. Place 2-3 peaches into the boiling water for about 30 seconds, then remove and place directly ice bath. Repeat with remaining peaches. Skins should easily loosen for peeling, no knife needed!
Slow Cooker Peach Crisp
Set and forget a slow cooker Peach Crisp for an even easier dessert. Grease slow cooker with butter and spread peaches evenly in bottom. Prepare crisp topping as usual and sprinkle over peaches. Cook Peach Crisp on low for 3-4 hours, or until peaches are tender.
EASY FRUIT DESSERTS FOR SUMMER
HOW TO STORE PEACH CRISP
- Serve: Peach Crisp can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days, covered tightly with plastic wrap in a cool, dry spot.
- Store: Keep your Peach Crisp in the refrigerator for up to 1 week in an airtight container. To keep from getting soggy, make sure it’s completely cooled before storing.
- Freeze: Cool Peach Crisp before freezing and store in a sealed container for up to 2 months in the freezer.
- 6 peaches , sliced (about 4 cups)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter , chilled
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup rolled oats
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking dish; set aside.
- Mix flour, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl using a pastry cutter until evenly crumbled. Fold oats into flour mixture.
- Place crisp topping in the refrigerator while you make peach filling.
- Combine peaches, flour, and sugar in a large bowl. Stir until all of the peaches are well coated with the flour and sugar.
- Arrange peaches evenly in the baking dish.
- Sprinkle topping over peaches, pressing gently for an even, slightly flat topping.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.
Can I freeze this before I bake? I am ready to pick my tree!
Delicious as written. Thanks!
This was awesome!
Can this be frozen to bake later?
Loved this recipe. I added fresh strawberries with the peaches. I used fresh peaches that were not completely ripe. I liked this because the peaches did not get mushy. I baked for a longer time because I like crispy top brown.
Sabrina, this was so good!!! I like the ease of it and I even used canned peaches that I sliced and it was still really good. I broiled for a few minutes at the end, other than that followed it exactly. Thank you so much for posting, will definitely be making it again. Oh I did put whipped cream on top which only enhanced it!!!
I only had two peaches on hand but were going bad, ended up slicing those along with an apple and followed the rest of the recipe accordingly. Broiled for a few mins at the end to make sure it was extra crispy, paired with some vanilla ice cream and was a crowd pleaser with the hubs! A keeper for sure.
Yes, Lindsey! Thank you!
Can you freeze this peach crisp?
I need to now if it can be frozen to bake later as well!
Can I use canned peach pie filling for this recipe ????
I have not tried that so I don’t know how the consistency or flavor would turn out! Sorry!
I have used canned peach pie filling and just made the crisp for the top and it was delish.
Yay! thank you
Is peeling the peaches ‘optional’ or necessary. I’m not clear on that. This recipe sounds easy and yummy. Peaches are my favorite.
It’s completely optional. 🙂
Was absolutely delicious. Served it warm with vanilla ice cream for desert.
My husband is currently eating some of the left overs cold for breakfast – he says it is very tasty even cold!
I like his style! Thanks for coming back to let me know, Mary Ann.
Turned out beautiful, can’t wait to try it!!
Thanks for the 5 stars, LeNea.