Peach Crisp is a summer staple! We love making this delicious dessert year-round with frozen peaches, but fresh peaches just taste so much better. The crunchy oat topping adds a nice texture to the creamy peach filling.
My dad loved cobblers and crisps, They were always his favorite dessert. He could easily finish off a whole pan of this Peach Crisp by himself in a matter of days. I wish he was still with us because I know that he would absolutely love this recipe.
Everybody loves this amazing Peach Crisp recipe. It’s warm and inviting and makes your house smell amazing. It’s the perfect summer dessert that no one can resist!
HOW TO MAKE PEACH CRISP
Casserole types of desserts seem complicated but they are really so easy.
The filling is comprised of fresh peaches, sugar, flour (to thicken), vanilla, and lemon juice. I love adding lemon juice to fruit desserts because the acid is a lovely contrast to the super sweet filling. I do recommend fresh peaches if they are in season, but frozen peaches will work just fine.
The oat topping is made with butter and rolled oats, flour, and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.
The butter is softened and blended in with the oats and flour to form a crumbly mixture, then patted down onto the peach filling.
Once baked the oat topping forms this crispy, crunchy layer over the creamy peach filling. It’s seriously amazing!
PRO TIP: Make sure to use OLD FASHIONED ROLLED OATS. (aff) The quick cook kind will just absorb the liquid and become soggy. The old fashioned kind will get nice and crunchy.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: You can make this Peach Crisp up to 3 months in advance and store in the freezer before baking. After step 3 in the recipe, cover the casserole dish tightly with foil or its lid and place in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then proceed with step 4. I don’t recommend refrigerating overnight though, as the topping would get soggy.
What is the difference between a cobbler and a crisp?
A cobbler is a baked fruit dessert that’s topped with a cake-like biscuit batter. A crisp is a layer of sweetened fruit that is covered with a buttery oat and/or nut topping. As it bakes, the topping gets crispy and crunchy, hence the name!
Peach Crisp can definitely be enjoyed on its own either cold, warm, or at room temperature. If you really want to indulge, try a scoop of ice cream or some fresh whipped cream on top!
What to do with leftovers
Store leftovers in the fridge in a tightly sealed container. Enjoy cold, or reheat in the microwave. Discard any leftovers after 3-4 days.
5cupspeeled and thinly sliced peachesabout 5-6 medium peaches
2/3cupold-fashioned rolled oats
Dash of nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease an 8 or 9-inch baking dish (circle or square). Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine peaches flour, sugar, salt, vanilla. Toss gently to combine, then pour into prepared baking dish, spreading the peaches evenly. Set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together. Add the butter and stir with a wooden spoon to break up the butter until the mixture is crumbly. (A fork or pastry cutter will work, too.) Sprinkle the oat topping evenly over the peaches.
Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes until the topping is golden brown and the juices are bubbly around the edges. Transfer to a wire rack. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Serve warm, room temperature, or cold. Cover leftovers tightly with foil or plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.