This Easy Peach Crisp recipe is a refreshing combination of peaches, spices and sugar with a crunchy, buttery oat topping. Peach Crisp is a simple dessert that can be put together quick and only takes 30 minutes to bake.
Another of the Fam’s favorite simple dessert recipes is this Berry Crisp, perfect year round and always a crowd pleaser.
My mouth is watering just writing this post. This peach crisp is the easiest dessert (or breakfast) to make. It only takes a few ingredients and your house will smell like Christmas morning and sunshine all in one. Believe everyone will be waiting at the oven door for you to pull this treat out.
Peach Crisp is one of our favorite recipes to use fresh peaches in, especially during the summer when they are cheap and in season.
Ingredients Needed to make Peach Crisp
Just a few pantry staple ingredients is all you need to make this easy peach crisp recipe:
- 5-6 peaches, peeled and sliced. I prefer to buy peaches that are not too soft. They will break down and become soft as they bake. So, if you have peaches that are not quite ripe yet, they are perfect.
- lemon juice
- brown sugar
How to make Peach Crisp
Start by peeling and slicing the peaches. I like to slice my peaches in half and then into thinner slices. It honestly does not matter how you slice your peaches, so if you prefer to cut into chunks, go for it, this is your crisp!! Just be sure to keep them all about the same size and thickness so they will cook evenly.
Next, place the peaches in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice and toss with the sugar. In a separate bowl combine the flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour over the peaches and toss to coat. Place the peaches into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish while you prepare the oat topping.
To make the oat topping, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Stir together until well blended. Using a fork or 2 knives, mix the butter into the oat mixture until it has clumps and is like sand, if that makes sense. You want your topping to have some larger chunks as well as smaller ones to add texture to the top of your crisp!
Place the crumb topping all over the top of the peaches, you want to make sure it covers the peaches completely. Every bite with have a tasty piece of the oatmeal crust topping.
Bake the peach crisp in a 400º F oven for 30 minutes, until the peaches are hot and bubbly and the topping is brown and crispy.
Can I use canned or frozen peaches in peach crisp?
If you don’t have fresh peaches, you can use frozen or canned peaches. To use canned peaches, drain all of the juice from the peaches before combining with the ingredients of the peach mixture.
For frozen peaches, allow the peaches to thaw and drain any juices before mixing with the filling ingredients.
- 5-6 peaches, peeled and sliced
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- Preheat oven to 400º F
- Peel and slice peaches into equal sizes.
- Place the peaches in a mixing bowl, pour on lemon juice. Add in the sugar and stir to coat.
- Add in the flour, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir. Place the sliced peaches into the bottom of an 8 x 8 inch baking dish.
- In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the topping until small clumps are formed. Spread the topping over the peaches.
- Bake for 30 minutes, until the peaches are bubbly and the topping is browned.
Can I make this recipe ahead?
If you need to make this recipe ahead, I would just prepare the topping and the peaches separate and bake just before serving. If this is made too far ahead, the topping can become soft.
How to store leftovers
If you happen to have any leftovers of this peach crisp, cover tightly with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator. The topping will become a soft. Reheat in the microwave before enjoying.
This Easy Peach Crisp recipe is a refreshing combination of fresh peaches, spices and sugar with a crunchy, buttery oat topping. Peach Crisp is a simple dessert that can be put together quick and only takes 30 minutes to bake.