Peach Crisp is a delicious summertime dessert recipe loaded with fresh, juicy peaches, topped with a crispy, crunchy topping, baked to perfection, then to make this peach crisp even better, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
One of my favorite desserts to make is a classic peach crisp. Using canned peaches, I can make it any time of year, but I particularly love making it in the summer when fresh peaches are readily available. There’s something you just can’t beat about fresh peaches cooked to sweet perfection and topped with a crumbly topping. When peaches come into season, there’s nothing better, and there’s nothing I love more than this delicious crisp. I grew up with recipes like this that my mom and grandmom made, and when I became a mom, I made crisps for the kids all the time. Lately, this simple recipe has been my favorite variation so far, and I think you’ll agree when you give it a try.
This classic summer dessert begins with fresh peaches – preferably from the tree if you know anyone who has them. Then mixed with sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and butter for that classic flavor. Finally, I top them with a simple mixture of flour, sugar, and butter that bakes up golden and crispy. What you end up with is a deliciously sweet peach treat loaded with flavor and texture that’s perfect on its own or served with ice cream. You can’t beat it!
Why You’ll Love This Peach Crisp
- It uses fresh, juicy peaches.
- It’s a favorite classic summertime dessert recipe.
- It’s delicious topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Peach Crisp Tips and Variations
I usually have a few tips and at least two or three variations for you with my recipes, but this is such a simple classic, that’s been paired down quite a bit. I mean, it’s hard to make perfection better, right? That being said, there are some tips and variations here to look over that you’ll want to read.
- To easily peel your peaches, try blanching them first.
- While not required, you can spray your baking dish with nonstick spray if you’re worried that any of your tasty crisp might stick.
- You can add a little mace to the peach mixture if you like for a more classic flavor.
- Use canned peaches for a delicious dessert when fresh peaches aren’t in season.
- Blackberries, blueberries and strawberries can be substituted in place of the peaches.
What to Serve with Peach Crisp
This crisp is absolutely delicious with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. For even more peach flavor, though, try serving it with a scoop of peach ice cream!
Peach Crisp FAQ
If you have questions about this recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about peach crisp.
What is a crisp?
A crisp is a dessert using a sweet fruit filling and topped with a crunchy topping of brown sugar, butter, and flour.
What’s the difference between a crisp and a crumble?
Not much! A crumble is just a crisp without the addition of oats. Although crisps traditionally use oats in the topping, you’ll notice that many recipes – like this one – use the term crisp and crumble interchangeably.
Can you use frozen or canned peaches to make a crisp?
Absolutely. Defrost the frozen peaches and drain them, then mix them as the recipe calls for. If you’re using canned peaches, thoroughly drain them and mix as called for.
What is the difference between peach cobbler and peach crisp?
Cobblers use a denser dough or biscuit-like topping, whereas crisps use a much lighter topping made of flour, sugar, and butter – with or without oats.
Can you leave the skin on peaches for a crisp?
No. You always want to peel your peaches when using them in any baked good. Otherwise, your filling will have a fibrous, chewy texture.
Can peach crisp be made ahead of time?
Mostly. You can prep almost all of the crisp the night before. Just make the topping the next day and bake the dish.
Does peach crisp need to be refrigerated?
If you plan on eating it in a day or two, there’s no need to refrigerate it. If you won’t eat it that quickly, then refrigerate it to keep it safe and delicious.
Can you freeze a peach crisp?
Absolutely. This crisp will freeze well for up to 3 months.
How to Store and Reheat Peach Crisp
You can store leftovers at room temperature in a covered container for up to 2 days. For longer storage, refrigerate it for up to 5 days. You can freeze it for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container, as well.
To reheat this crisp, place it in a baking dish and warm it in the oven at 350 degrees until heated through.
Peach Crisp Ingredients
It only takes a handful of simple ingredients to make this recipe. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store.
For the Filling
- Fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
For the Topping
- All-purpose flour
- Brown sugar
How to Make Peach Crisp
Making this crisp is just as easy as shopping for the ingredients. It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps.
Step 1: Make the Sugar Mixture
In a medium bowl, whisk the sugar, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon together and set aside.
Step 2: Make the Peaches
Add the sliced peaches to a large bowl. Then, add the sugar, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon and mix gently until the peaches are well-coated.
Step 3: Make the Topping
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour and brown sugar together. Then, add 1 cup of butter and mix on low speed until crumbly.
Step 4: Bake
Pour the peach mixture into a 9×13 baking dish or a 3-quart baking dish. Then, add the remaining ¼ cup butter in slices randomly on top of the fruit mixture. Top with the flour mixture, spreading it evenly, and bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and enjoy!
Try This Delicious Peach Crisp Recipe Today
This delicious peach crisp is the best peach crisp recipe and a family favorite. It is an easy summer dessert that is easy to make and tastes absolutely scrumptious. Try it today.
For the Peach Filling
- Preheat oven to 400°
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour and brown sugar. Add 1 cup of butter and mix on low speed until crumbly.
- In a medium bowl, whisk sugar, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon together and set aside.
- Peel and slice peaches. Put in a large bowl.
- Mix in sugar mixture and stir until peaches are coated well.
- Pour fruit mixture into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish or a 3 quart baking dish.
- Add the remaining ¼ cup butter (sliced) and just place on top of the fruit mixture randomly.
- Add the flour mixture on top of fruit and spread evenly.
- Bake uncovered at 400° for 45-55 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.
- Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream .
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