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Peach Crisp

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Peach fans rejoice every year when the peach season rolls around, and what better way to celebrate with some homemade peach crisp. Made with sweet juicy peaches and a crispy cinnamon streusel crisp topping — this peach crisp recipe will have you savoring every bite. 

Easy, delicious, and in under an hour? Does it get any better than that? 

Peach Crisp on white plate with vanilla ice cream

What’s the difference between a cobbler, crumble and crisp?

Cobbler typically has fruit on the bottom and is topped with a batter or biscuit crust. This Peach Cobbler is a favorite! 

Crumble is very similar to a crisp, however the topping typically doesn’t contain oats. 

Crisp also has fruit on the bottom, however it has a mixture of sugar, flour, oats and butter that combine a crunchy topping.

This Apple Crisp is one that I’ve been making for many years. It’s a recipe passed down from my Mom. 

Peach Crisp on plate with vanilla ice cream

Easy Peach Crisp: What You’ll Need

Ingredients for Peach Crisp

This easy peach crisp recipe calls for the following ingredients: 

For full printable recipe, see below

  • 3-4 pounds of peaches
  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt 
  • Cinnamon

For the crisp on top , you’ll need: 

  • Light brown sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Quick Oats
  • Cinnamon 
  • Nutmeg
  • Unsalted butter

Peach Crisp in white baking dish with serving spoon

Easy Peach Crisp: Peeling the Peaches

Getting started is the “hardest” part of this recipe, in my opinion, and it isn’t hard at all. You’ll want to prep your peaches by peeling and slicing them. 

To easily peel our peaches, we use this blanch and shock method. It makes it easy to remove the skin from the peaches without having to use a knife or a peeler. 

Place ice water in a large bowl and place it to the side. 

Next, boil a large pot of water — use something big enough to fit several peaches at a time. 

Once the water is boiling, reduce it to a simmer, lower the peaches into the water, and let them sit in the water for 30 seconds. 

Remove the peaches from the hot water and immediately place them in the ice water. This stops them from continuing to cook. Once the peaches have cooled the skin should be easy to pull away from the peaches. 

Slice the peaches and place them in a large bowl. 

Once your peaches are sliced, place them in a bowl with the lemon juice and sugar, give them a good toss, and set them aside while you make the luscious, sugary-sweet, peach crisp topping. 

peach crisp is bowls

How to Make Our Peach Crisp 

For full printable recipe, see below

While your peaches are soaking up some of that sugar, you’re going to make this delicious peach crumble topping. 

Preheat your oven, grab another large bowl, and let’s get started — we’re trying to make it sound like this is going to take some time and effort, but the truth is: it’s effortless. 

Start by chopping up your butter, I recommend placing it in the refrigerator until it’s ready to be used, although we aren’t making a cobbler, we still want the butter to be hard enough to make a nice crisp topping. 

Simply combine the brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Once well combined, mix in the butter until the mixture is nice and crumbly.

Your peach cobbler crumble is ready to go, place it aside and grab your peaches. 

Making the Perfect Peach Crisp 

Place the peaches in a colander to drain any excess juices. Once drained, return the peaches to their bowl and stir in the vanilla, flour, salt, and cinnamon. Mix to coat. 

Place the coated peaches in a buttered baking dish — an 8×8 pan is ideal for the perfect peach to crumble ratio. 

Spread the crumble evenly over the peaches and bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes, or until the topping is a nice golden brown. 

Peach Crisp served on white plate with vanilla ice cream

How to Serve Peach Crisp 

This peach crisp tastes delicious warm out of the oven or at room temperature, which is why it is one of our favorite desserts to take to any family get-together or picnic. 

Serve it with a side of ice cream, or whipped cream, whichever you desire — our favorite is french vanilla ice cream, but the peach cobbler is perfect on its own. 

While it’s rare that any of our peach cobbler is left after serving, occasionally we have a little left for dessert for the following day. Store the peach cobbler covered in the refrigerator, away from foods that might affect its taste. This includes things like garlic, onions, or other strongly scented foods. 

When you’re ready to enjoy the leftover peach cobbler, place it covered, in the oven, for 4 minutes at 350°F for five minutes or until warm. 

Peach Crisp served with vanilla ice cream on a white plate

Peach Crisp served on white plate with vanilla ice cream

Peach Crisp

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes 30 seconds
Total Time: 45 minutes 30 seconds

This EASY Peach Crisp goes together in minutes with ingredients I bet you have on hand!


  • 6-8 (3-4 pounds) peaches, peeled and cut into slices
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sugar, more depending on sweetness of peaches
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Topping
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup oats, quick cooking
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened plus more for coating pan


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
    2. Butter square 8x8 baking pan 
    3. Peel and slice peaches, add to large bowl 
    4. Add lemon juice 
    5. Add sugar and toss to coat, set aside for 15 minutes
    6. To make the topping - In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon and nutmeg until well  combined
    7. Mix butter into mixture until crumbly, set aside
    8. Drain excess juice from peaches, add peaches back into bowl 
    9. Stir in flour, vanilla extract, salt and cinnamon 
    10. Add peaches to prepared baking pan 
    11. Evenly sprinkle crumb topping
    12. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown
    13. Serve warm or room temperature with vanilla ice cream, if desired
    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 326Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 3gSugar: 50gProtein: 4g

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