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Peach Crisp showcases fresh summer peaches. These irresistible peaches are nestled in a warm, sweet syrup topped with a buttery crunch. Served warm, it’s topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect summer treat.

Peach crisp with ice cream
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How to Make Peach Crisp

This recipe is great if you have a few minutes to whip a ripe peach dessert. However, you might also like peach galette and peach cobbler.

Why Make a Peach Crisp?

Peaches taste like summer. They are juicy with a peachy-sweet flavor that is irresistible. Therefore, making a peach crisp is a mini summer celebration that only takes a few minutes of prep time. The perfect summer treat is warm, juicy peach crisp topped with vanilla ice cream.

Peach Crisp Recipe Ingredients

  • Peaches: Use fresh peaches or nectarines that are still a little firm.
  • Lemon: Fresh lemon juice balances the sweetness.
  • Vanilla Extract: Vanilla is the perfect addition to any peach dessert; it adds a subtle sweetness.
  • Granulated Sugar: Sugar adds sweetness. During baking, it creates a scrumptious syrup.
  • Salt: Salt is a flavor enhancer.
  • Arrowroot: Thicken the peach syrup.
  • Oats: Old-fashioned rolled oats are the best. However, quick oats work as well. Steel-cut oats are not recommended.
  • Flour: Use all-purpose flour.
  • Butter: Creates a deliciously rich crumble topping.
  • Cinnamon (ground): The addition of cinnamon adds warmth to the filling.
  • Brown Sugar: Adds richness to the topping.

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This recipe is almost effortless to whip up for a summer treat. No crust, no waiting; mix and bake.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Peach Filling

Prepare the peach crisp filling by peeling and slicing peaches. Next, add the vanilla extract and squeeze the juice from half a lemon over the peaches. Sprinkle arrowroot over the mixture. Mix sugar and salt in a small bowl, then sprinkle the sugar mixture over the peaches. Stir all the filling ingredients in a large mixing bowl to coat the peaches evenly. Butter a 2 -2.5 quart baking dish, 10-inch iron skillet, or 2.25 quart iron brasier. Next, line the bottom baking pan with the peaches.

Filling process step by step

Crumble Topping

Make the crumble streusel Topping last. Place the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl and whisk. Next, use a pastry blender to incorporate the cold butter into the flour mixture. Then, fold the oats into the flour mixture to create the crumble topping.

Spread the crumble topping evenly over the peaches.

Bake until golden brown and the edges are bubbling.

Crisp topping process photos
Crumble topping
Peach crisp with ice cream

Peach Crisp Recipe

Peach Crisp showcases fresh summer peaches. These irresistible peaches are nestled in a warm, sweet syrup topped with a buttery crunch topping. Served warm, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect summer treat.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peach Crisp, Peach Crisp Recipe, peach dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 246kcal



  • 5 cups Sliced peaches (6 to 8 peaches)
  • ½ cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Arrowroot
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • teaspoon Salt
  • ½ each lemon

Crumble Topping

  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup Old-fashioned rolled oats


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.


  • In a large bowl add 5 cups of peeled and sliced peaches.
  • Juice half a lemon over the peaches. Add vanilla extract.
  • Sprinkle arrowroot over peach mixture.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together sugar and salt.
  • Pour the sugar mixture over the peach mixture.
  • Stir to coat peaches.
    Put the peach mixture in a buttered 2.5-quart baking dish.


  • Place flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  • Add chunked cold butter to the dry ingredients and incorporate with a pastry blender until crumbly.
  • Gently stir in oats.
    Sprinkle evenly over peach filling.
  • Store layovers covered in the refrigerator up to 5 days.


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2.5 quart baking dish


Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 529IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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Enjoy topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Peach crisp in a bowl with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
homemade peach crisp

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use canned peaches for a peach crisp? Canned peaches are not a good choice for this recipe since they are too soft. You can use frozen peaches, but for best results, use fresh peaches.

What is the difference between peach cobbler and peach crisp? These peach recipes start with the same filling, but the toppings differ. Cobblers have a dough topping similar to biscuits, while peach crisps have a crumble topping.

How can I make this recipe gluten-free? It is easy. Replace the flour in the topping with almond flour.

How do I store peach crisp? Cover with plastic wrap and store on the counter for a day, or store in the refrigerator for up to five days. You can reheat in the microwave.

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Saturday 6th of July 2024

This is in the oven now and smells amazing! Did have a hard time though... two different temperatures listed and no cook time... I hope this turns out!

Monday 8th of July 2024

45 min

Saturday 6th of July 2024

@Kristen, how long do you put it in for??


Friday 15th of September 2023

This looks perfect Kippi. I love stone fruits, like peaches.


Monday 11th of September 2023

Yummy. You made my mouth water. Thanks for the recipe.

Have a fabulous day and week. ♥


Monday 11th of September 2023

This looks so good, a perfect fall recipe!!!

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