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Best Peach Crisp

I love how quickly this peach crisp comes out while still being full of flavor and sweetness. Use fresh ripened peaches for the best dessert you’ve ever tasted.

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a bowl of peach crisp with oats and vanilla ice cream

I love a good summer dessert that is quick to prep and this peach crisp recipe is just that. And the added bonus is my kids get to help!

They love putting together the crumble and sprinkling it on top. It’s messy, but fun to bake with them!

It’s became a tradition to make it with them at least once a year and serve it with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

And, if you love peach season as much as I do, you will love my peach dump cake, 4-ingredient peach cobbler, and this peach pie with canned peaches I put together for when peaches are out of season.

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close up on what is inside homemade peach crumble

What makes this the Best Recipe for Peach Crisp

  • 10 ingredients total
  • No peeling
  • Easy to prep
  • Perfectly balanced sweetness
  • Ready in under an hour
  • Great for summer
ingredients needed to make peach crisp

Fresh Peach Crisp ingredients

  • Fresh peaches
  • Sugar — granulated and brown
  • Lemon juice
  • Cornstarch — or tapioca flour
  • Salt
  • Rolled oats
  • All-purpose flour
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon

How to make Peach Crisp with fresh peaches

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and grease a 2-quart baking dish.

STEP TWO: Cut unpeeled peaches into ½-inch slices and place them in a large mixing bowl.

slicing unpeeled peaches and adding to glass bowl

STEP THREE: Add sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, and salt to the peaches, then stir gently with a soft silicone spatula, taking care not to break apart the slices.

adding lemon juice and sugar to peaches in a bowl

STEP FOUR: Transfer the peaches to the prepared baking dish and gently pat them down to create an even layer.

add peach slices to baking dish and pat dry

STEP FIVE: In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.

STEP SIX: Cut the cold butter into cubes and, using a pastry cutter, mix the cubes into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles a crumble-like topping.

add cubed cold butter to oats and spices

STEP SEVEN: Sprinkle the crumble over the peaches until the fruit filling is well-covered.

add butter oat crumble on top of sugared peaches

STEP EIGHT: Bake for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the peaches are bubbling.

STEP NINE: Allow the peach oatmeal to cool before slicing. If desired, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

baked peach oatmeal crisp

Best Peach Crisp Recipe substitutions

  • Use high-quality vegan butter if you want this recipe to be dairy-free.
  • If you don’t have a pastry cutter, you can use two knives to create the crumble mixture or soften the butter just enough so you can toss it all together.
  • For a gluten-free version of the best peach crisp, swap out the all-purpose flour for your favorite gluten-free flour.
  • Try coconut sugar or light brown sugar in place of granulated sugar for a richer flavor.
  • Use cardamom or nutmeg instead of cinnamon for a different twist on the spice.

How to Serve this Peach Crisp Recipe with Oats

Peach crisp is often paired with vanilla ice cream, but I also love adding a dollop of homemade whipped cream to switch it up. Serving it with some fresh peach slices alongside cream cheese fruit dip or yogurt fruit dip would also be delicious.

If you want to round out your table with more fresh-fruit desserts, try strawberry pie or cherry dump cake!

scooping up a serving of the best peach and oatmeal crumble

Storing Peach Oatmeal Crisp

To keep your peach crisp tasting fresh, let it fully cool, then store it covered in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to four days. 

When you’re ready to enjoy, simply reheat in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes or until warmed through. This re-crisps the topping and avoids the sogginess that can come from reheating in the microwave.

Best Peach Crisp FAQs

Is it necessary to peel peaches for crisp?

No, I created this recipe with unpeeled peaches for less work! With two young kids, I want my recipes to be as easy as possible. You can peel the peaches if you prefer, but it tastes great with the peel still on.

a bowl of peach crisp and ice cream

Why is my peach crisp soggy?

Sogginess can happen if the peaches are overripe or there’s too much liquid. 

Using semi-firm peaches and the right amount of cornstarch as thickener ensures this will be the best peach crisp recipe you’ve ever tried!

What’s the difference between peach cobbler and peach?

Peach cobbler typically has a biscuit or dough topping that’s dropped or spread over the fruit. 

A peach crisp, on the other hand, features a streusel-like topping. This recipe uses a combination of rolled oats, flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon, and salt to achieve that perfect topping!

a bowl of peach crisp with oats and vanilla ice cream

Peach Oatmeal Crisp

Samantha Erb
Juicy, soft, and jammy peaches covered in a buttery, crispy oat topping make this Peach Crisp an absolute treat in both taste and texture. The coolest part? Leaving the peaches unpeeled means you can whip up this delicious dessert in no time.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 434 kcal

Ingredients

For the Filling:

  • 8 large peaches
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or tapioca flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For the Topping:

  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter cold (or even frozen)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and grease a 2-quart baking dish.
  • Cut unpeeled peaches into ½-inch slices and place them in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, and salt to the peaches and stir gently using a soft silicone spatula.
  • Transfer the peaches to the prepared baking dish and gently pat them down to create an even layer.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Cut the cold butter into cubes and using a pastry cutter mix the cubes into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles a crumble-like topping.
  • Sprinkle the crumble over the peaches, making sure that the peaches are covered.
  • Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the peaches are bubbling.
  • Allow to cool before serving.

Notes

  • You can serve the peach oatmeal crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Make sure to use semi-firm peaches for baking the peach crisp, as very ripe peaches will become too mushy.

Nutrition

Calories: 434kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 5gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 214mgPotassium: 317mgFiber: 5gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 1104IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 2mg
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2 thoughts on “Best Peach Crisp”

    • Hi Stephanie, You can halve the recipe for 4 servings or quarter the recipe for 2 servings. Enjoy!

5 from 1 vote

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