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With sweet juicy peaches and cinnamon crumble topping, this peach crisp recipe is perfect topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Peach Crumb Bars and Dump Cake are among my favorite peach desserts to make along with this peach crisp recipe.

Easy peach crisp recipe with vanilla ice cream on top.

We Love Peach Crisp!

This easy peach crisp recipe is the perfect peach dessert.

We love it for so many reasons, including:

  • SIMPLICITY. Takes some time, but directions are easy to follow and it’s practically fool-proof.
  • FOR PEACH LOVERS. It’s perfectly peach and great to make during peach season.
  • THE CRUMBLE. The delicious brown sugar cinnamon crumble on top is to die for and ties in perfectly with the peach flavor.
  • STORES + FREEZE. Easy to store, easy to freeze.

Crisps (and crumbles) really are quite easy. You can easily throw together a fruit crisp, use whatever fruit is in season, and it’s always a crowd-pleaser.

Crisp topping ingredients and fresh peaches set out on a kitchen counter.

How to Make Peach Crisp

This peach crisp is full of fresh peach flavor and a deliciously crispy topping.

  1. PREP. Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 3-quart ceramic baking dish (I used a 9×13 inch pan). Do not use a metal pan.
  2. PREP THE PEACHES. Prepare a large bowl of ice water, adding water and ice cubes. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the peaches to the boiling water for about 2 minutes, then use a slotted spoon to transfer them to the bowl of ice water for about 1 minute. Remove the peaches from the cold water – peel, core, and slice. The peel should slide off after blanching.
  3. PEACH LAYER. Toss the sliced peaches with the sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Pour/spoon the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  4. MAKE THE CRUMBLE. In a large bowl toss together the flour, oats, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Using a pastry cutter or 2 forks, cut in the cold, chopped butter. Gently stir in the egg yolk. If you squeeze the crumble in your palms, it should form clumps. Crumble over top of the peaches. 
  5. BAKE + COOL. Bake the crumble in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes. If around 30 minutes you notice the top getting too brown, tent a piece of aluminum foil over top. 

Cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. Serve this crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, or even a drizzle of Caramel Sauce.

Use canned or frozen peaches

If you don’t have fresh peaches, you can use canned or frozen in this easy peach crisp.

Canned peaches. Drain the peaches first and discard the liquid. Toss the sliced peaches with brown sugar, spices, and cornstarch and prepare the same as using fresh peaches.

Frozen peaches. Thaw the peaches first and drain all the extra liquid. I also recommend adding 1 extra tablespoon of cornstarch if using frozen peaches.

Recipe tips

This best peach crisp recipe is topped with a sweet oat crisp.

Old-fashioned/rolled oats. Quick oats are ok, but they don’t have as much texture. I do not recommend using instant oats or steel-cut oats.

Ripe peaches. Freestone peaches are ideal because the flesh pulls away from the center pit quite easily.

  • Use perfectly ripe peaches, ones that are not too hard or too soft. Since peaches ripen after they have been picked, the ones at the market may be pretty hard.

Check for doneness. The peach filling should be bubbling and the crumble topping should be a nice golden brown. The crisp will thicken as it cools.

Crumble poured over sliced peaches in a white baking dish.

Storing Info

STORE. Allow the easy peach crisp recipe to cool, cover, and place the crisp in the fridge. Cooked fruit desserts usually last just 2-3 days.

FREEZE. Allow the peach crisp to cool, wrap the pan in plastic wrap, and then wrap it in foil to keep moisture out. Place in the freezer for up to 1 month. Leftovers can be divided into airtight containers and stored in the same manner.

Close up image of homemade classic peach crisp recipe with a scoop mixing.

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4.94 from 65 votes

Peach Crisp Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
With sweet juicy peaches and cinnamon crumble topping, this peach crisp recipe is perfect topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Servings: 15 people
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients 

Peach Layer

  • 4 pounds peaches* about 12 medium peaches
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Crumble Topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg yolk
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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 3-quart ceramic baking dish (I used a 9×13 inch pan). Do not use a metal pan.

Blanch the Peaches

  • Prepare a large bowl of ice water, adding water and ice cubes. 
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. 
  • Add the peaches to the boiling water for about 2 minutes, then use a slotted spoon transfer them to the bowl of ice water for about 1 minute.
  • Remove the peaches from the cold water – peel, core, and slice. The peel should slide off after blanching.

Make the Peach Layer

  • Toss the sliced peaches with the sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and cornstarch. 
  • Pour/spoon the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.

Make the Crumble

  • In a large bowl toss together the flour, oats, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • Using a pastry cutter or 2 forks, cut in the cold, chopped butter until it's in pea-sized crumbles. Gently stir in the egg yolk. If you squeeze the crumble in your palms, it should form clumps
  • Crumble over top of the peaches. 

Bake and Cool

  • Bake the crumble in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes. If around 30 minutes you notice the top getting too brown, tent a piece of aluminum foil over top. 
  • Cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. 

Video

Notes

*If using canned peaches, drain fully and discard the liquid. If using frozen peaches, thaw first. Then drain the liquid. I recommend adding 1 extra tablespoon of cornstarch if using frozen peaches.
STORE. Allow the easy peach crisp recipe to cool, cover, and place the crisp in the fridge. Cooked fruit desserts usually last just 2-3 days.
FREEZE. Allow the peach crisp to cool, wrap the pan in plastic wrap, and then wrap it in foil to keep moisture out. Place in the freezer for up to 1 month. Leftovers can be divided into airtight containers and stored in the same manner.

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 9mg, Potassium: 268mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 30g, Vitamin A: 410IU, Vitamin C: 8.7mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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45 Comments

  1. Sarah says:

    Can I use this exact recipe but with apples?

  2. Sharon Schroeter says:

    5 stars
    Sounds fantastic! What is the egg yolk for?

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      It helps provide a structure to the crumble — it keeps the crumble topping together. 🙂 Hope you enjoy the crisp!

  3. payton says:

    5 stars
    it was so good

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Yay!! So happy to hear that!

  4. Lynelle says:

    Can’t wait to make this! How many cans of peaches do you use if opting for that method?

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      I’d use about 3 16 oz cans of peaches drained. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!

  5. Natalie says:

    5 stars
    Peach crisp is my favorite crisp!! Juicy peaches with a crumble topping is so mouthwatering!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Mmm yes! I couldn’t agree more!

  6. Amy L Huntley says:

    5 stars
    Peach Crisp is so simple to throw together. We love to make this for a Sunday dinner dessert. It is always a hit. Especially when I add vanilla ice cream to it!

  7. Alison says:

    5 stars
    So delicious! Easy to make! Directions were so easy to follow! My husband loved it! Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      You are very welcome 🙂 So glad you both liked it!

  8. Suzanne says:

    5 stars
    This looks delicious, thank you for sharing!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      Glad to share 😉 Hope you give it a try!!

  9. Isabel says:

    5 stars
    I love how the texture came out! Was so delicious with all the flavors. Especially topped with ice cream on top! Enjoyed making this dessert for the family!!!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      That makes me happy to hear! Glad you liked it! Thank you 🙂

  10. Andrea says:

    5 stars
    EXCELLENT easy to follow recipe! My brother and i made a 1/2 batch with sime peaches we needed to use and loved this- thank you!