With bright fruit flavor and a simple crisp topping, this Peach Crisp recipe comes together with pantry staples and either fresh or frozen peaches. It’s a yummy fruit dessert to share with the whole family!

peach crisp recipe in pan with blue spoon.

Easy Peach Crisp Recipe

This Peach Crisp is one of my go-to summer desserts. It makes a lot, is delicious as leftovers—I love to eat it for breakfast with yogurt the following day—and it’s easy to pull together. You can serve it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if you want. You can also make this dessert in the morning of the day you plan to serve it and leave it at room temperature for a dessert that will be ready whenever you need it.

This is great in the summer when peaches are fresh or in the winter when you need a burst of summer flavor.

And it’s perfect to make for a crowd since it has similar flavor to pie but is much easier to make. (You may also like my Blueberry Crisp recipe.)

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Ingredients You Need

Here’s a look at the ingredients you need to have on hand to make this recipe.

Ingredients for peach crisp.
  • Peaches: You can use fresh or frozen peaches here according to the season and what you have access to.
  • Cornstarch: Adding a little of this to the peaches ensures the fruit mixture isn’t too runny.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon adds flavor to the topping, along with the vanilla.
  • Fresh lemon: A little fresh lemon on the fruit helps brighten the flavor, so I like to use fresh lemon juice here.
  • Oats: Rolled oats, which are sometimes called “old-fashioned oats” make the topping of this have the classic crisp texture.
  • Whole wheat flour: I use whole wheat flour in combination with the oats to make the topping. Use all-purpose flour if you prefer.
  • Sugar: A little sugar sweetens the topping and ensures that the flavors are yummy and balanced. You can use maple syrup if you prefer.
  • Vanilla extract: Vanilla, either pure or artificial, adds delicious flavor to the crisp topping.
  • Butter: I usually bake with unsalted butter so I can control the salt level.
  • Plain yogurt: I add a little yogurt to the topping to ensure it’s moist and delicious.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at the process involved in making this easy Peach Crisp. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full info.

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  1. Add the topping ingredients to a bowl.
  2. Mix together to make the crisp topping.
  3. Place the peaches into a baking dish and toss with the filling ingredients.
  4. Spread the topping over the peaches in the pan. Bake until the peaches are soft and the topping is golden brown.
Peach crisp after baking in pan.

Gluten-Free Peach Crisp

If you need to bake gluten-free, simply choose gluten-free rolled oats and use the almond flour variation. They both work just as well as their gluten-containing alternatives and the results are just as delicious.

Peach Crisp with Frozen Peaches

I love to keep peaches in our freezer to use for desserts like this one. When you make this crisp from frozen peaches, you do not need to thaw them first. If the peach slices are stuck together, let them thaw for a few minutes so they soften slightly and you can break them apart. Using frozen peaches may require baking for a little longer.

Peach crisp after baking in pan.

Best Tips for Success

  • If using fresh peaches, slice them uniformly. You do not need to peel them. Fresh peaches should be ripe but still a little firm.
  • If using frozen peaches, you may need to bake for the longer duration since they will start very cold.
  • Using fresh lemon juice will add a bright flavor to the fruit, making it taste ripe and fresh even if they aren’t perfectly ripe!
  • If the topping starts to get too dark brown at any point, cover it loosely with a piece of foil and continue baking.
  • Serve leftovers warm or cold with yogurt, ice cream, or whipped cream.

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Favorite Peach Crisp Recipe

This crisp recipe feeds a crowd and it’s one of my go-to party desserts. You can always cut the amounts in half and use a 9-inch pie plate to make a crisp that serves about 6.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 187kcal
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 12 cups fresh or frozen sliced peaches (about 6 large fresh peaches or 12 small)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • juice from ½ of a fresh lemon
  • ½ stick unsalted butter (melted)
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and coat a 9×13-inch glass baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Place the peaches into a large bowl and toss with the cornstarch and the lemon juice. Spread into the prepared baking dish.
  • Place the butter, yogurt, oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, into a medium bowl. Stir together.
  • Spread the topping over the peaches in the pan. Press down slightly.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the peaches are bubbly and soft. (If the topping starts to brown too much at any point, cover it loosely with a piece of foil and continue baking.) Let cool slightly and serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

  • Store any leftovers, covered, in the fridge for up to 5 days. Serve leftovers warm or cold with yogurt, ice cream, or whipped cream.
  • If using fresh peaches, slice them uniformly. You do not need to peel them. Fresh peaches should be ripe but still a little firm.
  • If using frozen peaches, you may need to bake for the longer time duration simply since they will start very cold.
  • Using fresh lemon juice will add a bright flavor to the fruit, making it taste ripe and fresh even if they weren’t perfectly ripe to start!
  • Sprinkle the peaches with a little sugar before adding the topping to make this a little sweeter.
  • Substitute almond flour or gluten-free flour blend for the whole wheat flour to make this gluten-free.

Nutrition

Calories: 187kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 28mg, Potassium: 274mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 751IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 22mg, Iron: 1mg
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This post was first published June 2020.

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  1. 5 stars
    I doubled this recipe because we all loved it so much! Great summer dessert. We love it topped with plain yogurt and/or whipped cream! Yummy recipe!

    1. Fruit has sugar. You can’t really get around that fact in a recipe like this. There is less added sugar than other recipes though.