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Sweet peaches kissed with maple syrup and topped in a crispy crumbly brown sugar oat topping. All you need is a scoop of vanilla ice cream to go with this homemade peach crisp, and your taste buds will be in heaven.

Close up of serving of peach crisp topped with oat topping and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Make this fabulous peach crisp with fresh, frozen or canned peaches. No matter which you have, you’ll end up with a fabulous treat.

The classic flavor is sure to win you over.  It is great on it’s own and even better served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  This recipe is nostalgic and delicious.

I originally posted this recipe back in the summer of 2015.  The fresh peach stands were up around town and I just couldn’t help myself!

I had a hankering for a crisp, so I reached into my recipe box and pulled out this gem. It was long past due for new pictures and a freshened up recipe card anyway.

Thankfully you can use defrosted frozen peaches or drained canned peaches for the crisp as well. So I was able to enjoy some even though it’s not peach season!

Ingredients ready to be made into peach crisp.

Making Peach Crisp

Crisp recipes are lovely because they are so forgiving. The measurements don’t have to be exact and it will still be amazing.

So if you have a little extra fruit, or not quite enough, don’t despair. Plus you can add ground ginger, a bit of nutmeg or whatever makes your perfect peach filling.

We love letting the peaches and maple syrup shine, so we keep it relatively simple with some cinnamon in the oat topping. But you can do whatever you like best.

The topping should be mixed until crumbly and sprinkled over the fruit. This works best if your butter is nice and soft.

If you forgot to soften your butter and you just can’t wait, melted butter will work in a pinch. Just stir it in with the other topping ingredients and go for it.

cast iron pan filled with peach slices and maple syrup with bowl of crisp topping nearby.

Whether you peel your peaches or not is up to you as well. When using fresh peaches, I tend to just slice them thin and leave the skins on.

It is easier that way and the skin is tender so it doesn’t bother us at all. But if you prefer your peaches peeled, be my guest!

If using defrosted or canned peaches, drain off the extra liquid first. You don’t want a soupy filling.

If you like nuts in your dessert, feel free to add some chopped pecans to the oat mixture. My boys are nut adverse, so we don’t add them to desserts like this but it would be delicious.

It is fun to make rustic desserts like this in a cast iron skillet, but an 8-inch square baking dish works as well. Use whatever you have.

Cast iron pan filled with peach crisp fresh from the oven.

Serving Your Crisp

Of course warm peach crisp topped with vanilla ice cream is a dream pairing. However, it is fabulous on its own.

It would also be amazing with butter pecan ice cream or cinnamon ice cream. Or add a scoop of peach ice cream if you really want to go whole hog of fruit.

You can also top it with some yogurt and call it breakfast if you want. You know you won’t get any judgement from us!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to peel peaches for peach crisp?

Not necessarily. You can certainly remove the skins from the peaches if they bother you.

But peach skins are relatively thin and not too bothersome in the dessert. So I usually either chop the peaches or thinly slice them and leave the skins on.

Why is my peach crisp runny?

If there is extra liquid in the peaches, cook it a little bit longer. The flour in the topping should thicken the juices, but you have to give it a chance to get good and bubbly.

If it was bubbling and the topping is already good and golden, allow the crisp to cool a bit. The juices with thicken as they cool.

Also, be sure to drain your fruit well before making the filling.

helping of warm peach crisp with vanilla ice cream with remaining dessert in cast iron skillet in background.

More Great Fruit Recipes

If you are a fan of crisps, check out my blackberry crisp. It’s also great with defrosted blackberries or even a mix of berries.

If it is the peaches drawing you in, don’t worry I have more great peach recipes as well. Peach crumble pie is sure to be a hit, or try making my peach breakfast cake or brown sugar peach cobbler.

Did you make this great recipe? Please leave a review in the recipe card below!

Close up of serving of peach crisp topped with oat topping and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Peach Crisp

Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Carlee
Sweet peaches kissed with maple syrup and topped in a crispy crumbly brown sugar oat topping. All you need is a scoop of vanilla ice cream and your taste buds will be in heaven.
4.86 from 14 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 4 cups sliced peaches fresh, defrosted or canned
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour I used whole wheat, but all-purpose is great too
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • cup light brown sugar packed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • Place peaches in a greased square baking dish or 9-inch cast iron skillet. Drizzle with maple syrup.
    4 cups sliced peaches, 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, oats, salt, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until crumbly. Sprinkle over peaches.
    ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup old fashioned oats, 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, ⅓ cup light brown sugar, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Bake for about 25 minutes. The fruit should be bubbly and the topping golden brown.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.


This makes a generous amount of crisp topping. If you prefer a higher fruit to crisp ratio, feel free to cut the crisp in half.



Serving: 1ServingCalories: 196kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 87mgPotassium: 161mgFiber: 2gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 470IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

I have some peaches in the freezer that need to make their way into this crisp!


Friday 24th of April 2020

Yes!!! Do it!

Andrea Nine

Monday 6th of April 2020

Peach crisp is my favorite of all the crisps! This is so delicious looking and now I am hungry for one! Have a sweet day girl!


Wednesday 8th of April 2020

I think it's my favorite too! Thanks, Andrea!

Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

Sunday 6th of September 2015

I love peaches and we are starting to come into spring and then peaches. Thanks for sharing this Carlee it looks delicious. #WednesdaysWisdom


Monday 7th of September 2015

We are on the tail end of our peaches. We have a few more fun recipes to share and then on to fall!