Peach Crisp

Delicious homemade Peach Crisp topped with Vanilla Ice Cream. Fresh sweet peaches with the crumbly topping make this mouthwatering dessert absolutely perfect.

Love fall baking season? Be sure to try my Apple Dumplings and Peach Dumplings. Both are easy recipes!!

Peach crisp on a plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Why this Recipe is Best

When peaches start to appear at the farmer’s market in early summer, I have only one thing on my mind: peach crisp.

Apple Crisps and apple cobblers of all kinds are so easy to make and ideal for summer. Fresh fruit baked with a crunchy crisp mixture and topped with cold vanilla ice cream is absolute heaven on a warm evening!

Today’s peach crisp recipe came together easily, using fresh peaches from my local farmer’s market.

The peaches were so ripe, the skin peeled off in one piece. They were so juicy, I made sure to set aside a few for snacking!

The rest were destined to end up tossed with sugar and other delicious ingredients to become peach crisp.

Favorite Peach Recipes: Peach Dump Cake | Peach Galette

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make peach crisp.

In addition to the vanilla extract, I tossed in some almond extract as well. I love almond extract, and I love the nutty flavor it gave this dessert.

All the ingredients I used to make the peach crisp:

{Ingredients at a glance; scroll down for recipe with amounts!}

  • Peaches – fresh peaches work best, if using frozen, thaw and drain liquid off first!
  • Flour
  • Butter – I use unsalted butter
  • Sliced almonds– not a fan? Skip the nuts and substitute with old fashioned oats instead
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond extract
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt

Step by Step Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make peach crisp.
  1. Make the peach filling.
  2. Make the crumble.
  3. Bake.

Of course, a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream or homemade whipped cream on top of each serving is a necessity in my book! Especially when you wait a few minutes and allow the hot peach crisp to melt the ice cream partially.

The creaminess of the ice cream with the spices and fresh peaches, the contrast between the warm fruit and the cold ice cream, and the crunchy topping. . . OH MY GOSH!

There’s nothing about this peach crisp recipe I didn’t absolutely adore.

Gluten Free Substitutions

It’s easy to make this a gluten free recipe, read the labels and choose a gluten free cup for cup flour.

Check the packaging on your almonds and other ingredients to make sure they weren’t processed with ingredients containing gluten.

Whether or not you eat gluten free, it’s always helpful to have a few gluten free recipes up your sleeve!

With the juicy flavor of ripe summer peaches and the nutty taste of almonds, this is my new favorite peach cobbler recipe by far!

Peach crisp on a plate with melted vanilla ice cream on top.

Recipe FAQs

What is the difference between peach cobbler and peach crisp?

A peach cobbler usually has a more biscuit or pie crust topping, and a crisp has a crunchy layer of nuts, oats, and sugar.

Can you freeze a peach crisp?

Yes. After baking, wrap tightly (using foil baking pan or transferring to freezer safe container) and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and heat in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes before serving.

Can I skip the nuts?

Absolutely. This is delicious with or without the sliced almonds. You could swap the almonds for pecans if you prefer! Add oats if you skip the nuts.

White plate with peach crisp and scoop of vanilla ice cream.

More Easy Desserts

Yield: serves 8

Peach Crisp

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Delicious homemade Peach Crisp topped with Vanilla Ice Cream. Fresh sweet peaches with the crumbly topping make this mouthwatering dessert absolutely perfect.


  • 4 large fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (or about 8 cups thawed frozen peaches)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • Vanilla Ice cream, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 2 Tablespoons of flour, ⅓ cup light brown sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, almond extract, nutmeg, vanilla extract and salt. Mix until combined. Fold in fresh peaches, gently. Spread evenly in a shallow 2 quart baking dish. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl (I used the same bowl) combine the remaining flour with ⅔ cup light brown sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon and almonds. Mix gently. Add butter cubes and combine with a pastry cutter (or hands) until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over peach mixture.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until bubbly. Serve topped with Vanilla ice cream, if desired.


  • Can be Gluten free if you choose a gluten free flour.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 4gSugar: 34gProtein: 6g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on May 3, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. Can I use butter in this recipe? I usually don’t buy margarine. I collect Peach recipes as I have peach trees in the back yard!

  2. Yum, looks delicious! Peaches are long gone from my supermarket though – I’m from Switzerland and while it might not be snowing yet it is certainly cold and rainy fall weather!

  3. Not a whole lot beats hot crisps and cobblers during the fall season.. this peach crisp is no exception! I want a HUGE hot bowl of it with a big ol’ mound of melty ice cream on top. That constitutes a dinner, right?

  4. I’m trying to stay warm in southern Wisconsin, and even though peaches should be the farthest thing from my mind, you have NO idea how badly I’m craving a big bowl of this gorgeous peach crisp. With a double-scoop of that awesome-lookin’ ice cream! 🙂

  5. Roll Call! I’m in Northern California, and it still feels like the tail end of summer here. Sunny, 90°+, but at least the mornings are getting nippy and feeling a little like fall! So… Ice cream and a peach crisp sounds perfect! 🙂 Pinned!

  6. Hi )
    I live in Florida and was raised in Maine. I love your recipes! You rock! I wish we were having some ice cream and peach crisp right now.

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