Delicious homemade Peach Crisp topped with vanilla ice cream. Fresh sweet peaches with the crumbly topping make this mouthwatering dessert absolutely perfect.
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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 skillet 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.
All the ingredients I used to make the peach crisp:
- Peaches – fresh peaches work best, if using frozen, thaw and drain liquid off first!
- 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
Step by Step Instructions
- Make the peach filling.
- Spread filling in baking dish.
- Make the crumble.
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!
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!
A peach cobbler usually has a more biscuit or pie crust topping, and a crisp has a crunchy layer of nuts, oats, and sugar.
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.
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.
More Easy Desserts
- Apple Nachos
- Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
- Apple Crumble
- Heaven on Earth Cake
- Peach Cake
- Banana Pudding
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- 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 1/2-inch cubes
- Vanilla Ice cream optional
- Preheat oven to 375 degree F.
- In a large bowl, combine 2 Tablespoons of flour, 1/3 cup light brown sugar, 1/2 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.
- In large bowl (I used the same bowl) combine the remaining flour with 2/3 cup light brown sugar, 1/2 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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