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This peach crisp with a generous oat-pecan streusel is summer comfort food defined.

Peach Crisp

With a generous and crunchy oat-pecan streusel and juicy peach filling, this peach crisp is the ultimate summer comfort food. Bonus: it’s a quick and easy to make. The only time-consuming part of the recipe is peeling the peaches. Serve the crisp warm from the oven topped with vanilla ice cream. Leftovers are delicious with your morning coffee the next day, too. For seasonal variations, see my fall apple pecan crisp and spring strawberry rhubarb crisp.  

What you’ll need to make peach crisp

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Step-by-Step Instructions

Begin by making the peach filling. In a large bowl, combine the peaches, lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, and salt.

how to make peach crisp

Mix well to coat the peaches evenly, then set aside.

how to make peach crisp

Make the topping by combining the brown sugar, flour, oats, nuts, and spices in a large bowl.

how to make peach crisp

Mix well, using your hands to rub out the lumps of brown sugar.

how to make peach crisp

Add the soft butter.

how to make peach crisp

Mix until the mixture is crumbly (go ahead and use your hands if it’s easier).

how to make peach crisp

Transfer the peaches to a buttered baking dish and press into an even layer.

how to make peach crisp

Sprinkle the streusel evenly over top.

how to make peach crisp

Bake the crisp for 40 to 45 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Remove from the oven, and cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.

how to make peach crisp

Spoon the crisp into bowls and serve with vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.

how to make peach crisp

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Peach Crisp

This peach crisp with a generous oat-pecan streusel is summer comfort food defined.

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour


For the Filling

  • 3 pounds peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, from 1 lemon
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

For the Topping

  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, softened

For Serving

  • Vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and set a rack in the middle position. Butter a 2-qt baking dish.
  2. Make the peach filling: In a large bowl, combine the peaches, lemon juice, granulated sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, and salt. Mix well to coat the peaches evenly.
  3. Make the streusel topping: In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, flour, oats, pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, using your fingers to rub out any lumps of brown sugar. Add the soft butter and mix with a spoon until the mixture is crumbly (go ahead and use your hands if it's easier).
  4. Transfer the peaches to the prepared baking dish and press into an even layer. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over top. Bake the crisp for 40 to 45 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Remove from the oven, and cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (8 servings)
  • Calories: 439
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 69 g
  • Sugar: 51 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Sodium: 117 mg
  • Cholesterol: 31 mg

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  • Hi Jenn,
    I’ve made this recipe twice now and loved it!!
    Wondering if there any adjustments needed in using fresh frozen peaches?
    Thanks so much
    Kathy G

    • — Kathy G on April 25, 2023
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    • So glad you like it! You shouldn’t need to make any adjustments for frozen peaches; I’d just thaw them first and drain off any liquid.

      • — Jenn on April 25, 2023
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  • I’ve made this crisp 4 times now and it always turns out amazing. After the first time, I cut back a tad on both sugars though (a little too sweet) and have added frozen blueberries which everyone loves. The one I have in the oven as I write this review has about a cup of mixed frozen fruit in it (blueberries, strawberries and raspberries). Should be very tasty.

    • — Kevin on January 27, 2023
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  • Excellent recipe. Miss Betty even asked for the recipe (HUGE PRAISE).

    My few changes:
    ~3# canned peaches in light syrup, well drained and let rest with cornstarch, vanilla, and salt. As they were canned, did NOT add the sugar or lemon.
    ~Gluten free flour and walnuts were in pantry. I added 1/2t of baking soda and baking powder to the crisp part. That’s something I have always done with all cobbler/crisp, etcs.
    ~My butter was frozen, so I melted it on super LOW on the stove. I started melting before draining the peaches. (Also, I hate crumbling/cutting butter into sugar).
    ~For layering, I put the peaches in the pan, then the brown sugar mixture, then slowly drizzled the butter over the whole thing.
    ~For my oven, NEXT TIME I think 375 for 20 min, then 350 for 20 min.

    I’m 100% excited to make this again.

    • — Amanda on January 8, 2023
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  • I had bought, sliced, and frozen peaches from a Costco box. I defrosted them for this recipe. I knew they would be more soggy so used more starch (arrowroot since that is what I had.) I had walnuts so used those and substituted oat flour for the all purpose. I also made made a bit more topping. I took it to my neighbor’s place to enjoy together with some vanilla bean ice cream. It was delicious and delightful! Thanks for a great recipe!

    • — Patricia Seaton on October 14, 2022
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    • How many frozen sliced peaches did you use? Thank you.

      • — SH on December 30, 2022
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  • I have made many crisps but this one is a keeper!! I’ve used this one several times with total success and more yummy compliments and requests for seconds than ever before. Yum!!

    • — Arlene on September 19, 2022
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  • So, I made this last night and it was perfect as written. Here’s my two cents on why this recipe may not have worked for everyone:

    1. Weigh your fruit after peeling it. Not enough fruit could result in an overly sweet result. Also, don’t slice the peaches too thinly. You want them to have some bite and if you leave a bit of weight to them, you’re less likely to have a soupy mess.

    2. Consider the ripeness of your fruit. I worked with fresh peaches, but they were slightly under ripe. Although that makes it harder to get the pit out, the filling wasn’t overly sweet.

    3. Be patient – let the fruit sit for awhile after you’ve added the sugar and cornstarch. Everything needs time to dissolve.

    4. Not all ovens are created equally. I let this crisp bake for almost an hour – my telltale signs of a crisp being done is seeing that jammy filling bubble at the sides. Yum!

    Jenn, thanks for such a great end-of-summer recipe. I used my new cast-iron dutch oven for this and it was PERFECTION!

    • — Sarah Pfennigs on September 9, 2022
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  • Made this for my husband to take to work today. I did not try it but he loved it and said that a co-worker told him it was better than one she had yesterday (made by a well known local bakery). Quite a compliment! I will be making it again and definitely trying it next time.

    • — Tracy on September 8, 2022
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  • Sorry to say that was just awful. Much too sweet and a complete soup, despite adding an extra tablespoon of cornstarch and baking an extra 15 minutes. (No other changes were made.) I won’t be making it again. Disappointed.

    • — Deb on September 7, 2022
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  • I wish I would have used less sugar with the peaches and the crumb topping didn’t set well, but still tasted delicious. Next time, I’m going to use less butter in the topping.

    • — Joan on September 5, 2022
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  • Love the topping on this one! Used fresh peaches picked locally and didn’t peel. It was delicious. I will use less sugar in the peaches next time and maybe drain off some of the juice before adding it to the baking dish.

    • — Jenn on September 5, 2022
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  • Absolutely delicious! I followed the recipe exactly except, that being a bit short of the three pounds of peaches, I added some blueberries. So, so good served with butter pecan ice cream.

    • — Mari on September 5, 2022
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  • This was absolutely delicious😋 I didn’t have 3 pounds of peach so I halved the recipe except for the topping which I always do because any crumble topping is fabulous. I did add a half a cup of blueberries which I thought was just enough for color and additional flavor. All I can say is I had nothing left by the end of the evening❣️ I have a feeling I’ll be making it again before the week is out❗️

    • — KNDunham on September 5, 2022
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  • Have made this twice…easy to make and delicious!

    • — Jeanette on September 5, 2022
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  • Unbelievablely sweet! Wish I had halved all the sugar (maybe even less white sugar with the peaches) so then I could be able to taste the peaches! Otherwise, quick and easy to make.

    • — Mary Anne on September 1, 2022
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  • This is a perfect recipe I have made it twice and will make my crisps with it. Cherry next! Thanks, excellent!!!!

    • — Susann Ellis Visser on August 28, 2022
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  • Delicious! I had walnuts on hand, no pecans, so I used the walnuts. My husband was thrilled that for once I was baking a dessert just for us, not church, not the shelter, not a family gathering, just us!!! He loved it too. Didn’t have 3 lbs. of peaches, so used an 8×8 and reduced other ingredients accordingly. Also, my grandmother made her peach cobblers with whole cloves and to me they speak PEACH, so I added some whole cloves to my peaches in this dessert. Will definitely make again.

    • — Gloria on August 22, 2022
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  • I subbed part of the peaches with blueberries because it’s what I had on hand. LOVED the combined fruit. This is a perfectly simple (and delicious!) recipe. I think I will always make it with both fruits. Damn delicious.

    • — The happy cooker on August 18, 2022
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  • Very good crisp. After reading other comments, I reduced the sugar in my peaches because they were very ripe and I didn’t want it to be too sweet.

    I did drain some of the juice from the peaches before adding to the baking dish.
    My crisp set up perfectly, not runny at all.
    I would definitely make this again.

    • — Kim Williamson on August 18, 2022
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  • I picked a box of fresh peaches last week at our local orchard in VT. I knew I wanted to make a crisp, but didn’t have a recipe. SO HAPPY I found this one!!! So much so, I went and picked another box of peaches this week to make it again!!! It’s simple to make and delicious to eat!! Thank you very much for sharing!!!

    • — Angie Myers on August 18, 2022
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  • I quadrupled the recipe and prepared four trays for our food pantry outreach where we feed the homeless breakfast and lunch every monday. Our guests were absolutely thrilled and truly enjoyed this peach delight. Thank you for posting this …it was super simple to prepare and the tasty treat ministered to so many. God bless you for posting, God bless all who read this, God bless America 🙏❤️🇺🇸

    • — Gia, Calimesa Ca on August 18, 2022
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    • How kind that you participate in that. I’m thrilled to hear that they got to enjoy something sweet. 💗

      • — Jenn on August 18, 2022
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  • Made for my family tonight! Everyone loved it! Extra bonus – it was so colorful and pretty in the bowls! Favorite crisp recipe ever!! Thank you!!

    • — Joy on August 16, 2022
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  • Delicious! Thank you for another winner recipe. Made for company last night and everyone loved it. Only change I made was to reduce the sugar in the peach mix. Used a 2″ tall 8″x8″ baking dish. The few leftovers were delicious cold this morning.

    • — Liz on August 15, 2022
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  • A very good recipe, except, as 95% of US recipes, much too heavy on the sugar. I used half amount of peaches and pro-rated other ingredients, went with 1 TBSP of sugar to coat peaches – plenty, if those are ripe -, and cut sugar in topping in half. Added some more chopped pecans, and the end result was very good. I know better than to fool with ingredient ratios for baking, but for fruit desserts – nope. I never use even close to recommended sugar, as long as the fruit is fully ripe.

    • — Marie Ollinger on August 14, 2022
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  • Can we replace the all-purpose flour with wheat flour ?

    • — Premila on August 13, 2022
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    • Sure, that should be fine. Enjoy!

      • — Jenn on August 15, 2022
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  • Delicious as written. A perfect ratio of peaches to topping.

    • — Elaine on August 13, 2022
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  • Amazing recipe, it was delicious. It is going in my recipe book. It was a hit every one loved it.

    • — GLT on August 12, 2022
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