This luscious peach crisp with a generous oat-pecan streusel is summer comfort food defined.
Prep Time:20 Minutes
Cook Time:40 Minutes
Total Time:1 Hour
For the Filling
3 poundspeaches, peeled, pitted and cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 tablespoonslemon juice, from 1 lemon
2/3 cupgranulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Topping
3/4 cuppacked dark brown sugar
3/4 cupall-purpose flour
1/2 cupold-fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cuppecans, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick (1/2 cup)unsalted butter, softened
Vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream
Preheat the oven to 350°F and set a rack in the middle position. Butter a 2-qt baking dish.
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.
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).
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.