The recipe for peach crisp is an all-American dessert, this recipe is super easy and especially very delicious. This fresh peaches in a simple syrup topped with the most irresistible crisp topping in the world and baked.
There are so many ways to enjoy fresh peaches, and you can not just go wrong with this kind of amazing, flavorful, and warm peach crisp.
What is Peach Crisp?
I made this crisp to be the perfect proportion of everything, like the right proportion of brown sugary sweetness, some texture from the oats along with a good balance coming from an equal part flour (this helps to hold the crumble together).
One wonderful thing is that you can store leftovers in the refrigerator, to avoid being soggy make sure it’s completely cooled before storing.
This crisp has a perfect buttery flavor, and the crunch from the nuts just takes this over the top, and it’s enhanced with just the right amount of spices.
You just have to try this recipe because it’s so wonderful and I don’t want you to miss this kind of super delicious meal. Before we start, let us look at the health benefits of peach crisp.
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Health Benefits of Peach Crisp Recipe
- Peach crisp recipe peaches are a healthy fruit and are one of nature’s sweet gifts that are filled and packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Rich in many vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds. They also offer a smaller amount of iron, vitamin B, magnesium, and phosphorus.
- Peaches crisp contain fiber, which contributes to smooth digestion and a lower risk of gut disorders.
- Peaches contain compounds that may help reduce risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, as well as triglyceride and cholesterol levels. However, more studies in humans are needed.
- Compounds found in peaches may offer some protection against cancer by limiting the formation, growth, and spread of cancerous cells. However, more studies are needed to confirm these benefits.
- They may boost immunity, rid the body of toxins, and reduce blood sugar levels. However, research in these areas is limited.
- May help lower your immune system’s response to allergens, thus reducing allergy symptoms. However, more studies particularly in humans are needed.
Peeling and slicing a bunch of peaches might seems like too much work, read on for the best and easy way to peel your peaches.
Easy way to Peel your Peaches
One trick for removing the skin from the peaches is to place 2-3 peaches into a pot of boiling water at a time. Allow them in the water for about 30 seconds, then remove them into an ice-water bath.
The ice water bath will shock them and keep the peach flesh from cooking, and the peach skin will be so easy to peel out and you won’t even need a knife to do it. The peaches are peeled to perfection.
How to make Peach Crisp
Firstly slice your peaches into about 3/4” thick slices and placing the peaches in a colander, allow to rest over a bowl. Then, add sugar to the sliced peaches, stir gently, and allow them to rest for about 20 minutes to allow the sugar to pull some of the juices from the fresh peaches. You should be able to end up with at least 1/4 cup of peach juice.
When you reserve some of the peach juice, add lemon juice, salt, vanilla, flour, and cinnamon to the juice, and pour the mixture over fresh peaches, tossing to gently coat them. Meanwhile, make your crumb topping by combining the oats, baking powder, brown sugar, nutmeg, salt, butter, cinnamon, and flour.
Pour the peaches into a baking dish and sprinkle the crumb topping over them.
Bake the peach crisp until the topping is golden brown. Then serve warm, with a teaspoon of vanilla ice cream.
How do you know if a Peach is Ripe?
If you want to know if a peach is ripe, gently squeeze the peach with your fingers. If they are slightly soft when touched and if they have a nice ”peachy smell”, then the peach is close to being ready to eat. And also look at the color of the peach.
You want to see the soft, golden yellow, background color of the peach rather than the strong beautiful red color. Lastly, look for signs of ripeness in the skin. As the skin starts to wrinkle around the stem, you will know it is ready to eat.
How you can Soften Hard Peaches?
One popular way to help ripen a peach is to use a brown paper bag. Place the peaches you want to ripen into a paper bag and leave them at room temperature for about a day or until the desired ripeness is achieved. Try putting a banana in the bag as well if you want them to ripen even faster. Use a plastic bag, as it will help the ripening process to happen quickly.
Ingredients needed for Peach Crisp Recipe
For the crumb topping
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- a dash of ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- a dash of salt
- 1/3 cup of cold unsalted butter (diced into small chunks)
- 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
For the peach filling
- a dash of cinnamon
- a dash of salt
- 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
- 31/2 pounds of fresh peaches (peeled, cored, and sliced about 3/4in thick)
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Recipe for Peach Crisp
- Firstly, add the sliced peaches into a medium-size bowl.
- Add 1/4 cup of sugar into the bowl and toss to coat.
- Allow peaches to sit for about 20 minutes, to allow the sugar to pull some of the juice out of them.
- At this point, make the crumb topping by combining all the ingredients together.
- Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or fork until the mixture resembles small crumbs. Refrigerate the mixture until ready to use.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
- Drain your peaches, reserving the peach juice, and placing the peaches in a large bowl.
- Measure out 1/4 cup of the peach juice and add it to a small bowl (you can drink the remaining peach juice cause it is delicious or you discard it)
- Stir the flour inside, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, and lemon juice.
- Pour the mixture over peaches and toss to combine.
- Pour the peaches into an 8 by 8 or similar size dish.
- Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the top.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown in color and the top is set.
- Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for like 10 minutes before serving.
- Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desire. And enjoy!
Required Time to Prepare Peach Crisp
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
How to Store Peach Crisp
Peach crisp can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days, covered tightly with plastic wrap in a cool, dry spot. You can refrigerate your peach crisp in the refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container. To avoid it from getting soggy, make sure it’s completely cooled before storing. You can as while freezing your peach crisp, but before you freeze it make it cool and store in a sealed container for up to 2 months in the freezer.
- Calories: 444kcal
- Carbohydrates: 79g
- Protein: 5g
- Fat: 13g
- Saturated fat: 7g
- Cholesterol: 32mg
- Sodium: 115mg
- Potassium: 725mg
- Fiber: 6g
- Sugar: 58g
- Vitamin A: 1415IU
- Vitamin C: 21.7mg
- Calcium: 67mg
- Iron: 2.1mg
Peach crisp is a very easy recipe to make and it tastes deliciously sweet. Fresh peaches in a simple syrup, topped with an amazing cinnamon oat topping and baked. It is served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of it.
This article also contains an essay on how to peel peaches without difficulty. Apart from being mouth watery, eating peach has good health benefits that you should know. Peach crisp can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container. To keep it from being soggy, make sure it’s completely cooled before storing.