A hearty peach crisp recipe cooked to perfection in a cast iron skillet that everyone will love.
This recipe cooks on the stovetop and the oven. The gooey and sweet peach crisp recipe will become a family favorite.
We took the kids peach picking for the first time this year – in fact, it was actually my first time peach picking as well. The peaches were the size of softballs and smelled so delicious. There were so many things that I wanted to try, and it was hard to decide what to make first. Of course, I had to create a board on Pinterest just for peaches – which you can see here.
I knew that the simplest thing would be to start with a peach pie or crisp or cobbler… and then I was putting away dishes and hefted our big heavy cast iron skillet handed down from Mr. Juggling Act’s mother. Perfect. And I set to work on my Iron Skillet Rustic Peach Cobbler, or for short – peach crisp recipe.
What can I use instead of a cast iron skillet?
I adore the cast iron skillet we inherited. It is so handy. I can make dinner, dessert, and breakfast in it. It goes seamlessly from the stovetop to the oven. So if you don’t have one, it is definitely worth the investment.
If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you can make my peach crisp recipe in a square cake pan or even an 11×13 casserole dish. This particular recipe doesn’t cook on the stove first, so any baking dish will work. You could even pour the ingredients into muffin tins for handy bite-sized version.
Can Peach Crisp be made over a campfire?
Yes, it definitely can. But cooking time will increase. If you want to cook over a campfire, I suggest using a dutch oven with a lid and lining it with foil for easy cleanup. It will take about 45 minutes for the crisp to bake completely over a campfire.
How do you make peach crisp gluten-free?
If you want to make gluten-free peach crisp, replace the flour with either almond flour or another gluten-free baking flour. Bob’s Red Mill makes a fantastic gluten-free flour.
Peach Crisp Shopping List
Before you make my peach crisp, make sure you have all the ingredients. Here is what you’ll need:
- 4-6 peaches
- Granulated sugar
- Lemon juice
- Brown Sugar
- Quick Cooking Oats
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Peach Crisp Recipe
Here’s how to make my incredibly rustic peach crisp recipe.
Peach Crisp Recipe
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- 4-6 peaches
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoons cornstarch
- Juice from 1 lemon
- Pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 6 tablespoons butter cut into pieces
- 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
- Preheat the oven to 350-degrees.
- Peel the peaches and remove the pit. Cut into bite-sized chunks and place in a mixing bowl.
- Add the white sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. Let the fruit mixture macerate for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix all of the topping ingredients and combine using a dough blender or the back of a fork until it is crumbly, but combined.
- Pour the fruit mixture into the iron skillet.
- Sprinkle the topping over the fruit.
- Bake 30 minutes until the peach mixture begins to bubble through and the crispy topping and golden brown. Remove the skillet from the oven and let cool and set for 10 minutes. Serve with ice cream, if desired.
Other Fruits To Use
For a perfect crisp, you want a fruit that bakes soft and carmelizes. Choose a sweet apple. If you are pressed for time, you can buy pre-cooked apples in cans.
I’m also partial to cherry crisp with jarred cherries.
Serve Peach Crisp With These Foods
My peach crisp recipe pairs perfectly with ice cream. You can also serve it with tea or coffee for an afternoon treat. If you want to serve it as a breakfast (the nutrients in the peaches are a great start to the day) then serve it with some sausages or bacon.
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Like Fruity Recipes? Try These!
Here are some fruity recipes from my favorite food blogs.
- Peach Almond Scones – Baked By An Introvert – These are a classic English treat and save so well you can eat them all week.
- Apple Cider Poke Cake – What’s Cooking Love – This cake has powerful apple flavors. It’s perfect for fall parties.
- Baked Lemon Blueberry Doughnuts – Recipe Rebel – If you are a baking beginner, this recipe even has a video so you can go through each step.