Peach crisp with ice cream.

Peach Crisp


It turns out, I spend more time in the kitchen than I thought.  And once I started paying attention, I realized there were plenty of recipes & kitchen tips I could share.  So this week’s Wacky Wednesday post (Umm,..yes, it’s arriving on Friday.  Watch for Sunday’s post for a little explanation), is another recipe.

Peach Crisp

This is a ridiculously fast & simple recipe for peach crisp.  And it’s likely you have a similar one in your own recipe box.  But I’m going to share a few tips that I think will make the process easier, & get you out of the kitchen and on to the laundry sooner!  You can thank me later.

You willl need:
9 cups peeled & sliced or chunked up peaches
1 cup whole wheat or stone ground flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup + 1 TB cold butter
2 tsp ground cinnamon (or more!)
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups rolled oats or substitute (I like to use Wheat Montana© Old Fashioned 7 Grain Cereal Blend

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Peel your peaches.  9 cups is approximately 10 large peaches.  I like to set a plastic grocery sack in the sink and put the peels & pits into it as I go along.  It makes clean-up super simple!
Peach peels and pits in a plastic sack.
Either slice the peaches, or chunk them up.  Sliced probably look prettier.  Chunked is faster & makes for smaller, already bite-sized pieces.  Which must make it faster to eat as well, right?  Win-Win!
Chunked up peaches in a bowl.

Spray or butter a 9×13 baking dish & scatter the peaches around evenly in the bottom.

Mix the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon & salt in a bowl.  I keep my brown sugar in an air tight container with flexible sides.  I can measure the sugar by packing it in the measuring cup against the side of the container.  No utensils necessary=less dishes!
Measuring cup in brown sugar making peach crisp recipe.

After the dry ingredients are mixed, use a pastry cutter to cut in the cold butter.  Just a little note here.  Thawing the butter just a little on the counter so that it’s softer but still cold works well.  Forgetting to thaw the butter on the counter & trying to thaw it in the microwave….does not.
Butter melted on a counter making peach crisp.

The mixture should look something like this.  If you don’t melt your butter in the microwave first like I did, this will look a little more ‘crumbled’ and a little less ‘mushed’.
crumble mix for peach crisp.

Fold in the oats, or whatever substitute you choose to use.  I love the Wheat Montana© Old Fashioned 7 Grain Cereal Blend.  It gives a little more flavor, & a really great texture too.
Wheat Montana Old Fashioned 7 Grain Cereal Blend

Sprinkle the mixture over the peaches.  (If you press the oat mixture into the peaches, you’ll get a crispier, more cookie like topping rather than a crumbly topping.)

Throw the whole works into the oven & bake until the topping is lightly browned & the peaches are bubbling.  About 40-50 minutes.  But check it often.  If it gets overcooked, the topping will be too crispy.  (Unless you like your topping extra crunchy crispy–like my family.  Then leave it in the oven a little longer.)
Peach crisp in the oven.

Just in case you’re looking closely, …yes,…my oven is a disaster.  It desperately needs to be cleaned.  And it’s a solid 6th on my list of ‘stuff to do eventually’. 🙂

All that’s left, is to take this peachy, crispy deliciousness out of the oven smoking hot, smother it in ice cream, and dig in!

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9 Responses to "Peach Crisp"
  1. It looks delicious, but will have to wait for my next box of peaches now! We’ve eaten too many, but just can’t resist.

    • Katie, we almost got through ours eating them fresh! I ended up freezing a few & had a request for a pie….that wasn’t in the cards, but this was super quick to throw together. Hope it turns out well!

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