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posted November 10, 2023

Peach Crisp in a Skillet

A sweet, crumbly crisp on top of tangy, juicy peaches, my Homemade Peach Crisp is the ultimate dessert. Top it with some of your favorite vanilla ice cream and you’re in for a treat you won’t ever forget.

Peach crisp with whipped cream in a white bowl next to peaches.

Homemade Peach Crisp

A peach crisp is the perfect dessert to add some zesty sweetness to the end of any BBQ meal. I’m talking about yummy peaches dripping with juicy goodness, topped with a crispy, buttery streusel. Seriously, if you want to up your dessert game, this peach crisp is the move.

A crisp is similar to a crumble in that it has an easily prepared topping. The main difference is a crisp usually has oats, giving it a slightly crunchier texture. Crisps are also much lighter and easier to make than cobblers or pies. This makes them a welcome dessert for heavier holiday dishes.

The Best Peaches for a Crisp

If you can get them in season, I think fresh peaches are always the best. They have a short season though, usually late summer to early fall. But don’t worry, you can actually use frozen, unsweetened peaches. You’ll just need to thaw them out ahead of time and then pat them dry with a paper towel. You want to avoid canned peaches because they’re already too soft and mushy.

Peach slices in cast iron skillet and bowls of sugar, flour, cinnamon, lemon juice, and zest.

How to Make Peach Crisp at Home

This skillet peach crisp is sweet and yummy. And easy as pie to make. Actually, it’s a lot easier. Instead of crust you have to prepare, cool, or form, I’ll teach you an easy streusel to cook right on top of your peaches.

  1. Preheat your oven. At the same time you set your oven or pellet grill to 350 degrees F, preheat a 12 inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. If you’re using a conventional oven, you’ll want to do this over a burner on high heat. If you’re using your pellet grill, it will work right on the grates.
  2. Make filling. Place your sliced peaches in a large bowl. Leaving the skin on is totally optional, and will give your crisp a more rustic look. Top evenly with your dry ingredients, and mix gently with a rubber spatula to coat. Once everything is combined well, transfer filling to your preheated skillet.
  3. Prepare topping. In a separate bowl, combine all ingredients for the streusel topping. Be sure to cut cold butter into small cubes, and use your fingers to break it up while combining it with the dry ingredients. Once it feels like a nice, even mixture, sprinkle it directly on the peaches, covering most of the filling.
  4. Bake crisp. Once it’s evenly coated, place assembled peach crisp in your oven or on grill for around 45 minutes. You want to cook it until that sweet peach filling is bubbling and your streusel topping has a beautiful golden brown crust.
  5. Cool and enjoy. You’ll want to allow your crisp to set and cool in your skillet for about 5 minutes. Then you’re ready to go. Dish it up and serve with some of your favorite ice cream.

Wooden spatula stirring peach crisp cooing in skillet.

Does peach crisp need to be refrigerated?

Your fresh peach crisp can be left out for 1-2 days. If you know you’ll be longer than that, you’ll want to seal it in an air-tight container and place it in your refrigerator. It will keep for 4-5 days this way. This thing is a real crowd favorite though, so leftovers are a long shot.

Can you freeze peach crisp?

You can freeze my Peach Crisp if you want to enjoy this dish long after peach season. Simply follow all the steps to combine the ingredients, cover with heavy duty aluminum foil, and freeze before the cooking process. It will keep up to 3 months this way. You’ll want to let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator before cooking.

Finished peach crisp cooling in cast iron skillet.

More Peach Favorites

Now that you know how easy dessert can be on the grill, don’t save it for just meat. Here are a few more ways to use peaches on the grill, and a recipe for another knockout crisp:

Cinnamon being sprinkled onto peaches cooking in skillet.

Peach Crisp Recipe

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Homemade Peach Crisp

Susie Bulloch
Tangy, juicy peaches piled high and covered in a crumbly crisp, my Homemade Peach Crisp is the ultimate grilled dessert.
Prep Time : 20 mins
Cook Time : 45 mins
Cooling Time : 5 mins
Total Time : 1 hr 10 mins
Servings : 8 people
Calories : 396kcal

Ingredients
 

Filling

  • 4 pounds sliced peaches (peeling optional)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Topping

  • 1/2 cup cold salted butter (cut into pieces)
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven. Set your oven or pellet grill to 350 degrees F. Preheat a 12 inch cast iron skillet over high heat.
  • Make filling. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for the filling and mix gently with a rubber spatula to coat. Transfer filling to a 12 inch cast iron skillet.
    4 pounds sliced peaches, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Prepare topping. In a separate bowl, combine all ingredients for the topping. Use your fingers to break up the butter and mix it with the dry ingredients. Sprinkle the topping on the peaches, covering most of the filling.
    1/2 cup cold salted butter, 1 cup old fashioned oats, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, 1/4 cup sugar
  • Bake crisp. Place assembled peach crisp in oven or on grill for around 45 minutes, or until the filling is bubbling and the topping is golden brown.
  • Cool and enjoy. Allow to cool and set for 5 minutes before dishing up and serving with ice cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 1095IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg
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