Once summer hits, I start to want to cook with fruit, especially peaches and berries. Luckily, we have some great sources for peaches in Southeast Florida. This homemade peach crisp recipe could not be easier. Summer peach season is upon us and this recipe is a great way to use up some of the beautiful stone fruits.
When I was about ten years old, my mom worked at a grocery store and would bring home bruised and damaged peaches by the case. Those little bumps and bruises didn't bother her--she would cut up the peaches, sprinkle them with a crisp topping and pop it in the oven. Once done, we would eat warm with ice cream on top. It was a rough time in our life and I remember those moments fondly.
This peach crisp recipe is simple and made for two people. It is perfect for those times that you want a summer dessert but you aren't feeding a crowd. It is also such an easy peach recipe that you can have it on the table in less than half an hour.
Is this peach crisp recipe vegan?
While I am not vegan, I did make this recipe vegan and refined sugar free so that it could appeal to all of the different people I regularly feed. You really don't need to add much here--the fresh flavor of the peaches really stand alone. When topped with ice cream, it is definitely sweet enough. My new favorite ice cream is the Oatly Salted Caramel, which I think would complement this recipe nicely. But, when we tested it we used regular vanilla ice cream.
Can this peach crisp recipe be made gluten free?
I didn't test a gluten free version of this recipe but replacing the oats for gluten free oats and the flour for a gluten free flour, it should work. If you try it, please let me know.
Easy Peach Crisp Recipe for Two
- 1-2 fresh peaches thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon + 1 tablespoon butter divided (or vegan butter)
- 1 cup oats
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- ¼ cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Butter the bottom of a small (4 inches in diameter) cast iron pan.
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar and spices.
- Using a fork, work the remaining butter into the flour mixture, until it forms a crumble.
- Line the bottom with a layer of peaches.
- Top with the crumble.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until brown and crispy.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.