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Peach Crisp

Peach CrispWe went to Idaho last weekend for a family gathering at my mother-in-law’s house to celebrate an early Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful time catching up with each other, riding four-wheelers, eating great meals, watching the kids play together, and going on fun adventures. It was a quick trip but so worth it!

My brother-in-law Rick bought four of the largest peaches I’ve ever seen from a local farmers market. They were perfectly ripe and smelled so good. The group decided a peach crisp would make a nice dessert so my mother-in-law sliced up the peaches and I got busy making the topping. It was amazing! Perfectly sweet, a little tart, and the topping was excellent with lots of cinnamon and butter.

As you can tell by the pictures, my in-laws live on a large piece of land with a beautiful view. My daughter and her Uncle Rick were out flying the kite while some of these pictures were taken – you can see them in the background. It’s hard to come back to the city once you experience the peace and quiet of a small town.

Peach Crisp:


  • 4 extremely large peaches (the size of a softball), peeled and sliced into thin slices
  • 2-3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Peach Crisp

How to Make a Peach Crisp

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a small baking dish with cooking spray

In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients until thoroughly combined. Pour the peaches into the prepared baking dish.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Oat Topping:

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 8 tbsp slightly softened butter

Peach Crisp

While the fruit is baking in the oven, add flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon, and butter to a mixing bowl. Mix ingredients with your fingers until crumbly. Once the fruit has cooked for 20 minutes, remove it from the oven and sprinkle the crumble evenly over the top of the peaches.

Return to the oven and bake for 15 minutes longer. Serve with homemade whipped cream (recipe below) or vanilla ice cream.

Whipped Cream:

  • 1 pint of whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients with a hand blender for 5-7 minutes until fluffy.

Peach Crisp

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  1. What fond memories you’ll have, the photos are stunning and the dish.. I can smell the Cinnamon from here..

    It sure is beginning to look like fall!

  2. I wish I could find some good peaches right now. Someday I will have my own peach tree. This looks perfect and I’m sure it was so good.

  3. Wow, what a gorgeous view! Your photos are also beautifully composed. Sound like you had a wonderful trip! Your peach crisp with that vanilla whipped cream sounds and looks delicious! The color of those sliced peaches is wonderful. How great, too, that you and your mother in law prepared it together! YUM!

  4. Sounds like such a great place to live in! It’s been ages since I ate a good peach that bursts with flavour and these look just like that. Lovely crisp recipe!

  5. This looks so good! I just love a peach cobbler.
    It’s funny to look at your pictures from Idaho, I just take for granted the open medow’s, since I grew up there. I remember flying a kite as a kid in the wheat field behind my house and riding our motorcycles too! Hope you had a good time.

  6. Your pictures are so pretty! We spent a week in Idaho last summer at Island Park. It is so pretty and there is so much to do-it made me want to go back every year. Your crisp looks lovely.

  7. Your peach crisp looks perfect. What a lovely idea to have Thanksgiving early, a wonderful way to spend time with family.

  8. I think that peach crisp is perfect for that family get together. It’s such a nice comfort, down to home dessert… totally meant to be. Sweet deal, Pam 🙂

  9. Gorgeous photos Pam! This just looks mouthwatering good. I can’t say no to crisp!

    Where do you guys live, close to Idaho? I’m actually from Utah originally so we’re neighbors!

    Lucky you that you got an early Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving and have a few each year myself, it’s too good just for once a year!

  10. This is so beautiful, the dish & the pics. This makes me want to go back to a horse ranch & guest farm we went to last year. You are so right about not wanting to come back………

  11. wow. there are only two ways that i like peaches–completely plain (with juice running down my chin) and in a crisp, with ice cream on top. your pictures are stunning. 🙂

  12. The (expletive deleted) deer ate most of our peaches. I’ll be writing about my pathetic efforts soon! Your peach crisp is wonderful, and it looks like everyone had a wonderful family visit!

  13. I live in the back of beyond, and it has its disadvantages foodwise but I wouldn’t exchange it for city living. Been there bought, the t shirt.

    Yours and mum in law’s peach crisp looks delightful. Glad you had such a nice time.

  14. This cobbler looks very yummy. The landscape looks just like how I would eat it….outdoors in good weather with a fruity treat like this!

  15. These photos are fantastic!
    I love the one with the kite in the backround.
    They win first place in the peach kite contest!

  16. I was so going to make this today. But, me, with my lack of food knowledge did not know that you can’t buy peaches in Indiana at this time of year. If I used apples, would you suggest any other changes to this recipe?

  17. I had a Groupon for my local farmer’s market to get 10 punds of peaches. Knowing that I wouldn’t be able to eat them all before they went bad I had to make a yummy dessert with peaches.
    Pam you filled the need.
    This was delicious. Although I did not cut the skins of the peaches, it added some extra juicy-ness to it. Served it to the neighbors and they loved it too!
    Thanks again Pam.