What do you love most about summers? Yes it’s nice and bright and you don’t need to wear 987650 layers of clothes before heading out. Also BBQ is fun and so are all the summer activities! But if you ask me what I love most, it will be fruits! I think I have a slight obsession with summer fruits. The berries, peaches, cherries, melons, how can you not fall in love with all this gorgeousness?
And while eating the fruits as such is wonderful, baking with them is even more wonderful! One of the easiest summer desserts that you can make is a crisp or a crumble. Both these desserts have fruits, with a topping which gets baked as the fruit cooks. And what you get after it’s done is a delicious, bowl of baked juicy fruits with some amazing flavors. Nom Nom!
I got a big box of fresh peaches from Costco the other day and as soon I reached home, I knew I was going to make peach crisp. There’s something about simple and traditional desserts, they never get old. They are classics and for a good reason. And the best part is that they are so easy to make and require minimal ingredients, which everyone has in their pantry.
Now because there’s just 2 of us in my home I made peach crisp for 2 and I used my little skillet this time. Isn’t this skillet cute? I got it from Cost Plus World Market (that store will leave me bankrupt one day!!). Simply slice some peaches and top it with oats, sugar, pecans, flour and then bake. Super simple! I went a little heavy on the topping because I can never have enough of it, you may cut down on it if you want. Also adjust the sugar to taste. The peaches I used in this recipe weren’t very sweet so I added little extra sugar than what I would have liked. Crisp is supposed to be a lightly sweetened dessert.
This peach crisp for 2 is actually just right for 2 people, not too much and not too little. Enjoy this peach crisp while peaches are still in season. And yes don’t forget to top it with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. It just makes it all the more wonderful!
In a bowl toss together sugar and sliced peaches. Transfer this to the skillet or your baking dish.
In another bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, chopped pecans, cinnamon powder and oats.
Add cubed salted butter to the mixture.
Use a pastry cutter or rub with your fingers till the butter is mixed and the mixture resemble coarse crumbs.
Top the peaches in the skillet with the prepared topping.
Bake at 350 F degrees for 35-40 minutes or till the topping is nice golden brown.
Top with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and enjoy peach crisp immediately!
* Adjust sugar to taste depending on how sweet your peaches are.
* You can cut down on the topping if it looks like a lot, I honestly can never have enough!
* You can use walnuts in place of pecans here.
Peach Crisp for Two
- 2 peaches large, sliced
- 2.5 teaspoons granulated white sugar
- 3 tablespoons old fashioned oats
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1.25 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1.5 tablespoons salted butter cold, cut into cubes
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder [i went a little heavy on cinnamon powder but you can adjust to taste]
- 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
- vanilla ice cream
- whipped cream
- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Lightly spray your 6 inch skillet with non-stick spray and set aside.
- In a bowl toss together sugar and sliced peaches. Transfer this to the skillet or your baking dish.
- In another bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, chopped pecans, cinnamon powder and oats.
- Add cubed salted butter to the mixture.
- Use a pastry cutter or rub with your fingers till the butter is mixed and the mixture resemble coarse crumbs.
- Top the peaches in the skillet with the prepared topping.
- Bake at 350 F degrees for 35-40 minutes or till the topping is nice golden brown.
- Top with some whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy peach crisp immediately!
Peach Crisp for Two
35 thoughts on “Peach Crisp for Two”
All the fruit is definitely the best part of summer, and I cannot leave Costco without a giant box of peaches! This peach crisp looks amazing!
thanks Stacey! Me neither!
Peach crisp is my absolute favorite! I love this smaller batch, Manali! Looks just perfect, especially that crumbly topping!
Thanks Gayle! topping is my favorite part!
I just bought a whole bunch of fresh peaches today and this would be perfect for dessert. I love that this recipe is made for two!
Thanks Ashley! Yes for 2 is good for portion control!
I need more small portions in my life. This peach crisp for two easily solves that problem! This is great, Manali!
me too Jen! Need small portions! Thanks!
Love the serving size of this recipe- sometimes you don’t need to feed an army, and recipes like fruit crisps are always best the day of, so this avoids lots of leftovers!
Thanks Medha, yes I hate storing fruit crisps. They taste wonderful straight out of the oven 🙂
This looks amazing Manali. Peach crisp is such a delicious dessert, and I love how this is a recipe for two!! What a great idea 😀
We ate lots lots lots of peaches last two weeks…and still can’t get enough of those juicy sweet summer fruits. Your crisp looks fantastic!
Thanks Angie, there can never be enough peaches to eat!!
Love peach crisp. Yours looks divine. I’d need to make it peach crisp for 5 in order for it to work in my household.
haha I can totally understand, back home in India I would have to probably make peach crisp for 10! lol
Oh my gosh…I absolutely love peaches! I have such great memories of picking peaches with my grandfather when I was a little kid. This crisp looks amazing, Manali…the perfect summer dessert for sure!
Thanks David! Wow picking peaches with your grandfather sounds wonderful 🙂
What a great way to use up all the delicious peaches there are around at the moment. This would be perfect with some frozen yoghurt.
Indeed, it would be great with frozen yogurt too! 🙂