Peach Pecan Crisp

Sweet and bubbly peach crisp with toasted pecans is the biggest test to your self control.

peach pecan crisp in a baking dish with a serving spoon

Happy Saturday! What are you doing this weekend? The past few days have been a whirlwind of crazies. Not crazy people crazies but crazy schedule crazies. I went to NYC on Thursday for a blogging conference, left on Friday to head down to Baltimore for a retirement party, and now I’m in PA for a family reunion later today. Wooo-eeee. Can I take a deep breath now? Life, slow down. I miss my TV binge watching.


Earlier in the week, I made a peach crisp. Crisps are one of my favorites and if you have a copy of my first cookbook and have flipped to page 81, you know they’ve been a summer tradition since I was little. I can’t have a July without a fruit crisp. More specifically, I can’t have a July without a fruit crisp topped with vanilla ice cream.

Crisps are sort of like pies, but a little messier. Messy recipes are the best recipes, if you didn’t realize already. What makes crisps a little different from pies is the lack of pie crust and the ease. We all know pies can get a little complicated (which is why they are so damn good), but crisps is a mountain of juicy fruit and sweet crumbly streusels. Crisps are so simple and only require a baking dish, fruit, streusel, and a lot of willpower to not eat the entire pan. You can use this recipe for nearly any fruit. I make a mean mixed berry crisp (again, it’s in my cookbook) using this same recipe. Though I add a touch more sugar since berries aren’t quite as sweet as peaches. I follow this exact recipe for apples as well.

peach pecan crisp in a baking dish

The peaches release their juices, the juices bubble up, the topping becomes crunchy and toasted. Sometimes I add nuts to the streusel topping, sometimes I don’t. If you know anything about me, you know I much prefer the topping with nuts. Diamond of California pecans, you make this dessert extra enticing.

Yet another pro to this fruit crisp is that it’s quick. Mix the fruit up, mix the streusel up, pile it together, bake, and eat. No chilling or cooling because this crisp is tastiest served warm. And that way the ice cream melts on top!

peach pecan crisp in a baking dish with a serving spoon

Spoonfuls of streusel. The end.

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peach pecan crisp in a baking dish with a serving spoon

Peach Pecan Crisp

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: serves 8-12
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Juicy peaches and toasted streusel come together to make one simple summery fruit crisp!



  • 5 cups thinly sliced + peeled peaches (about 56 medium peaches)*
  • 1/4 cup (31g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • 3/4 cup (150g) light or dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup (84g) all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup (65g) old-fashioned rolled oats (or quick oats)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (95g) unsalted pecans, chopped or halved
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • optional but encouraged: vanilla ice cream for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Lightly grease an 8 or 9-inch baking dish (circle or square). Set aside.
  2. Make the filling: Combine peaches with the flour, sugar, salt, and vanilla in a large bowl. Toss gently until combine. Spoon into prepared baking dish.
  3. Make the topping: Whisk the brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon, salt, and pecans together. Make sure to get out all those brown sugar lumps. Add the butter and stir with a rubber spatula or a wooden spoon to break up the butter until the mixture is crumbly. (A fork works for this too!) Evenly sprinkle topping over peaches.
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the topping is golden brown and the peach juice is bubbling on the edges. Remove from the oven, place on a wire rack, and allow to cool slightly before serving. Serve warm, room temperature, or cold. Cover leftovers and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


  1. Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: Baked crisp freezes well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then warm in a 350°F (177°C) for 20 minutes or until heated through. I do not suggest preparing the crisp and storing it, unbaked, in the refrigerator. The topping will get soggy. You can, however, prepare the crisp through step 3 and freeze for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then continue with step 4.
  2. Gluten Free: For a gluten free crisp, use my recipe for gluten free apple crisp and replace sliced apples with sliced peaches. You can leave out the lemon juice in that recipe.
  3. Peaches: Frozen peaches work too! No need to thaw.
  4. Adapted from Mixed Berry Fruit Crisp in Sally’s Baking Addiction Cookbook.

Keywords: peach crisp, peach pecan crisp


  1. Oh my stars! Palisade peaches are just coming into season here in colorado. Cannot wait to get a box and make this. I feel like it might be my husband’s new favorite

  2. Andrea | Cooking with a Wallflower says:

    Oh my god, this looks like the perfect seasonal dessert. I love everything peach and nectarine, so I’m always looking for them when I’m at the Farmer’s Market. I will definitely have to stop by the Farmer’s Market tomorrow to pick up fresh peaches to make this peach pecan crisp. Can’t wait! And I love that I can freeze this! Which means I can enjoy peaches in the fall =)

    1. That’s what I’ll be doing in the Fall!

  3. Heather (Delicious Not Gorgeous) says:

    love crisps! i remember making a peach crisp last 4th of july with my grandpa’s peaches; i’ll have to go hunt some more down so i can try out this recipe (pecans in crumbles is just meant to be).

  4. Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss says:

    Usually I’m not partial to peaches, but I’m pretty sure with that streusel topping I could pile it straight into my face! This does look like the perfect summer dessert 🙂

  5. Eve @ Baking the Day says:

    I think peaches are my favourite summer fruit, they are just so sweet and juicy! This crisp looks amazing with the pecans and oats, it must be so nice to eat on a summer afternoon with your much encouraged ice-cream, pinned! 

  6. I think you know how much I love this recipe, Sally! I’ve really been wanting to try a tropical crisp this summer…pineapple, coconut, and maybe mango. Your pictures are beautiful! I bet crisps are kind of hard to photograph attractively, but you did it 😀

    1. Oooooo adding coconut on top of a mango crisp sounds SO good. I knew you’d love this!

  7. Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says:

    Love fresh peaches!  This crisp looks just awesome!  

  8. Lynn @ Fresh April Flours says:

    I’m excited to see your extra special SBA on Monday! I’m sure everyone is going to loveeeee it! (PS– loving the new colors! Well, not new colors. Just new placement of colors? You’re also getting me so excited to start my design process with Purr!)

    By the way– I didn’t know until last summer that there is so much debate over crips/crumbles/buckles/cobblers. Dessert can be so confusing sometimes! What’s NOT confusing about this though is that I’m sure is freaking fantastic! YUMMMMM SUMMER PEACHES!

    1. Yes! Switched up some colors and the look of my recipe box. And all those desserts have some common element in the juicy baked fruit, but the topping is different for nearly each! Who cares, all good though right?

  9. Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T says:

    This looks fabulous…I love those measuring cups…and can’t wait to hear your news!! 🙂 Have a great Saturday!

  10. Leah @ Grain Changer says:

    WooWeee! You’ve been busy, girlfriend! Here’s to hoping that you’ll get to sit down and binge watch something on Netflix with a big bowl of crisp come Sunday evening 🙂

    Thanks to my lack of self-control at the farmers market I have a HUGE pile of peaches on my counter right now, and I’m thinking your crisp is a PERFECT way to use them up! YUM!!!

    1. Yessss it is. Try this!

  11. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    Can’t wait for your big reveal on Monday 🙂 Things already look slightly different to me…maybe the font? Some color changes here and there? Maybe I’m seeing things though…lol! 

    Hope the rest of your weekend isn’t quite so whirlwind and that you can watch some tv, eat lots of crisps, and relax! Crisps are the best – fast, easy, and always turn out perfectly 🙂

    1. Not seeing things! We switched up the font and the colors here and there. I just wanted a few subtle changes to freshen things up!

  12. Aren’t food traditions just the best traditions ever? This is exactly the kind of recipe that is so simple to make but comes out tasting like you’ve spent hours slaving over it in the kitchen.  I think I’ll make July fruit crisps a tradition too! Thanks 😉

  13. OMG!!!!! Just looking at the picture and I could smell the sweetness of the peaches and the cinnamon.  My mouth is watering!!!!!!

  14. Ana | Espresso My Kitchen says:

    This looks sooo delicious! I need to get peaches and try this, yum!!

  15. Jessie @ Chasing Belle says:

    I am convinced that peaches are the best summer fruit! I love this recipe and the combination of the pecans with those luscious peaches looks divine!

  16. Michelle | A Latte Food says:

    I am straight loving the turquoise addition here! As a self-diagnosed turquoise-obsessed-person, I’m in love. Can’t wait for the big reveal! This crisp looks pretty darn delish too! Here’s to hoping you have some relaxing time soon + a big ‘ol bowl full of this! 🙂

    1. Glad you like the added color, Michelle! Thank you!

  17. I made those peach bars last year and it was a sliver fest until I ate about half the batch… O.o

    I cannot wait to see your new design! I cannot believe you spent so long in the car! And the traffic is terrible to ALL of your destinations! I hope you had good luck with it! Although, going through Philly is about impossible without some kind of jam.

    1. Peach Jam! Lol!

    2. Of course, we hit traffic to every destination. There and back. All of them. I’m taking a vacation from my car.

  18. My boyfriend and I just picked fresh peaches at an orchard today. I can’t wait to put the ripest ones into this crumble tomorrow!  Such perfect timing! 

    Thanks, Sally!

  19. Wow! That looks so delicous!

    I am going to try this one tonight! Thanks for the amazing recipe!

  20. I made this crisp yesterday, and I did NOT  show any self control! I couldn’t stop taking little bits before dinner.
    My husband doesn’t eat sweets, so I guess it’s up to me to finish eating it up. BTW, I halved the recipe and used a small dish. Perfect!

    1. So glad you made and loved it!

  21. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    This looks so good!! I really love that topping!

  22. It’s in the oven, then it’s going in the car for our annual trip Up North, well we hope some makes it to the car! This dessert looks divine. After having your apple pie with crumble, I can’t wait to taste, only hope I don’t burn my tongue!

    1. Enjoy, Diane!

  23. Barbara Ann says:

    This sounds like Pure Heaven!!  With nuts too!!  But I’d like to try in small souffle dishes. I have a set of 10 so it will be perfect for a evening dessert with friends. But would there be any adjustments?  Maybe to cooking time?
    Thank You
    Barbara Ann 

    1. The cooking time will be less for smaller pans. You can also cut the peaches smaller if you’d like. Enjoy!

  24. Elle @ Only Taste Matters says:

    Adding pecans is brilliant! I never thought of that and am now so inspired. Pinned!

  25. This looks so flippin good I wish I could have a plate of this right now I have tried your like 7 or 8 or your recipes and they never disappoint Sally I’m 14 and I have never had that much success with baking as I do now you really inspired me thank you so much

    1. I have made a couple mistakes ⬆️

  26. I made this last night after seeing your post! My dad and husband loved it! The topping is just perfect with the pecans. Thanks Sally!

  27. I usually make a double-batch of the topping and keep it in the freezer. I can throw a handful of berries or other fruit in small souffle dishes, add the topping, and bake. I’ve got a quick dessert for 2 ….. or as many as I need. 🙂

  28. You should check this out!

  29. I made this tonight for dessert and it was a huge it!!! However, mine was very runny. I used fresh peaches and followed the recipe exact. Any idea why it might be so runny? Maybe I should have added more peaches? 

  30. This looks so goood! I came to the blog to read your post on how to turn food blogging into a career and I have read maybe 7 posts since. So engaging and inspiring.

    Now I want to make this and sweet potato fries and onion rings and crispy apples and and and…:)

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