So what’s for dessert tonight? If you’re stuck for ideas, I’d love to share this strawberry and peach crisp recipe with you. It’s sweet and delicious, made with fresh strawberries and peaches, and you will love it! This simple yet impressive summer dessert with peaches ticks all the boxes. It’s really easy to prepare and tastes incredible!
You only need a few different ingredients to make this delicious crisp recipe and it’s rich, filling and truly wonderful paired with cream, ice cream, or even some of each.
Why You’ll Love This
- Easy: There’s no denying this is one of the most straightforward desserts you can make, and yes, even if you’re completely new to the world of baking. You only need a handful of ingredients and there are no complicated steps to follow.
- Delicious: You can’t go wrong with a fresh fruit crisp that pairs the sweetness or sweet tartness of fruit with a crunchy, crumbly topping. The whole family will go crazy for it and everyone will want a second helping!
- Healthy: Now this might not be the most nutritious dish in the world but fruit and oats both offer nutritional benefits such as vitamins and minerals, so this is pretty much guilt-free as well.
Ingredients for Strawberry Peach Crisp
Apart from the fruit, this strawberry peach cobbler type dessert calls for oats, flour, sugar, butter, and cinnamon. That’s all you need to make it. I bet you have those ingredients in the kitchen already – perhaps you used them before to make a strawberry peach cobbler, which is very similar. If you find the fruit too sweet, you might like to add a squeeze of lemon juice or lime juice to the filling mixture.
What is a Crisp Anyway?
A crisp is like a cobbler or crumble but not quite the same. This strawberry and peach crisp is a baked dessert with an oat-based topping. A crumble would have a thick streusel topping made with ingredients like flour, butter and brown or granulated sugar.
A cobbler, on the other hand, will have dollops of biscuit dough or similar on top. So you can see a crisp isn’t too different from a cobbler or crumble but the oat topping on this easy summer dessert with peaches makes it truly a crisp!
How to Make this Strawberry Peach Dessert
For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.
Make the topping: Mix the oats with the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon, then cut in the cold butter with a fork or pastry cutter, until it’s coarse like sand.
Assemble the dessert: Put the fruit in a baking dish and top with the oat mixture.
Cook it: Bake for about 35 minutes or until done.
How to Serve Strawberry and Peach Crisp
I love this warm from the oven with a scoop of ice cream on top. Whipped cream would also be great. I do recommend letting it cool down for 10 or 15 minutes before you serve it.
For some reason, fruit pies and crisps seem to get molten hot in the middle and you don’t want to burn your mouth! This dessert would be perfect after any kind of main dish.
How to Store this Strawberry Peach Dessert
Store: Tightly wrap the baking dish with any leftovers with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for up to four days. It is also freezable.
Freeze: This tasty dessert made with fresh strawberries and peaches will freeze for up to three months. Let it completely cool and then double-wrap in foil. Thaw it overnight then warm it for 20 minutes in a 350 degrees F oven or until it’s warmed up.
Benefits of Strawberries and Peaches
Not only is this peach strawberry crisp delicious but you can also enjoy the nutrients from the fruit. Strawberries are rich in fibre, vitamins and antioxidants. They also offer magnesium and potassium, which are important electrolytes the body needs.
As for peaches, they are rich in antioxidants too. Peaches also have Vitamin C, E and K, as well as iron, fluoride and potassium.
Which Oats are Best for a Crisp?
Although this easy summer dessert with peaches is already easy, it’s always worth knowing a tip or two. You are maybe wondering about the type of oats to use.
Oats come in different varieties such as rolled, quick-cooking, steel-cut, and old-fashioned. You can use whichever you happen to have to hand, although different oats give different textures.
Old-fashioned oats take longer to cook which means they will give a chewier result. These are also known as rolled or whole oats. Steel-cut oats take even longer to cook and will offer the chewiest texture.
You can use quick-cooking oats but don’t use instant oats because they will just disintegrate and not be so good texture-wise.
There is no comparison between frozen crisps from the grocery store and this wonderful homemade version. The few ingredients needed and very easy prep method make this strawberry peach dessert even more tempting to make.
This is a classic and easy summer dessert with peaches that you will be proud to serve with either cream or ice cream.
Fresh Fruit Crisp FAQs
How do you know when the strawberry crisp is cooked?
The dessert takes around 35 or 40 minutes depending on your oven and whether you’ve used a deep or shallow dish. When it’s piping hot in the middle and the topping is golden brown, it’s done.Can you use different kinds of fruit?
You never have to use the same combination of fruit twice because anything goes! Mix and match any kinds of fruit you want, including blueberries, peaches, apricots, cherries, grapes, blackberries, and more.
Strawberry and Peach Crisp Recipe
Flavourful Strawberry and Peach Crisp
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, and cooking oats.
- Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or a fork until you have a crumbly mix. Set aside.
- Pour all fruit into pie dish. Sprinkle flour mixture evenly on top of fruit.
- Bake 35 to 40 minutes, until fruit is soft enough to be poked through with a fork and crumble is browned.
- Really great served warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream!
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Leftovers are tasty the following day, either served cold or warmed back up in the oven. Once you know how easy this strawberry and peach crisp is to make, you will want to make it often.
Perhaps you are looking for a fall or winter dessert, in which case you can use any seasonal fruits in the recipe instead of the strawberries and peaches.
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Bella Bucchiotti is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for food, dogs, fitness, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.