Maple Brown Sugar Peach Crisp

crisp in baking dish garnished with ice cream

This Maple Brown Sugar Peach Crisp is loaded with fresh peaches, and topped with a delicious oatmeal crisp topping made with real maple syrup and sweet brown sugar. It’s simple to whip up and my favorite Summer dessert! 

Y’all, so peach season is my favorite of the year. There is nothing like biting into a juicy ripe peach and having the juices just run down your chin. 

However, I feel like this Summer I’ve been seriously struggling to find RIPE peaches. I’m even at the point of buying them, letting them sit out for a few days and they’re STILL not very good. I wonder why?!

close up of gooey peaches in the baking dish

Thankfully I went to a local store recently and FINALLY found some sweet and ripe peaches. 

So what did I do? Made this Maple Brown Sugar Peach Crisp of course! 

Why You’ll Love This Dessert: 

First off, it’s SO simple. I love crisps because they really just involve a handful of pantry staples. They’re great to whip up when you have no idea what to bring to a cookout or if you have a hankering for something sweet after dinner but don’t want to make an intensive dessert. 

Like I mentioned above, I’m obsessed with the natural sweetness of the peaches. They are so delicious and gooey – the brown sugar and maple syrup meld together for the perfect combination of molasses-y sweet gooey goodness. 

And the crisp on top! The texture! It’s crunchy but not like seriously crazy crunchy – it’s the perfect textural difference to the juicy peaches. 

straight on shot of vanilla ice cream melting over the crisp

The oatmeal crisp topping is hearty, buttery and SO yummy.

Another good part of this recipe? When you’re cooking it, I swear your house will smell AMAZING. It’s like baking in the Fall – such a lovely smell and feeling, right?!

The best part? Eating this Peach Crisp warm smothered in cold vanilla ice cream. There is nothing like it, my friends! SO yummy. 

So let’s get into what you need to make it!

Ingredients You Need: 

  • Fresh peaches 
  • All purpose flour + whole wheat flour
  • Brown sugar 
  • Maple Syrup 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Lemon
  • Salt 
  • Salted butter 
  • Rolled Oats 
  • Vanilla ice cream 

Best Crisp Making Tips: 

Begin by preheating the oven – make sure it’s hot and ready to go!

Slice the peaches – I didn’t peel the peaches because I prefer the skin on, but feel free to peel them if you’re not a fan of the peaches. Be sure to slice them into long thin slices! 

Take those peaches and add them to a large bowl along with a few other ingredients and mix them together. 

sliced peaches in bowl

You can use a 9 inch baking dish – be sure to grease it, either use butter or cooking spray! Then add the peaches directly to the baking dish. 

To the same bowl, you can wipe it out and then add in the ingredients for the crisp topping. Hello less dishes, right?!

Make sure your butter is COLD and then chop it into bite size pieces. It’s best if you have a pastry cutter for this – as you want to cut the butter into the oats/flour/sugar mixture. Once it’s all combined, the mixture should look like pea sized chunks – like this: 

crisp topping in bowl

Add another generous splash of maple syrup and combine in with the mixture. 

Pour the mixture directly on top of the peaches and bake it up! 

side by side photos of un baked crisp vs. baked crisp

You can broil at the end of the baking session if desired for an extra golden brown topping, just be sure not to burn it! 

Let it cool for a few minutes but not too long because hi you want to eat this warm with ice cream like this: 

serving of peach crisp in bowl with spoon in it

Enjoy every bite my friends!

What to Serve Peach Crisp With: 

Did you enjoy this recipe? Here are a few others you might like: 

Strawberry Coconut Crisp 

Pear and Ginger Crisp with Bourbon 

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Maple Brown Sugar Peach Crisp

This Maple Brown Sugar Peach Crisp is loaded with fresh peaches, and topped with a delicious oatmeal crisp topping made with real maple syrup and sweet brown sugar. It’s simple to whip up and my favorite Summer dessert! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peach crisp peach desserts, peach dessert, peach desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Haylie


Peach Crisp Filling

  • 6-7 medium ripe but firm peaches, cut into long thin slices (about 4 cups worth)
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar 
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup 
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Peach Crisp Topping

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 tbsp cold butter, diced into cubes
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Vanilla ice cream for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch round baking dish with butter or cooking spray.

  2. Take the peaches, wash them and then slice them into long slices. If desired, you can peel them but I like to keep the peel on.

  3. Add these gently to a bowl. To the bowl, add in the all purpose flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, lemon juice and maple syrup. Stir gently to combine.

  4. Add the peaches to the greased baking dish.

  5. Wipe out the bowl you just mixed the peaches in and then add the ingredients for the crisp topping (don't add the butter yet though!). Mix the ingredients up.

  6. Chop the COLD butter into small pieces and add to the bowl. Use a pastry cutter and cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it looks like pea size crumbles. Add the last splash of maple syrup and stir.

  7. Spread the crumble topping evenly on top of the peaches in the baking dish.

  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes. If desired for an extra golden topping, broil for 1-2 minutes - just make sure to watch it carefully to make sure it doesn't burn.

  9. Let cool for several minutes and then garnish with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you don't have a pastry cutter, add the crisp topping ingredients into the bowl and using your hands, work in the butter until it resembles a crisp topping - the butter should be pea sized by the time it's done. 

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