Friday, August 17, 2012

Iron Skillet Peach Crisp

The months of July and August mean one thing to me...PEACH SEASON!!!  With a large farmer's market only about 15 minutes from my house, I am able to get good, fresh peaches every weekend.  A couple weekends ago, I picked up a few peaches that weren't quite ready to eat.  I stashed them in a paper bag on the counter, intending to ripen them so I could pack them in my lunch during the week.  Two days later, I checked the bag and found perfectly ripe peaches, too ripe in fact.  There was no way they were going to last all week without getting all soft and mushy.

I decided to make a dessert for the whole family to enjoy.  I thought about making a peach pie, then contemplated peach dumplings, before finally settling on peach crisp cooked in my new iron skillet (more to come from the iron skillet later).  Growing up, my grandmother made apple crisp quite often, and I loved the variety of textures in the dessert.  I decided to make basically the same thing, using peaches instead of the apples, and cooking the whole thing in a skillet instead of a baking dish.

Iron Skillet Peach Crisp

8 cups peeled and sliced peaches (about 7-8 small or 5 large)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup plus 3 Tbsp flour, divided
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup old-fashioned oats
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  In a large mixing bowl, stir together peaches, brown sugar, 3 Tbsp flour, and cinnamon.  Pour into 10 inch iron skillet.  Set aside while making topping.

In small mixing bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup flour with oats, sugar, and salt.  Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles loose wet sand.  Spread topping mixture over peaches.  Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until peaches are bubbly and topping is golden brown.  Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.  Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.


  1. I love anything with peaches and this looks awesome! And I love that a guy can cook out there! ;) I am a new follower! Would love for you to join my site as well! :)

  2. Mmmmm I love peach crisp and your topping looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  3. My dad used to make us apple crisp all the time too! We loved it. :) Can't wait to try this, it looks delish! P.S. I LOVE that you're a dude blogger. Haha My husband shares a recipe on our blog once a week, so I'm going to show your blog to him for sure cause I think he'd love knowing he's not the only guy food blogger out there. ;) Can't wait to read more! New follower :)

  4. Love your recipe for peach crisp! It looks very delicious!

    Stopping by your blog from Makin' You Crave Monday (I posted #65 Pizza Sauce).

    Pinned and Tweeted!

    Amber @ The Cook's Sister

  5. I like your blog. I have just signed up as a follower. Please drop by to Carole's Chatter and check it out. You might like my Food on Friday series which focuses on a different ingredient. This week it is slow cooker dishes. If you like my blog it would be great if you followed me back. Have a good week.

  6. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a fabulous holiday weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Hi, John! I love crisps, and anything baked in an iron skillet! <3 Thanks for a great recipe! I'm bookmarking it for SUMMER! :)
    ~Joy @ Yesterfood


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