Peach Crisp for Two

Peach crisp dessert

The Spruce​

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
693 Calories
27g Fat
104g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 693
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 1495mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 104g 38%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Protein 12g
Calcium 228mg 18%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This peach crisp recipe can be made in two individual-size (1-cup) ramekins, but you can use any small baking dish.

It's a great way to use up less-than-perfect fruit and it's easy to make and it bakes quickly. Double, triple or quadruple the ingredient proportions for a larger yield.


  • For the Peaches:
  • 2 large ​​peaches
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar (white)
  • 2 teaspoons flour (all-purpose)
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest (grated)
  • For the Topping:
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal (quick-cooking)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter (unsalted, plus more for buttering baking dishes)
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon almonds (blanched, slivered)

Steps to Make It

Note: while there are multiple steps to this recipe, this peach dish is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and cooking.

Prepare the Peaches

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat oven to 350 F.

  3. Peel and slice the peaches, then cut the slices into two or three pieces. You should have about 1 1/2 cups.

  4. Place peach slices in a small bowl and add 1 tablespoon white sugar, 2 teaspoons flour, and 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest. Taste for sweetness and add more sugar if necessary. Toss gently.

  5. Pour into two buttered 1 to 1 1/2-cup ramekins or into a small baking dish that holds about 2 cups.

Make the Topping and Bake

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the oatmeal, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, cardamom, cinnamon, and salt.

  3. With a pastry cutter or a large fork, cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Add the almonds, if using.

  4. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the peaches.

  5. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and the peaches are bubbling. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.


  • Feel free to substitute other fruit—plums or pears work well—or frozen fruit. If you use apples, it works best to sauté them for 10 minutes or so in a little butter before baking; otherwise, the apples don't cook through by the time the topping is baked.