Peach Crisp - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Peach crisp is a wonderful dessert to serve anytime. Just add some ice cream to this crisp and you have a great dessert for friends and family. This peach crisp has lots of peaches and that makes it even better.  You can use fresh or frozen peaches in this recipe.  It is very versatile.  Southerners love their peaches and this Southern dish is one you will make over and over again.

Peach Crisp Ingredients Needed:

Canned Peaches + Syrup from can (okay to use fresh peaches, you will just add water)

White Sugar

All Purpose Flour

Baking Powder

Evaporated Milk




As you can see this is very simple ingredients but this dish has a wonderful flavor. We always add extra cinnamon because we are a family that LOVES cinnamon on everything. This crisp is made in a smaller pan but you could easily double the recipe. We love these small desserts because they are perfect for just a few people without a lot of leftovers.

While most crisps are made with nuts and oats this one is different and it has quickly become one of our favorites. Its more similar to a cobbler but the taste is just incredible and it never last over a day when we make it. The combination of cinnamon and nutmeg with the peaches really makes this dish delicious. Now… I am thinking about how I can make this with different fruits?!

Peach Crisp - The Southern Lady Cooks

Peach Crisp Reviews:

“This was wonderful! I made it with freshly picked and very juicy peaches. I used milk as that s what I had. Will make this again!” – Pam

“This Peach Crisp was so easy to make and my whole family loved it. My husband asked me to make it again this weekend. I love your recipes, they take me right back to my childhood. Please keep sharing and I love your magazine Front Porch Life too! It’s fantastic.” – Gina

Peach Crisp - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Peach Crisp

Judy Yeager
This delicious peach crisp can be made with fresh or canned peaches. This easy dessert has amazing reviews.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 (15.25 ounce cans of sliced peaches drained (reserve liquior about 4 cups fresh peaches
  • 1/2 stick butter or margarine or 4 tablespoons
  • 1 cup sugar divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk could use regular milk
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup syrup from canned peaches or 1 cup water if using fresh peaches
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Drain peaches reserving liquid if using canned peaches and spread in bottom of a 9 x 9 inch sprayed baking dish. Cream together butter and 1/4 cup of the sugar with mixer. Add the flour, baking powder and milk. Mix well. Spread over peaches with a spoon.
  • Whisk together 3/4 cup of sugar, cornstarch, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Sprinkle this over the batter on the peaches. Bring the 1 cup of water or peach juice to a boil in the microwave and then pour over the batter and peaches. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 55 to 60 minutes. Serve with topping of your choice or ice cream. Makes about 8 servings.
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  1. This was wonderful! I made it with freshly picked and very juicy peaches. I used milk as that s what I had. Will make this again!5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      So glad it was a hit!

  2. Thank you. This recipe is beyond special!

  3. Can this recipe be doubled?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, I am sure you could double it, Jessica.

  4. Instructions say to bring the peach juice or the water to a boil and pour over the peaches. You put this after the batter has been spread over the peaches. My question is:
    Should this be done prior to spreading the batter or do you pour the juices/water over the batter.

    Btw I still love your page and recipes!!!!

  5. wanda f.grubbs alexander says:


  6. Sandy Vaughn says:

    I will be sharing this recipe with my produce customers this year. Looks absolutely delicious.

  7. Do I add the water BEFORE spreading the batter or AFTER spreading the batter?

  8. I sure hope what I have in the oven turns out! Now the waiting game…..I didn’t have enough fresh peaches and no can to add to it….sooooo getting creative I added some fresh cherries and used pear juice. It’s late and I will tend to try anything…..wish me luck….lol

    1. It worked and is so so awesome! I am now in heaven 🙂 Now I need to get more fresh peaches and cherries!!! Thank You so much for sharing your recipes!

      1. Hi Dottie, So happy the recipe worked for you. Thank you for trying my recipes and being a part of this site. Have a great day.

  9. Suzy Vance says:

    Judy, this Peach Crisp looks wonderful, but I have a question. When you say pour liquid over peaches, do you mean over the topping?

    Thanks so much for all your recipes. I follow you on facebook….

    Suzy Vance

    1. Yes, Suzy, I mean over the topping. Thanks for coming by and I hope you enjoy this recipe. Thanks for following on FB, too.

  10. Judy this looks so good as they always are. Congratulation on the milestone, I am proud of you. Have a nice Christmas and gibe Tater Tot a Christmas hug.

    1. Thank you so much Margaret. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I will hug Tater Tot. I am always looking for excuses to hug him!

  11. Served up warm with an ala mode and a cup of coffee any girl would be in heaven. Yum

  12. Congrats, that is a milestone you have reached. I remember when I “discoverd” you and a wonderful biscuit recipe that you had put out. I’ve dropped by on a regular basis since then, love all your postings! Happy Ho;idays!

    1. Phyllis, Thank you and thanks for coming by. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

  13. Patti Keil says:

    MMmmmmm, this looks like summer in a bowl! I’m definitely going to make this; reminds me of Granny’s peach cobbler. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I am so excited to have just discovered your wonderful blog! I have lived in the south for almost a year now and adore it and am always trying out new southern recipes. I will be sure to try some of yours!