Easy Single Serve Peach Crisp

Calling all peach lovers! Have you ever craved a warm, sweet, and gooey peach crisp dessert, but didn’t want to make a whole batch? Well, you’re not alone!

This is where the magic of peach crisp for one comes in. Imagine a dessert that’s made just for you, with the perfect balance of a sweet and crispy buttery oat topping that complements the soft, luscious peaches beneath. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it’s time to make that dream a reality with this single serve peach crisp recipe.

Single Serve Peach Crisp in Cast Iron

What is Single Serve Peach Crisp?

Peach crisp is a delectable fruit crisp dessert made with a layer of juicy, sweet peaches covered with a crispy, buttery topping. It’s the perfect blend of different textures and flavors that make your taste buds sing. Peach Crisp is one of our favorite desserts to make and order in the summer while peaches are in season.

The crisp topping typically includes flour, oats, sugar, and butter, but you can add nuts, and spices for extra flavor and crunch. The beauty of a peach crisp is its simplicity. It lets the peaches shine, while the topping adds a delightful contrast in texture. Peach crisp is one of our favorite summer desserts in peach season!

Single Serve Peach Crisp in Cast Iron

Why Choose a Single Serve Dessert?

Choosing a single serve dessert has numerous advantages. If you live alone, or just don’t want to share your dessert with your household a single serve dessert is just what you need!

First, it gives you the freedom to eat a yummy dessert without having to make an entire pan and have leftovers that could lead to overindulgence or will likely go to waste. 

Secondly, single serve desserts are perfect for those days when you want to treat yourself to something special without spending hours in the kitchen. Peach Crisp for one is quick, easy, and requires fewer ingredients than a full-sized peach crisp dessert.

Lastly, single serve desserts allow you to experiment with different flavors and ingredients. Want to try a peach crisp today and an apple crisp  tomorrow? No problem! With single serve desserts, the world is your oyster.

Peaches as a Dessert Ingredient

Peaches are a fantastic ingredient for desserts. They are sweet, juicy, and slightly tart flavor adds a wonderful dimension to various sweet treats, including our star of the day, the individual peach crisp.

The versatility of peaches is also something to admire. Peaches pair well with a variety of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, and complement other fruits like berries, apples, and plums.

Moreover, peaches can be used fresh, canned, or frozen, making them a great choice for the summer but also a year-round ingredient. Just imagine enjoying a warm, comforting peach crisp in the middle of winter!

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Ingredients Needed for an Individual Peach Crisp

Ready to whip up your own individual peach crisp? You need just a few simple ingredients:

Ingredient List

For the peach filling, you’ll need:

  • Fresh Peaches, sliced (or canned peach slices if fresh aren’t available. If you are using canned that are packed in juice you can skip the brown sugar for the filling).
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg (optional)

For the crisp topping, you’ll need: 

  • Butter
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Quick Oats
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Scoop of Ice Cream (optional) 

Equipment Needed for a Single Serve Peach Crisp

The essential kitchen equipment you’ll need to whip up your very own single serving peach crisp are below:

  • Small Bowl
  • Mini Cast Iron Skillet or Oven Safe Baking Dish
  • Spoon
  • Measuring Cup Set


Tools You’ll Need

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Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Peach Crisp for One

Now that we’ve gathered our ingredients, let’s get to the fun part – making our peach crisp for one person!

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Step 1: Preheat the oven

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Step 2: Peel and slice your peaches

Slice your peach into wedges small enough to lay flat in the baking dish. You can also peel your peach in this step but we are leaving the peel on for easy prep and we don’t the texture.

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Step 3: Prepare the filling

In a small bowl or your baking dish, add the sliced peaches in a flat row and mix with ½ tablespoon brown sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon (use your eyes to measure!).

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Step 4: Melt the butter

 In a microwave safe bowl, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. This was about 40 seconds on our microwave though wattage will vary. 

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Step 5: Prepare the topping mixture 

Once the butter is melted add in ¼ cup of oats, ⅛ cup of all purpose flour and mix together to form the crisp. Once combined add in your ½ tablespoon of brown sugar and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg (again measuring with your eyes to your spice preference!). Mix together once more everything is evenly coated to make your crumble topping.

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Step 6: Build the crumble topping

Take your oven save dish or cast iron skillet with your peach filling assembled and spoon the crisp mixture on top of the peaches, spreading evenly. Spray the top of the crisp with a bit of avocado spray. 

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Step 7: Let it bake

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. The sauce from the peaches should be bubbling around the crust.

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Step 8: Let Cool and Enjoy!

Remove and let cool for a couple of minutes. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Voila! Your single serve peach crisp is ready to be savored!

Single Serve Peach Crisp in Cast Iron

Serving Suggestions for this Easy Peach Crisp Recipe

The best way to enjoy your single serve peach crisp? Warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! The cold, creamy ice cream pairs beautifully with the warm, gooey peaches and crisp topping.

You can also serve your peach crisp with a dollop of whipped cream, or a drizzle of caramel sauce for extra decadence. However you choose to serve it, your single serve peach crisp is catered just for your taste buds.

Tips for the Perfect Peach Crisp for One

Want to make your single serve peach crisp even better? Here are a few tips:

  1. Use ripe, juicy peaches for the best flavor.
  2. Don’t skimp on the butter in the crisp topping – it’s what gives it its delicious crunch!
  3. If you’re using canned peaches, drain them well to prevent your crisp from becoming soggy.
  4. Serve your peach crisp for one warm, not hot. This allows the flavors to meld together beautifully.

Health Benefits of Peaches in a Peach Crisp for One

Did you know that your delicious single serve peach crisp is also packed with health benefits? That’s right! Juicy summer peaches are a great source of vitamins A and C, which are essential for immune health and skin health, respectively. They also provide dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and helps keep you feeling full.So, not only are eating peaches great for your taste buds, but also a boost for your health!

Single Serve Peach Crisp in Cast Iron

Frequently Asked Questions

While this is largely a matter of personal preference, most recipes recommend peeling the peaches for a peach crisp. The peel can add a slightly bitter taste and tougher texture that might interfere with the dessert’s overall soft, juicy feel. However, if you don’t mind the texture and want to keep the peel for its nutritional value, feel free to do so. We like keeping the peel on our sliced peach for quick prep!

Calories in a serving of peach crisp can vary greatly based on the ingredients and portion size. On average, a serving of homemade peach crisp can range between 300-700 calories. To be more specific, you’d have to calculate the calories of each ingredient in your recipe. Our recipe is about 345 calories for the entire dessert making some simple scaled-down swaps in our recipe.

Yes, you can freeze an unbaked peach crisp. Make sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing to prevent freezer burn. When you’re ready to bake, you can put it directly in the oven from the freezer, but you may need to add additional baking time.

Yes, it’s best to refrigerate peach crisp after it has cooled if you don’t plan to eat it all at once. This will help keep it fresh for longer. It can last in the refrigerator for up to a week. Just remember to cover it well to prevent it from absorbing other flavors in the fridge.

Although the terms are often used interchangeably nowadays, there is a traditional distinction between a crumble and a crisp. Both are baked desserts featuring fresh fruit and a streusel-like topping, but the original difference lies in the composition of the topping.

A crumble, a dessert thought to have originated from England, typically has a topping that does not include oats. It’s known for its simple, yet delicious streusel topping that gives a delightful, crumbly texture when baked.

On the other hand, a crisp traditionally includes oats in the topping, which “crisp up” as they bake, lending the dessert its name. The inclusion of oats gives a crisp a slightly different texture – it’s crunchier, hence the term “crisp”.

So if you’re making a peach dessert, the decision between a crumble and a crisp comes down to the texture you desire in your topping – a softer, more cake-like crumble or a crunchier, oat-filled crisp. However, since the terms are often used interchangeably and even regionally, it’s always a good idea to check the ingredients list to make sure the recipe matches your preference.

It’s not recommended to leave peach crisp out overnight at room temperature. Perishable foods like cooked fruit desserts should be refrigerated within two hours to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. If you’ve left it out overnight, it’s safer to discard it.

Time to Make This Yummy Perfect Peach Crisp

There you have it! Everything you need to know about the delightful single serve peach crisp. Treat yourself to this heavenly dessert and experience perfect dessert bliss. You’re sure to fall in love with the single serve peach crisp as a summer dessert option.

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Easy Single Serve Peach Crisp

  • Author: The Solo Spoon
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven

Description

Discover how to easily make a peach crisp for one with our delicious recipe. This single serve peach crisp is a perfect blend of sweet peaches and crispy oat topping, tailored for solo indulgence. Satisfy your sweet tooth without any leftovers!


Ingredients

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For the Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Avocado Oil Cooking Spray

For the Filling:

  • 1 large peach, sliced (skin can be left on or peeled as per preference)
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Slice your peach, leaving the skin on or peeling as per your preference. 
  3. In the oven-safe dish, toss the sliced peaches with the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well coated. Arrange the peach slices flat in the dish in a single layer.
  4. Melt the butter in the microwave for about 40 seconds, depending on your microwave’s wattage.
  5. In a separate bowl, add rolled oats and flour to the melted butter and stir until well combined. 
  6. Next, add in the ½ tablespoon of brown sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Mix again until a crumble forms.
  7. Sprinkle the crisp mixture evenly over the peaches in the baking dish. 
  8. Spray the topping with a bit of avocado oil spray for added crispiness.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the peach filling is bubbling.
  10. Allow the peach crisp to cool for a few minutes before digging in.
  11. Top with a light whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy!

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