Peach Gingersnap Crisp

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Peach Gingersnap Crisp is full of fresh, juicy peach slices topped with a buttery gingersnap cookie topping. Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream for an unbelievable peach dessert.

Gingersnap Peach Crisp in a white baking dish.

 

Fresh peaches and the spices in gingersnap cookies are a magical combination. And I love the crunch on top that this crisp has.

What is a Crisp?

A crisp is a fruit dessert in which the fruit is topped with a crunchy mixture of butter, brown sugar, and flour. It’s very similar to a cobbler which has a biscuit-like or pie crust-style topping. Both crisps and cobblers are best when served with vanilla ice cream.

Crisps are super easy desserts to make and one of my favorite ways to turn fresh summer peaches into a quick and easy dessert. Unlike cakes and pies, crisps are virtually fool-proof.

Peach Gingersnap Crisp with fresh peaches in background

To make a really good crisp, you want to start with really amazing fresh peaches. Preferably they are really ripe and positively dripping with juice when you slice them. If you don’t have fresh peaches, frozen peaches are perfectly acceptable. Just thaw them first.

The filling is a simple mixture of sliced peaches, brown sugar, a little cornstarch to help thicken the juices, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and salt.

The topping consists of crushed gingersnap cookies, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and butter. Once assembled, it takes about 30 minutes to bake. Let it cool about 10 minutes and then serve warm.

If you love the flavor of gingersnap cookies, you are going to adore this Peach Crisp.

Peach Gingersnap Crisp in white baking dish with serving spoon.

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Gingersnap Peach Crisp in a white baking dish.

Peach Gingersnap Crisp

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: peach crisp, summer
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 395kcal
Peach Gingersnap Crisp is full of fresh, juicy peach slices topped with a buttery gingersnap cookie topping. Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream for an unbelievable peach dessert.
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Ingredients

  • 7 to 8 medium peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teapsoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt

Topping

  • 1 cup coarsley crushed gingersnaps
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, stir together sliced peaches, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cornstarch, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and pinch of salt.
    Transfer peach mixture to prepared baking dish.
  • Place gingersnap crumbs, flour, 2 tablepsoons brown sugar, baking powder and butter in a food processor and pulse just until combined.
    Note: If you don't have a food processor, just mix the ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
    Sprinkle mixture on top of peaches.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 395kcal

Peach Gingersnap Crisp being scooped with a spoon

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