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Easy Peach Crisp In Mini Cast Iron Skillets

Cooks in 40 Minutes Difficulty Easy 0 comments

This easy peach crisp dessert is presented in mini cast iron skillets for a rustic after-dinner dessert. The mini skillets are perfectly sized for one dessert! Canned peaches are used in this simple pantry ingredient dessert that whips up in a flash for a foolproof recipe to keep on hand.

Nothing says homey like the classic crisp dessert. My mother made her ‘crunch’ as a regular dessert in our home growing up. Fruit is the base topped with a filling sweet oatmeal brown sugar topping. I infused mine with a delicious blend of cinnamon and chai spice.

I always loved my mother’s canned peaches she would make every summer, and this recipe is an ode to those days.

If you love peach desserts, see our peach biscuit cobbler!

serve peach crisp with a scoop of ice cream

Let’s start making these canned peach crisps for dessert

Preparing the mini cast iron skillets for this dessert is easy. Pull them out and set them aside. Yup, it’s that simple.

Now, you will open your canned peaches and drain them of the liquid. Add to each cast iron skillet two peach halves face down round side up. I am getting excited seeing those golden glistening peaches waiting to be blanketed with the sweet, spiced oatmeal topping.

Next, in your small mixing bowl, measure the oatmeal, brown sugar, spices, and melted butter. It’s important to use butter for the rich flavor of the crisp topping. Mix the mixture well so that the oats are evenly moistened, and all the brown sugar lumps are gone.

Now, cover the fruit in each of the little skillets. Make sure you no longer see the fruit- you want the fruit juices to stay in the dessert, not evaporate off in the oven.

The last step before we pop this simple country dessert in the oven is to drizzle with honey. Why, you may be wondering? It’s not just for added sweetness. This last step will help fuse the oatmeal into a more solid, crunchy topping while adding a light honey flavor.

That’s all there is to it. Now, pop these mini cast iron skillets onto a baking sheet and slip them uncovered into the oven to bake. Be sure to bake them until they are a deeper brown on top.

Remove from the oven and serve as is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Ingredients:

Canned Peaches: If you don’t have homemade, use store-bought. The sweet peaches are a classic stone fruit used in crisp dessert recipes. They offer the sweet flavor and juiciness needed to help bind the oatmeal topping.

Oatmeal: Regular oats, fast cook oats, one-minute oats- not microwaveable oatmeal or stone ground- make the best topping for this easy dessert recipe.

Brown Sugar: Is a must. The reason is that it melts with the butter to fuse and sweeten the oats. White sugar will not result in the same at all.

Butter: I use salted butter in most baking. I prefer the flavor. However, unsalted butter will also create a rich, buttery flavor in this dessert.

Chai Spice: This spice powder blend is made with cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, and black tea. It adds a sweet, warming flavor to baking and drinks.

Cinnamon: This is an aromatic, warm spice made from the bark of the cinnamon tree. In oatmeal, it brings an earthiness that warms the palette.

Honey: Raw local honey is used in this recipe. Drizzled on top of the oatmeal crumble topping, it binds the oatmeal together while adding a light sweetness. It should be noted that each honey is flavored differently depending on what plant pollens the bees have collected.

Substitutions and Add Ins

Canned Peaches: Can easily be changed out for other fruit. Some fruits that are classic for crisp are apples and pears. More exotic flavors can also be made with mango, cherry, and blueberry.

Butter: When I was little, we didn’t use butter. In fact, butter was seen as being bad for you. So we used margarine just fine, as well as vegetable oil. Be sure to get the oats to be moistened. Dry oats will not stick together.

Other spices to add to your oatmeal mixture are cloves (sparingly as they are strong), allspice, cardamom, and nutmeg.

Expert Tips and Serving Suggestions

This old-fashioned, homey, crisp dessert is handy in your recipe box. One, because it’s super simple, and two, because it’s bringing natural ingredients like fruit and oats together for a more ‘healthful’ dessert.

When serving the peach crisp, you can eat plain, topped with whipped cream, ice cream, a dollop of Greek yogurt, or bathed in milk!

Typically served for an after-dinner dessert, it also makes a terrific sweet breakfast food. Or have a dish of this crisp for a tasty, sweet snack!

easy peach crisp mini cast iron skillet

Easy Mini Skillet Peach Crisp Dessert

Amber Bondar
These easy mini skillet peach crisp desserts make a delicious fall/winter after dinner treat. Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream they are a homey baked treat. Crisp's can also be enjoyed for a sweet breakfast idea!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 4 Mini Oblong Cast Iron Skillets
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 Teaspoon
  • 1 spoon For Mixing

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Cups Raw Oats NOT Stone Ground
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup Salted Butter Melted
  • 1 Tsp Chai Spice
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 28 oz Canned Peach Halves 795ml -drained

Instructions
 

  • Drain the canned peaches.
  • Put two peach halves face down in each mini skillet.
  • In the mixing bowl measure the oats, sugar, and spices and mix well.
  • Be sure to moisten the oats completely.
  • Divide the spiced oat mixture into the four mini skillets. Be certain to cover each peach completely.
  • Drizzle the oat mixture with raw honey (Liquid honey)
  • Bake on a tray in the preheated oven at 350℉ For 40 Minutes or until a golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and serve while hot.
Keyword Crispy, fruit crisp, fruit dessert, peach crisp, peaches

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