Sweet southern peach crisp recipe loaded with peaches and covered with a scrumptious brown butter, oats and brown sugar streusel, then baked to perfection!
Brown Butter Peach Crisp
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A sweet buttery delicious dessert loaded up with slices of peaches, and topped with a thick layer of chunky scrumptious brown butter streusel.
Dutch Oven Peach Crisp
When I was a pre-teen my parents had a horse ranch. They would often take large groups of people out on horse riding expeditions.
At the end of the horse riding adventure, the riders would come back to the ranch to eat a large and delicious meal that had been slow cooked in cast iron dutch ovens over hot coals all day long.
Then as a perfect way to finish that amazing meal it was always topped off with dutch oven peach crisp. That crisp was something else I tell ya!
My mom is amazing FYI
Perhaps it was the long laborious ride that heightened the appetites and therefore made everything taste better. Or maybe it was the coals and the fact (and dear reader this is fact not opinion!) that anything cooked over fire always tastes better.
However, I am inclined to think that what made that peach cobbler so amazing was my mother. Man could that fabulous woman bake a mouthwatering, memory-making, peach crisp!
My Peach Crisp Recipe
Friends, today I share with you a re-creation (minus the fire) of my mother’s peach crisp! Because we no longer have the fire factor to add to the flavor factor; I have added instructions on how to cook this on your BBQ just in case you really want to up this sucker a notch.
But just know that the recipe is incredible as is, even baked in the oven! It’s a keeper y’all, a keeper.
How to Peach Crisp on the Smoker BBQ:
I have a Traeger smoker/ BBQ. If you’re looking into BBQs/ Smokers, I HIGHLY recommend one because mine rocks my world and is easy to use even as a single mama that never BBQ’d before in her life before it came. I even built it without a man’s help!!!
Haha! Now that I threw that out there, let me tell you: I’ve cooked this in the oven and on my Traeger and both ways are INCREDIBLE! I love it on the Traeger because you get the subtle smokey finish and that’s one of my favorite things ever of all time.
To cook on the Traeger/ BBQ, follow the original recipe instructions, plus this:
- Set your smoker to “smoke” setting.
- As soon as you have your peaches cut, put the dish in the BBQ and let the peaches smoke for ten minutes while you make your streusel.
- Then turn the temperature to 350F degrees.
- Finish assembling your crisp, and bake at 350 in the BBQ the same as you would in the oven, adding 3-5 minutes extra for the top to crisp.
Microwave Brown Butter
As I believe I made quite clear in my Blackberry Cobbler recipe: things can only get better when topped with a delicious and oh-so-perfect streusel! Mmmmm!!! The blackberry cobbler streusel recipe does not include oats. This does. BOTH are amazing. But you know what takes this peach crisp streusel next level? It’s made with brown butter.
Brown butter adds a deep nutty flavor to the finish of whatever dish you use it in.
This brown butter is easy to make as it’s done in the (wait for it)… Microwave! Yes you read that right. You can make it in the microwave, it turns out perfect AND you don’t have to watch it like a hawk in trying to avoid burning the butter and going from “nutty taste” to you’d be “nutty to taste”!
Cooked Peaches and Fresh Peaches
You will notice that this recipe cooked 3/4’s of the peaches and then saves the other 1/4 to use fresh at the end. This is key y’all! It makes the dish feel bright.
We need cooked peaches for that traditional taste of comfort. However, by plating the peach crisp on top of fresh peaches, it adds a crisp bright flavor to the dish that takes it from an 8 out of 10, to an 11: Boom baby!!!
I’m gonna take a second to talk about this kitchen because Hello Gorgeous!!!!
I dream of an amazing kitchen one day. Can I just tell you what an absolute delight it was to cook in this Brandon Whatley Homes kitchen? It’s what food blogger dreams are made of. I guess #DreamsDoComeTrue. Haha!
Enough talk, let’s eat!
Recipe for Sweet Southern Peach Cobbler:
- 4 cups Peaches, peeled and sliced
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 8 tablespoons butter
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup Flour
- 1.5 cup Oats
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Place butter in a microwavable bowl covered with a dish to prevent splattering, on high for approximately 2 minutes. Or until you can hear it sizzling and popping, then check for brownness. Cook in thirty second increments from there until it smells nutty and looks dark golden brown in color. Set aside to cool.
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Toss peaches with vanilla,
- In a casserole or pie dish place 3 cups of fresh peaches flat along the bottom so it is covered and slightly stacked on top of each other as well, set other cup of peaches aside for later.
- Combine somewhat cooled butter with the other streusel ingredients and stir until well combined and slightly chunky. Don't over-stir. Add one to two tablespoons more butter if needed to make ingredients stick.
- Pour on top of peaches and slightly press in.
- Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until top is crisped and golden.
- Serve over the fresh peaches you set aside, with Vanilla Ice Cream or Whipped Cream.
Be a sweet peach and share this fabulousness with everyone you know! And even those you don’t know… XOXOX!