Another summer is almost at its end and as always, I’m sad to see it go. However, I am looking forward to cooler days because this 90+ degree weather ain’t where it’s at! As we say goodbye to summer, I wanted to be sure to share this Easy Vegan Peach Crisp recipe with you. I’ve simplified it as much as possible so you can throw it together in a snap using just a few basic ingredients you likely have lying around already. This recipe also uses canned peaches so that you’re free to make it year-round if you get the urge. Plus, it’s just easier. Fresh peaches are great, but there’s nothing quite like popping open a can and being done!
Ingredients Needed for a Vegan Peach Crisp
Making this Easy Vegan Peach Crisp only requires a few basic ingredients. Most of which you probably already have available to you in your pantry. There’s only refrigerated item!
- Canned Sliced Peaches
- Ground Cinnamon
- All-Purpose Organic Flour
- Organic Brown Sugar
- Organic Cane Sugar
- Ground Cloves
- Ground Nutmeg
- Vegan Butter
How to Make an Easy Vegan Peach Crisp
To make this Easy Vegan Peach Crisp, you’ll start by preparing your peach filling. Drain each can of peaches until most of the liquid has been removed. Transfer the peaches to an appropriately sized baking dish and along with a little cinnamon and the cornstarch + water mixture.
Wondering what the cornstarch + water mixture is for? This will help to thicken the peach filling while the dish is baking. If you’re thinking about leaving it out, think again! Not only will the mixture help to thicken the peach filling, it will also keep the crumb topping sitting on top of your peaches nicely and prevent it from sinking. Trust me, I’ve learned from experience!
Once you’ve added the peaches, cornstarch and cinnamon to your baking dish, give it a good stir to combine everything. Set it aside and prepare to make your crumb topping.
How to Make the Crumb Topping
The crumb topping is my FAVORITE part of this Vegan Peach Crisp! It’s buttery, perfectly sweetened and a little crispy. To make it, you’ll start by combining all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl, then add in your softened vegan butter that has been cut into pats (aka 1 tablespoon pieces).
To work in the vegan butter, use the back of a fork to repeatedly press it into the dry ingredients. Do this until it results in a crumbly mixture.
Alternatively, you can make this crumb topping in a high-speed blender or food processor. Simply add all of the ingredients to the container and pulse until crumbly. Note that you may also need to use a spoon to scrape down the sides occasionally.
Now that your crumb topping is made, spread it evenly over the peaches in your baking dish and transfer it to the oven to bake for about 45 minutes or until your crumb topping is golden brown. Once it’s finished, let it cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
Can I Use Fresh Peaches to Make this Vegan Peach Crisp?
Yes! You can definitely use fresh peaches for this recipe. The only reason I didn’t was because I was too lazy. If using fresh peaches, peel and slice enough so that you have about 5 cups.
How Do I Peel Fresh Peaches?
The easiest way to peel fresh peaches without having to use a knife or peeler is to do the following:
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- Reduce the heat until it’s simmering, then add each of the peaches in and let them sit for about 30-40 seconds in the hot water.
- Immediately transfer the peaches to an ice water bath in order to stop them from continuing to cook.
- To peel, pinch a section of the peach’s skin and peel back.
Once all of your peaches are peeled, you can use a knife to cut them in half, then twist (like you would an avocado) to retrieve the pit in the center. Slice each of the halves into quarters.
Can this Peach Crisp Recipe be Reheated?
Unfortunately I haven’t had the best luck getting this dish reheated to its former glory. There’s nothing quite like that buttery, crunchy sweet topping that you get when this dish is fresh out of the oven. I tried reheating it in the microwave, the oven and even the air fryer to no avail. That said, this is the perfect dish to take along to a get together with family and friends because it’s sure to disappear quick and you won’t have to worry about reheating it!
I know you’ll love this Easy Vegan Peach Crisp! The crumb topping is perfectly sweetened, crispy and buttery. Coupled with warm peaches, how could you possibly go wrong? Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!
If you love this recipe, I know you’ll love my Vegan Apple Crumble Pie!
Easy Vegan Peach Crisp
- 4 cans sliced peaches mostly drained
- 2 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water mixed
- ground cinnamon to taste
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Add canned peaches to an appropriately sized baking dish along with the cinnamon and cornstarch + water mixture. Stir to combine.
- Option 2: In a large bowl combine all of the dry ingredients for the crumb topping.
- Add in the softened vegan butter and work into the dry ingredients by pressing the mixture together with the back of a fork until it appears crumbly.
- Cover the peaches in the baking dish with crumb topping and bake for 45-55 minutes until golden brown.
- Once the dish is finished baking, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool briefly. Enjoy!