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Peach Crisp Recipe

Peach Crisp is a favorite summer peach dessert. The peach juices bubbling under the crisp crumble topping are completely irresistible. It tastes like a Peach Pie but is easier to make since you don’t need a pie dough. Add a generous dollop of vanilla ice cream and it just doesn’t get any better!

The rolled oats and almonds in this Peach Crisp give the topping amazing texture – you’ll savor every crumb. It’s one of those recipes where there is (literally) no crumb left behind.

Peach Crisp recipe served with vanilla ice cream

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Classic Peach Crisp

When peaches are in season, this peach crisp is on the regular rotation. Of course, we make Peach Preserves when we get a bumper crop of peaches, but this crisp is a very satisfying way to savor summer peaches.

We’ve made this peach crisp with peaches still warm from my parent’s peach tree and it was a true delight, but it also works well with store-bought peaches since baking brings out their juicy sweetness. Also, homemade peach crisp will make your kitchen smell wonderful.

Ingredients

  • Sweet ripe peaches – locally grown, if available, are best but you can make peach crisp with frozen peaches if that is what you have on hand and enjoy this cozy dessert when the weather cools down.
  • Lemon juice – keeps fruit from discoloring and balances sweetness.
  • Sugar + flour – tossed with the fruit to sweeten and thicken the filling.
  • Flour, sugar, salt, and butter – combined in a food processor to create a buttery crumbly topping.
  • Oats and almonds – added just before baking for a nutty flavor and crunchy texture.
Ingredients for Peach Crisp with option for frozen peaches

Can I Substitute the Fruit?

This is the same topping we used for our Blueberry Crumble and juicy Cherry Crumble. It’s a keeper of a topping that we have loved for years and it works great over stone fruit and berries.

This recipe is versatile and you can use different stone fruit like apricots, nectarines, plums, or a combination of those. We also love adding pitted cherries or blueberries to the peach crisp mixture for a pop of flavor and color.

How to Blanch and Peel Peaches

Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Carefully add peaches to boiling hot water for one minute or just until skins peel off easily then immediately transfer them to cold water to stop the cooking process. Once peaches are cool enough to handle, the skins should peel off easily.

Pro Tip: Blanching peaches works best with ripe seasonal peaches. Underripe peaches are more difficult to peel and may require a longer blanching time in the water.

How to blanch peaches and how to peel peaches

How to Make Peach Crisp

Once you have your peaches peeled, the process of making a peach crisp couldn’t be easier! Once you have the topping down, you can master any fruit crisp recipe (p.s. with plums, or apricots, you can skip the blanching step).

  1. Blanch, peel and slice peaches
  2. Combine peaches with lemon juice, flour and sugar.
Making peach crisp filling

How to Make Crumble Topping

  1. In a food processor, pulse together flour and both sugars and salt then add butter and pulse until pea-sized. Add oats and make large crumbles with fingertips. Stir in half of the almonds.
  2. Pour crumble topping over peaches, add remaining almonds and bake
Peach crisp topping in food processor

Pro Tip: When pulsing in the food processor, the mixture is done when the butter is in pea-sized pieces. You can also use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour mixture and make the cobbler topping without a food processor.

Assembling peach crisp recipe

How to Tell if Crisp is Done?

The peach crisp is ready when the topping is golden, nuts are toasted, and thick peach juices are bubbling at the edges. DO NOT BROIL which can burn the almonds on top.

To Serve Peach Crisp

Scoop Peach Crisp into bowls and serve with a side of vanilla ice cream in summer or with hot tea in winter. Leftovers are just as good warmed up the next day.

Peach Crisp recipe in casserole dish

Why is My Peach Crisp Runny?

  • Too many peaches – if increasing peaches, make sure to increase the rest of the filling ingredints (flour, sugar, lemon juice) proportionally.
  • Extra Juicy Peaches – Sometimes the peaches used are super juicy and need just a tad more flour. If you see the peaches releasing a ton of juice in the bowl, add another Tablespoon of flour.
  • Let it Rest – The peach syrup will also thicken up more as it cools. Let it rest after it comes out of the oven.
Plated peach crisp recipe served with vanilla ice cream

More Peach Recipes

What is your favorite way to enjoy peaches? Let me know in a comment below. We are always looking for fun new ways to use up the sweet peaches from my parent’s tree. I hope this peach crisp recipe becomes a new favorite for you.

Peach Crisp Recipe

4.86 from 14 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
This Peach Crisp is our favorite summer peach recipe. The peach juices bubbling under the crisp buttery crunchy topping is completely irresistible. Add a generous dollop of vanilla ice cream! | natashaskitchen.com

This Peach Crisp is our favorite summer peach dessert. The peach juices bubbling under the crisp buttery crunchy topping is completely irresistible. Add a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream and it doesn’t get any better!

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$12 (varies by season)
Keyword: peach crisp
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Calories: 409 kcal
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Ingredients for the Filling:

Ingredients for the Topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 8 Tbsp 1 stick cold, unsalted butter, diced
  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats or quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9×12 casserole baking dish.

  2. To Blanch Peaches: Place peaches in boiling hot water for one minute or just until skins come off easily then transfer immediately to cold water. Peel, pit and slice into 1/2″ thick pieces. Transfer to a large bowl and toss peaches with 2 Tbsp lemon juice.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9×12 casserole baking dish. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour and toss with the sliced fruit just until evenly coated. Pour into buttered baking dish.

  4. In a food processor** fitted with a steel blade, combine 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup brown sugar, and 1/8 tsp (pinch) of salt. Pulse several times to combine. Add the diced cold butter and pulse until the butter is the size of peas.

  5. Transfer mixture to a bowl, add 1/2 cup oatmeal and use your hands to make large crumbles. Add ½ cup of the sliced almonds and mix to combine.

  6. Spread the topping evenly over the fruit and sprinkle the top with ½ cup of almonds. Bake 45 minutes at 350˚F or until top is golden and the fruit is bubbling at the edges. 

Recipe Notes

*If using frozen fruit, fully thaw, drain and dab with paper towels to remove excess juice.
**If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a whisk for the dry ingredients and a pastry blender/cutter to cut the butter into the dry ingredients. 

Nutrition Facts
Peach Crisp Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 411mg12%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 815IU16%
Vitamin C 10.8mg13%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Melissa Mondragon
    July 29, 2021

    Yum – my family loves me for making this! Thanks for a great recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 29, 2021

      You’re welcome, Melissa! Glad your family loved this recipe.

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  • Theresa Schultz
    July 29, 2021

    I will make the peach crisp when it is cooler ,looks delicious to hot to put the oven on thank you for the recipes

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2021

      I hope you love it, Theresa!

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  • Tiana
    July 29, 2021

    Would LOVE to see more blooper videos! Thanks Natasha I love all of your recipes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2021

      Aww, thank you, Tiana! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my videos!

      Reply

  • Maria
    July 27, 2021

    Would it be ok of instead of all purpose flour I use almond flour instead?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 27, 2021

      Hi Maria, I honestly haven’t tried that yet to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

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  • Kristyn
    July 27, 2021

    Peach crisp is my hubby’s favorite! We made it for Father’s Day & it was delicious!! One perk to having a peach tree, is yummy desserts all the time!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 27, 2021

      Always a hit in our home! So glad to hear you’re enjoying it also, Kristyn!

      Reply

  • Beth
    July 27, 2021

    Yummy! My husband and son are so excited to try this recipe! So excited to make this soon!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 27, 2021

      That’s so great! I hope you all love this recipe!

      Reply

  • Yoshiko
    July 5, 2021

    I made this crisp as 4th of July dessert. The food processor made it easy to make the topping but I used it too long and the butter was no longer pea size. Regardless, this dessert made not-so good yellow peaches turn into a wonderful treat 💛

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 5, 2021

      I’m so glad it turned into a wonderful treat for the holiday! I hope you had the best time celebrating yesterday!

      Reply

  • joni
    April 18, 2021

    can this be done with a crock pot

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    • Natasha
      April 18, 2021

      Hi Joni, I haven’t tested that through so I won’t be able to provide any specific instructions on it. If you test it out in a crock pot or slow cooker, please let me know how it goes.

      Reply

  • Kurlina
    November 16, 2020

    Can I use another fruit like apple instead of peaches?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 16, 2020

      Hi Kurlina, I imagine that should work too. I also saw others commented that they used apples and it was lovely!

      Reply

  • Angelina Phenglavanh
    September 28, 2020

    Hello, I made peach crumble or crisp before but it doesn’t melt all the way or build a crispy topping when I baked it but I done it without oats before n it turn out great but I why not this time it did it work of it having dry pieces of flour that not crispy.

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    • Natasha
      September 29, 2020

      Hi Angelina, make sure you blend the butter into the mixture enough. That is the usual culprit if your topping seems dry and floury. Also, when measuring your flour, make sure to spoon it into the measuring cup and then scrape off the top, other-wise you compact the flour and end up with too much.

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  • kyle
    September 20, 2020

    can i use walnuts or macadamia instead of almonds?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 20, 2020

      Hi Kyle, I haven’t tried that yet but please let us know how it goes if you do an experiment.

      Reply

  • Karina
    September 6, 2020

    This is delicious:) I also added a layer of the crumble on the bottom and pat it down with a spatula and it turned out great! Thanks for the recipes:)

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 7, 2020

      You are so welcome, Karina. I’m so glad you loved it!

      Reply

  • Dee Redpath
    August 29, 2020

    Can the peach crumble be frozen?
    Enjoy your week off

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2020

      Hi Dee, To be honest, I haven’t tried to freeze the filling so I’m not sure. If you try it, let me know.

      Reply

  • Angie Gray
    August 28, 2020

    Can’t wait to try this!! You are such a beautiful and good cook! Keep the recipes coming.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2020

      You’re so nice! Thank you for that wonderful compliment!

      Reply

  • Angie Gray
    August 28, 2020

    Can’t wait to try this!! You are such a beautiful and good cook!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2020

      Thank you, Angie. I hope you enjoy this!

      Reply

  • Nida Majeed
    August 28, 2020

    Huge fan of your all recipes. They are so easy to make and so delicious to eat. Regularly follow all your recipes. God bless you. Keep up the good work done.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 28, 2020

      Thank you so much for trusting my recipes and for supporting us. May you love all the recipes that you will try!

      Reply

  • Rose
    August 27, 2020

    All look’s delicious

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 27, 2020

      I hope you love this recipe Rose!

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  • Traci H
    August 19, 2020

    Can the recipe be doubled into a 9×13 pan?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 19, 2020

      Hi Traci, I haven’t tested that to advise but I bet that could work!

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  • slw
    August 11, 2020

    if i don’t use the almonds would i have to add more rolled oats to make up the difference?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 11, 2020

      You can omit them. The top wouldn’t be as pretty as with the almonds, but we’ve forgotten the almonds before and it still tastes great

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  • Laura M
    July 17, 2020

    Hey, delicious with SC peaches except I chopped all “topping” ingredients before I realized separate steps. Probably for the best since husband not a fan of chucks of almonds!
    Really enjoy your Fb watch videos!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 18, 2020

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying our videos laura! Thank you for that wonderful feedback!

      Reply

  • Natasha S
    April 28, 2020

    If I’m using frozen peaches, how many ounces I would need for this recipe? 16 oz will be enough you think?

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  • JD Dake
    April 26, 2020

    I used Crisp apples and it worked fine! I added an extra TBS of lemon juice. It wasn’t too dry, but small pats of butter on the apples would have given it a little more juice. The almonds gave it the extra crisp I like. Excellent recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 26, 2020

      Thanks for sharing some tips with us! That is really helpful.

      Reply

  • Jenny Bell
    August 20, 2019

    I added cinnamon to the peaches and topping. I used half brown sugar and white sugar in the peaches. Turned out heavenly

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 20, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me Jenny! I’m so glad you enjoyed that.

      Reply

  • Alena
    July 20, 2019

    Hi. I have a question… can I prepare everything and assemble and then put it in the fridge and bake it the next day? Or is it better to go ahead and bake it and just reheat it the next day? I wanna make this for a gathering and just wanna know how I should do it. Thanks in advance

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    • Natasha
      July 21, 2019

      Hi Alena, I would bake it and reheat it the next day. This way the peaches won’t discolor and the top will crisp up better.

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  • Steve
    September 22, 2018

    Hi Natasha! Best Peach Crisp recipe ever! However the peaches we get here in San Diego aren’t very sweet. They were very ripe but not sweet. I may have to use canned peaches next time. I also added a pinch of Cinnamon & Allspice, and sprinkled the topping with a Cinnamon/Sugar mixture. It was yummy!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 22, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe, Steve!!Thank you for the great review!

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      • Steve
        September 22, 2018

        Thanks Natasha! I look forward to trying more of your recipes! Especially the Salmon recipes for our company from Oregon next month. I hope you received my request for the recipe of something I only caught part of on your video.

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        • Natasha
          September 22, 2018

          Hi Steve! I hope you love everything you try! I will reply to your email but just in case, here is the link for the creamy shrimp pasta. I hope you love it!

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          • Steve
            September 23, 2018

            Thanks so much Natasha, I look forward to trying it, it sounds delish! I am wondering though, if one sees an interesting dish on the video playing on the right of the screen, how do you find those recipes? I’m interested in the tarts you make with puff pastry, cream cheese mixture and fruit on top and topped with glaze? Thank you!

          • Natashas Kitchen
            September 23, 2018

            Hi Steve! If you are watching on youtube you should see all of the details and links to full recipes underneath the video 🙂 Please let me know if you have trouble finding it!

  • Patty
    September 17, 2018

    Delicious! Best peach crisp we ever had and we had it with vanilla ice cream on top. Wouldn’t change a thing in this recipe. Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 17, 2018

      Thank you so much for this wonderful review, Patty!!

      Reply

  • Nadia from Canada
    September 15, 2018

    Just the right amount of sweetness!! My family loved it slightly cooled off, maybe 10-15 min out of the oven was perfect but we did not have ice cream so that may be why. And leftovers were popular the next morning, super delicous way to enjoy peaches 😉

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 15, 2018

      Don’t skip the ice cream next time! It is the perfect combination! I’m so glad you enjoyed this, Nadia! Thank you for the wonderful review!

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  • Dean
    September 12, 2018

    We tried this just after you posted it and it was sure good! Nothing like baked peaches under that crisp topping. I’ll be making this again before all our peaches are gone!

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    • Natasha
      September 12, 2018

      Now you have me craving this all over again! Did you try it with ice cream?

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    • Dean
      September 12, 2018

      We did -Loved it with and without ice cream. Thanks again!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 12, 2018

        That’s so great!

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  • Bill Mitchell
    September 12, 2018

    Sorry, forgot something. I would skip the white sugar in the topping and sprinkle it on to the peaches before adding the topping.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2018

      Thank you Bill! 🙂

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  • Bill
    September 12, 2018

    If you want to skip the food processor, and cutting in the cold butter, in crisps like this, I just melt the butter and mix into the other topping ingredients. Works just as well.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2018

      I haven’t tried that yet but it sounds interesting! Thank you for sharing that with me Bill!

      Reply

  • Sheenam @ Thetwincookingproject
    September 12, 2018

    Another great recipe Natasha!! I am making this for sure.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2018

      That makes me so happy, Sheenamm! Thank you for your feedback!! 🙂

      Reply

  • Olya
    September 11, 2018

    Hi Natasha,
    Do you have any pear recipes?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 11, 2018

      Hi Olya! We have a few smoothie or salad recipes that include pears 🙂

      Reply

  • Juliet
    September 12, 2015

    Made it with more oats and it was great! Another question- could I make just the filling and freeze it?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 12, 2015

      Adding more oats is a great idea! 🙂 To be honest, I haven’t tried to freeze the filling so I’m not sure. If you try it, let me know. I definitely would wait to place the topping on until you are ready to bake it.

      Reply

  • Juliet
    August 14, 2015

    Would I be able to leave the almonds out and just use more oats? Thank you!

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 14, 2015

      You sure could. The top wouldn’t be as pretty as with the almonds, but we’ve forgotten the almonds before and it still tastes great 🙂

      Reply

  • Sam
    July 31, 2015

    Hey wat will happen if I use the old fashioned Quacker Oats instead of the quick Quacker Oats.

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 31, 2015

      Yes, that should still work fine :). One of my friends tried it with steel cut oats and had good results so it doesn’t have to be just the quick cooking oats.

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  • Valentina
    September 27, 2014

    Do you think this will turn out as good if I use fresh white peaches? Also, if I don’t have a food processor can I do it in my KitchenAid?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 27, 2014

      Ripe white peaches should work fine. I’d recommend using a pastry cutter or maybe even mashing the butter in with a fork. A KitchenAid mixer probably won’t give you the crumbly consistency you are looking for with this topping. You want to cut the butter into the flour where a mixer will just blend it in.

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  • Nataliya
    April 9, 2014

    yummm:)
    How long can you keep this in the refrigerator?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 9, 2014

      It’s best fresh because I love the topping to be a little crisp but it would be ok for a couple days in the fridge.

      Reply

  • Vita
    October 18, 2013

    Can you use apples instead for this recipe?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 18, 2013

      I haven’t made this with apples but that sounds like a great idea. I would probably double the lemon juice and it probably couldn’t hurt to add a couple dabs of butter over the top of the apples to get them a little juicier so the whole thing won’t end up dry. Let me know how it works out. Now I want to try this with apples! 🙂

      Reply

  • Gretchen
    August 30, 2010

    Hi Natasha ~ I stumbled across your wonderful blog while searching for a Wagner Farms site…low and behold, here you are! I own a busy Treasure Valley company called 3 Girls Catering and just wanted to let you know that I loved your posts, pic and recipes. Nice work…I’ll be back 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha
      August 30, 2010

      Hi Gretchen! Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment!! I’m going to check out your website and will keep you in mind next time a big event comes up.

      Reply

  • Natasha
    December 8, 2009

    Vadim takes most of them. He’s getting pretty good. This blogs picture is my favorite so far! Pictures are way better since we got a new camera and one of those “blurry background” lenses – see how technical I am.

    Reply

  • Julia L
    December 8, 2009

    Your pictures are great. Who takes them? Vadim? They do your recipes justice.

    Reply

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