Baked Peaches – Fresh peaches filled with a brown sugar cinnamon pecan streusel and baked until juicy and bubbly. Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream!
Stop what you’re doing. You need to grab some peaches, stuff ’em with a brown sugar cinnamon pecan struesel, and bake them until they’re warm and juicy. Top them with a scoop of ice cream that will sloooowly melt down onto the peach like an ice cream river.
Are you still reading or have you run off to your kitchen?
Let me repeat that: Ice. Cream. River.
I first shared this recipe almost three years ago and it is one of my favorite peach desserts. I thought it was time to give this recipe a few new photos, and to remind you how fantastic it is!
If you like peach crisps, you will love this dessert. It tastes really similar to a peach crisp, with a different presentation. This recipe can easily be scaled down to feed two people or doubled to feed a crowd.
How to Make Baked Peaches
- Halve fresh peaches, and remove the pit
- Mix up the brown sugar oat streusel
- Pack the streusel into the peach halves
- Top with ice cream (duh)
I absolutely love, love, love the combination of warm baked fruit, buttery crumble topping, and cold ice cream. Perfection.
Although we are still in the midst of a long hot summer, I know that Fall is just around the corner. The apple and pumpkin recipes have begun popping up on Pinterest, and I see football, cider, scarves, and pumpkin lattes in the near future. But, before we move onto Fall I hope you get a chance to grab some beautiful fresh peaches and give this recipe a try.
Streusel Stuffed Peaches
- 2 large or 3 medium ripe-firm peaches, halved and pitted
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2-3 tablespoons chopped pecans, optional
- ¼ cup oats, quick cooking or regular
- 2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
- vanilla ice cream, for serving
- If using an air fryer, proceed to step 2. If using a regular oven, preheat oven to 350°F degrees. Butter a baking dish that is big enough to hold your peaches and set aside.
- Using a melon baller, scoop out and discard the red flesh from the center of each peach, create a cavity large enough to hold streusel but leave enough flesh to give the peach stability. Place peaches cut side up in your baking dish.
- Combine flour, sugars, cinnamon, salt, pecans, and oats. Add in diced butter and use your fingers to rub the butter into the dough until the mixture is crumbly and the butter is pea sized or smaller. If you'd prefer you can do this in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Fill the center of each peach with the streusel mixture.
- AIR FRYER: Place the stuffed peaches in the air fryer. Turn the temperature to 350°F and cook for about 5-15 minutes, until the topping is lightly browned and the peaches have softened but are still holding their shape. Start checking them after 5 minutes, give them a squeeze to see how soft the peaches are. Depending on how ripe and how large your peaches are the cook time will vary a bit. Allow to cool slightly. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
- OVEN: Bake peaches for 35-45 minutes, until the topping is lightly browned and the peaches have softened but are still holding their shape. Allow to cool slightly. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Nutritional Information is an estimate based on third-party calculations and may vary based on products used and serving sizes.