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This Cinnamon Maple Brown Butter Blackberry Peach Crisp is overflowing with sweet summer peaches, blackberries, and a double amount of that maple butter cookie-crisp on top. This easy fruit crisp is the perfect way to enjoy the summertime fruit you have on hand. The peaches and blackberries are juicy, while the topping is swirled with notes of brown butter, sweetened with warming maple and brown sugar, and perfectly crisp. Top with vanilla ice cream for the best peachy, berry-filled dessert to kick off summer!
And just like that, we’ve entered into the summer fruit season. And I, for one, am so excited about it. I know it’s a little early in the peach season, especially if you’re in the south, but around here the peaches and berries have officially arrived at the grocery store and I couldn’t resist picking up a few bushels full.
Early in the peach season is really when I love to bake with peaches the most. Right now, they’re not at their sweetest, so I find that baking with them is the perfect thing to do. Especially since we’re already adding sugar…not to mention that baking them draws out their sweetness even more.
When I saw I had a fridge full of peaches, I knew I wanted to bake with them this week. I have a couple of peach cobbler recipes, but not many crisp recipes, so that pretty much answered that.
A peach crisp it was!
The blackberries were added simply because Asher and I were just saying how much we LOVE blackberries. To me, the combination of peaches and roasted blackberries is such a delicious one.
This is a quick three-step process. Start with the fruit. Fresh peach and blackberries tossed together with brown sugar and vanilla. Many people will add in some kind of citrus for a little acidity, but I wanted to keep this crisp extra sweet and rich, so I went the vanilla route.
Add a touch of cornstarch to create a nice thick and juicy sauce.
The secret here is the brown sugar, butter, sweet peaches, and berries. The peaches bake down and create the most incredible caramel-like sauce.
Even without the crisp topping, the peaches and baked blackberries alone are simply delish. But of course, that crisp topping just adds that extra special touch.
It’s very important, and it took me a while to get just right. I really really wanted it to be more cookie-like with a very nice crunch and not soggy in any way.
I find that a lot of crisp toppings can be a little cakey and soggy, so my goal was to avoid sogginess. The topping consists of flour, oats, cinnamon, brown sugar…and yup, butter. Peaches can use a little extra buttery love every now and then, you know?
Sprinkle the crumble over the fruit, bake, and about an hour later you’ll have the perfect summer fruit crisp. The topping is so much like a crisp brown sugar cookie…so delicious. The cinnamon maple butter that’s drizzled over top halfway through cooking is the real secret. It caramelizes the top and makes a crisp that is truly sweet, buttery, and CRISP.
What I love so much about a recipe like this is that you can really use whatever fruit you have on hand. I love using the mix of sweet peaches and blackberries. But you can certainly use other stone fruits. You can even go super simple and just use your favorite berry. It’s going to be juicy and delicious no matter what combo…or lack of combo…you choose.
The one thing you must do is serve this warm right out of the oven, while the juices are bubbling up, and everything is smelling incredible.
Lastly, make sure you add ice cream! A must with almost any fruit-based dessert, but especially a crisp, and especially during the summer.
This is a classic summertime dessert that really should be happening on a weekly basis all summer long!
Looking for other summer fruit desserts? Here are some favorites:
Skillet Blueberry Bourbon Pandowdy
Lastly, if you make this Cinnamon Maple Brown Butter Blackberry Peach Crisp. Be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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Can you use frozen peaches if they are currently out of season?
Totally, that will work well for you! Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xx
I absolutely love to cook but have never left a review for a recipe before. This is a GAME CHANGER. Literally any fruit you make it with is amazing — pear and blackberry is a great combo if you want to make it in fall. I made this three times for three separate Thanksgivings we went to this past weekend and it was devoured at all of them.
Happy Monday!! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe out, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xT
Hi Tieghan!! I’m looking to make this recipe this weekend for some friends we’re having over and was wanting to do apples to pair with the fall season! What apples would you suggest and how many? Would I be able to follow the rest of the recipe just fine? Or would I need to adjust some things? So excited to try, can’t wait!!! 🙂
I think apples would be great!! I would use 4-5 honey crisp apples depending on their size and then follow the recipe as written:) Let me know how it turns out! xT
How much salt for the topping?
A pinch of salt is great:) I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xx
Can this be made with other fruits instead of peach? Sounds delish but is past peach season near me!
Sure, you could use berries or pears or apples. Also, here are some other crisp recipes that you might enjoy:
Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
WOW! This recipe is delish! It was easy to make and so worth the time! MMM
Fantastic! I truly appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, I am so glad it was tasty for you! xT
This recipe is so simple and amazing! I brought it to a friend’s for a backyard BBQ and it was a hit! I used a 1 tsp of cinnamon for the topping and I also used Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup with 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and the browned butter…so delish! Thanks for another great recipe!
Perfect! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, I love to hear that it was a hit! xxT