Celebrate peach season with fresh fruit and a sweet treat to beat the heat. Hotter-than-hot days call for cool single-serve treats like this peach crisp for one. It's portable, pre-portioned, and perfect for when you want a quick summer dessert that serves just you. 

By Hannah Klinger
July 21, 2016
Sara Tane

Peach crisp, the perennial summer dessert classic, takes jar form in this recipe. It's also no-bake and endlessly adaptable: Try any stone fruit or berries in place of peaches, any nut in place of pecans, and any frozen yogurt or sorbet you like.

Sara Tane

Peach Crisp in a Cup


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • Dash of ground cinnamon
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup diced ripe peaches
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup low-fat frozen vanilla yogurt


  1. Combine pecans, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add pecan mixture; cook 4 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.
  2. Combine peaches, water, sugar, and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes or until peaches just begin to break down, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.
  3. Spoon 1/4 cup frozen yogurt into a small mason jar. Top with half of pecan mixture and half of peach mixture. Repeat layers once. Top with fresh diced peaches, if desired.

Serves 1