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. 
Credit: 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.

Credit: 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