Peach Cobbler

 

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Peach cobbler is an irresistible dessert made with fresh juicy peaches and a sweet crust. This old-fashioned Southern dessert only takes 20 minutes of prep time.
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  1. Peach Cobbler Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make This Peach Cobbler Recipe
  4. How to Serve
  5. Storage
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. More Recipes You’ll Love
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Peach cobbler is a classic Southern dessert made from scratch with fresh ripe peaches and a warm, sweet crust. Nothing is better than a serving of peach cobbler fresh from the oven with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream. This old-fashioned recipe is easy to make and even easier to enjoy with friends and family. 

If you love fruit cobbler recipes you’ll want to make Strawberry Cobbler, Cherry Cobbler Muffins, and Sheet Pan Cobbler.

a slice of Peach Cobbler with ice cream in a plate

Peach Cobbler Ingredients

Peach Cobbler raw ingredients that are labeled

You will need:

Peach Filling

  • 10 cups peaches sliced into thin wedges
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
Peach Cobbler raw ingredients that are labeled

Crust Topping

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons butter chilled and grated on a cheese grater
  • ½ cup hot water

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Substitutions and Additions

PEACHES: Cobblers can be made with many types of fruit filling. In this easy cobbler recipe, you could swap out the peaches for many other fruits. Some of the most common are apples, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, rhubarb, or blackberries. You could also make a mixed berry cobbler and use more than one type of berry. 

You can also opt to use canned or frozen fruit instead of fresh fruit. This will make the prep quicker, as you don’t have to peel or slice your fruit. If you are using frozen peaches, be sure to let them thaw completely. If using canned, be sure to drain the fruit juices. 

TOPPING: A popular way to simplify the crust topping in a cobbler recipe is to use cake mix as an alternative to making your own crust topping. It doesn’t taste quite as delicious, but for the ease it offers, it can be worth it. I recommend using a vanilla cake mix to do this.

Another popular alternative is to use Bisquick as the base for your crust topping. The Bisquick will still need to be mixed with sugar, butter, and milk or hot water.

How to Make This Peach Cobbler Recipe

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a 9×13 deep-sided baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

STEP TWO: In a large bowl combine the peaches, lemon juice, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, vanilla extract, and cornstarch. Stir well to coat all peaches.

PRO TIP: If you are using canned peaches, make sure to drain them well before adding to the other ingredients.

peaches in a bowl and ingredients mixed together with a spoon in a bowl

STEP THREE: Pour peach mixture into the bottom of your greased 9×13 baking dish. Place in the oven to bake peaches for about 10 minutes while you make the crust and cinnamon sugar topping.

peach mixture placed in a baking dish

STEP FOUR: In a separate medium bowl combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and grated butter. Stir to combine.

PRO TIP: Make sure your butter is really cold! Take it out of the fridge right before you begin this process.

flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter mixed together in a bowl

STEP FIVE: Pour hot water into a bowl and mix until a dough mixture forms. 

hot water being added to the crust topping mixture in a bowl

STEP SIX: In a separate small bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon, stir well. 

STEP SEVEN: Remove your peaches from the oven and drop spoonfuls of the crust topping mixture on top of the peaches. Use a spoon or spatula to spread out the crust topping mixture so it’s evenly covering the peaches. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar topping evenly over the top of the crust topping. 

crust topping mixture poured on top of the peaches and cinnamon sugar on a baking dish

STEP EIGHT: Place back in the oven and let cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the crust topping is browned and the peach juices are bubbling up on the sides of the cobbler.

Peach Cobbler baked in a baking dish

STEP NINE: Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

How to Serve

A favorite family dessert, the best way to serve peach cobbler is warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy your cobbler with coffee, hot chocolate, or a glass of strawberry southern sweet tea. 

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Leftovers of homemade peach cobbler can be stored in the refrigerator if you plan to eat it up quickly in the days following. Cooked fruit desserts like peach cobbler will only last in the fridge for about 2 to 3 days. Be sure to place foil or a lid over your pan before placing it in the fridge. 

IN THE FREEZER: Leftover cobbler that has been cooked can also be frozen to increase the shelf life. It will keep in the freezer for approximately 6 to 8 months. Reheat the frozen cobbler in the oven using the baking directions provided.

Likewise, you can easily store unbaked cobbler in the freezer, which makes for easy enjoyment later on. Uncooked frozen cobbler will last for 2 to 4 months. When ready to bake, add 20 minutes to the bake time. You can bake it from frozen, no need to thaw.

Peach Cobbler in a baking dish with a spoon

Peach cobbler is an irresistible dessert made with fresh juicy peaches and a sweet crust. With only 20 minutes of prep time, this classic dessert will become one of your favorite treats to make. There’s nothing like a bite of warm homemade cobbler combined with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of peaches should I use for the cobbler? 

You can make cobbler any time of year. Use can use fresh sweet peaches during the summer months and canned or frozen peaches at other times of the year.

How do I store peach cobbler? 

This easy recipe can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 to 5 days.

How do I reheat peach cobbler? 

Reheat this perfect peach cobbler in the oven at 350°F for about 20. minutes.

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close up over head shot of a slice of Peach Cobbler with ice cream on a plate with a spoon

Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler is an irresistible dessert made with fresh juicy peaches and a sweet crust. This old-fashioned Southern dessert only takes 20 minutes of prep time.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Peach Filling

  • 10 cups peaches, sliced into thin wedges
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch

Crust Topping

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons butter, chilled and greated on a cheese grater
  • ½ cup hot water

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a 9×13 deep-sided baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine the peaches, lemon juice, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, vanilla extract, and cornstarch. Stir well to coat all peaches.
  • Pour peach mixture into the bottom of your greased 9×13 baking dish. Place in the oven to bake peaches for about 10 minutes while you make the crust and cinnamon sugar topping.
  • In a separate medium bowl combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and grated butter. Stir to combine.
  • Pour hot water into a bowl and mix until a dough mixture forms.
  • In a separate small bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon, stir well.
  • Remove your peaches from the oven and drop spoonfuls of the crust topping mixture on top of the peaches. Use a spoon or spatula to spread out the crust topping mixture so it’s evenly covering the peaches. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar topping evenly over the top of the crust topping.
  • Place back in the oven and let cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the crust topping is browned and the peach juices are bubbling up on the sides of the cobbler.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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Notes

  • If you are using canned peaches, make sure to drain them well before adding to the other ingredients.
  • Make sure your butter is really cold! Take it out of the fridge right before you begin this process.

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