Easy Peach Cobbler
Summer is the perfect time for those old-fashioned desserts that bring back childhood memories. This Easy Peach Cobbler was sheer bliss.
In this Cobbler Recipe, sweetened peaches are placed over a simple batter. Typically the topping, whether biscuits, pie crust, or even cookie crust, is added last. The reverse is true in this cobbler recipe.
Why You Must Make
- If you love peach pie, but hate the process, this foolproof cobbler recipe is for you!
- It’s a perfect dessert when fresh peaches are in season.
- This Peach Cobbler is easy enough for even the novice baker!
How to Make
Here are the step-by-step directions for making a peach cobbler with a batter topping.
- Select Your Fruit – First, make sure you have delicious peaches. The success of your recipe depends upon good fruit. There should be no green tinge on the flesh, no bruises, and should smell like peaches. Use in-season fresh fruit or fruit you have frozen at the peak of peach season. You may have access to some good quality store-bought frozen peaches, but I have not encountered them.
- Peel Your Peaches – Peel the peaches by slicing a superficial X through the skin on the bottom of the peach with a sharp knife. Drop a few peaches into a pot of boiling water and leave them in for a minute or two, turning on occasion. Have a bowl of ice water available to shock and cool the peaches as soon as you remove them from the pot. Then, using your fingers or paring knife, slip the skin off each peach and place it on a cutting board to slice.
- Make the Batter – This part of the process is simple. In a bowl, melt the butter in your baking dish (do this in a warm oven or microwave and watch carefully), combine the batter ingredients in a bowl, and pour over the butter.
- Prepare the Peach Filling – Slice the peaches as directed in the recipe and place them in a saucepan. Add sugar and lemon juice. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is bubbling.
- Prepare for the Oven – First, line a baking sheet with foil. Place your baking dish on a baking sheet. If your dish isn’t quite large enough, the batter will overflow over the sides. Add the peaches and juices evenly over the batter. Bake as directed or until the peach juices are bubbling again and the topping is browned.
- Make sure your baking powder has not expired. It is not the same as baking soda which has a long shelf life. If you’re unsure, place a spoonful into a cup of very hot water. If the baking powder is still active, it will bubble vigorously.
- Use good quality, flavorful peaches. If the peaches are bland or mealy, it’s not worth making a dessert using them.
- A 9 x 13-inch baking dish works well. Any smaller and you risk a mess in your oven.
- The peaches are cooked twice, once in a saucepan then again in the oven. This ensures the juices will transform into a syrupy coating for the fruit.
- Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate summer dessert!
Frequently Asked Questions
A cobbler is basically pie filling baked with a tender biscuit, batter, or dough topping. A crisp or crumble has more of a streusel topping with or without oats plus brown sugar, flour, and butter. Cobblers got their name because of the topping’s resemblance to a cobbled or cobblestone street.
This cobbler recipe will definitely work with other fruit. If you have some fruit in the freezer, just defrost before continuing with the recipe. Restrain yourself from using canned fruit as it can be overly sweet, though it will work in a pinch.
If you use apples, make sure they’re cooked with some sugar and a good sprinkle of cinnamon until they’re tender. Raw apples won’t be fully cooked if used as the peaches are in this recipe.
Even a combination of fruit is lovely. I’d add a cup of fresh raspberries or blueberries to the peach cobbler filling for another exquisite version.
The filling should be bubbling around the edges and the topping should be puffed and browned. For the most accurate way of testing, insert an instant-read thermometer into the middle of the cobbler. It should read 200 degrees.
It’s OK if the filling is a bit runny, as that’s the nature of a cobbler. But for a thicker filling, watch for some bubbling in the center of the cobbler as well.
It can be stored at room temperature for a day or two, but it’s best to cover and refrigerate after that and finish eating it within 4-5 days of baking.
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A timeless dessert that's perfect with ripe summer peaches
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 cup milk
- 8 peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced into 1/2 inch wedges
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375º.
- Melt butter in large baking dish. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix in milk until just combined and pour over butter.
- Combine sugar, lemon juice, and the sliced peaches in a large pan. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar melts and mixture boils. Mix in cinnamon to taste. Pour over batter without stirring.
- Bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 438Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 357mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 3gSugar: 65gProtein: 4g
69 Comments on “Easy Peach Cobbler”
I love this pecha cobbler dear Lizzy look amazing!!
My dear Liz: Your peach cobbler is driving me insane. After seeing your pictures, peach cobbler is the only thing that I am craving. So ” thanks” !!!
Liz, I am waiting for our NY peaches to ripen. In the meantime, I purchased some from our PA neighbors. They were very good. I made a peach custard pie and gave some to my sister in-law to make a peach pie. Love the looks of your cobbler 🙂
It has been years since I had peach cobbler, now I am craving it really bad and I promised myself I would give up sugar for a month. Not sure if I am going to make it
Can I just say…I love mince meat! It’s a very English thing and very much a Christmas thing and I made some from a very precious in-the-vault-not-to-be-disclosed-special-recipe and put them on my blog and the images were selected for foodgawker but no one looked at them because I think in America there’s the thought that these would have meat in them with dried fruit which isn’t the case and that would be repulsive so no one clicked on my image. But…on Christmas Eve when you’re sitting around the fireplace (unlit in Sydney due to likely extreme heatwave but we ignore summer weather in an effort to be Christmasy), being served a dish of miniature mince pies sprinkled with icing sugar with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on the side while ‘I’m dreaming of a white Christmas’ is belted out of the CD player, I’m sure Bills father would agree, nothing could be better! xx
We are a couple of weeks out on peaches–when they are on I will make this for sure, Yummy. I do love a good biscuit topping.
There’s nothing better than a classic summer cobbler. Beauty!
Eek, I hope you didn’t put that public service announcement in because you found out your baking powder had expired right before you needed to use it. I hate when that happens! And nothing is more summery to me than dessert made with peaches – it’s my favourite stone fruit to eat. I fail at making pie crust but a cobbler I think I can handle. I can’t wait to try this, Liz!
The cobbles looks amazingly delicious. I’m normally not a fan of cobbler, but I love pie crust and peach. So refreshing!
Sonoma has a lot peach farms and we enjoy picking them, but I am lost for new recipes. Liz, as usual you have come up with this awesome looking cobbler and you got my attention with that icecream.
I adore peach cobbler… but I hate all the peeling! When the kids are a little older, I make them do the work. 🙂
It’s the peak season of stone fruits! Your cobbler looks super, Liz.
We are in a bit of a peach kick lately!! Need to try this one… Must be wonderful warm with some ice cream!
Liz, you are making my mouth water. There is nothing better than sitting out on a warm summer night with a hot piece of peach cobbler pie. I keep waiting for the peaches to hit Hong kong. Those peaches must be on a slow shrimp boat!
I knew Indiana’s peaches could rival Georgia’s!!! 😉 Now, I love me some pie, but Imequally love cobblers and crisps, this looks so good, Liz!
This recipe looks pretty easy. If the squirrels don’t eat all our peaches again this year, I might be able to make this from our homegrown peaches. Yours looks great!
I love peach cobbler and prefer it without berries so you can truly taste the sweetness of the peaches. Yours looks so good I can feel myself salivating just looking at it. Nice recipe.
Is there any food that fits summer more perfectly than a peach cobbler? Seeing your gorgeous photo made me realize I have to make one, now. Thanks for the inspiration!
This looks and sounds so good, I can almost taste it! I love peaches at this time of year!
I lived in Georgia for a bit when I was younger and remember picking peaches all summer long. This looks great. Cannot wait for them to be ready in Connecticut.