Southern Peach Cobbler - Get excited because this is the best and easiest cobbler ever! The buttery crisp topping will melt in your mouth. The texture is very similar to pie crust cobbler. It's a delicious summer dessert that can be made with fresh or canned peaches.
Dreams are made of your potential. ~ Lilly Singh
" This was truly delicious.
I like the cobblers with the crust more like a pie crust
than the ones with a crust more like a cake.
I will make this again and again." Debbie
EASY PEACH COBBLER RECIPE
Southern Peach Cobbler is a great old time peach dessert that everyone seems to love. I grew up eating this but my grandmother used to make hers with pie crust.
This is the shorter version of my favorite pie crust cobbler. So if you like pie crust cobbler you are going to really LOVE this. I kid you not, this is such an easy recipe.
It's pretty scary how simple and incredibly good it is. It's so good, you'll end up sharing it with your family, guests, neighbors and coworkers! This recipe can be made with canned peaches (my favorite) or fresh just ripe peaches. More on that below and in the recipe card.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
- It's the easiest peach cobbler ever and I'll tell you why.
- It eliminates the milk step making it quicker to prepare.
- The use of canned peaches eliminates the need to blanch and peel fresh peaches. So far we eliminated two steps.
- No need to scoop the biscuit dough.
- There's no need to stew the canned peaches as it will stew in the oven as it bakes.
- Unlike cobbler made with a milk batter which bakes up cakey or bready. This recipe will bake up crisp buttery and golden. It actually tasted like it was made with pie crust.
- It's a perfect go to recipe if you need of bringing something for dessert.
HOMEMADE PEACH COBBLER
There are many quick versions of peach cobbler and most of them use milk in the batter which I don't care for. Milk makes the topping kinda cakey or bready.
I ditched the milk in this recipe and by eliminating the milk, it bakes up so golden, crisp and buttery with little bubbles of the peaches and syrup poking through the topping.
It's utterly delicious! No matter if you use canned or fresh peaches, you'll have delicious results.
COBBLER WITH CANNED PEACHES
I used canned peaches because it's my favorite way to make this, but you can use fresh if you like, canned peaches if you're short on time, or if fresh ones are not in season yet.
Canned peaches taste just as good as fresh peaches. BONUS, no need to spend so much time blanching and slicing peaches. Simply, drain the peaches from the 1st can of syrup. Pour into the baking dish.
Open the second can but do not drain. Just pour the entire can of syrup and juice into the baking pan. You will be adding a bit of seasonings to the peaches. More on how to prepare the cobbler below.
COBBLER WITH FRESH PEACHES
The first step in making a southern peach cobbler is to make sure the peaches are just ripe. Ripe peaches are sweet. If the peaches are not sweet or not ripe enough you may need to use additional sugar. Next, the skin. The easiest way to remove the skin from peaches is to blanch them. I talked about how to blanch peaches below. Lastly, you'll need about 6 cups of fresh sliced peaches to make this recipe.
HOW TO PEEL PEACHES
The fastest way to peel peaches is to blanch them. Blanching peaches will help loosen up the skin. You'll then be able to remove the skin easily.
Add the peaches in batches into boiling hot water for about 20-30 seconds.
Use a slotted spoon to remove then place them into a bowl of ice cold water to stop the peaches from cooking. Remove the skin with a small knife.
HOW TO MAKE FRESH COBBLER
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Add the blanched sliced peaches to a 9x13 baking pan. Add all of the peach filling ingredients. You may want to season with sugar to your taste since you may or may not like yours too sweet.
HOW TO MAKE IT
- baking powder
- melted butter
- lemon juice
- canned peaches
I bet you have the majority of these ingredients since the ingredients are popular staples. If not, better make a run to the grocery store because this cobbler is going be so GOOD!
If you have all the ingredients prep all the ingredients and carefully follow these steps:
- To make this using canned peaches, place one can of drained peaches in a baking pan. Pour the entire contents (syrup and peaches) of the second can into the baking pan.
- Add the melted butter, a pinch of salt, the lemon juice, sugar and vanilla extract to the peaches in the pan. Add cinnamon or nutmeg if you like. Mix well to combine. (pic 1)
- In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix very well. (pic 2)
- Pour the flour over the top of the cobbler. Make sure you cover the majority of the top. It's okay if you miss some of the edges. (pic 4)
- Using your clean hand or the back of a large spoon, smooth out the flour mixture and covering the edges but it's fine if you miss some of the edges. See post for
steps and pictures about this step. The flour mixture shouldn't have big lumps. It should be pretty smooth all over. (pic 4)
- Drizzle butter over the top of the of the flour. (pic 5)
- Bake. The remove from the oven. Set it to the side to cool off. (pic 6-7)
- Serve warm with scoop or two of ice cream. Enjoy! (pic 8)
How easy right? You can enjoy it hot if that's your thing, warm or cold. There's no wrong way to eat cobbler. I like to eat mine warm which gives the cobbler time for the flavors to meld. Then top with a scoop or two of vanilla Haagan Daz. Yum!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COOK PEACH COBBLER?
This recipe can take about 40-50 minutes depending on your oven. The topping will be absolutely perfect.
Flour mixture: After you pour the flour mixture over the peaches, using your hand, smooth the flour evenly over the top.
Pat the flour down very gently but DON'T push the flour into the peaches and the syrup. After you are done, the flour mixture topping should be smooth and not lumpy.
Cook time: This recipe is best when cooked until the top is golden brown. This will not only make the top crisp up nicely, but it also cooks the peaches down so they will soak in all the flavors of the caramel peach syrup.
Peaches: To save on time go on and use canned peaches. They are just as tasty as fresh kind.
Storage: Cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and leave on the counter for up to two days. Alternatively, you can wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or foil and place it into the refrigerator up to 5 days. But I'm sure you won't need storage instruction because I'm sure this peach cobbler will be gobbled up in no time.
The Easiest Southern Peach Cobbler
- 2 29 oz canned peaches in heavy syrup Only use the peach juice from one can, not both.
- ¼ cup granulated sugar Add more or less depending on your taste
- 5 tbsp melted unsalted butter
- 2 ½ tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 pinch nutmeg small pinch
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup melted unsalted butter
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pour the first can of peaches and it's juices into a 9x13 pan. Next, drain the juice from the second can and pour only the peaches into the baking dish. Do not use the juice from the second can.
- Add the melted butter, a pinch of salt, the lemon juice, sugar and vanilla extract to the peaches and syrup in the pan.Mix well to combine. **SEE NOTES**
- In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon a small pinch of nutmeg and salt. Mix very well. Pour the flour over the top of the peach cobbler. Make sure you cover the majority of the top of the cobbler with flour.
- Using your clean hand or the back of a large spoon, smooth out the flour mixture covering the edges as best as you can but it's fine if you miss some of the edges. See post for steps and pictures about this step. When you're done smoothing the flour, the top should be smooth and not big and lumpy. *SEE NOTES*
- Starting from the top of the pan working your way down, drizzle melted butter over the top of the of the flour. Bake for 15 minutes then reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees F and continue to bake for an hour or until the top has is crisp and golden brown. Serve warm with scoop or two of ice cream. Enjoy! To make this using fresh ripe peaches see notes.
TIPS TO MAKE THIS PEACH COBBLER:FYI. This recipe works best with canned peaches or just ripe peaches. I actually prefer to use canned peaches. If you use peaches that are too ripe they will cook down way too much and make the cobbler mushy. Baking Pan - I used a 13.5x11 baking pan but a 9x13 will work fine too. Peaches - To save on time go on and use canned peaches. They are just as tasty as fresh peaches. To make this using fresh peaches- You'll need to add more sugar for taste. Slice the peaches into big slices. Add the blanched sliced peaches to a large baking pan. Add all of the peach filling ingredients per the recipe. Mix well. Do a TASTE test before you add sugar to the peaches because you may prefer to sweeten to your taste, so add more sugar, or less if you want. Flour mixture - After you pour the flour mixture over the peaches, using your hand, smooth the flour evenly over the top. Pat the flour down very gently but DON'T push the flour into the peaches and the syrup. After you are done, the flour mixture topping should be smooth and not lumpy. Cook time - This recipe is best when cooked until the top is golden brown. This will not only make the top crisp up nicely but it also cooks the peaches down so they will soak in all the flavors of the caramel peach syrup. All oven temperatures vary, therefore bake for 40-60 mins or until the top is golden brown. If you notice the cobbler burning reduce the heat. Let the cobbler cool for about an hour or so before serving it. Cooling the cobbler help the crust to "set" Leftover Peach Cobbler - Cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and leave on the counter/table for up to two days. Alternatively, you can wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or foil and place it into the refrigerator up to 5 days. I'm sure you won't need storage instruction because this peach cobbler will be gobbled up in no time. Recipe instructions and post slightly updated on 8/29/2019
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THESE OTHER DESSERTS
- Southern Sweet Potato Pie
- Southern Candied Yams
- Apple Cider Donut Cake
- Best Banana Bread
- Macerated Strawberry Patch Float
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I'm from the DC area and never really ate peach cobbler growing up, but my husband is from Arkansas and has such STRONG memories tied to eating peach cobbler. I made this recipe for his birthday and he could not get enough - he said the flavor profile was spot on and reminded him of a pie shop from back home. He was closing his eyes and dancing in his chair while eating this. I baked it in a 9 x 13 dish so my only change would be to halve the topping so that it can get that really crispy top. I will be making this again and again!
April Boller Wright
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful feedback about the peach cobbler recipe! I am happy to hear that your husband loved it and that it brought back such fond memories for him.It's always a pleasure to hear that my recipes are enjoyed and appreciated. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience, and I hope you continue to enjoy making this recipe for years to come!
Loved it, so easy. Can you do apple crumble this way?
April Boller Wright
Glad you liked it! I haven't tried apple but I don't see why it wouldn't work. Thank you for the feedback!
Your peach cobbler recipe was delicious I never made peach cobbler before so glad I picked this one my husband says it’s delicious also. Will be making it again for sure! 👍
April Boller Wright
Thank you so much!!!
I’ve always gotten tons of compliments on my “usual” cobbler recipe but when I decided to try this recipe it quickly became my go to for peach cobbler. I’d never heard of making it without milk and that’s the reason I tried it out and my family and I are so glad I did! Now I’ve got to make it 3 pans at a time so all of my kids can take it home with them. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!!!!
There are few recipes I've made that have brought a tear to my eye with how absolutely amazing it turned out. My boyfriend doesn't have a sweet tooth by any means and ate half of it in a day. MAKE. THIS. RECIPE. I would give it ten stars if I could. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
April Boller Wright
You're too kind! Thank you so much for the great feedback! I'm happy ya'll enjoyed the peach cobbler!
Your peach cobbler recipe was delicious! I never made peach cobbler before and glad I picked this one, My husband and I love it will be making it again for sure!!! 👍
April Boller Wright
This is the best! I have had several request for this recipe! My family and friends truly enjoyed it!
This is like the best peach 🍑 cobbler recipe that I’ve found!! Turned out amazing 😋 and was demolished in one day!!
April Boller Wright
Love it! Thank you Shaunta!!!
I already made this twice using this recipe and it's indeed an instant bestseller in the house. Others I found are too complicated and this made my life easier with less steps. Thanks for the recipe!
This is by far the easiest cobbler recipe ever! It’s not the prettiest but the flavor is wonderful the crust is wonderful this will be my go to for now on thanks so much for sharing
I "took a walk on the wild side" and made this for the first time and took it to a family picnic. Used canned peaches and followed the recipe as written. It was outstanding and I should have made 2 of them. I used a spouted measuring cup to drizzle the butter. The only thing I would do differently next time is to slice the peaches. They were a little too thick for me. Glad I stumbled on this recipe.
I'm glad it worked out for ya! Thank you for the great feedback!
I honestly need to give this more than 5 stars! I laughed when I read that I won't need storage instructions for it knowing it was a 9x13 dish, but you were not kidding! This cobbler was more than half gone the day I made it and there are only two of us in my house! We truly could not stop eating it. This will be my go-to recipe any time I need to bring a dessert anywhere. It is absolute perfection - I feel like I can't say enough about how much I absolutely loved it!
I'm so happy you and your husband enjoyed it! Thanks for trying it out. I actually made a video and just uploaded it today. I'm getting rid of it fast before we do some damage lol!
Very well written recipe! I like the photos with the informative captions, as well. And the advice about using canned peaches is spot on! I used to pride myself in doing pretty much EVERYthing from scratch, but time has a way of taking care of that. Thanks for the great recipe!
Thank you so much Mike!!
Never make a peach pie again. I used fresh peaches 5cups.
Glad you enjoyed it Rebecca! Thank you so much!
I have made this a couple of times. Delicious and easy!
Can I use strawberries instead of peaches?
Sorry for my late response. I haven't tried strawberries but I don't see why it wouldn't work!
Is it okay to use all purpose flour??