Peach Cobbler is a classic Southern dessert that perfectly captures the essence of summertime. This delicious dish is made with juicy, ripe peaches baked to perfection with a sweet buttery, moist topping.
This classic dessert comes together in ten minutes, and then all you have to do is wait for it to come out of the oven, top it with a scoop of your favorite ice cream, and serve!
Combining the warm, gooey peaches and the crispy, golden crust creates a delightful contrast of flavors and textures. Whether served alone or topped with a scoop of ice cream, peach cobbler is a crowd-pleasing treat that will impress.
❤️ WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
- Easy to make: It requires minimal ingredients and steps, making it perfect for beginners.
- Versatile: This recipe can be easily adapted to accommodate different dietary restrictions or preferences, such as using gluten-free flour or substituting sugar with a natural sweetener.
- Delicious: Combining sweet peaches, warm spices, and a buttery crust creates a mouthwatering dessert that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
- Nostalgic: The aroma and taste of this peach cobbler recipe evoke memories of the homemade desserts enjoyed during childhood, making it a comforting and nostalgic treat.
You won’t believe how fast this easy peach cobbler comes together, literally a few minutes.
Flour: All-purpose flour will provide structure and help to bind the ingredients together. Do not use self-rising flour or whole wheat flour.
Egg: The egg will act as a binding agent and add richness to the dough.
Milk: Make sure to add some milk to this recipe. It will provide moisture and help to create a smooth batter.
Sugar: It will provide sweetness and help caramelize the peaches for a delicious topping.
Salt: It will enhance the flavors and balance the dish's sweetness.
Peaches: I am using canned peaches in this recipe, which makes the process faster, but you can also use fresh peaches.
Cinnamon powder: This spice will add warmth and enhance the flavor of the peaches.
Unsalted butter – You won’t add the butter to the batter nor mix it with the peach! Be careful when using salted butter since some brands add too much salt, which might affect the flavor of this dessert.
🔪 HOW TO MAKE PEACH COBBLER
Making peach cobbler at home is incredibly easy. Let's look at home to make it step by step:
Start by preheating your oven to 180C/350F to ensure it’s nice and hot when ready to bake your peach cobbler.
Take your chosen baking pan, whether it’s a 12” or 10” size, and add the butter to the pan. This will help create a deliciously buttery and golden crust for your cobbler.
Open the can of peaches and place them in a colander or sieve. Rinse the peaches with cold water two times. This step helps remove any excess syrup or sweetness from the canned peaches.
In a separate bowl, combine the rinsed peaches with sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix everything together well and ensure the peaches are evenly coated with sugar and spices. Set this mixture aside for now.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in another bowl. Make sure that all of the dry ingredients are evenly combined. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
Now add the milk and crack the egg. Mix the milk and egg together slightly with a fork, then gradually incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Be careful not to overmix; you want the batter combined.
Pour the batter over the melted butter (do not mix the two.). Scoop the peach mixture over the batter with its juices, do not mix.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. If you are using a gas oven, it will take 28 to 30 minutes or, pull the cobbler out of the oven when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
👩🏽🍳 PRO TIPS
Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to the correct temperature. This guarantees the cobbler bakes evenly and has a crisp and golden crust.
Ensure your peaches are ripe: Choose them for your cobbler's best flavor and texture.
Adding spices: Don’t be afraid to add spices to your peach cobbler for extra flavor. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract are great options that pair well with sweet peaches.
Use a baking dish: Choose a dish with high sides to prevent the peach filling from bubbling during the baking process. This will help to contain the juices and prevent a mess in the oven.
Serve warm with ice cream: For the ultimate peach cobbler experience, serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. The warm cobbler and cold ice cream create a delicious contrast of temperatures and textures.
Canned peaches are preserved in sweet syrup and preservatives. I’m unsure how the preservatives react when baked for a long time. And so, I drain the canned peaches from the syrup and then rinse them with cold water twice. I then use them in the recipe.
🍽️ HOW TO SERVE IT
- Serve the warm peach cobbler with a scoop of ice cream for a classic and sweet combination.
- Top the peach cobbler with a dollop of whipped cream. This adds a creaminess to the dessert.
- For a contrasting texture, serve the peach cobbler with a sprinkle of toasted nuts, such as almonds or pecans.
- Serve the peach cobbler with hot coffee or tea for a cozy and comforting dessert experience.
Add ginger: Use freshly grated ginger in the peach filling to give out a subtle and spicy kick.
Use Almond: Mix in almond extract or sprinkle sliced almonds on top of the cobbler before baking.
Add Coconut: Stir shredded coconut into the peach filling or sprinkle it on top of the cobbler before baking.
Yes, you can use frozen peaches for this recipe. Allow the frozen peaches to thaw, then follow the steps for making the cobbler with canned peaches, except you don’t have to rinse and drain the frozen peaches.
Also, instead of ¼ cup sugar, use ⅓ to ½ a cup in the recipe.
Yes, you can use a different fruit for this cobbler recipe. Consider using apples, berries, or cherries as alternatives to peaches. Adjust the amount of sugar and cooking time accordingly.
You can easily use frozen peaches to make this delicious, classic dessert too!
🌡️ STORING AND REHEATING
To store leftovers, let it cool completely to room temperature. Once cooled, cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for up to 4 days.
To reheat, preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and place the cobbler in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until heated.
Unfortunately, the peach cobbler does not freeze well. The texture of the fruit and the topping can become mushy and lose their original texture when thawed and reheated.
📣 MORE DESSERT RECIPES
Peach Cobbler Easy Recipe
FOR THE PEACH
- 3 cup canned peaches. You can use fresh or frozen.
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
FOR THE CAKE BATTER
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- ¾ cup milk
6 TABLESPOON USALTED BUTTER TO ADD IN THE BAKING PAN
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
- Add the butter to a 12” or 10” baking pan.
- Drain the canned peaches, then rinse them with cold water twice.
- In a bowl, add the peach, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix well and keep aside.
- In a different bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and whisk well. Make a well in the middle. Then add the milk and egg, mix with the dry ingredients. Do not over mix.
- Pour the batter over the melted butter (do not mix the two.)
- Scoop the peach mixture over the batter with its juices, do not mix.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. If you are using a gas oven, it will take 28 to 30 minutes or, pull the cobbler out of the oven when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- The batter will rise and cover the peaches.
- Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
- Preheat the oven for 20 minutes before using it.
- The gas oven will take less time to bake the cobbler.
- This recipe bakes in pans: 9x9” – 10x10” – 9x12”.
- If you use fresh or frozen peaches that are not sweet enough, instead of ⅓ cup, use ½ cup sugar.