The Best Peach Cobbler

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Peach season is one of the best times of the year, am I right?! If you have your own peach tree, this Peach Cobbler recipe is a great way to use up some of those peaches. And, it’s one of the best Peach Cobbler recipes I’ve found! Sweet peaches, topped with a delicious sweet crunch, and ice cream, this cobbler is the ultimate southern comfort dessert.

Easy Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler is a traditional American dessert that’s a southern favorite. Although its roots come from the south, everyone loves a good peach cobbler, especially during those spring and summer months.

For this recipe, I used frozen peaches, but you can use fresh peaches as well. This dessert consists of sugared peaches topped with a sweetened biscuit topping that is baked until you have tender fruit with a sweet, crispy topping.

The Best Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler Ingredients

For this recipe, you will need ingredients for the peach filling, as well as ingredients for the cobbler topping. As a prepper, you probably have most of these ingredients already, but if you don’t, get out your shopping list and jot these down:

  • Peaches– I used frozen peaches, but fresh peaches would ultimately make this recipe even better! If using fresh peaches, make sure you read how to peel and cut them below.
  • Sugar– When measuring your sugar, use the measuring cup to scoop and pack it, so you get the right amount to sweeten your peaches.
  • Flour– I used bread flour for this recipe. You will measure your flour opposite of the way you measure sugar. Use a spoon to scoop the flour into the measuring cup, and then level it off with a butter knife. Flour packs tightly, so if you scoop it with the measuring cup, you end up with more flour than you need.
  • Lemon juice– Lemon juice is used to keep your peaches from browning while they cook. It helps keep their flavor and texture for the cobbler.
  • Butter– You will need butter to grease your baking dish, as well as butter for the cobbler topping.
  • Baking powder– This helps the cobbler topping to rise and thicken as it cooks so you have a fluffy, yet crispy topping.
  • Shortening– Shortening has a higher melting point than butter, so using it in your cobbler topping results in a higher rise with a soft interior texture and a crispy outer texture.
  • Milk-I use any milk I have on hand, but I prefer to use whole milk.
  • Eggs– Eggs work best when they are at room temperature. Set them on the counter about 30-minutes prior to using them.
  • Course Raw Sugar-This is totally optional, but adds a layer of sweetness and crunch to your topping.
  • Salt– You’ll need a few dashes of salt for seasoning.

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Peach Cobbler

Step One

Peach Filling Ingredients

First, gather all of your ingredients so you’re ready to make the recipe. These are for the peach filling.

Peach Filling

Cobbler Topping Ingredients

These ingredients make the cobbler cake-biscuit type topping. Start by preheating your oven to (400°F) = (204°C). Then, grease a 9-inch by a 13-inch baking pan with butter and set it to the side.

Cobbler Topping Ingredients

Step Two

These are the frozen peaches thawing and draining. I felt they were too large for my cobbler, so I cut them in half or thirds, depending on how large the peach slices were.

Sliced Peaches

Cut Peaches Smaller

I really wanted bite-size pieces of the peaches, so here they are. It was easy to cut them smaller while they were slightly frozen. We let them drain for about two hours.

Peaches Cut Smaller

Drain your frozen peaches, or peel and cut your fresh peaches. Grab a bowl and combine the drained peaches, sugar, flour, lemon juice, and salt. Stir until covered and set aside.

Peach Filling

Step Three

Now, the cobbler topping. Combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder, stir until mixed. Beat the eggs and milk together.

Mix Dry Ingredients

Step Four

Now, cut in the butter and the shortening with a pastry cutter.

The Best Peach Cobbler

Step Five

Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir with a fork until combined.

The Best Peach Cobbler

Step Six

Mix together using your hands or the pastry cutter.

Cut In The Butter

Step Seven

Place the peach mixture into the buttered baking pan.

The Best Peach Cobbler

Step Eight

Then, place dollops of the cobbler topping onto the peaches. Make it as even as possible to give that “cobbled” look. Sprinkle with coarse raw sugar, if you choose.

Cobbler Topping

Step Nine

Bake the peach cobbler for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown. Let the cobbler rest for 10-15 minutes before you serve it.

Finished Product

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of freshly whipped cream. Enjoy!

The Best Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler Recipe

5 from 2 votes
The Best Peach Cobbler
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Peach Cobbler
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Resting Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
Fruit Filling
  • butter to grease baking dish
  • 3 pounds frozen peaches, drained
  • 2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup white flour, I use bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Dash of salt
Cobbler Topping
  • 3 cups white flour, I use bread flour
  • 4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2-3 eggs, 3 medium or 2 large
  • 3-4 tablespoons coarse raw sugar (optional for a crunchy top)
  • Serve with whipping cream or vanilla ice cream
Instructions
Fruit Filling
  1. Start by preheating your oven to (400°F) = (204°C). Grease a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan with butter.

  2. Then, drain the frozen peaches.

  3. Grab a bowl and combine the drained peaches, sugar, flour, lemon juice, and the salt. Stir until covered and set aside.

Cobbler Topping
  1. Combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder, stir until mixed.

  2. Now, cut in the butter and the shortening with a pastry cutter.

  3. Beat the eggs and milk together. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir with a fork until combined.

  4. Place the peach mixture into the buttered baking pan.

  5. Then, place dollops of the cobbler topping onto the peaches. Make it as evenly as possible to make that "cobbled" look. Sprinkle additional sugar on top of the cobbler.

  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

  7. Let the cobbler rest for 10-15 minutes before you serve it.

  8. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of freshly whipped cream.

Recipe Tips

  1. Don’t use canned fillings. Although you may be tempted to use canned peaches or a peach pie filling, you should stick to frozen or fresh fruit. Otherwise, the cobbler with be sickly sweet with a gummy texture.
  2. Thaw the frozen peaches. This allows you to drain them and coat them with sugar, flour, sugar, and lemon juice.
  3. Cut peaches into bite size pieces. Whether you are using fresh or frozen peaches, make sure they are cut into bite-size pieces to make it easier for scooping and eating.
  4. Don’t overcrowd the topping. If you completely cover the fruit filling with the topping, it will steam the fruit and the bottom of the topping, making a wet finished cobbler. Instead, leave space between each portion of the topping, so the steam can escape. This creates a caramelized fruit with a crispy topping.
  5. Bake it to perfection. You want the filling to be bubbly around the sides, and the topping to be a deep amber color. You can use a thermometer in the center of the cobbler at the thickest part of the topping to check for doneness. It should be (200°F ) = (93°C)
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How Do I Use Fresh Peaches For This Recipe

If you are using fresh peaches for this recipe instead of frozen ones, you will need to peel and cut your peaches, first. Then, you can mix them with the sugar, flour, and lemon juice and follow the steps above.

How to Easily Peel Fresh Peaches

  1. Boil a pot of water on the stove.
  2. Gently lower 2-3 peaches at at time into the water.
  3. Boil for 30-seconds.
  4. Then, remove the peaches and immediately place them in an ice-water bath. The ice water shocks the peaches to keep the flesh from cooking and makes them easy to peel.
  5. Easily peel the skin off of your peaches.

Why is Peach Cobbler Called Cobbler?

A cobbler is like a deep-dish pizza. It has a gooey inside with a crispy crunchy dough on top. It’s similar to a pie, but it’s called a cobbler because the crust is thicker, arranged in a “cobbled” look, and is only placed on top, not around the filling.

Do You Serve Cobbler Hot or Cold?

This is totally a personal preference. I serve cobbler hot or warm because I think it is made more perfect when served warm with a cool and creamy contrast such as whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. You can serve it cold as well, but it’s all up to how you like it.

How Do I Store Leftover Peach Cobbler?

According to the USDA, peach cobbler can be stored at room temperature for 2-days. After 2 days, you will want to store your leftover peach cobbler in the refrigerator to keep the topping from getting mushy. Cover it tightly with plastic wrap and store it in your fridge for an additional 2-3 days.

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Final Word

I hope you try making my easy peach cobbler recipe, it’s so good! Let me know if you try making it and what you add to your recipe. It’s all about teaching our kids and grandkids to cook from scratch. Please stock up where you can. May God Bless this world, Linda

5 thoughts on “The Best Peach Cobbler

  • February 2, 2022 at 7:09 am
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    5 stars
    I don’t care if it is 8 in the morning this sounds so good. We are in the middle of a snowstorm so a
    cobbler hot out of the oven sounds good oh and to go out and get fresh snow and make snow cream for the top.
    Oh I have got to stop making myself hungry and I just ate breakfast.

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    • February 2, 2022 at 8:49 am
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      Hi June, oh my gosh, you are so right! Thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! I ate the last of the peach cobbler yesterday for breakfast! Linda

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    • February 2, 2022 at 9:56 am
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      Hey, June, I have heard of making snow cream but never had. Linda

      Reply
  • February 4, 2022 at 12:45 pm
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    5 stars
    This is another fantastic recipe Linda. It would not last a day in my house. With 5 people in the house it would not last long. Maybe I could use the peaches to make my dump cake with. That would be good.

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    • February 4, 2022 at 4:50 pm
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      Hi Jackie, thank you for the 5 stars, my friend! The funny thing is it doesn’t last one day in our house either! Let me know how your dump cake works out!!! Linda

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