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Homemade Peach Cobbler

Peaches with a cobbler topping and a scoop of ice cream on a blue plate.

Homemade Peach Cobbler made with fresh or frozen peaches.

A glass baking dish filled with peaches and topped with a cobbler biscuit.

You just can’t go wrong with peach cobbler. This homemade dessert is great for a casual family dinner or served at a summer barbecue dinner. I have made this twice in the past two weeks and it has been a huge hit in my house. 

What is a cobbler?

A cobbler is a fruit dessert that is topped with a biscuit topping. My cobbler has a rustic biscuit topping. When a cobbler bakes all the fruit juices bubble up around the biscuits making a delicious treat.

Peach slices topped with biscuits and vanilla ice cream.

How is a cobbler different than a crisp?

It’s all in the topping. A cobbler and a crisp can both start with the same fruit filling. The difference is what you add on the top. A crisp is usually made with an oatmeal crumble and a cobbler has a biscuit type topping.

Do I use fresh or frozen peaches?

You can use either. I’ve used frozen peaches because peaches aren’t quite in season here yet. If you are using fresh peaches, peel and slice peaches.

When using frozen peaches, allow the peaches to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes prior to using. They don’t have to fully thaw, but this recipe works best if they are partially softened. Break peach slices apart if they are frozen together. 

A white bowl filled with frozen peach slices.

How do I peel a fresh peach?

  • Place whole peaches in a pot of boiling water for 10-20 seconds
  • Remove and place in an ice bath
  • Use a paring knife and remove skin

How many peaches do I need?

This recipe calls for 2 pounds of sliced peaches or about 6 cups. If you are using fresh peaches plan on 6-8 peaches, depending on the size of your peaches. 

What ingredients do I need?

  • flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • butter
  • milk
  • peaches
  • cinnamon

What do I use to thicken the peach filling?

There are two thickeners that are typically used to thicken peach filling; flour and cornstarch. In this recipe I’ve used flour as a thickener. 

How do I make the biscuit topping?

  • Place flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a food processor. Pulse until combined
  • Add butter. Pulse until mixture has coarse crumbs
  • Add milk and pulse until a dough forms
  • Drop spoonfuls of dough on top of filling
A food processor with a flour mixture and small cubes of butter.
Coarse flour mixture on a hand.
Biscuit dough in a food processor

Peach slices topped with mounds of biscuit dough.

 

Do I serve homemade peach cobbler hot or cold?

The choice is yours. I prefer mine warm, but I also think it’s delicious served at room temperature.

How do I reheat peach cobbler?

To reheat a whole cobbler, place baking dish in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes until warmed through.  For just reheating a single portion, place cobbler on a microwave safe dish. Microwave for 1 minute until heated through. 

What should I served with homemade peach cobbler?

I like to have my peach cobble with a scoop of ice cream. My usual choice is vanilla or peach ice cream. My mom often likes to eat her cobbler with just a touch of cream just poured over the top. Of course, you can always eat it plain! 

Can I substitute other fruit for the peaches?

You bet! Nectarines or apricots would work well in this recipe.  You can check out these recipes if you’d like a cherry cobbler or an apple cobbler.

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Peach slices topped with biscuits and vanilla ice cream.
Peach Cobbler
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
 

Homemade peach cobbler with a biscuit topping.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cobbler, peach cobbler, peach dessert
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 344 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
Fruit Filling
  • 2 pounds peaches sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Biscuit Topping
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons butter cubed
  • 3/4 cup milk
Topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar optional
Instructions
Fruit Filling
  1. Combine peaches, sugar, flour and cinnamon.

Biscuit Topping
  1. Put flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a food processor. Pulse 2-3 times to mix.

  2. Add butter. Pulse until butter is incorporated and mixture is coarse.

  3. Add milk. Pulse until dough is formed.

Assemble Cobbler
  1. Grease a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.

  2. Stir peach mixture again and add to casserole.

  3. Place dollops of biscuit dough on top of peaches.

  4. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar on top of biscuit dough.

  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes until topping is browned and filling is bubbly.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

2 pounds of peaches is approximately 6 cups of sliced peaches.

Nutrition Facts
Peach Cobbler
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 159mg 7%
Potassium 372mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 62g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 39g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 13.4%
Vitamin C 9.1%
Calcium 8.5%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Valentina
    June 11, 2019 at 12:24 pm


    I always welcome stone fruit season and this recipe is such a great way to us peaches. I might just have it for breakfast šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    June 11, 2019 at 5:08 am


    I want to reach through my screen and grab that whole dish and keep all for myself!! Seriously, though, this looks really yummy, Kathy! And love that you could use fresh or frozen peaches! A must try for sure šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes
    June 10, 2019 at 6:50 pm


    Such a lovely dessert! This is such a good comfort food sweet treat šŸ™‚

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