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Homemade Peach Cobbler

June 20, 2020 (Last Updated: July 5, 2020)

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Homemade Peach Cobbler is a delicious dessert filled with yummy peaches with a touch of cinnamon and a sweet biscuit topping. This cobbler can be made using fresh or frozen peaches which means we can enjoy this peach dessert all year long!

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. I think I could make this every day and my kids would be happy!

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. . 

How do I make the biscuit topping?

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

Hot or cold?

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

Can I reheat peach cobbler?

Yes, you can 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. 

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.

Other delicious recipes I make using peaches are these Peach Crumb Bars, and Peach Muffins. 

Peach cobbler on a blue plate topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Peach slices topped with a cobbler topping and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Peach Cobbler

Homemade peach cobbler with a biscuit topping.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 344 kcal


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
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (for sprinkling on top of biscuits)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Fruit Filling

  • Combine peaches, sugar, flour and cinnamon.
  • Stir until peaches are coated with sugar.

Biscuit Topping

  • Put flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a food processor. Pulse 2-3 times to mix.
  • Add butter. Pulse until butter is incorporated and mixture is coarse.
  • Add milk. Pulse until dough is formed.

Assemble Cobbler

  • Grease a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.
  • Stir peach mixture again and add to casserole.
  • Place dollops of biscuit dough on top of peaches.
  • Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar on top of biscuit dough.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes until topping is browned and filling is bubbly.



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


Calories: 344kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 159mgPotassium: 372mgFiber: 3gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 670IUVitamin C: 7.5mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 1.6mg
Keyword cobbler, peach cobbler, peach dessert
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

This post was originally published in June of 2019. 

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  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    June 22, 2020 at 6:37 am

    5 stars
    This totally takes me back to summer’s at my grandparent’s house. We had more peaches than we knew what to do with, and there was always a cobbler or two around. I’ve found some delicious peaches in the store lately, and I’m thinking I’ll have to pick up an extra couple pounds to make this cobbler. It looks delicious!

    • Reply
      June 22, 2020 at 7:34 am

      I could only dream about having more peaches than I knew what to do with! Love, love, love peach season!

  • Reply
    Kelly | Foodtasia
    June 20, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    5 stars
    Kathy, I’m so craving this peach cobbler! With those juicy peaches and that biscuit topping – It looks wonderful!

    • Reply
      June 20, 2020 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks, Kelly! You just can’t go wrong with peaches and a sweet biscuit topping! 🙂

  • Reply
    June 11, 2019 at 12:24 pm

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

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

    5 stars
    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 🙂

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

    5 stars
    Such a lovely dessert! This is such a good comfort food sweet treat 🙂

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