Homemade Peach Cobbler made with fresh or frozen peaches.
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.
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.
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?
- baking powder
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
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?
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Homemade peach cobbler with a biscuit topping.
- 2 pounds peaches sliced
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 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 optional
Combine peaches, sugar, flour and cinnamon.
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.
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.