Southern Peach Cobbler + VIDEO
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Southern Peach Cobbler is the perfect summer dessert! Fresh sweet peaches baked with a crispy cobbler topping. Make this recipe for dessert tonight!
After 6 years of making this recipe I was so excited to have my 7-year-old prepare it. I cut the peaches and cut in the butter. She did the rest. So easy a kid can make it and perfect every time!
Living in Southwestern Florida for so many years I developed an appreciation for many Southern things (not really the south, but a lot of Southern exposure).
One of which is Southern desserts such as pies, crisps, and cobblers.
None have stuck with me quite as much as this recipe that my friend Mary shared with me, long after I moved to Arizona.
The peach mixture is luscious and creamy. The cobbler is absolutely divine. It is crisp on the outside and cakey on the inside.
Served along side a scoop of vanilla ice cream or frozen banana ice cream and you’ll be in heaven.
This cobbler transports me to a small Southern town, where your neighbor bakes you a fresh cobbler with peaches they picked off their tree.
You sit on your porch drinking iced tea watching the sunset. Your kids play out front with the neighborhood kids and you haven’t a worry in the world.
You leave your front door open during the day and sleep with the windows open at night.
You hear musical phrases such as “all ya’ll”, “fit to be tied” and “down yonder” where they are “fixin’ to” do something and they don’t think or consider… They “reckon”.
Such fond memories with every bite of this fabulous cobbler. I know you will enjoy it as much as I do! Chad and Munchkin are HUGE fans too.
This cobbler is calling to me in my dreams, so I reckon’ I’ll be fixin’ to make another! Try this classic dessert in milkshake form, it’s delicious!
Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make southern peach cobbler!
Tips for making southern peach cobbler
- Be sure to adjust your oven temperature if you are using glass pans or dark pans. They cook faster, so reduce your temperature by 25°.
- You can cut in flour with a pastry blender, a fork or 2 butter knives.
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Southern Peach Cobbler + Video
- 8 fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
For Cobbler Topping
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Preheat oven to 400°F (if you are using a dark or glass pan – 425°F if you are using a light color pan).
- In a large bowl, combine peaches, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup light brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a 2 quart baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare cobbler topping: in a large bowl, combine flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt.
- Blend in butter with your fingertips, or a pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined.
- Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them.
- Sprinkle entire cobbler with the sugar. Set your baking dish on a baking sheet (this cobbler can drip into the oven otherwise). Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.
- Top with ice cream if desired. Serve and enjoy!!
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published September 2011, updated and republished June 2020.
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I haven't made this recipe because I think of myself as a non-baker. But I love peaches and I love peach cobbler, so I'm going to make your recipe and will report back with my results. Thanks.
Niagara region un Ontario, Canada has amazing peaches and other fruits; sadly the season is too short! Thanks for the recipe,I just finished making it and will take it out of the oven shortly!
I made this recipe with canned peaches. I used 3 cans. It turned out perfectly and was a hit! I made sure to drain the peaches well before putting them in the bowl, and it was the perfect thickness. I used a 9 X 13 pan, and it fit nicely. Also, I added a teaspoon or so of vanilla extract to the cobbler crust on top, and it added a nice touch! A easy recipe that is yummy! It doesn't get much better than that!
What sized cans did you use? Thank you
Just made this, and had to make a second one the next day, as everyone loved it so much! Thanks for sharing…it's fabulous!
Thanks so much! We are so happy you enjoyed it!
This recipe was fantastic. I bought my peaches from an Illinois peach orchard for this recipe ..fresh off the trees. It fit nicely into a glass pan and the guests loved it. Everyone wanted a dollop of vanilla ice cream on the warm cobbler. It doesn't get any better than this.
Is there any certain type of peaches to use? Should they be firm or soft?
Does this need to be made fresh or can I make it one day ahead. if so how do I store it?
You can certainly make it ahead. I make it, wrap it in foil and refrigerate it. Then I warm it up before serving. Enjoy!
Can you freeze it?
Had cobbler half cooked when got call canceling event I was preparing it for. Have frozen it. Hope it freezes,thaws,finishes baking well. Too expensive to waste.
Absolutely! I have baked it and frozen it. Freezing it after par-baking is an interesting test. Let me know how it goes!
I made this recipe exactly as posted and the cobbler came out wonderful except the dough under the top crust was still raw? Isn't it usual when making dough to use cold water?
Saved as a favorite, I love your web site!
Why is the butter cut in if boiling water is added? Seems to defeat the purpose of cutting in the butter.
How many pounds of frozen sliced peaches is equivalent to 8 fresh peaches?
Instead of cinnamon, I always use ground cloves and I make a lot of peach cobbler in the summer time. Cloves add a special flavor to peaches.
I have tried several cobbler recipes and this one is a winner! Made it with blueberries adding a bit of lemon zest along with the lemon juice. Enjoyed by everyone!
Perfect!!! was looking for dessert to go with my Baby Back Ribs. Now I just have to change my rib sauce to use Hot Pepper peach perserves instead of mango, a match made in heaven,
Excellent recipe, came out perfect and tasted heavenly and so simple to do too, thanks Donna.
This is in the oven right now. Seriously, we had to resist just eating the peaches when I pulled them out of the oven after the first 10 minute stint. I'm not usually a peach person, but this was SO easy, and really good! Thanks for sharing!
We are so happy to hear that!! Enjoy!
Is it possible to cut this in half?. It's only the Hubby and me
My mom and I made today from our harvest of peaches.
Have a tree in yard.
It is so tasty omg.
Wish I could show a picture it even looks beautiful.
Made this, it was good. Not sure about the topping. Will make it again using cold water. Never made a biscuit type dough with hot water.
Hi. Can I use frozen peaches? There aren't any good fresh peaches in my area this time of year
Nice dishes! These desserts make my mouth watery.
I had the best and largest Peaches From Calhoun County Illinois the size of a softball juicy so wear a bib of have wipes with you. And smell like sweet juicy peaches. Try them you will love them.
Colorado peach cobbler!! I had to reduce the temp to 375 to get it a golden brown but my oven runs hot
I would post a photo if I could. Super yummy
Has anyone added bourbon? I saw a recipe very similar with 1/4 C. Bourbon added.
will there be a temp change or cooking time change with a convection?