An easy peach cobbler recipe that you will find yourself making over and over again. This recipe is amazing and simple. The peaches are perfectly cooked and juicy, and the cobbler topping is buttery and with the right amount of sweetness. Our peach cobbler recipe is the only one you will need!
Peach cobbler is one of the best ways to celebrate summer and peach season. It is such an easy dessert, and one that is loved by everyone who tries it. Even if you are not a baker, you can definitely succeed in making peach cobbler using our recipe. Get ready to impress your friends, family, and yourself with this recipe.
Why this recipe works
This peach cobbler recipe is the perfect dessert to celebrate the delicious flavour of peaches. The cobbler topping is buttery and so sweet. You just can’t beat homemade pastry and dessert. Using the freshest peaches and just the right amount of spices and sugar makes every bite amazing.
The peaches cook to the point where they are so juicy and soft, but they still retain their shape – no mushy filling! The cobbler topping is so tasty and I have added a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar over top to give it some added texture and flavour. This is an easy way to elevate this dessert.
In addition, when your peach cobbler is in the oven you can be sure that your kitchen is going to smell amazing. Everyone is going to look forward to digging into this homemade dessert. They won’t believe how easy it is to make.
Aside from the peaches, all that you need for this peach cobbler are ingredients you probably already have on hand.
Peaches – These are the star to this recipe. The better your peaches, the better your cobbler will be. Be sure to use ripe, delicious peaches to make your dessert.
Brown sugar – You will be using brown sugar both in the filling and in the crust. Brown sugar lends a deep, caramel flavour to baked goods that is really special.
White sugar – You will use some white sugar in the cobbler topping as well. White sugar is sweet, but with a milder flavour, offering a good balance to the brown sugar which is also used.
All purpose flour – The basis of so many baked goods, all purpose flour is also sometimes called regular flour.
Melted butter – Use unsalted butter and measure it out after it is melted. Using melted butter makes this dessert so easy. No need to cut butter into the crust, instead you simple mix everything together with a wooden spoon or spatula. Nothing could be easier!
Cornstarch – Fresh ripe peaches are going to release a lot of juices when they cook and the cornstarch helps to thicken what is released so that your filling is not too watery (which could result in a soggy crust).
If you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, feel free to make some substitutions!
Fresh ripe peaches are best, but in a pinch, you can use a good quality canned peaches or frozen peaches. If using canned, be sure to drain them very well. This recipe will require two 16-ounce cans of peaches. If you are using frozen, thaw them and drain them. Use 35 – 40 ounces of frozen peaches.
My recipe calls for cinnamon and ginger. You can omit either of these. Also, you can consider adding some nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice for extra flavour.
If you don’t have brown sugar, you can replace it with white sugar.
You can use flour instead of cornstarch to help thicken the liquid that will be released by the peaches.
How to make
Making peach cobbler does not have to be complicated. In fact, if you follow my easy steps you will see that it is a very straightforward dessert to make.
- Grease the bottom and sides of your pie plate with some butter.
- Wash and dry your peaches. Cut them into 1/4 inch wedges.
- Combine the ingredients for your cobbler topping in a bowl and mix well.
- In a small bowl, make your cinnamon sugar for sprinkling over top.
Combine the peaches with the cinnamon, ginger, sugar and cornstarch and transfer to prepared pie plate.
Scoop the flour topping on top of the peaches. It does not have to be perfectly even, and it is okay if you have some peaches that are not totally covered.
Sprinkle the top with the cinnamon sugar.
Bake peach cobbler for 30 – 35 minutes until the peaches are bubbling and the top if golden brown.
Allow to cool for between 10 – 15 minutes before serving. Peach cobbler is so good when served with some vanilla ice cream.
Don’t peel your peaches
If you are using fresh peaches, don’t peel them. The peel adds flavour and texture to your cobbler filling and helps the individual peach wedges to remain intact.
Don’t burn your crust
Bake your cobbler in the middle rack of your preheated oven. If you find that the edges of your crust are browning quicker than the center, cover them with some aluminum foil to prevent burning until your cobbler is ready.
If you want to play around with your delicious peach cobbler, here are some variations that you can try!
For added colour and flavour add 1/2 to 1 cup of fresh or frozen berries to your peach mixture. Blueberries, raspberries or sliced strawberries would be amazing additions. Keep the rest of the recipe exactly the same.
Use whole wheat flour
If you want to make your dessert a little healthier, you can use whole-wheat flour in the cobbler. It is best not to replace all of your flour with whole wheat, but half of it only.
What to serve with
Peach cobbler is a perfect dessert, all on its own. However, if you want to make it even more special, you can serve it alongside some freshly whipped cream, or ice cream.
Frequently asked questions
What are the best peaches to use?
You will want to select ripe peaches for this recipe that are still a little firm (but not hard). Select peaches that have no bruises or soft spots. If you cut into your peaches and they appear soft, mushy or stringy, pass on them.
Do you have to peel peaches for cobbler?
I don’t like to peel my peaches when making peach cobbler. I like the taste and texture of the peel, and also find that it helps to hold the peach wedges intact. It also makes the preparation of this cobbler super easy.
How do you know when the peach cobbler is done?
You will know when your peach cobbler is done when the inside is bubbly and when the top is golden brown. You should also note a beautiful smell in your kitchen as the components of your cobbler come together.
Do you eat peach cobbler hot or cold?
I like to eat peach cobbler slightly warm, with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream that gently melts over top.
Storing and reheating
If you have leftover peach cobbler, you can store it and reheat it to enjoy it over the course of a few days.
Fridge – Keep your peach cobbler covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Reheating – Preheat your oven to 350F. You can reheat your entire cobbler or individual pieces by baking for 8 – 10 minutes until warmed through.
Related peach recipes
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- 1 9 inch pie plate
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 8 medium peaches
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
For the topping
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup melted butter
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ½ tsp salt
To sprinkle on topping
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 °F
- Grease the bottom and sides of your pie plate with some butter.
- Wash and dry your peaches. Cut 8 medium peaches into wedges that are about ½ inch thick.8 medium peaches
- In a bowl, or directly in your pie plate, toss together the peaches, 3 tbsp brown sugar½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp ground ginger and 3 tbsp cornstarch. If you used a bowl, transfer peaches to your pie plate.3 tbsp brown sugar, ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp ground ginger, 3 tbsp cornstarch
- In a medium sized bowl, combine the ½ cup melted butter, 1 cup all-purpose flour, ¼ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup white sugar and ½ tsp salt. Mix well until combined. If your mixture appears too dry, you can add a bit of water, or some additional melted butter.1 cup all-purpose flour, ½ cup melted butter, ¼ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup white sugar, ½ tsp salt
- Spread the topping over the peaches. It does not need to be perfectly even.
- In a small bowl combine ½ tsp cinnamon and1 tbsp white sugar and sprinkle it over the top.1 tbsp white sugar, ½ tsp cinnamon
- Bake in the middle rack of your oven for approximately 30 minutes, until peaches are bubbling and the top of your cobbler is a golden brown.
- Allow to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.