Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

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Easy Peach Cobbler made with a buttery topping on sweet peaches. This makes the BEST Peach Cobbler recipe and favorite dessert!

Cobbler makes a favorite dessert recipe any time of the year! This Easy Peach Cobbler can be made at the height of peach season with fresh peaches, or any time of year with canned or frozen peaches! Top it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for the ultimate peach dessert!

Photo of peach cobbler in a white bowl with vanilla ice cream

It’s no secret that cobblers make a crowd-favorite dessert. I grew up watching my mama and grandmother make them with fresh fruit often for family suppers. While Grandmother’s Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler includes a double crust and dumplings and is absolutely divine, it does take a bit of time to make. While I still love to make that recipe sometimes, I make this Easy Peach Cobbler much more often. It is so easy to make, even for a last-minute dessert, and everyone always loves it! It’s one of our family favorites!

Homemade Peach Cobbler Recipe

As I mentioned, you can use fresh peaches, canned peaches, or frozen peaches that you have thawed in this recipe, making it even easier to make any time of the year!

White bowl filled with fresh peaches on a stone countertop. // addapinch.com

Use Fresh, Canned, or Frozen Peaches

I love using fresh, canned, or frozen peaches in this recipe.

Peach Cobbler with Fresh Peaches

How many fresh peaches are in a cup?

It takes 1 1/2 medium fresh peaches to equal 1 cup of sliced peaches. 

This peach cobbler recipe uses 4 cups of sliced peaches, meaning you’ll need six medium fresh peaches.

Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches

You can substitute with 2 (16-ounce) cans of peaches if you are using canned peaches.

Peach Cobbler with Frozen Peaches

If you are using frozen peaches, allow the frozen peaches to thaw and then proceed with the recipe as written.

How to Make Easy Peach Cobbler from Scratch

Ingredients

Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.

Overhead photograph of sliced fresh juicy peaches in a white bowl with filled measuring cups on a stone countertop. // addapinch.com
  • Butter – I use salted butter, but you can use unsalted butter. You can also use your favorite non-dairy butter for a dairy-free version.
  • Peaches – use the peaches that you have available to you – fresh, frozen, or canned peaches.
  • Sugar – I like to use granulated sugar. You can also use your favorite sugar replacement for baking.

Cobbler Batter

  • Flour – I use all-purpose flour. You can also use your favorite gluten-free flour for baking for a gluten-free version. You can also use self-rising flour and omit the baking powder from the cobbler batter ingredients.
  • Sugar – see the note above about sugar.
  • Baking Powder – helps the cobbler batter to rise and have a tender, cake-like texture when baked.
  • Salt – adds flavor to the cobbler batter.
  • Milk – I like to use whole milk or half and half. You can use your favorite non-dairy milk if needed for a dairy-free version.

Optional Ingredients:

  • Vanilla extract – I find that it enhances the flavor of the cobbler.
  • Ground cinnamon – For a cinnamon flavor in your cobbler, add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. This is delicious in winter for a cozy dessert recipe.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Melted butter in a white baking dish

Add your butter to a 9 x 13 baking dish and let it melt in the oven as you preheat it.

Peaches and butter in a white baking dish.

If using fresh peaches, peel the peaches and slice them. Add 1/2 cup sugar to your peaches in a large bowl. This will allow them to sweeten even more and make them even juicier for the cobbler. If using canned peaches, only use the juices from one of the cans.

Once the butter has melted in the baking dish, remove it from the oven and pour the peaches on top of the butter in the baking dish. Do not stir.

Peaches, butter and cobbler batter in a white baking dish ready to bake.

Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and milk until smooth and well combined. If you use self-rising flour, omit the salt and baking powder. If you include vanilla extract and ground cinnamon, add it to the recipe. Pour the batter over the peaches. Do not stir.

Baked cobbler in a white baking dish.

Bake until golden brown and set, about 35 minutes to 40 minutes.

Baked peach cobbler in a white baking dish with a spoon

Once your cobbler is done, remove it from the oven and serve warm.

peach cobbler with ice cream in a white bowl

Storage Tips

To make ahead. Bake and store covered in the refrigerator. Reheat and serve.

To freeze. Bake in a freezer-safe baking dish and cool completely. Wrap tightly with freezer-safe wrap topped with foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, allow to thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat and serve.

To reheat. To reheat in the oven, cover with foil and reheat until heated throughout, about 20 minutes. To reheat in the microwave, reheat in 30-second intervals until warm in a microwave-safe container.

Substitutes and Variations

  • Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler. Use your favorite gluten-free flour for baking substitute. 
  • Dairy-Free Peach Cobbler. Use your favorite dairy-free milk (such as oat milk) and dairy-free butter substitutes. 
  • Lower Sugar Peach Cobbler. Replace the sugar in the recipe with your favorite sugar-free sugar substitute for baking. 
  • Skillet Peach Cobbler. Use a medium (12-inch) skillet in place of a baking dish. Follow the recipe instructions as included.

More Fruit Cobblers to Try

Cobblers make the perfect dessert. Here are some other favorites:

Cherry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler

Strawberry Cobbler

Southern Chocolate Cobbler

Old Fashioned Southern Blackberry Cobbler

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you cover peach cobbler while baking?

No. Peach cobbler bakes uncovered for a delicious, brown, and buttery topping.

Do you have to peel fresh peaches to use in a peach cobbler?

You don’t have to peel the peaches to use in your peach cobbler, but I personally do.

What is better to use fresh, frozen, or canned peaches in a peach cobbler?

All three options are delicious! It is a matter of personal preference. Fresh peaches provide a bit firmer fruit in the cobbler, while frozen do not produce as much juice while baking, in my experience. Canned peaches can become soft while baking in a peach cobbler, depending on the brand used.

Here’s my Easy Peach Cobbler recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

5 from 103 votes
Easy Peach Cobbler made with a buttery topping on sweet peaches. This makes the BEST Peach Cobbler recipe and favorite dessert!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 people

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup (113 g) butter
  • 4 cups (620 g) peaches, fresh, frozen and thawed, or canned
  • 1/2 cup (99 g) sugar

Peach Cobbler Batter

  • 1 cup (120 g) flour
  • 1 cup (198 g) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (8 g) baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 g) kosher salt
  • 1 cup (227 g) milk

Optional Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Prep. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Add sliced butter to the baking dish and place in the oven while it preheats to allow the butter to melt. Remove the baking dish once the butter has melted.
  • Prep the peaches. Add peeled and sliced fresh peaches and 1/2 cup sugar to a bowl and toss to combine. If using thawed frozen peaches, do the same as fresh peaches. If using canned peaches, drain away the juices from one can of peaches and only use the juices from one can.
  • Make the cobbler batter. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pour in the milk and whisk until smooth and well combined. If using self-rising flour, omit the baking powder and salt.
  • Add peaches. Pour the peaches over the melted butter, evenly distributing over the melted butter. Do not stir.
  • Add the cobbler batter. Pour the cobbler batter evenly over the peaches, do not stir.
  • Bake. Bake until lightly golden brown on top, about 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to rest about 3 minutes.
  • Serve. Serve warm.

Notes

Make-Ahead and Freezer Instructions
To make ahead. Bake and store covered in the refrigerator. Reheat and serve.
To freeze. Bake in a freezer-safe baking dish and cool completely. Wrap tightly with freezer-safe wrap topped with foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, allow to thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat and serve.
To reheat. To reheat in the oven, cover with foil and reheat until heated throughout, about 20 minutes. To reheat in the microwave, reheat in 30-second intervals until warm in a microwave-safe container.
Variations
Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler. Use your favorite gluten-free flour for baking substitute. 
Dairy-Free Peach Cobbler. Use your favorite dairy-free milk (such as oat milk) and dairy-free butter substitutes. 
Lower Sugar Peach Cobbler. Replace the sugar in the recipe with your favorite sugar-free sugar substitute for baking. 
Substitutions
Self-rising flour – use 1 cup self-rising flour and omit the baking powder and salt called for in the recipe ingredients.

Alternate Method

You can reverse the order of the batter and peaches as shown in the recipe video. 

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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147 Comments

  1. Kim Loken says:

    where do I put the vanillla and Cinnamon if I want… I can’t get the video to load

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Kim, you add the vanilla and cinnamon to the batter. Add the cinnamon with the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, and add the vanilla with the milk. I hope you enjoy the cobbler.

  2. Shelly says:

    5 stars
    I made this last night and sprinkled cinnamon sugar onto the top after baking and this is a very good recipe, turned out beautiful

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Shelly, this sounds good with the cinnamon sugar topping.

  3. shelly says:

    Your video shows pouring the cobbler over the melted butter, then the peaches over that.
    In the recipe it says to put peaches over the butter and cobble over the peaches. Which one has best results?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Shelly, as I state in the Recipe Notes section, you can reverse the order of the batter and peaches as shown in the recipe video. I have good results either way.

  4. Rhonda Tempel says:

    I have some frozen fresh blackberries could this be used the same way? what about all the liquid from the blackberries when they thaw, drain or not?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Rhonda, here is my Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe. You thaw the blackberries but don’t drain them. I hope you enjoy the cobbler.