Easy Peach Cobbler {+VIDEO}

This tried-and-true Peach Cobbler recipe is easier than pie! Use fresh or frozen peaches so you can enjoy peach cobbler year-round. Serve it with a scoop of ice cream for the perfect dessert. 

This is summer’s favorite dessert, so naturally, it pairs perfectly with any and all of your go-to summer bbq dishes. I love to serve this up with my Amazing Pulled Pork SandwichesCaprese Pasta SaladElegant Meat and Cheese Board, and Aperol Spritz for the adults.

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Why You’ll Love This Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

One of my favorite things about summer is breaking out all my favorite summer recipes. This recipe, made with frozen peaches, can be thrown together at any time of year. Now seems like the perfect time to make a homemade peach cobbler, whether it’s a treat yourself kind of day or you want to bring a fresh peach dessert that wows at your next event.

  • EASY PEASY. This flavor-packed peach cobbler recipe is perfect for novice bakers.
  • FOOLPROOF. Use frozen or fresh peaches every time for a golden peach cobbler any time of the year.
  • QUICK. You can throw together a delicious homemade cobbler in under 10 minutes with a few ingredients and minimal effort. 
  • STEALS THE SHOW. Serve peach cobbler with frozen or fresh peaches warm out of the oven!
  • IDEAL WEEK NIGH TREAT. This peach cobbler recipe perfectly serves a family of 4-6.

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What is Peach Cobbler? 

You may have eaten a peach cobbler or something called a cobbler, but what is it really? Is it a type of fruit pie, cake, crisp, or buckle? Or a combination? One thing is for sure, peach cobbler recipes really aren’t that complicated, and I’m here to end the confusion.

Cobblers can be both a dessert or savory baked dish, topped with a biscuit-type batter that may be sweet, savory, or cake-like. The batter is dropped in spoonfuls over fresh, frozen, preserved fruits or savory fillings. When baked, the golden topping has a “cobbled” appearance, ergo, a cobbler!

Traditionally peach cobblers, crisps, and crumbles are freeform desserts without a bottom crust. Although some peach “cobbler” recipes resemble a thick-crusted, deep-dish pie with both a top and bottom “crust,” similar to a buckle. This comes out like a light cake-like crust surrounding the filling, and it’s truly to die for.

How Is Peach Cobbler With Frozen Peaches Different Than A Peach Pie?

One way to differentiate between pie and cobbler is through the crust. Pies are encased in pastry (aka pie crust), either just on the bottom or on both top and bottom.

On the other hand, cobblers cover the filling with dollops of leavened batter. Aside from that big distinction, pies and cobblers can be very similar.  I tend to prefer cobblers because they can be a lot quicker to assemble than a pie unless you’re working with a premade pie crust. 

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What Kind Of Peaches Should I Use For Cobbler? 

This peach cobbler recipe is so great because you can use any type of peach! I use frozen peaches when I make this recipe, but you can also use canned or fresh peaches. 

Canned Peaches: Thoroughly drain one 23-ounce can of sliced peaches in syrup. You may want to reduce the amount of white sugar in the cobbler filling since canned peaches are already sweetened.  TIP: Freeze the syrup to use in other recipes or cocktails.  

Fresh Peaches: Three white or yellow peaches should make about 2 cups of sliced peaches with or without the peels, your preference.

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Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe Ingredients

(full printable recipe at the end of this post)

  • Peaches – fresh sliced peaches or frozen, gently thawed, and thoroughly drained. (Save that juice and make Peach Sangria!) 
  • Unsalted Butter – is preferred in this peach cobbler recipe. If you only have salted on hand, it’s still a go!
  • Flour – this recipe uses all-purpose flour. Be sure to use the scoop and smooth method when measuring out flour.
  • Granulated White Sugar 
  • Baking Powder – Baking powder loses its potency rather quickly, and your recipe won’t rise properly if it’s too old. You can test your baking powder for freshness. Simply, pour a little baking powder into hot water — if it fizzes, it’s still good to use!
  • Salt 
  • Milk – I always prefer whole milk unless specified in a recipe. The butter fat content adds to the richness factor of baked goods.
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract – warms and enhances the sweetness with soft vanilla and nut notes. 
  • Cinnamon & Nutmeg – sing with aromatic, woody spice harmony in homemade peach cobbler! 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Ice Cream For Serving – optional but highly recommended for old fashion peach cobbler recipes to be served à la mode.

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How To Make Homemade Peach Cobbler 

Heads up, fellow peach cobbler lovers! Do Not Stir the ingredients when you layer them in the baking dish!

Step 1. Melt butter in a 9-inch glass dish while the oven preheats. 

Step 2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, then stir milk and egg into the flour mixture.

Step 3. Pour batter into the glass baking dish over melted butter. – Do Not Stir

Step 4. In a separate bowl, dump sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg over peaches; fold/stir to combine. 

Step 5. Spoon peaches gently over the batter. – Do Not Stir

Step 6. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top of the peaches and batter.

Bake homemade peach cobbler for 40-45 mins or until peaches are bubbly and the cobbler crust is golden brown

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How To Make Perfect Peach Cobbler With Frozen Peaches Every Time 

  • Thaw your peaches: If you choose to use frozen peaches as I did, you’ll want to set them out to thaw and drain* first. Removing as much liquid as possible will create a thicker filling. chef’s note: Excess liquid will steam the bottom of the batter, and the cobbler crust will be soggy.
  • Don’t Stir: I can’t say this enough, DO NOT STIR when placing each layer into the baking dish. It might sound weird but it’s what makes the cobbler come out just right. Stirring everything will not leave you with the same results, resist the urge to stir. 
  • Broil for extra crispiness: If you like your crust to have that little bit of extra crunch, then I highly suggest setting it to broil for just a few minutes before taking it out of the oven. It’s truly life-changing. Just keep a very close eye on the peach cobbler and be ready to remove it from the oven quickly.

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How To Store and Reheat Cobbler

This easy peach cobbler with frozen peaches doesn’t need to be refrigerated, so it’s perfectly safe to set out at a party while people graze. If you miraculously end up with leftovers, they will keep for up to 4 days before the crust begins to get too soggy.

Storing Make Ahead Peach Cobbler Recipe

Peach cobbler is best served and enjoyed warm out of the oven. However, if you need to make this cobbler ahead, let it cool completely, cover it, and store it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

When ready to serve, simply heat the oven to 350°F, pull the cobbler from the fridge to take the chill off before reheating. Cover the peach cobbler with foil and bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes until warm.

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Easy Peach Cobbler FAQs From TidyMom Readers!

We originally posted this peach cobbler recipe back in 2019, and there have been several good questions and lots of positive feedback in the comments. I hope you find this compiled list of reader questions and (vetted) answers about peach cobbler helpful!

TARA: I have to double this…I am wondering if I can make this in a square pan, or should I just make two 9×9? [Can I double this peach cobbler recipe?]

CORRINE: Use a 13×9 pan when you double it. 🙂

TidyMom: Yes! If you want to make peach cobbler with frozen peaches for your next party or backyard bbq, you can easily double the recipe and bake it in a 9×13 inch pan instead of a 9×9 inch pan.

ERIKA: I’m planning on using fresh peaches. Should I peel the peaches? Thanks

TidyMom: You don’t have to peel the peaches, but you can if you’d rather have them peeled.

LINDA: I was wondering if you knew of something to use as a [flour] substitute to make it gluten-free?

KELLY: I use King Arthur’s gluten-free flour, and it takes great. The flour ratio is 1:1.

SHEETAL: What can I use as a substitute for egg?

KARYN: You can make a vegan egg – 1 T flax meal and 3T water mixed together. 

[Note: Let it sit for five minutes to become gelatinous]

JINNIFER: Also, applesauce works well as an egg substitute. I use it in cakes for my egg allergy son. 

[Note: ¼ cup applesauce = 1 egg. Applesauce can add sweetness, density, and moisture to recipes. You might need to add a ½ tsp of baking powder to keep a lighter texture.]

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Originally posted in May 2019. UPDATED June 2022. We spiffed up this post with more info and more pictures! No changes to the original recipe.

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Easy Peach Cobbler

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This tried-and-true Peach Cobbler recipe is easier than pie! Use fresh or frozen peaches so you can enjoy peach cobbler year-round. Serve it with a scoop of ice cream for the perfect dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups peeled peaches (if frozen, thaw and drain juice)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • ice cream for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. While oven preheats, put the butter in a 9-inch glass dish and place in oven until melted.
  2. Mix flour, 2/3 cup of sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Add milk and egg to flour mixture and stir to combine.Pour batter over melted butter in glass dish. – DO NOT STIR
  3. Put the peaches in a bowl, add 1/3 cup sugar along with vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to combine. Spoon peaches gently over batter. – DO NOT STIR
  4. Sprinkle brown sugar over top of peaches and batter.
  5. Bake cobbler for 40-45 mins or until batter is golden brown. Finish with a few minutes on broil to give it a little extra crispness on top (watch closely so it doesn't burn).
  6. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Notes

This recipe can easily be doubled in a 9x13 pan.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 270mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 1gSugar: 50gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used.

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