Peach Cobbler combines tender juicy peaches with a super easy buttery cake for the perfect dessert recipe.
Simply stir together the cake, top with peaches, and bake until golden. Serve with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or a splash of cream for the perfect dessert.
Classic Dessert Recipe
This Southern Peach Cobbler is one of my favorite dessert recipes of all time!
Fresh peaches are simply the best choice of course but I use frozen peaches to make it a year ’round treat! You can also use canned peaches in a pinch.
I often make a Blueberry Cobbler which has a delicious crust more reminiscent of biscuits however this easy peach cobbler recipe has more of a cake-like consistency.
Much like a blackberry cobbler, this recipe is the perfect way to enjoy summer fruit!
Southern Peach Cobbler
A Peach Cobbler has a cake layer topped with juicy peaches. The cake bubbles and surrounds the peaches creating the perfect combination of sweet, tender peaches, and cake.
Peach Cobbler Topping: A cobbler has either a biscuit topping or a cake-like layer. I’ve tried this recipe with both (we make blueberry cobbler with a biscuit like topping) and I find peach cobbler is best with a soft cakey layer.
While some make a cobbler with Bisquick or cake mix, it’s just as easy (and tastes so much better) to make a peach cobbler from scratch!
Cobbler can be confused with a fruit crisp; a crisp has a streusel-like topping with oats and often nuts.
How To Make Peach Cobbler
Making Peach Cobbler is really simple (YAY!). If using fresh peaches you’ll want to remove the skins (which is super quick and easy just like peeling tomatoes). If your peaches are sweet, you may like to reduce the sugar in this recipe!
- Defrost peaches if frozen. Add sugar while preparing the remaining ingredients.
- Melt butter and place in the baking dish.
- Combine batter ingredients and spread over butter.
- Top with peaches and bake.
Crazy easy right? I love the addition of cinnamon to the batter so it’s in every single morsel. It tends to change the color so if you’d like a white cake batter, you can certainly sprinkle the same amount of cinnamon over top of the peaches with delicious results!
To Serve Peach Cobbler: Serve this easy dessert warm or room temperature. If serving warm, we love to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If serving room temp we add either ice cream or even whipped cream.
If you are lucky enough to have any left, peach cobbler can be stored in the refrigerator for about 3-4 days! While you could leave it out on the counter, there is a lot of moisture so it can go bad quickly.
Freezing Peach Cobbler: Peach cobbler freezes beautifully! It should be assembled, baked and cooled before freezing. Once cooled, seal it well and freeze up to 6 months. To reheat, simply defrost in the fridge overnight and heat in the oven (or microwave) until warmed.
Fave Ever Fruit Desserts
- 4 Ingredient Peach Dumplings
- Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
- Easy Fruit Pizza
- Apple Cobbler
- Rhubarb Crisp
Did you love this Easy Peach Cobbler? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below!
Easy Homemade Peach Cobbler
- 6 cups frozen peaches defrosted
- ¾ cup white sugar divided
- ½ cup butter melted
- 1 cup flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¾ cup milk
- Combine peaches with ½ cup sugar. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Pour butter into the bottom of a 2 qt baking dish.
- Combine flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, remaining ¼ cup white sugar and cinnamon, mix well. Add milk and stir just until combined. Spread over butter mixture.
- Top with peaches (and any juices).
- Bake for 45-55 minutes or until set.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Question do you drain peaches if using canned peaches
Replace the frozen peaches with use 6 cups of canned peaches and we do recommend draining them first. Enjoy!
Can this be assembled earlier & baked later in the day please?
Thank you so much.
Yes, that should work fine. If it’s chilled from the fridge, it might need a bit of extra time.
Love this recipe, so quick and easy with frozen peaches from previous summer. This is a keeper!
The recipe didn’t call for Vanilla. Seems like it should?
I’m going to try this easy recipe tonight. Your site looks wonderful.
We love Peaches. Thanks for sharing.
Adding a little vanilla sounds delicious Barbara! Enjoy!
Can I sub 1/2 for the milk?
Hi Karen, other readers have used soy or almond milk with yummy results!
Holly, you have truly inspired me with your daily recipes. I am a chef by trade and sometimes hit a wall with what to make for my family. I did this as an Apple Cobbler. I put some vanilla ice cream, and some caramel topping…it was awesome! Thanks again!
Glad we could help Stephen! Have fun cooking :)
Peach cobbler is my husband’s favorite dessert so will make soon.
My preference would be to use at least half if not all almond flour if possible. Any suggestions on the best way to make that work, ie altering amounts of any other dry ingredients to accommodate the almond flour and have it rise properly?
Sorry Carrie, we have never made this recipe with almond flour. Maybe another reader can weigh in. We’d love to hear what adjustments you make!
Hi Holly, Love your recipes. Can I use canned peaches instead of frozen? If so do you suggest draining the juice?
Thank you so much.
Hi Ferryal, You can definitely use canned peaches instead of frozen. Replace the frozen peaches with use 6 cups of canned peaches and we do recommend draining them first. Enjoy!
Holly, you are the BEST! Thank you so much.
Holly, I know I’ll be giving this recipe five stars, I can just tell! But I need to know: the recipe calls for a two-quart pan, which is equal to my 8″ x 8″ Pyrex pan. But in your pix, you definitely used a 13″ x 9″ pan. Did you double the recipe, or just spread the recipe thinly?
Thanks…I’m going to make this as soon as you answer!
That particular pan looks like a 9×13 but it’s smaller, I think it is 8×10 (or 8×11, I don’t have it right here with me to measure). Any 2qt baking dish will work, if it’s a bit thicker it may need a few minutes extra, if it’s a bit flatter it may need a few minutes less depending on the shape. I hope that helps! Enjoy the recipe!
The URL to this in your blog has an error pointing to a non-existent page.
It seems to be working for me. I may have missed it, which link are you having trouble with so I can update it?
Thanks for letting us know!
Peaches are just starting to come out and be available here in Massachusetts, so I can’t wait to try this recipe.
Hpe you have a happy Memorial Day….
Enjoy the recipe! Wishing you and your family the best too!!
It is a great recipe. I added a teaspoon of ginger. I think the addition of brown sugar to the crust makes a difference. I’ll make this again.
When I’m searching for a delicious, yet easy recipe, I often end up trying (and liking) your recipes. My favorites so far are peach cobbler and meatballs. Thanks!
Thank you so much Tamara! I’m glad you’ve found some recipes to enjoy.
I made a gluten and dairy free version of this, by substituting with a gluten-free Bisquick style mix I had on hand and then used the same ingredients listed. I also substituted with vanilla flavored soy milk and used Earth balance for the butter. It was AWESOME. I also used a 3 qt pan – close to a 13 x 9 – I had 3 bags of frozen peaches from the Dollar Tree (my store has a freezer section), which came out to less than the 6 cups in the recipe. I had some frozen cherries so one of my kids added some to the top to give it a little more fruit. I also basically doubled the cake recipe for the bigger pan, so we ended up with more cake than fruit, but no complaints from my crew!! Also, I’m not a big measurer, so I’m sure I used a little more sugar and cinnamon than called for, but it turned out great and took about 5 minutes to whip up. It was a great treat!
That sounds so delicious Ja! So happy to hear you and your family enjoyed it :)
The recipe should have stated to use a
13 x 9 Pyrex pan. I used a 2 quart baking dish (as suggested…didn’t watch the video) and the dough was completely submerged by the peaches and never got cooked. The longer, shallower pan is needed for the dough to poke up through the peaches and actually bake.
Sorry to hear that Connie, we have made this recipe in both types of dishes and preferred the 2-quart baking dish as listed in our recipe.