Fresh and sweet, this Easy Peach Cobbler is a classic Southern recipe! An effortless dessert made with juicy peaches beneath a crisp, buttery topping and a crunchy layer of sugar.
Summer dessert doesn’t get more delicious than an easy cobbler, baked fresh! If you love this recipe, you’re also going to love this Homemade Blueberry Cobbler!
Old-Fashioned Southern Peach Cobbler
Summer dreams are made of this simple and sweet peach cobbler. This is my BEST recipe for a classic peach cobbler, and this is one summer dessert you’re going to love having on rotation!
I use frozen peaches for this recipe, since I’m a sucker for convenience. I also love how perfectly ripe and sweet they are! However, the beauty of this cobbler recipe is that it can be made with frozen, canned, or even fresh peaches when they’re in season. Ideal for enjoying homemade cobbler all year long!
I can’t get enough of the juicy peaches baked beneath a doughy and crunchy cobbler topping. Perfect for enjoying warm, topped with ice cream – the way the Lord intended!
What’s the Difference Between Crisp and Cobbler?
While cobblers and crisps are similar, the main difference comes down to the topping: the texture of a crisp is more of a crumble that typically comes from a combination of oats, nuts and brown sugar.
Meanwhile, a buttery cobbler topping is more cake-y, almost biscuit-like in texture. Both delicious, but with very different textures!
This dreamy, easy cobbler calls for only six pantry ingredients! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Peaches: Frozen peaches, thawed. You can also make this peach cobbler with canned peaches, or fresh peaches depending on what’s available. See the tips section below for more guidance!
- Sugar: I use granulated sugar in the base for the cobbler topping, and also sprinkled on top for a perfectly delicious and sweet crunch.
- Flour: Self-rising flour is best for this recipe.
- Quick Oats: I love the texture that oats bring to the topping! Quick oats work best with the baking time for this cobbler.
Do I Have to Peel the Peaches?
Another perk of frozen peaches? They often come pre-peeled! Even if they don’t, peeling the peaches is a personal preference and won’t impact the flavor at all.
If your frozen peaches have peels when you’d prefer they didn’t, you can remove them once they’re thawed. If you’re using fresh peaches for this cobbler, I’d recommend boiling the peaches whole for a minute or two to help loosen the peels. Next, add them to an ice bath to cool before peeling.
How to Make Peach Cobbler
Here are the short and sweet steps for this Southern peach cobbler recipe:
Spread the Peaches: First, spread the thawed peaches evenly in a prepared baking dish.
Make the Cobbler Topping: Cream together the butter and sugar to form the base of the buttery topping. Next, add in the flour and oats to form a crumb. Finally, add in the milk to tie everything together.
Assemble: Drop spoonfuls of the cobbler topping over the peaches. It’s fine if there’s gaps where the peaches peek through! Give the whole thing a nice sprinkle of sugar to finish it off.
Bake: Bake the cobbler in a preheated oven until it’s golden, bubbly and delicious.
Tips for Success
- Can I Use Fresh Peaches?: Absolutely! Simply use an equal amount of sliced (and peeled) fresh peaches in place of the frozen peaches in this recipe. Canned peaches will also work, just make sure you use the ones that come in water and not syrup and drain them first.
- If Your Cobbler Isn’t Bubbling: If, as you near the end of the baking time, you notice that your cobbler isn’t very bubbly, this could mean the peaches were a bit too firm/under-ripe. Try melting some butter and drizzling it over the cobbler to help bring out some of the juiciness as it finishes baking.
- If Your Cobbler Is Runny: This could be a result of peaches that didn’t thaw completely, or fruit that’s extra ripe and/or juicy. The easiest solution to a runny cobbler is to allow it to cool completely before serving, giving it a chance to set and thicken.
You can follow this same recipe and turn this peach cobbler into any fruit cobbler your heart desires. Here are some ideas:
- Strawberry Cobbler
- Blueberry Cobbler
- Apple Cobbler
- Mixed Berry or Blackberry Cobbler
- Cherry Cobbler
- Pear Cobbler (Combine raisins, pears, plus a sprinkle of cinnamon for an insanely delicious and easy fall cobbler!)
I love topping my warm cobbler with a dollop of ice cream, but it’s just as good topped with whipped cream, or even on it’s own. You can even go ahead with a drizzle of honey!
This cobbler travels well, making it an easy dessert to make ahead and bring along to potlucks and picnics. It’s perfect to serve at room temperature, and doesn’t need to be refrigerated, so it’s my dessert of choice for summer meals and cookouts!
Storing and Reheating Homemade Cobbler
Leftover peach cobbler will hold up fine at room temperature for a few hours. To extend the shelf life, store your cobbler airtight in the fridge for up to 4-5 days. Reheat the cobbler in the oven or the microwave for a few minutes, or until warmed through.
Does This Freeze Well?
This cobbler recipe can also be frozen for up to 3 months! To freeze, store the cobbler wrapped tightly in plastic wrap with an extra layer of foil, or in a freezer-safe container with a lid. Allow the cobbler to thaw in the fridge before reheating and serving.
More Fruity Treats to Try
- Blueberry Crumble Bars
- Strawberry Lemon Icebox Pie
- Apple Pie Dip
- Icebox Peach Pie
- Berry Crisp
- Berry Slab Pie
This Easy Peach Cobbler recipe is a Southern classic. Tender juicy peaches baked beneath a crisp, buttery topping and a crunchy layer of sugar! Ready to serve with ice cream for the ultimate summer dessert!
- 2 pounds frozen and thawed peaches (about 6 cups)
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/3 cup self rising flour
- 1/3 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar for topping
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Heavily grease 9×13 pan with butter.
- Spread the undrained peaches in the prepared pan evenly, set aside. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the butter and 1 cup sugar together for 2 minutes on medium speed.
- Turn mixer to low and add in flour and oats, mixing until it’s coarse crumb. Add in the milk and mix until combined.
- Drop the mixture by the spoonful onto the peaches.
- Sprinkle with the remaining 3 tablespoons granulated sugar.
- Bake for 30 minutes until golden and bubbly.
You can absolutely use fresh peaches for this recipe. Use same amount of peeled and sliced fresh peaches in place of the frozen peaches! You can also use canned peaches in water, not syrup. But drain the canned peaches.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 374
- Sugar: 57.7 g
- Sodium: 16 mg
- Fat: 9.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 71.7 g
- Protein: 3.1 g
- Cholesterol: 24.6 mg
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