Easy peach cobbler is made with fresh peaches and a simple dough topping. Serve this summer dessert warm with vanilla ice cream!
Peach cobbler is a classic summer dessert and it is incredibly easy to make. Find ripe peaches at your local grocery store or farmer’s market and make a simple cobbler topping using basic baking ingredients. This dessert is best when served warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Why this recipe works
Well, I love this recipe because just a little sugar is used to help make the peaches juicy and sweet. When peaches are in season the fruit really doesn’t need that much sugar! Also, the easy cobbler topping is made in one bowl! It’s buttery and crisp when it comes out of the oven. A little sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top is the perfect touch.
Why is it called a cobbler? I personally wondered this so I thought I’d share the answer. The biscuit dough is dropped on top of the fruit in small rounds to give the appearance of a cobbled road. Therein lies the name! This dessert is literally cobbled together (not going for looks here!)
Step by step instructions
Peach cobbler can be made in just three steps! Here’s how…
- Prepare peaches: Slice peaches and remove pit. Place in a lightly greased baking pan and toss with sugar. Let sit for 15 minutes.
- Make cobbler topping: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in melted butter and vanilla. Mix until mixture resembles cookie dough.
- Assemble and bake: Pick up spoonfuls of dough and form a flat disc about 2 to 3 inches in diameter. Place discs on top of peaches spaced apart. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if desired. Bake at 350° F for 30 to 40 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you peel peaches for peach cobbler? Dealer’s choice. I could care less about the skin being on peaches, but if you have the time and strong desire to peel peaches, then you are more than welcome to.
Can you use frozen peaches in peach cobbler? Yes, defrost the peaches first and drain any water. Then toss the peaches in sugar as directed in recipe. Personally, I think fresh peaches taste better!
Does peach cobbler need to be refrigerated? Yes, leftover peach cobbler should be stored covered in the refrigerator. It will help keep the cobbler topping from getting too mushy. It will keep in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 days.
Can you freeze peach cobbler? Yes, you can freeze baked cobbler once it has cooled, however the topping may become soggy once defrosted. To freeze unbaked cobbler, prepare fruit and topping in an oven safe baking dish. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months. You can bake the frozen cobbler in the oven at 350 F for 20 minutes longer than the recipe directs.
Do you love summer fruits in desserts? Here are a few recipes you can try…
- Triple berry pie is the perfect use for pints of raspberries, blueberries and black berries.
- Strawberry shortcake is best when made with in season strawberries!
- Peach crisp has an oatmeal crumble topping that is simply delicious!
- Southern peach pie – House of Nash Eats blog
- Blueberry buckle – Wife Mama Foodie blog
This recipe is one of my favorites for summer (although it might be a tie with my peach crisp). It’s best when made with fresh peaches and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
I hope you enjoy this easy peach cobbler recipe. If you make it this summer, be sure to tag @ifyougiveablondeakitchen so I can see your dessert!
Easy Peach Cobbler
- 6 fresh peaches, sliced and pit removed
- 1/4 cup (50 g) granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cup (156 g) all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup (166 g) granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (113 g) unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Slice peaches and remove pit. Place in a 13-inch by 9-inch glass (or ceramic) baking pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup granulated sugar over the peaches and toss to coat. Let fruit sit in the pan for 15 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350° F. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add melted butter and vanilla. Mix until combined and mixture resembles cookie dough.
- Scoop spoonfuls of dough and press into discs 2 to 3 inches diameter. This doesn't need to be perfect! Arrange discs on top of peaches slightly spaced apart.
- Whisk 1 Tablespoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon together. Sprinkle on top of cobbled topping.
- Bake peach cobbler at 350° F for 30 to 40 minutes. Cobbler is done when juices are bubbling and cobbler topping is browned.