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Get ready to fall in love with this easy Peach Cobbler recipe! It’s simple and full of juicy peaches perfect for any summer party!


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Sweet peaches, a hint of cinnamon, and a buttery, crumbly topping? It’s seriously a crowd pleaser!

So why not celebrate summer with every delicious bite?

The use of fresh peaches, or even canned peaches means you get natural, sweet juiciness.

This is an easy recipe that yields the cobbler recipe you’ll ever taste.

It’s the classic dessert everyone loves! Craving a southern peach cobbler recipe or a simple fruit dessert? It works for both!

And serving this warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is the ultimate comfort food experience.

This recipe is always a hit! Casual family dinner or special occasion? It works for all of them!


Brown sugar, cinnamon, corn starch and lemon juice added to sliced peaches


What is Peach Cobbler?

Cobbler with Peaches is a delicious fruit dessert! 

It has a layer of juicy peaches (these can be fresh or canned.) 

I find the best peaches come from farmer’s markets or your own peach tree! But you can get them however you want.

And then it always has a golden brown, cake-like topping. Which is heavenly by the way! 

This classic dessert is a staple in Southern cooking so if you live in the south, odds are pretty high you’ve already had it!

It’s got a super sweet, fruity flavor and should be eaten around every campfire during the summer!


peaches with sugar all mixed up in casserole dish


What Ingredients are in Peach Cobbler?

A fresh peach cobbler recipe that doesn’t use any cake mix but turns out perfect every time? Yes please!

Here’s what you’ll need to grab from the grocery store:

  • Fresh Peaches or Canned Peaches: Canned or fresh fruit. Use what you’ve got on hand.
  • Flour: For the thick and crumbly cobbler topping.
  • Brown Sugar & White Sugar: You need these for both the peach filling and the topping.
  • Cinnamon: A warm spice that pairs perfectly with peaches.
  • Butter: Gives the topping its rich, buttery flavor.
  • Boiling Water & Vanilla Extract: Consistency and flavor! Boom!
  • Corn Starch & Lemon Juice: Thickens the peach filling. Plus a little bit tangy! Yum!

Pro Tips:

  • For best results, use ripe, juicy peaches during peach season or high-quality canned peaches.
  • Lemon juice not only adds flavor but also helps to preserve the color of the peaches.


flour mixture in bowl with butter cubes


How to Make Peach Cobbler

This old fashioned peach cobbler recipe is a classic summer dessert and a classic in American cuisine too!

  1. Make peach mixture with sugars, cinnamon, and thickening agents
  2. Blend the dry ingredients, then the butter, water, and vanilla.
  3. Layer the cobbler topping over the peaches, then sprinkle with a cinnamon-sugar mix.
  4. Bake until golden brown and the peach filling is bubbly.

Pro Tips for Making Peach Cobbler:

  • Use a pastry cutter for the topping to make your life easier.
  • If the topping mixture seems dry, add a little more boiling water to reach the desired consistency.
  • The goal is to bake the cobbler until the topping is a lovely golden brown with a deliciously buttery flavor.
  • A cookie scoop works great to spoon out the mixture over the peaches.
  • The mixture might not totally cover the peaches. That is fine! Just make it as even as possible. It spreads in the oven.


cut butter in flour mixture, add boiling water and vanilla


Can You Make Peach Cobbler Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can absolutely make peach cobbler ahead of time! I love summer desserts I can prep early!

Bake it beforehand, let it cool, and then warm it up in the oven when it’s time to serve. 

This even lets the flavors blend a little better if you do it this way!

I recommend making it up to 24 hours before you want to serve it.


cobbler mixture mixed up in bowl


Does Peach Cobbler Need to Be Refrigerated?

Yes, it’s best to refrigerate peach cobbler. 

As with other fruit desserts, the fruit filling can go bad if left at room temperature for too long. 

Store it in the fridge, covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, to keep it fresh and delicious.


dollops of cobbler batter on top of peaches


Can You Freeze Peach Cobbler?

You can absolutely freeze this great recipe for peach cobbler! 

First let it cool completely, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. 

It can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

When you’re ready to enjoy it, thaw it in the fridge and reheat in the oven.


Baked peach crumble fresh from the oven


Is Peach Cobbler a Pie?

Peach cobbler and peach pie are similar but not the same. 

A pie typically has a flaky pastry crust that goes around the whole fruit filling.

So that means a crust on the bottom and top too.

Peach cobbler, has a more cake-like or biscuit-like topping that’s spooned over the fruit. 

It’s more of a fruit dessert with a topping rather than a pastry.


A single portion scooped into a bowl, ready to eat


How Long Does Peach Cobbler Last?

When stored properly in the refrigerator, leftover cobbler can last for up to 4-5 days. 

Make sure it’s covered to prevent it from absorbing other flavors and odors in the fridge. Yuck!

I often portion it out in little containers so I can take it with me for lunches all week! It makes great leftovers!


zoomed in peach cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream


What to Serve with Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler is fantastic on its own! But with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream on top? That’s heaven right there! 

You could also try it with a dollop of whipped cream. Honestly, either one would be great!

And if you want a few more desserts to throw on the dessert table, give these a try:


spoon scooping a portion of peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream out of bowl.


Additional Peach Recipes You’ll Love…

This Peach Cobbler recipe is perfect for any summer day, family gathering, or just when you’re in the mood for a sweet, fruity treat! 

It’ll be a hit with everyone who tries it! Enjoy your new favorite dessert!


Yield: 6 Servings

Peach Cobbler

zoomed in peach cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Savor the flavors of summer with this homemade Peach Cobbler, a delightful blend of juicy peaches and a sweet, crumbly topping.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F
  2. Peel and cut peaches and add to a greased 9x13 casserole dish
  3. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, corn starch and lemon juice, mix well.
  4. Put peaches in oven for 10 minutes.
  5. While peaches are in the oven, whisk together flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
  6. Add cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or hands to incorporate into the dry ingredients. Mixture will not be perfectly blended and a little lumpy.
  7. Add boiling water and vanilla.
  8. Use a wooden spoon to mix until just incorporated. It should be the consistency of cookie dough.
  9. Spoon the topping mixture as evenly as possible over peaches.
  10. Mix together the white sugar and reserved cinnamon. sprinkle evenly over the topping.
  11. bake 25-35 minutes or until the peaches are bubbling and the topping is slightly browned.


A cookie scoop works great to spoon out the mixture over the peaches.

The mixture might not perfectly cover the peaches, that is fine. Just make it as even as possible and it will spared in the oven.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 618Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 116gFiber: 4gSugar: 80gProtein: 6g



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dina and bruce

Thursday 9th of May 2024

Making this for Mother's day for me! Been looking for a good peach recipe!


Thursday 9th of May 2024

Wow - this peach cobbler is better than any others I've ever had! Had it with ice cream and it was fantastic!


Thursday 9th of May 2024

This homestyle peach cobbler reminded me of summers in the south. Soooo tasty!


Tuesday 7th of May 2024

I love peach season, can't get enough of this peach cobbler!


Tuesday 7th of May 2024

First time I made this and it turned out perfect! It was so good! My new favorite dessert!

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