Peach Cobbler From Scratch

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Peach Cobbler has a sweet and moist fruit layer and a layer of biscuit-like batter. If you are obsessing over peaches this summer, then, this recipe is perfect!

If you like fruit desserts, then, this recipe is for you to try! Try it with these other recipes: Apple Crumble, Baked Apples, and Strawberry Tiramisu!

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler Recipe

Peach Cobbler is another comfort food I swear by. It smells heavenly as it cooks! And it tastes even better! With the sweetness and sourness balanced, what you get is an amazingly rich dessert that you would want to have all the time.

I like the rich flavors that the fruit layer contributes, especially, the combination of cinnamon and nutmeg. The fruits complement the crust really well, too.

It is easy to prepare as you can finish making one in under an hour. Also, the ingredients are simple, and you can even use store-bought canned peaches if you don’t have fresh ones.

This dish is comforting and hearty – just perfect for a summer afternoon snack, or dessert, or eat it for breakfast even!

What is a cobbler?

It is a baked dessert that has a layer of sweetened fruits beneath a layer of crust. It is much like a crisp or a crumble that has sort of a layer of pastry on top.

Its name is derived from the way that pieces of biscuits are woven on top of the fruit layer – just like stones, and hence, the name! However, you can make your own batter, and have the appearance of the topping different from the original recipe.

The Dutch and English settlers brought this dish to America. These immigrants who were traditionally eating pies had to make do of what they had so they improvised.

They used the Dutch oven to cook the canned fruits that they had topped with biscuit dough. Fast forward to today, the traditional recipe has not changed much.

Peach Cobbler

How to make peach cobbler from scratch?

Here is my recipe:

  • Slice the peaches: For this recipe, use ripe ones and then cut into slices or wedges. You can also use canned peaches.
  • Prepare the baking dish: Put melted butter on a 9×9 baking dish.
  • Prepare the pastry: In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: flour, white sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the cup of milk and vanilla extract. Stir everything but do not overmix – just enough to distribute moisture. Pour over the melted butter on the dish.
  • Cook the filling: Let a cup of brown sugar, peach slices, lemon zest, and lemon juice boil. Continuously stir and then, sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Bake: Put the dish in the oven at 375 degrees and then, bake until golden brown. This will take as much as 45 minutes.
  • Serve: Serve with a vanilla ice cream or whipped cream! You may choose to serve it warm or cold.

How to make peach cobbler with cake mix:

Using the cake mix is even easier as you will need just that, no more individual ingredient. Just mix it in the melted butter directly.

How to make peach cobbler with canned peaches:

Just follow this exact recipe! Canned peaches are perfect for this.

How to make peach cobbler with the pie crust:

Just follow these easy steps:

  • Roll out the pastry and flatten it against the wall of your baking dish.
  • Bake it for 15 minutes.
  • Once done, spoon in the fillings.
  • For the top crust, cut out pie crust strips and then, arrange them neatly on top, preferably following a crisscross pattern.
  • Then, bake it again to finish cooking. Then, serve!

Note that this is how you make a southern peach cobbler!

Peach Cobbler

Recipe Variations

You can replicate this exact recipe using other fruits like:

  • Apples
  • Plums
  • Apricot
  • Blackberry
  • Cranberry
  • Raspberry

You can mix two or more kinds in one dish, too!

How to Store:

  • Refrigerator: It can be kept in the fridge without getting soggy for about 3 to 4 days.
  • Freezer: This dessert freezes well and can be kept for about 6 months.
  • To reheat: Simply allow it to naturally thaw overnight. Or, you can directly use the oven or microwave to reheat.

Peach Cobbler

Recipe Tips:

  • When buying fresh peaches, look for ones that have wrinkles near the stem. This is an indication that the fruit is sweet.
  • It is important not to leave it on the counter as it may get soggy and watery. It is best to refrigerate at once if not eaten immediately.
  • For a gluten-free pastry, you can substitute a combination of tapioca starch, brown rice flour, and potato starch to all-purpose flour.
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Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Total time: 55 mins


  • 1/2 cup  unsalted butter  (melted)
  • 1 cup  all-purpose flour 
  • 1 cup  white sugar 
  • 1 cup  brown sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon  baking powder 
  • Pinch  of salt 
  • 1 cup  milk 
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract 
  • 4 cups  fresh peach slices  (or canned peach slices)
  • 1 tablespoon  lemon juice 
  • 1 tablespoon  lemon zest 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  nutmeg 


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Add melted butter to a 9x9-inch baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, 1 cup white sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add milk and vanilla extract, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Pour mixture into the buttered pan and do not stir.
  5. Add 1 cup brown sugar, peach slices, lemon zest and lemon juice to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  6. Pour mixture uniformly over the batter and do not stir. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg, if desired.
  7. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Serve cobbler warm with vanilla ice cream..
Calories: 543 Carbohydrates: 97 Protein: 4 Fat: 17 Saturated Fat: 10 Cholesterol: 44 Sodium: 166 Potassium: 549 Fiber: 2 Sugar: 79 Vitamin A: 915 Vitamin C: 9.1 Calcium: 200 Iron: 2.1
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I love cobbler anyway I can get it but peach is probably my favorite. This looks amazing in with the Fourth of July coming up I know will be making this.


Alli Smith

I always use my mom's southern peach cobbler recipe and it's so delicious. Yours is a little bit different so I think I'll try it next time. It looks amazing and my entire family loves a good cobbler.


Amber Myers

Oh yes. I admit, I've never made a cobbler from scratch. I should try it out. We do love our peaches during the summer.



I have never learned how to make a Peach Cobbler from scratch. I'm excited to try this recipe out for a summer celebration soon


Karen Dawkins

I love all the variations you include. Peach-Blackberry combo sounds absolutely delicious! We use the cake mix version for quick desserts! :)



I've made peach cobbler from scratch, but not as delicious as this one looks! I can't wait to make this for our next outing!



I love peach cobbler. we just got peaches in our CSA, so I should make one soon.



Cobblers are my favorite. I can't wait to try this Peach Cobbler recipe. I actually just bought a bunch of peaches on sale this week. Now I know what to do with them. 



Peach cobbler will always remind me of my grandma. It was my dad's favorite dessert that his mom would make.


Ruth I

This is such a great one to try and serve it with my sweet tooth friends. I like the combination of peach and feeling that crunchy crust. I am so in love with this.



OMG I love a good peach cobbler!! I love cobblers during the summer with fresh fruit and my fave ice cream on top!


Terri Steffes

I love peach anything and your first cobbler is so much like my grandmothers and that is a huge compliment. She owned a diner and was famous for her cobblers.



I love peach but never used it for dessert! So I am really excited for this!!!



I fell in love with peach cobbler the first time I tasted it. Your peach cobbler looks so good. Now I want some.


Fatima Torres

My uncle used to make the BEST apple cobbler. I'd love to try this peach one to see how it turns out.



This looks like a great recipe! I love peach cobbler and would love to make it.


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