Easy Peach Cobber

Easy Peach Cobber

Easy, homemade peach cobbler is made with fresh peaches and other delicious ingredients such as cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar.  Topped with a delicious buttery crust that’s sweet and crisp.  Serve with ice cream or whipped cream for the best southern peach cobbler you and your family will love.  Makes 4-6 servings.

 

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Welcome to My Kitchen Serenity!  If you’re visiting this post, you probably love peach cobbler (like we do!). Peach cobbler is a classic southern dessert that we eat year-round. 

 

This versatile recipe is a delicious summer recipe as well as a comforting winter dessert. In fact, our family had peach cobbler for dessert for both Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. What? I just realized this!

 

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This easy peach cobbler with fresh peaches can be made with frozen peaches or canned peaches if fresh peaches are not available.  I’ll tell you more about substituting the fresh peaches later in the post. 

 

Whether or not to peel the peaches is up to you.  The skin softens as it bakes so there’s not really a need to peel the peaches.  If you prefer to peel the peaches, check the bottom of the post for an easy way to peel fresh peaches.

 

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Look in any southern cookbook, and I bet you’ll find a recipe for peach cobbler, and I bet each recipe will be slightly different.  However, most peach cobbler recipes contain, at a minimum, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla, butter, and flour.    

 

Ingredients

Filling:

8 large, ripe peaches, pitted and chopped

1/3 cup white sugar

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

2 tsp all-purpose flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

 

Love desserts made with fruit?  Try my Easy Apple Crisp recipe.  Made with fresh apples and real maple syrup!

 

Topping/Crust:

1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup white sugar, divided

1/4 cup heavy cream (Tip: leftover cream can be poured into an ice cube tray and frozen for later use)

1/4 cup water

8 Tbsp unsalted butter, very well chilled

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 egg white, beaten with water added

Optional toppings: Ice cream, whipped cream, cinnamon/sugar mixture

 

Instructions

STEP 1: Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Place the top oven rack in the center position.

 

STEP 2: Add peaches, sugar, flour, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon juice, and vanilla extract to a large bowl and toss to combine.

 

STEP 3: Transfer to a greased 8” x 8” baking pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the peach mixture. Bake for 10 minutes.

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STEP 4: While the peaches are baking, make the dough.  Add flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt to a medium bowl and mix well. Chop chilled butter into very small pieces with a sharp knife (or use a cheese grater; the butter must be very hard to successfully grate it). Add to bowl and combine with dry ingredients with your fingers until small pebble-sized pieces are formed.

 

STEP 5: Add heavy cream and water to the flour mixture and stir with a fork until all the dry ingredients are moist and somewhat sticky. Do not overwork the dough.

 

STEP 6: After the peaches have baked for 10 minutes, using oven mitts, remove the pan from the oven and evenly spoon dough over the top. 

 

STEP 7: Return pan to oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until the topping begins to brown. Remove from oven and brush the top with the egg white wash and sprinkle remaining sugar on top. Return to oven to finish baking, another 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven when the top is golden brown.

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STEP 8: Allow cobbler to slightly cool before serving. Top serving with whipped cream, ice cream, or a cinnamon-sugar mixture, if desired.

 

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Choosing Fresh Peaches

The best way to pick out the very best fresh peaches is to use your nose.  Fresh peaches should have a magnificent peach scent.  Choose skins that are vibrant yellow.  The flesh should be firm, not rock hard, and free of bruises.  If the peaches aren’t ripe yet, place them in a brown paper bag when you get home.  Keep them on your countertop.  Check daily to see if ripened.

 

Canned Peaches

You can substitute fresh peaches with canned peaches.  Buy two 15-oz cans of sliced peaches that are packed in juice (not syrup).  Drain and rinse the peaches to ensure all the packing juice is removed.  A colander comes in handy for this.  Then proceed with the recipe instructions.  Omit the lemon juice since it’s only used to prevent fresh peaches from turning brown.

 

Frozen Peaches

Allow the frozen peaches to completely thaw then proceed with the recipe instructions.

 

Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler

To make a gluten-free cobbler, use your favorite gluten-free all-purpose flour such as King Arthur GF Flour, Measure for Measure Flour.

 

Storing Peach Cobbler

Store any leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I prefer to use BPA-free glass containers with locking lids.  Check out this 18-piece set of glass food storage containers with locking lids from Bayco, available now on Amazon.

 

Peeling Fresh Peaches

An easy method to peel fresh peaches is to place them in a pot of boiling water for 10-20 seconds.  Remove them from the boiling water with a slotted spoon, then immediately place them in ice water.  The skins should easily peel off at this point.

 

serving of peach cobbler on glass serving platter

Easy Peach Cobber Recipe

Easy, homemade peach cobbler is made with fresh peaches and other delicious ingredients such as cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar.  Topped with a delicious buttery crust that's sweet and crisp.  Serve with ice cream or whipped cream for the best southern peach cobbler you and your family will love.  Makes 4-6 servings.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • FILLING INGREDIENTS:
  • 8 large, ripe peaches, pitted and chopped
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • TOPPING INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, very cold and hard
  • 1 egg white, beaten with the 1/4 cup water listed above

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Place the top oven rack in the center position.
  • Add peaches, sugar, flour, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon juice, and vanilla extract to a large bowl and toss to combine.
  • Transfer to a greased 8” x 8” baking pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the peach mixture. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • While the peaches are baking, make the dough.  Add flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt to a medium bowl and mix well. Chop chilled butter into very small pieces with a sharp knife (or use a cheese grater; the butter must be very hard to successfully grate it). Add to bowl and combine with dry ingredients with your fingers until small pebble-sized pieces are formed.
  • Add heavy cream and water to the flour mixture and stir with a fork until all the dry ingredients are moist and somewhat sticky. Do not overwork the dough.
  • After the peaches have baked for 10 minutes, using oven mitts, remove the pan from the oven and evenly spoon dough over the top.
  • Return pan to oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until the topping begins to brown. Remove from oven and brush the top with the egg white wash and sprinkle remaining sugar on top. Return to oven to finish baking, another 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven when the top is golden brown.
  • Allow cobbler to slightly cool before serving. Top serving with whipped cream, ice cream, or a cinnamon-sugar mixture, if desired.

Notes

How to Make Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches: You can substitute fresh peaches with canned peaches.  Buy two 15-oz cans of sliced peaches that are packed in juice (not syrup).  Drain and rinse the peaches to ensure all the packing juice is removed.  A colander comes in handy for this.  Then proceed with the recipe instructions. Omit the lemon juice since it's only used to prevent fresh peaches from turning brown.
How to Make Peach Cobbler with Frozen Peaches: Allow the frozen peaches to completely thaw then proceed with the recipe instructions.
How Long will Peach Cobbler Stay Fresh in the refrigerator? Peach cobbler will stay fresh for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.  Store covered in airtight containers. 
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