There is nothing tastier than fresh summer peaches! This homemade peach cobbler recipe is a great way to showcase their delicious taste in an easy to make dessert that everyone is sure to love!
Fresh peaches are one of the classic tastes of summer. They are so delicious, sweet and juicy and perfect for eating straight from the farmer’s market or turning into something delicious… like this fresh peach cobbler! It is one of our favorite summer desserts!
There are a ton of ways to create a peach cobbler, super simple ones like a peach dump cake, or ones like this with a more cake/biscuit like topping. This kind does have a few extra steps but to me it is worth it for the made from scratch flavor and texture that it creates!
This is really the best peach cobbler I’ve ever had, there are a ton of fresh juicy peaches, and a buttery cake-like topping that is just a delicious combination that creates the perfect summer dessert! This delicious cobbler is a great way to use ripe peaches that aren’t going to get eaten before they are over ripe and take full advantage of peach season while it lasts!
Even though this peach cobbler is made with fresh peaches and a from scratch topping there are a couple of short cuts you can take if you’re pressed for time!
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Use Frozen Peaches-
If you don’t feel like peeling and slicing peaches then you can use frozen peaches! Just let them thaw completely before making your cobbler. You also may want to check and see if there is sugar added to your frozen peaches. If there is you can cut down the brown sugar from 1/4 cup to 2-3 Tbsp so that your cobbler doesn’t end up overly sweet! I don’t recommend using canned peaches because they tend to be soft and don’t hold up well to baking.
Use Bisquick for the Topping-
Another easy swap is to use Bisquick (or another similar baking mix) in place of the dry ingredients in the topping. Instead of using flour, baking powder and salt just use 2 cups of Bisquick. You’ll still need to add the sugars butter and water but it makes it a bit easier!
I have had people ask if they can use a cake mix in place of Bisquick. I’ve never tried it, however I think it might work if you just use it and the butter and water listed in the recipe. If you try it let me know if it works out!
Before we get to the recipe I wanted to share another tip that is going to save you time & sanity. You might already know this but just in case I wanted to share with you …
The Easiest Way to Peel Peaches-
Peeling peaches can be tedious, in fact it can be the hardest part of making fresh homemade peach cobbler, but there is an easy way to get the skin to come right off. This way you can get your peach filling done quickly and easily.
Get a large pot of water boiling on the stove and fill a large bowl with ice water. I like to lay out some paper towels or a dish towel next to my ice bowl too.
Once the water is boiling drop 2-3 peaches in and let them boil for about 20-30 seconds.
Using a slotted spoon scoop them out and put them in the bowl of ice water until they are cool to the touch. This stops the cooking and shocks them so that the peach skin peels of easily. Then take them out of the ice bath and place them on your paper towels or a cutting board.
Repeat until all of your peaches are done.
Using a pairing knife remove the skins, they should come off quickly and easily! Then you can slice the peaches to make the filling.
This cobbler is delicious by itself, but you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this Peach Cobbler!
For the filling-
8 Cups of peeled & sliced Peaches (about 7-8 peaches)
1 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1/4- Cup White Sugar
1/4- Cup Brown Sugar
1/4- tsp Cinnamon
1/8- tsp Vanilla
For the Topping-
2- Cups All Purpose Flour
1/2- Cup Sugar
1/2- Cup Brown Sugar
2- tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2- Sticks Butter (cold & cubed)
1/2 Cup Hot Water
3- Tbsp Sugar (for sprinkling on the top)
The first thing you’ll want to do is preheat your oven to 425 and grease a 9×13 in baking pan.
Place your peach slices, lemon juice, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla all in your baking pan and stir well.
Now pop your pan in the oven for 10 minutes. This will get your filling started cooking the fruit juices will start to come out and the peaches will start softening.
While your filling is baking you can get your topping made. The topping resembles a soft biscuit dough it is soft but thick.
In a large bowl combine your flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, baking powder and salt, mix it all together.
Now add in your butter and use a pastry blender or cut in the butter until it forms a crumbly mixture.
Now mix in your hot water and stir until a soft dough forms.
Remove your peaches from the oven.
Spoon your topping mixture evenly over top of the peach mixture and gently spread it out.
Now sprinkle your 3 tablespoons of sugar across the top.
Place your pan back in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown it is bubbling at the edges.
Let it cool for about 20 minutes before serving.
Store leftover cobbler in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
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How to serve this peach cobbler-
I love this cobbler by itself, but it is also delicious with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Homemade whipped cream is my personal favorite
topping! I like to serve it warm, so fresh out of the oven or I heat a portion up for about 30 seconds in the microwave to warm it before serving.
If you want to reheat the whole cobbler before serving just heat it in the oven at 325 for about 20 minutes.
Another great addition is a little bit of caramel syrup either on the cobbler or on top of the ice cream.
- Filling -
- 8 Cups of peeled & sliced Peaches (about 7-8 peaches)
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1/4- Cup Sugar
- 1/4- Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4- tsp Cinnamon
- 1/8- tsp Vanilla
- 2- Cups Flour
- 1/2- Cup Sugar
- 1/2- Cup Brown Sugar
- 2- tsp Baking Powder
- 1-tsp Salt
- 1 1/2- Sticks Butter (cold & cubed)
- 1/2 Cup Hot Water
- 3- Tbsp Sugar (for sprinkling on the top)
- Preheat oven to 425 and grease a 9x13 baking pan
- Place peaches, lemon juice, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar , cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla in the pan, stir until well mixed.
- Place pan in the oven for about 10 minutes.
- While the peaches are in the oven mix together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
- Cut in butter using a pastry blender or knife until a fine crumbly texture. Add in water and mix until a soft dough forms.
- Remove peaches from oven and spoon dough across the top and gently spread out.
- Place pan back in the oven for about 30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling around the edge.
- Allow to cool about 10 minutes and serve plain or topped with ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.