This Simple Peach Cobbler is made with juicy chunks of fresh sweet peaches, topped with melted butter, and an easy homemade cobbler biscuit mix with only 5 ingredients! It bakes up with warm peaches and a sweet biscuit cobbler topping. Perfect dessert served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Simple Peach Cobbler Recipe
I say this every time I post a cobbler, crisp, or crumble dessert recipe and I will probably say it each time! I love a warm fruit dessert topped with a soft & sweet biscuit-like cobbler topping. The best part is always when you serve it with a scoop of ice cream and it just melts right into the warm peach cobbler.
Here is the easy list of the simple ingredients that you will need to make a homemade peach cobbler for your own family. I also share a few tips so that you can have success making this recipe in your own kitchen.
- Peaches - I highly recommend using fresh peaches in this cobbler. They taste so much better and they're so juicy and sweet! Peel the skin off and take out the pit in the middle, and then chop it up. No need to boil the peaches briefly in water, because if the peaches are ripe (which they should be for this recipe) then the skin should just peel right off with a knife.
- Salted Butter - This recipe has been tested with salted butter. You can use unsalted butter if that's what you have, but you may want to add a little bit of salt in with the dry ingredients.
- All-Purpose Flour
- Granulated Sugar
- Baking Powder - This will help the cobbler topping rise and get nice and thick & fluffy.
- Whole Milk - This is the milk that this recipe has been tested with. I highly recommend not substituting it with a lower-fat milk.
- Vanilla Extract
How To Make a Peach Cobbler with Fresh Peaches and a Homemade Cobbler Topping
It's easy to make this simple peach cobbler at home with the few steps below. Be sure and read to the bottom of the post where there is a printable recipe card, a pin it button so you can save it to Pinterest, and a detailed recipe card with all the ingredients and detailed instructions.
- Prep : Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8 inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
- Melted Butter : Melt the butter and pour it into the baking dish. Set aside for later.
- Cobbler Mix : In a mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and milk. Stir with a whisk or a wooden spoon until it's combined well. Pour this into the baking dish on top of the butter. The butter will come up the sides and that's ok.
- Peaches : Gently drop the peach chunks on top of the batter all over the baking dish.
- Bake : Bake the cobbler for 40-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and cooked through. Use a toothpick to insert into the cobbler topping and make sure it does not come out with wet batter.
Tips For Success
Here are a few of my helpful tips so that you can have success with this recipe.
- Peaches : For best taste use fresh peaches. Make sure the peaches are ripe before making this peach cobbler. If peaches are ripe, then the skin will easily peel off with your fingers or a knife. Then you can take the pit out and chop the peaches into chunks. Yes, you could substitute with chopped canned peaches. Make sure they are drained before you cut them up and add them into the baking dish.
- Serve With Vanilla Ice Cream : The best, and only way, to serve this dessert is topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It really takes peach cobbler to another level when served with vanilla ice cream. You could also use French vanilla ice cream or vanilla bean ice cream. They're all fabulous!
- Use Whole Milk : This recipe has been specifically tested with whole milk. I do not recommend using a lower-fat milk when making this. You want the fat and the creaminess from the whole milk, which will help make the cobbler topping fluffy and soft and taste good too.
Simple Peach Cobbler FAQ's
- Can I Double This Recipe?
- Yes this recipe can easily be doubled to serve more people. Double every ingredient in the recipe and make it in a 9x13 baking dish instead. The cook time will be around the same time, maybe a few minutes more. Just check it at 40 minutes and see how it's doing.
- How To Peel and Chop Peaches
- How To Store Leftovers
- Store leftover peach cobbler in the fridge, in an air-tight container, for 2-3 days.
- Leftovers can be eaten cold or warmed up in the microwave for just a little bit.
- Can I Freeze a Peach Cobbler?
- Yes, this cobbler can be frozen once baked. Bake according to instructions and then let it cool to room temperature. Double wrap it in tin foil and freeze for up to 3 months.
- Let it thaw in the fridge before serving. If wanted, you can warm it up in the oven or warm up each individual portion in the microwave.
- I personally have never frozen this recipe so I can't say with certainty, but I see now reason why you couldn't freeze it.
- Substitution & Variation Ideas
- Serving Options : Although we prefer this topped with ice cream, you could also just top it with some whipped cream (either freshly whipped cream or from a spray can). You could get really crazy with the peach flavor and serve it topped with peach cobbler ice cream.
- Sugar Content : If wanted, feel free to reduce the sugar amount. I make the recipe as is, but if you want less sugar, then use ¾ cup and go from there.
More Peach Recipes You'll Love
- Peaches & Cream Poke Cake
- Peach Blueberry Crisp
- Peaches n' Cream Cinnamon Roll Casserole
- Easy Peach Dump Cake
- Orange Peach Smoothie
- Peach Dumplings
Simple Peach Cobbler
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) salted butter melted
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups diced peaches (preferably fresh peaches)
- Preheat the oven to 350° F. Prepare a 8x8-inch baking dish and spray it with cooking spray.
- Pour the melted butter into the prepared dish. Set aside for later.
- In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, whole milk, baking powder, and vanilla extract. Mix with a whisk or wooden spoon until combined well and smooth. Pour this over the melted butter inside the baking dish. * As you pour the batter on top of the butter, the butter might come up the sides and onto the top of the batter, and that's ok.
- Gently drop the diced peaches on top of the cobbler batter.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and it's cooked through. * Insert a toothpick into the middle of the cobbler topping to make sure it's cooked, and does not come out with wet batter.
- Serve a scoop of peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream. You can also add some chopped pecans or walnuts if wanted.