Simple Peach Cobbler, learn how to make an easy homemade peach cobbler with fresh peaches. A quick and easy from scratch peach cobbler recipe that makes the best late summer dessert with a big scoop of ice cream!
OH I love fresh peach season, don’t you? This Simple Peach Cobbler with fresh peaches is quick and easy to make. You won’t miss the canned peaches loaded with sugar. Although if you prefer the canned peach filling, by all means, substitute it for the fresh peaches.
Can’t beat a fresh sweet peach in the summer right? Although frozen and canned are great alternatives too! If you love peaches check out some of my other favorite peach recipes like these Peach Crumb Bars, Peach White Wine Sangria Slushies, Peach Crumb Cake, and Mini Bluberry Peach Crostatas.
This quick peach cobbler from scratch comes together in no time with easy to find ingredients and quick steps. Some peach cobblers use Bisquick or a cake mix, but I decided to make this one from scratch and it’s really quite simple to pull together.
Peach Cobbler Ingredients
- Granulated Sugar
- Orange Juice (optional but worth it!)
- All-purpose flour
- Baking Powder
- Vanilla extract
How to Make a Simple Peach Cobbler from Scratch
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Place butter in a 13×9-inch baking dish (or large casserole or baking dish). Put the pan with butter in the oven for about 4-6 minutes or until the butter has melted.
Meanwhile, mix together sliced peaches, 1/4 cup sugar, and orange juice in mixing bowl. Set aside.
In another large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon until well combined. Whisk in milk and vanilla until just combined.
Remove pan with melted butter from oven. Pour batter into the bottom of hot pan and spread to form even layer. Top evenly with peaches.
Bake cobbler at 350 degrees F for about 35-45 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Serve warm or at room temperature.(Full printable recipe card is at bottom of post.)
Serving Suggestions for Peach Cobbler
- This fresh southern peach cobbler can be served warm, cold, or at room temperature. I personally like it warm out of the oven!
- Top with ice cream such as vanilla (or even cinnamon ice cream would be great) or sweetened whipped cream.
- Could also top with some chopped toasted nuts such as pecans for a little crunch.
Quick Tips for Best Results
- Make sure your fresh peaches are ripe and sweet, such as fresh Georgia peaches. The peaches should be soft but not mushy. If your peaches don’t taste good, your cobbler won’t either. You may want to adjust the amount of sugar depending on how sweet your peaches are.
- If using frozen peaches, defrost for best results although you could use frozen too. Just be sure your peaches are warmed through before cobbler is removed from the oven.
- Add a little citrus juice to the peach filling such as the suggested orange juice to give the peaches just a little extra flavor.
- Your cobbler should be golden brown around the edges. You may also want to use a toothpick to poke through the peaches to make sure they are soft and cooked through.
- You can peel or not peel the peaches before adding them to the cobbler. Personal choice, but I personally like to peel them.
- If you can bake the cobbler in the middle of the oven. If you can’t, be sure to check on it to make sure the top and/or bottom doesn’t get too brown before the rest of the cobbler.
- Use a large shallow baking dish or even a large iron skillet would work. This does make a lot of cobbler so make sure you have a large enough baking pan.
Simple Peach Cobbler FAQ
How should I store peach cobbler?
Cover the cobbler well and store either on the countertop (if your home isn’t too hot) or in the refrigerator. I personally like to store it in the fridge so that it lasts a little longer, then reheat the cobbler in the microwave or oven. Or you can serve the cobbler cold right out of the fridge.
Can I freeze the peach cobbler?
Yes! I generally do not only because we tend to eat it all, but you can cover it well and place in a well-sealed bag or container and freeze. I would suggest defrosting it then reheating in the oven so that it crisps up slightly and isn’t soggy.
Can I substitute other fruit for the peaches?
You can substitute frozen or canned peaches, although I personally recommend the fresh peaches. I haven’t tried either with this particular recipe so you may need to adjust the sugar. You can try any other fruit you’d like or mix in some other fruit with the peaches. Half peaches and half blueberries would be great too!
Can I use a different sweetener rather than granulated sugar?
I haven’t tried it but don’t see why not. Brown sugar would be a great alternative, or you could try using your favorite sweetener alternative but you may need to adjust the amount. Different sweeteners are better for baking so you may need to experiment.
Can I make a mini version of this peach cobbler?
Yes, you could make this Simple Peach Cobbler in small baking dishes such as ramekins for individual mini peach cobbler desserts. You could also make peach cobbler in a mug but just be sure your mugs are oven-proof. You may need to reduce the baking time though if you’re making mini versions.
Can I make this peach cobbler gluten-free?
You can try substituting a gluten-free baking flour for the all-purpose flour. I haven’t tried it, but as long as you’ve had good luck swapping one for one in other baking recipes it should be ok. Check the other ingredients, but everything else should be gluten-free.
Can you make this peach cobbler in a crockpot, Instant Pot, slow cooker, etc.?
I have not tried it so can’t say for sure. I know some people have had good luck, but I prefer the oven to get the crispy golden brown texture.
Simple Peach Cobbler Video
Check out how quick this fresh peach cobbler comes together. (Thumbs up on our YouTube videos are always greatly appreciated too, hint, hint!)
Hope you enjoy this Simple Peach Cobbler recipe! Keep it in mind for National Peach Cobbler Day too (April 13th) or you really could make this anytime throughout the year.
Simple Peach Cobbler
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place butter in a 13x9-inch baking dish (or large casserole or baking dish). Put the pan with butter in the oven for about 4-6 minutes or until butter has melted.
- Meanwhile, mix together sliced peaches, 1/4 cup sugar, and orange juice in mixing bowl. Set aside.
- In another large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon until well combined. Whisk in milk and vanilla until just combined.
- Remove pan with melted butter from oven. Pour batter into the bottom of hot pan and spread to form even layer. Top evenly with peaches.
- Bake cobbler at 350 degrees F for about 35-45 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Serve warm or at room temperature.
(Nutrition data is provided when available for informational purposes only and calculated using an online nutritional calculator. For the most accurate information please calculate based on specific ingredients and brands you use as well as any changes you made to the recipe. I am not a certified nutritionist or registered dietician and any nutritional information provided should only be used as a general guideline and estimate.)
This post was originally published in August 2018, but updated in July 2019 with additional information.