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Peach Cobbler

When it comes to fresh peach cobbler, you’re not going to find a better recipe than this. It’s literally one of my favorite desserts and the best thing since sliced bread.

If you’re a fan of juicy peaches, and sweet peaches, and all things peaches – you’re in luck. This delicious cobbler is made with fresh peach slices to make the perfect dessert.

I’m not kidding when I say that you’re going to eat this whole thing in just one sitting. When you have a good recipe like this, you just have to eat the entire dish.

If you’re feeling friendly, you can share a little bit with your family and friends. Or be selfish and spend your day eating a lot of cobbler!

The best part is that you’re the cook, so you get to make the rules!

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Shopping List

  • fresh peaches – peeled and sliced
  • white sugar
  • brown sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • fresh lemon juice
  • cornstarch
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • unsalted butter
  • boiling water
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How to make the best Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler Recipe

Preheat oven to 425F/220C 

In a large bowl, combine peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, lemon juice, and cornstarch. 

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Mix together to coat the peaches evenly, and pour everything into a 13 x 9 baking pan or dish, and bake for about 10 minutes.

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While the peaches are baking, mix the dry ingredients.

Mix flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter, and blend together using a handheld pastry blender. The mixture will look like small peas or coarse pie crust.  Site in the water just until combined, but don’t over-mix. 

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Remove the baked peaches from the oven, and drop spoonfuls of the flour mixture over them, be sure to cover as much of the peach mixture as you can.

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Just before you put it back in the oven, sprinkle the entire peach cobbler with a mixture of ⅛ cup white sugar and ½ tsp. Cinnamon

Bake at 425C/220C for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top crust is golden and the peach mixture is bubbling. 

Let cool until just warm, and serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream! 

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TIPS

  • Don’t use frozen peaches for this recipe. The natural juice from the fresh peaches adds such sweetness!
  • Parboil the peaches in boiling water for a few minutes and then plunge them in an ice bath. The peel will pull off easily!

  • This fresh homemade peach cobbler is best served warm – topped with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream. You can even add a bit of lemon zest on top or some extra cinnamon sugar.
  • Have this on your baking radar during peach season. Using ripe peaches really enhances the flavor of the peach filling.
  • The top of this easy peach cobbler is going to turn golden brown, so that is a good sign that it’s done baking in the oven.
  • If you want to add other fresh fruit to your baking dish, you can. This is a delicious fruity dessert that offers a lot of variety.
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FAQS

Do I have to peel peaches for peach cobbler?

You don’t have to peel the peaches, but I do. I just think that it creates a better texture that way.

What kind of peach is best for cobbler?

I think that the best peach cobbler recipe uses yellow peaches. This type of peach just gives it a southern peach cobbler taste.

Is cobbler supposed to be mushy?

Cobbler topping shouldn’t be mushy. It should have a nice consistency to it. If you have too much fruit juice in the fruit cobbler, it can create a mushy effect.

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WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS BEST PEACH COBBLER RECIPE

I’m all about serving with ice cream or even homemade whipped cream. Those two additions are full of flavor!

RECIPE VARIATIONS

Every great recipe offers variations. The only change that I would make is to try other fruits. I think that a blueberry cobbler would be great to try!

Where did I get my inspiration for this recipe?

My inspiration came from seeing all the fresh fruit at the farmers market. There were white peaches and whole peaches everywhere, and I just knew that I had to make this dessert.

This is the best peach cobbler recipe, and I know it will become your favorite too! 

Enjoy!

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If you have made this delicious cobbler with fresh peaches, I would love to hear about it in the comments below and be sure to give it a 5 star rating! 

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Peach Cobbler

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 fresh peaches - peeled and sliced (See Tips for the easy way to peel peaches)
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup boiling water

Final Topping

  • 1/8 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425F/220C 

In a large bowl, combine peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, lemon juice, and cornstarch. 

Mix together to coat the peaches evenly, and pour everything into a 13 x 9 baking pan or dish, and bake for about 10 minutes.

While the peaches are baking, mix the dry ingredients.

Mix flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter, and blend together using a hand held pastry blender. The mixture will look like small peas, or coarse pie crust.  Stir in the water just until combined, but don’t over mix. 

Remove the baked peaches from the oven, and drop spoonfuls of the flour mixture over them, be sure to cover as much of the peach mixture as you can.

Sprinkle the entire peach cobbler with a mixture of ⅛ cup white sugar and ½ tsp. Cinnamon

Bake at 425F/220C 25 to 30 minutes or until the top crust is golden and the peach mixture is bubbling. 

Let cool until just warm and serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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Hi there, I'm Judy, it's awesome to meet you! I'm a writer, master pie baker and I've been helping people reach their personal and career goals for over 30 years.   I believe everyone should experience the joy of creating old fashioned recipes, just like Mom or Grandma used to make. And I also help you to create those memories for you and your family with Simple, Delicious, Wholesome recipes that you can learn to make. We also help you discover that Simple Living isn't just a concept.  It's a state of mind. Comforting food and Simple Living. It's all here. You can read more on my About page!

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