Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 24 minutes
Total: 34 minutes

Old fashioned Peach Cobbler is the perfect summer dessert. When the peaches are abundant, fresh and sweet. The topping is tender and warm and really amazing. If you like cobbler you will love this true southern recipe for peach cobbler.

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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What We Love About This Recipe

These tender biscuits are the perfect compliment to this amazing peach cobbler. The addition of the spices really elevates them.

  • 35 Minute Dessert: 10 Minutes of prep and then cook it for 25 minutes. It is so easy.
  • Family Friendly: The fresh peach flavor will make this cobbler a hit.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, low calorie, dairy free, etc…
  • Makes Great Leftovers: IF there is any left, it is so good their might not be.
A casserole dish of cobbler.

Ingredient Notes for Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

  • Flour: All Purpose Flour
  • Brown Sugar:Light brown sugar for the biscuits and the filling.
  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda for the biscuits.
  • Butter, cold butter, cubed and melted butter.
  • Milk: Whole milk or whatever you have on hand.
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Cinnamon
  • Cornstarch: Is the thickening agent.
  • Lemon Zest: 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel.
  • Peaches: Sliced peaches and peeled fresh peaches but canned peaches will also work. (about 7-8 peaches).
Peaches, salt, sugar, flour and eggs. etc

Equipment Needed for Southern Peach Cobbler

How to Make Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler Recipe

These are the basic steps for making southern recipe for peach cobbler. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Mixing the batter for the cobbler.

STEP 1: MIX

First, in a small bowl, combine flour, 1 Tbsp brown sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda and then cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in milk just until blended.

Making the cinnamon rolls for the cobbler.

STEP 2: BISCUITS

Transferred to a floured surface an knead 10-12 times.  Pat batter into a 12 inch square.  Melt butter and brush with the melted butter. Combine the walnuts, cinnamon and remaining brown sugar; sprinkle over dough to within 1/2 inch of edge.  Then roll up jelly roll style.  Lastly, seal edged and set aside.

STEP 3: FILLING

Next, for filling, combine brown sugar, cornstarch and lemon peel in a large sauce pan.  Gradually stir in water until blended and then add peaches and bring to a boil.  cook and stir for 2 minutes or until peach mixture has thickened.  Pour into a greased 13 in by 9 in baking pan.

Making the cobbler in the baking dish.

STEP 4: BAKE

Finally, cut biscuit dough into 12  1 inch slices; arrange biscuits over filling.  Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Prep and Storage Tips for Peach Pie Cobbler

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Truly, fresh is best to keep the top crisp and the peaches nice. That being said, you can make this recipe a day or two ahead.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Covered or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze in an airtight container or wrapped in aluminum foil for up to three months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Thaw in the fridge overnight and then warm in the microwave or oven and serve with your favorite ice cream.

Frequently Asked Questions Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Replace the sugar with a sugar free alternative. Also, you can use a flour alternative if you have a gluten intolerance. If you are allergic to dairy use a milk and butter alternative.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT FRUIT?

Of course, you can make a blueberry or blackberry cobbler with the same method. It is nice to add a few blueberries in with this peach cobbler recipe.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, having a large family gathering, make several by increasing the recipe below or for a smaller batch, make half in an 8×8 inch pan.

DO I HAVE TO PEEL THE PEACHES FOR THE COBBLER?

That is a matter of preference, the skins will soften during the cooking process and therefore can be left on if you like.

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler after it has been cooked.

Expert Tips for Making This Peach Cobbler with Biscuits Recipe

  • Lemon Juice: If the cobbler syrup is too sweet for your taste, add a little lemon juice to balance the sweetness..
  • Bisquick: No need to make the biscuits from scratch, you can doctor up some Bisquick.
  • Spice: Feel free to add a little nutmeg, ginger or other spices to the recipe.
  • Vanilla Extract: a little vanilla extract in the batter adds a nice quality to the dessert.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Brown sugar alternative such as Splenda or Swerve can be a great replacement for the traditional brown sugar.

What to Serve with Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

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Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
5 from 2 votes

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 24 minutes
Total: 34 minutes
Old fashioned Peach Cobbler is the perfect summer dessert. When the peaches are abundant, fresh and sweet. The topping is sweet and warm and really amazing. If you like cobbler you will love this true southern recipe for peach cobbler.
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Ingredients

BISCUITS

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, plus 1 tablespoon, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoon cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

FILLING

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup water
  • 9 cups peaches, sliced and peeled (about 7-8 peaches)

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, 1 Tbsp brown sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.  Cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in milk just until blended.
  • Transferred to a floured surface an knead 10-12 times.  Pat into a 12 inch square.  Brush with melted butter.
  • Combine the walnuts, cinnamon and remaining brown sugar; sprinkle over dough to within 1/2 inch of edge.  Roll up jelly roll style.  Seal edged and set aside.
  • For filling, combine brown sugar, cornstarch and lemon peel in a large sauce pan.  Gradually stir in water until blended.  Add peaches and bring to a boil.  cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.  Transfer to a greased 13 in by 9 in baking dish.
  • Cut biscuit dough into 12  1 inch slices; arrange biscuits over filling.  Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Expert Tips

 
  • Lemon Juice: If the cobbler syrup is too sweet for your taste, add a little lemon juice to balance the sweetness..
  • Bisquick: No need to make the biscuits from scratch, you can doctor up some Bisquick.
  • Spice: Feel free to add a little nutmeg, ginger or other spices to the recipe.
  • Vanilla Extract: a little vanilla extract in the batter adds a nice quality to the dessert.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Brown sugar alternative such as Splenda or Swerve can be a great replacement for the traditional brown sugar.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 628IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peaches

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2 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler”

  1. I love Taste of Home magazine–Did you know that I am a field editor for them? Can’t wait to try this recipe. I am planning on making for our football game on Sunday–I will let you know how we like it.

    Reply
    • AWESOME, Amy! I didn’t know you were a field editor! I love that magazine! I had a recipe published once in Quick Cooking — I was very excited about!

      Definitely let me know how you like the cobbler! I thought it was pretty good! I would have used more peaches though.

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