You’re going to LOVE this recipe for Peach Cobbler! Not only is it super easy, but it’s absolutely incredible. Sweet, juicy peaches topped with a melt-in-your-mouth, buttery topping and served with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. It just doesn’t get any better!

easy recipe for peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream

I may be a chocolate girl, but peaches will always have my heart. They bring me back to my true southern roots! And, though, I love a good slice of gooey chocolate cake like the rest of them, if given the choice I will always choose peach cobbler for dessert.

I made this recipe for peach cobbler a few weeks ago to take to a friend’s house for dinner and I have to say, I was “that guest”. I totally took the leftovers home with me just so I could have a bowl of this for breakfast the next morning! Who does that????!?!? It’s just that good.

This peach cobbler is by far THE best I have ever tried in my life. Truly. You must try this while the fresh peaches are plentiful this year! If you are craving peach cobbler in the dead of winter, you can sub frozen or canned in this recipe too, but you must try it with fresh, you won’t be disappointed. Oh, and vanilla ice cream is a must!!

serving peach cobbler out of a large baking dish

what is peach cobbler?

Peach cobbler is the quintessential summer dessert. And this recipe for peach cobbler is the easiest. You simply melt butter in a baking dish, pour a sweet cake batter over the butter, then layer a ton of glorious peaches over the top, and into the oven it goes. Bake for about 40 minutes and you have a golden bubbly and delicious peach cobbler ready to be served!

Don’t confuse peach cobbler with peach crisp! Instead of a cake topping, a crisp has an oat topping that gets crispy when baked. Both are so delicious, but if I had my pick, I’d definitely go for this peach cobbler. It’s a bit more decadent, but just as easy and totally worth any extra calories!

peach dessert on a plate with a spoon

ingredients needed

This recipe for peach cobbler is comprised of two main parts, the peaches and the cake topping. So easy and so simple! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • peaches. choose peaches that are just slightly soft, not rock-hard, but also not squishy or overly soft. Avoid peaches with bruises or molding.
  • sugar. you’ll need a cup of sugar for the peaches and a cup of sugar for the cake topping. Feel free to reduce the amount in the filling, if your peaches are really sweet.
  • lemon juice. use fresh lemon for the best flavor.
  • butter. if you only have salted butter on hand that will work, then just omit the salt in the recipe.
  • flour. all-purpose flour works best in this recipe.
  • milk. whole milk is recommended, but any milk variety will work.
  • baking essentials. a combination of baking powder and salt ensures that the cake topping bakes properly.

how to make this easy peach cobbler

The cake topping is easy to mix up and the filling is comprised of just 3 ingredients. SO simple, yet so satisfying. Here’s a quick rundown of the process, but for full instructions, reference the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Cook peaches. Start by adding the peaches, sugar, and lemon juice to a large saucepan or pot and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Melt butter. While the peaches are cooking, heat your oven to 375ºF. Place butter in a 9×9″ to 9×13″ glass baking dish and then place the dish in the oven to melt the butter.
  3. Mix cake topping. And while the butter is melting, you can whisk together the cake topping ingredients – flour, sugar, milk, baking powder and salt.
  4. Pour batter. Next, remove the melted butter from the oven and pour the batter over the butter. Do NOT stir.
  5. Pour peaches. Now, pour the peaches, juices and all, over the top of the batter. Again, do NOT stir.
  6. Cook cobbler. Bake at 375ºF for 35-40 minutes and until bubbly and golden brown.
  7. Serve and enjoy! Serve warm, with a scoop of ice cream, if desired.

showing how to boil peaches for peach cobbler

how to serve peach cobbler

A juicy, warm serving of peach cobbler is amazing on its own, but topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or even crème fraîche, it becomes a dinner party-worthy dessert. We even love peach cobbler cold, for a slightly indulgent breakfast as an addition to yogurt. Yum!

peach cobbler FAQs

serving of peach cobbler on a plate with a scoop of ice cream melting over the top

This easy peach cobbler is a wonderful dessert for holiday gatherings, summer dinner parties, BBQs, and celebrations or an easy weeknight treat. It’s SO good on its own, but it’s next level delicious paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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Easy Peach Cobbler

You're going to LOVE this recipe for Peach Cobbler! Not only is it super easy, but it's absolutely incredible. Sweet, juicy peaches topped with a melt-in-your-mouth, buttery topping and served with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. It just doesn’t get any better!

Ingredients

For the peaches:

  • 5 fresh peaches, sliced (about 4 cups)*
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (or about 1/2 of a lemon juiced)

For the cobbler:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions 

  • Add sliced peaches, sugar and lemon juice to a large saucepan or pot and stir to combine. 
Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Heat oven to 375ºF. Place butter in a 9x9" to 9x13" glass baking dish and then place the dish in the oven to melt butter.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, milk, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Take the melted butter out of the oven and evenly pour batter mixture over the butter. Do NOT stir.
  • Now, pour peaches (with juices) evenly over the top of the batter. Do NOT stir.
  • Bake at 375ºF for 35-40 minutes and until bubbly and golden brown. Serve warm, with a scoop of ice cream, if desired.

Notes

*I don't peel my peaches, but you can if you prefer.
Storing leftovers: Peach cobbler will keep on the counter, at room temperature, for at least 2 days, just like a pie or cake. After 2 days, I would stick it in the fridge, for up to about 4 days. I doubt it lasts that long, though!
Serving: 1serving, Calories: 350kcal, Carbohydrates: 64g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 174mg, Potassium: 312mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 51g, Vitamin A: 587IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 68mg, Iron: 1mg

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