Peach Cobbler

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The ultimate Peach Cobbler with juicy sweet peaches and a crispy cinnamon cookie topping is delicious and surprisingly so easy to make!

This post will cover everything you ever wanted to know about how to make Peach Cobbler, how to prepare the peaches, all my tips for the best cobbler, and even how to make it ahead of time. Let’s get started! 

Sweet and delicious peach cobbler in a bowl with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

The Best Peach Cobbler

I know, I know. While everyone is searching for pumpkin spice or caramel apples, I’m here sharing just one more summer recipe. I thought I was finished with peaches after introducing Grilled Peaches and Peach Pie, but a visit to a peach orchard with a good friend left me with a huge box of peaches. Consequently, I spent a good part of last weekend testing Peach Cobblers with my boys.

Although I initially planned to save the recipe we developed for next year, it’s too delightful not to share immediately, especially if you also have an abundance of peaches! However, if you’re done with peach season and moving on to apples or pumpkin, bookmark this Peach Cobbler recipe for next year. In the meantime, you might enjoy this Apple Fritter Bread or Pumpkin Cake recipe!

Preparing peach filling and delicious crumble topping for the dessert.

Ingredients

Filling Ingredients:

  • Peaches: Provide natural sweetness and fruitiness.
  • Lemon Juice: Balances sweetness with tartness.
  • Brown Sugar & White Sugar: Sweeten the filling, with brown sugar adding richness.
  • Cinnamon & Nutmeg: Offer warm, aromatic flavors.
  • Cornstarch: Thickens the filling.
  • Salt: Enhances overall flavor of peach cobbler.
  • Vanilla Extract: Adds fragrance and flavor.

Crumble Topping Ingredients:

  • Butter: Brings richness and binds the topping.
  • Flour: Creates the crumble’s structure.
  • Baking Powder: Helps the crumble rise.
  • Salt: Balances sweetness.
  • Sugar: Sweetens the topping for your peach cobbler.
  • Vanilla: Flavors the topping.

Crunchy Topping Ingredients:

Finished peach cobbler recipe, fresh out of the oven, a delicious dessert ready to be enjoyed.

How To Make Peach Cobbler

  1. Preheat Oven: Set to 350°F and grease a 9×13-inch ceramic or glass pan.
  2. Filling: Toss chopped peaches with lemon juice, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch, salt, and vanilla. Place in the pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Crumble Topping: Mix cooled melted butter, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and vanilla until crumbly. Sprinkle over peaches.
  4. Bake: Return to oven for 35 minutes.
  5. Crunchy Topping: Combine turbinado sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle on top, then bake another 10 minutes. Optional: broil for 2-3 minutes for crispness.
  6. Serve: Let cool for 20-30 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

QUICK TIP

Make sure to serve this cobbler with some vanilla bean ice cream or fresh whipped cream (how to make whipped cream tutorial here).

Chunks Not Slices For Peaches

  1. Paring Knife Method: Peel skins with a paring knife, halve, remove the pit, and chop for this peach cobbler.
  2. Blanching Method:
    • For Unripe Peaches: Score an “X” at the bottom, blanch in boiling water for 60 seconds, then transfer to ice water. Once cool, peel off the skin with a paring knife.
    • For Ripe Peaches: Blanch in boiling water for 30 seconds, transfer to ice water, then peel off the skin when cool enough to handle.

A spoonful of the dessert being scooped out of the casserole dish, revealing the delicious fruity interior.

STORAGE

Making Peach Cobbler Ahead Of Time And Storage

Make-Ahead Instructions for Peach Cobbler:

  1. Topping: Prepare and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 day.
  2. Filling (Except Peaches): Combine and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 day.
  3. Peaches: Peel, pit, chop, and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 day.
  4. Assembly: Toss peaches with filling, transfer to a pan, and bake for 10 minutes. Add crumble topping and bake as instructed. Allow 5-10 extra minutes for baking if ingredients are chilled.

Storage:

  • Before Baking: Store prepared topping, filling (without peaches), and chopped peaches separately in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 1 day.
  • After Baking: Cool peach cobbler completely, then cover and store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

A bowl full of delicious dessert with caramelized top and fruity center.

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Peach Cobbler

5 from 3 votes
The ultimate Peach Cobbler with juicy sweet peaches and a crispy cinnamon cookie topping is delicious and surprisingly easy to make!
Sweet and delicious peach cobbler in a bowl with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
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Peach Cobbler

Sweet and delicious peach cobbler in a bowl with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
5 from 3 votes
The ultimate Peach Cobbler with juicy sweet peaches and a crispy cinnamon cookie topping is delicious and surprisingly easy to make!
Course Dessert, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Keyword peach cobbler, peach cobbler recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Setting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12 - 16 servings
Chelsea Lords
Calories 366kcal
Cost $7.12

Ingredients

Filling

  • 8 CUPS (~8-10 large peaches) fresh and ripe peaches peeled, pitted and cut into 1.5-2 inch chunks NOTE 1
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar (light brown works)
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Crumble Topping

  • ¾ cup (12 tablespoons) salted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups white all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla

Crunchy Topping

  • 3 tablespoons turbinado sugar (white sugar also works ok; less crunchy)
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • PREP: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch ceramic or glass pan. Do not use metal; it can cause the fruit to have a metallic flavor.
  • FILLING: Prepare the peaches (SEE NOTE 1). Add chunks of peaches to a large bowl. Toss gently with lemon juice. Add in the dark brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch, salt, and vanilla. Stir gently until combined and then transfer to the prepared pan along with any accumulated juices. Bake filling (without topping) for 10 minutes.
  • CRUMBLE TOPPING: Melt the butter and allow plenty of time for it to come back to room temperature. If it is too hot, it will melt the sugar and make the topping greasy. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and vanilla; stir. Add the room temperature melted butter into the mixture and stir until just combined. Do not over-mix. Crumble with your fingers and sprinkle over the partially baked peaches. Do not press the crumble mixture down . Return to the oven for 35 more minutes.
  • CRUNCHY TOPPING: In a small bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly on top of the crumble topping. Return to the oven for 10 minutes. If desired, broil for 2-3 minutes on HIGH for a super-crisp topping. Remove from the oven and let stand for 20-30 minutes to thicken and gel. Serve with fresh whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream. (See Note 2.)

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Recipe Notes

NOTE 1: Peach prep: 
  • Use a paring knife to cut off the skin; halve the peaches, remove the pit, and chop for this dessert.
  • Briefly boil (blanch) the peaches:
    • For unripe peaches: Using a paring knife, score a small "X" in the bottom of the peach and then place the peach in boiling water for about 60 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, remove the peach from the boiling water and place it in a large bowl filled with ice and cold water. As soon as the peach is cool enough to handle, use a paring knife to remove the softened skin (it should slide off pretty easily).
    • For ripe peaches: Place the peach in boiling water for about 30 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, remove the peach from the boiling water and place it in a large bowl filled with ice and cold water. As soon as the peach is cool enough to handle, gently peel off the softened skin with your fingers. (It should slide right off.) 
Note 2: Broiling: Broiling the Peach Cobbler at the end of the baking time makes it crispy and crunchy. Use caution, though, depending on the type of pan you use. Some types are not suitable for the broiler.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 16servings | Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 884IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This came out sooo good!! I also layered crumble topping on the bottom, then put filling, then layered with crumble topping on the top. Oh my goodness so so good.

  2. 5 stars
    Best peach cobbler ever! I loved it the best fresh out of the oven, but still ate most of it over the next day or two. Couldn’t keep my kids out of it either. I loved the sugar broiled on top! Recipe well worth the effort!

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