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Classic Peach Cobbler Recipe – Made With Fresh Peaches or Canned Peaches

This classic peach cobbler recipe is so easy to make and tastes incredible! It is the perfect summertime dessert recipe, especially when peaches are in season!

This cobbler recipe has been in my family for years and is served almost at every family event. Sliced peaches coated in a biscuit like topping and then baked until golden brown.

Serve it warm with a dollop of ice cream and you have a dessert that everyone will love! However, I also like to eat it at cold or at room temperature on a hot summer day as well.

classic peach cobbler with ice cream on top
What is better than peach cobbler? Peach cobbler with ice cream!

The best part of all, you can make it using either fresh or canned peaches. However, I always prefer to use fresh peaches when they are in season.

They taste so much better than store-bought peaches that are found in the grocery store. The natural sweetness in a just picked, ripe peach is incomparable to a peach that has been shipped across the country.

In fact, when I can get my hands on fresh picked peaches in the middle of the summer, I don’t even have to add sugar to the peaches to make this classic peach cobbler recipe. They are naturally that sweet when picked at the peak of ripeness.

How To Peel Peaches

The only downside of using fresh peaches is that you must peel them. However, don’t let that stop you! It is actually fairly easy to peel peaches.

All you have to do is put water in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Then when it comes to a boil place 3-4 peaches in the pot and boil for 30 seconds.

Remove the peaches using a spider strainer or a large pair of tongs. Then immediately place the warm peaches in an ice water bath.

The cold water will shock the peaches and stop the cooking process. Then use a paring knife to peel the skin away from the flesh.

You will be shocked at how easy it is to remove the skins. Then all you have to do is remove the pit and slice the peaches and you are ready to make your classic peach cobbler!

peeling the skin off fruit
Peeling peaches is easy using the hot-cold method.

Classic Peach Cobbler Recipe

*Specific measurements and complete recipe instructions are located in a printable recipe card at the bottom of this article. However, be sure to continue to read the tips and tricks to making this recipe below.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 1/2 cups peaches, peeled, cored and sliced (about 5-6 peaches) *see note if using canned peaches
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, optional for added sweetness
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

*If using canned peaches you will need 32oz. of sliced canned peaches, including the syrup.

Batter Ingredients

  • 6 TBSP. butter, cut in small tabs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • ground cinnamon, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

The first step in making this easy peach cobbler recipe is to heat the fresh peaches so that they become somewhat tender before cooking. However, if you are using canned peaches, you can skip this step.

Peaches that are purchased in a can have already been processed and are already tender. Therefore, if you are making this recipe with canned peaches, the actual recipe instructions begin by melting butter in a baking dish.

However, if you are using fresh peaches start by adding the peeled and sliced peaches in a large saucepan. Then add the sugar (if using) and salt and stir to toss.

peaches boiling
If using fresh peaches you must first heat the peaches so that they become slightly tender.

Place the pan over medium heat. Continue to heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved.

The heating process will help bring out the natural juices from the peaches. Even if you skip the sugar, the peaches still need to be heated until they become slightly tender and the juices begin to release.

Heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Then remove the peaches from the heat and proceed with the rest of the recipe as instructed.

*If Using Canned Peaches Start Here To Make Classic Peach Cobbler

Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Slice the butter into small tabs and then place butter pieces into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.

Place the pan in the oven during the preheating process just until the butter melts. When the butter is liquified remove the baking dish from the oven.

Tilt the baking dish in multiple directions so that the butter can coat the entire bottom surface. Then set the dish aside and prepare the batter.

dry ingredients

In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Next, stir in the milk just until combined.

Pour the batter mixture into the baking dish and then smooth it until it forms an even layer. Spoon the peaches and juice (or canned peaches and syrup) over the batter.

Don’t worry if you are thinking that a classic peach cobbler traditionally has batter on top of the peaches, and not beneath them. During the baking process the batter will rise up and cover the majority of the peach slices.

Before placing the cobbler in the oven, sprinkle cinnamon over the top of the entire surface. Then carefully transfer the baking dish to the middle rack in the oven.

Bake at 350°F (177°C) for about 35-40 minutes or until it turns golden brown. Then remove the dish from oven and let the peach cobbler rest for 5 minutes prior to serving.

The resting time allows the juices to thicken up a bit and makes it easier to cut and serve.

Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Or if you prefer, serve cold or at room temperature at your next backyard barbecue!

peach cobbler in baking dish
The batter will rise above the top of the peaches during the cooking process.

Other Delicious Summertime Dessert Recipes

Here are some of my other favorite summertime dessert recipes. Check them out and you may find your new favorite!

And if you are wanting to make classic peach cobbler but you don’t need an entire 9 x 13 inch baking pan, consider this Peach Cobbler For Two recipe!

Enjoy! Mary

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Classic Peach Cobbler Recipe

peach cobbler

Classic peach cobbler with a nice crisp topping. Just like Grandma used to make!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Inactive Time 5 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups peaches, peeled, cored and sliced (about 5-6 peaches) *see note if using canned peaches
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, optional for added sweetness
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Batter Ingredients

  • 6 TBSP. butter, cut in portions
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • ground cinnamon, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan add the sliced peaches, sugar and stir to combine. *If using canned peaches start at step number 3.
  2. Cook over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved and helps to bring out the juices from the peaches. This should only take a few minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Place butter pieces into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Place the pan in the oven during the preheating process just until the butter melts. Remove the pan from the oven.
  4. In a large mixing bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the milk, just until combined. Pour the mixture into the buttered pan and smooth the batter into an even layer.
  5. Spoon the peaches and juice (or canned peaches, if using) over the batter. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top.
  6. Bake at 350°F (177°C) for about 35-40 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes prior to serving.

Notes

If using canned peaches, omit the first three ingredients and use 1 quart of undrained canned peaches.

Recipe provided by Make Your Meals 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 348mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 2gSugar: 49gProtein: 3g

Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.

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