Peach Cobbler


This Peach Cobbler is made using frozen peaches for easy prep. Just 15 minutes of hands-on time and you’ve got an ooey-gooey, sweet and delicious, fruity dessert! 

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You guys. This is seriously the best homemade peach cobbler recipe EVER…if I do say so myself. 😉 I love this recipe because, since I use frozen peaches, it can be made all year round! No scouring the fruit section at the grocery store to find perfectly ripe peaches. No peeling, no slicing; just grab a couple bags of prepped frozen peaches and before you know it you’ve got a warm, delicious, ooey-gooey, fruity dessert.

What is peach cobbler?

Cobbler is a dish consisting of sweet (or sometimes savory) filling poured into a large baking dish covered with batter, biscuit, or dumplings then baked!

Today we’re making a sweet cobbler. Although there are many sweet, fruit cobblers, today’s cobbler is peach: a thick, gooey peach filling covered in a delicious, brown sugar topping and crunchy turbiunado sugar!

Ingredients

My secret to making this the easiest peach cobbler recipe ever is to use frozen peaches. No peeling, no slicing, no trying to find perfectly ripe peaches. They’re just ready to go!

Today’s recipe has two components: the topping and the filling—and both are SO EASY.

Topping

  • Butter – helps hold the topping ingredients together.
  • Brown Sugar and Flour – bakes perfectly to form a delicious caramel-y topping for the cobbler.
  • Vanilla Extract – adds warmth.
  • Baking Powder – gives a little lift.
  • Salt – cuts the sweetness and enhances other flavors.

Filling

  • Frozen Peaches – I love using frozen peaches since they’re already peeled and sliced.
  • Brown Sugar – provides a thick, caramel-y texture for the filling.
  • Cinnamon and Nutmeg – adds delicious, warm flavors.
  • Cornstarch – helps thicken the peach filling.
  • Lemon Juice – cuts the sweetness with its tangy flavor.
  • Turbinado Sugar – sprinkled over the top for some added texture and sweetness.

I love to serve my peach cobbler warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s SO YUMMY!

How to make

  1. Use a hand-mixer to whip together melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla, flour, baking powder, and salt for your filling.peach cobbler topping in bowl
  2. Toss peaches, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch, and lemon juice together.peaches in bowl
  3. Pour peach mixture into prepared baking dish.peach mixture in baking dish
  4. Use a small cookie scoop to place the cobbler topping over the filling and press down. Sprinkle turbinado sugar over the topunbaked peach cobbler in baking dish
  5. Bake for 60-75 minutes, let cool slightly, then serve and enjoy!finished peach cobbler in baking dish

How long to bake

The cobbler will take anywhere from 60-75 minutes to cook all the way through. You’ll know it’s done when the filling has thickened and the topping is bubbling around the edges.

What peaches to use

I use peeled and sliced frozen peaches for super easy prep! All you have to do is let them thaw before incorporating them into the filling. Easy as pie…or cobbler in this case. 😉

Do you need to drain the peaches?

Nope! Any excess moisture from the frozen peaches just adds moisture to the cobbler which isn’t a bad thing at all.

Can you use canned peaches?

I don’t recommend using canned peaches for this recipe because, since they’re already so much softer than frozen or fresh, they tend to get a bit gummy in a cobbler.

Can you use fresh peaches?

The reason why I don’t recommend using fresh peaches is that it’s somewhat difficult to find perfectly ripe peaches. Too ripe and they’ll be too mushy in your cobbler; not ripe enough and they’ll be too hard, even when cooked. Another concern is that the peaches will overcook and the topping won’t be cooked enough.

If you do decide to go the fresh peach route, keep in mind the cook time will be affected and you will have to prep the peaches yourself.

To tell if a peach is ripe, look at its yellow hues. It should be a deep golden, not a pale yellow. You can also give it a little squeeze. It should have quite a bit of give. If it’s firm, it’s not ripe enough!

How to peel peaches

If you decide to use fresh peaches, you’ll want to peel and slice them yourself.

To peel them easily, just lower the peaches into a pot of boiling water, let them sit for 30 seconds, then put them into an ice water bath. This shocks the peaches and keeps the flesh from cooking but the skin will be super easy to peel off.

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Can you use a different fruit?

I love peaches so I definitely recommend sticking to the original recipe, but if you’re looking for flavor variations you could absolutely sub the peaches out for blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, cherries, rhubarb, you name it! Or mix it up by combining some flavors—mixed berry, strawberry rhubarb, peach blueberry, etc.

Not a peach fan? Give my slow cooker cherry cobbler recipe a try. It’s also super delicious!

How to store peach cobbler

This peach cobbler is best served right away while it’s still warm, but any leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

To reheat in the oven, remove from the fridge (or thaw in the fridge, if frozen) then let it come to room temperature and bake at 350ºF for 20 minutes or until warmed through. If the top is browning too much in the oven, cover the dish with foil then continue to bake. You can also microwave single servings but it won’t be as crispy.

– Jennifer

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Peach Cobbler

This Peach Cobbler is made using frozen peaches for easy prep. Just 15 minutes of hands-on time and you've got an ooey-gooey, sweet and delicious, fruity dessert! 
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, frozen peaches, summer dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 448kcal
Author Jennifer Debth

Ingredients

Cobbler Topping

  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter melted (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour spoon and leveled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cobbler Filling

  • 2 (16 oz) packages peeled and sliced frozen peaches thawed according to package directions (about 6 cups frozen peaches)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar for sprinkling
  • Vanilla Ice cream for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.

Cobbler Topping

  • Place melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla, flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl.
  • Use a hand mixer to mix until well combined. Set aside.

Cobbler Filling

  • Gently toss peaches, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch, and lemon juice together until well combined.
  • Pour into prepared baking dish and spread out into an even layer.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to scoop the cobbler topping over the filling.*
  • Use your hands to gently press down and spread out the topping.*
  • Sprinkle turbinado sugar over the top.
  • Bake in preheated oven for about 60 – 75 minutes (1 hour – 1 hour 15 minutes) or until the filling has thickened and the topping has cooked.
  • Cool for 20 minutes in the pan before scooping and serving with vanilla ice cream!

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Notes

*See video for visuals.

Nutrition

Serving: 1person | Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 901IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2mg

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