Peach Cobbler

The parade of fresh fruit desserts continues this summer with this delicious peach cobbler. I love fruit crisps and cobblers when I’m out at a restaurant in the summertime, but sometimes it escapes my brain to make them at home too. They’re so easy that there’s no excuse not to whip them up every time you find yourself with an abundance of fruit. And with all of the farmer’s markets that are around nowadays, that shouldn’t prove to be a problem. Fresh peaches were calling my name, and after throwing together a cherry crisp a couple of weeks ago, I decided that the peaches should get a biscuit-y cobbler topping. Mmm biscuits.

There is something completely intoxicating about the smell of ripe peaches in the summertime. Just get within a foot and the smell will waft over and make you weak in the knees. I totally adore it!

I basically mixed together a peach pie filling, poured it in a baking dish, and topped it with spoonfuls of biscuit dough. Not very difficult or time consuming. The hardest part is waiting the almost-hour for it to finish baking. Bubbling peach juice, fluffy and golden brown biscuit topping, just begging for a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Give in. You won’t be sorry!

One year ago: Anise Cookies
Two years ago: Scallion Pancakes with Ginger Dipping Sauce
Three years ago: Classic White Bread
Four years ago: Bacon, Cheddar & Green Onion Scones

Peach Cobbler

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 50 to 60 minutes

Total Time: 90 minutes


For the Peach Filling:
6 peaches, peeled, pitted & sliced into ¼- to ½-inch slices
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Pinch of salt
4 tablespoons instant tapioca, ground in a spice grinder

For the Cobbler Topping:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
¾ cup buttermilk


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Combine the slices peaches, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and tapioca in a large bowl; set aside for 10-15 minutes.

3. In the meantime, make the cobbler topping. Whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt in another large bowl. Toss the butter pieces with your fingers, and work them into the flour mixture until it is the texture of coarse meal, with little pea-size pieces. Pour the buttermilk on top and, using a fork, mix until just combined.

4. Pour the peaches into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Drop the cobbler topping dough by the spoonful all over the peach filling.

5. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


49 Responses to “Peach Cobbler”

  1. Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking on July 14, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Beautiful picture and I’m sure it’s delicious!


  2. Lauren at Keep It Sweet on July 14, 2011 at 5:06 am

    This looks delicious! I’d definitely have a hard time waiting for it to finish cooking.


  3. Heather (Heather's Dish) on July 14, 2011 at 7:47 am

    mmmmm, there’s nothing more summery to me than a peach cobbler. i remember growing up in Texas we’d get peaches in Fredericksburg then pile them all in peach cobblers…heaven!


  4. jenna laughs on July 14, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Totally agree about the smell of ripe peaches. This cobbler is beautiful!


  5. Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine on July 14, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I’ll definitely have to try making this. I just cannot seem to get enough of the fresh, ripe peaches from our farmers market!


  6. Paula on July 14, 2011 at 11:10 am

    For some reason, I always think of the movie Steel Magnolias when I see Peach Cobblers. Guess it reminds me of Summer and the Ladies of the South. This is a beautiful looking cobbler.


  7. sherri lynn on July 14, 2011 at 11:30 am

    This looks delicious! If it’s anything like your peach crumb bars we will LOVE it!


  8. Erin on July 14, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Cobblers/crisps really are so easy to make! Why don’t we have them more often? Especially since they are as delicious as this one.


  9. Paula on July 14, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I have loads of peaches around here that I need to use! Why didn’t I think of cobbler?! 🙂 Sounds delicious!


  10. Rachel@TimeforGoodFood on July 14, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Yum! First of all, let me say that I’ve been a fan of your site for a while. I LOVE your recipes! I’ll have to try peach cobbler with biscuit topping. I usually make the batter/self-rising kind like my grandmother used to make. I actually blogged about it a couple of weeks ago: Thanks for inspiring me to make another pie!


  11. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family on July 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    YUM! I have been crazy about peaches lately…as they are every where here (North Carolina).


  12. Kelly on July 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Ooo this peach cobbler looks delicious!! Gorgeous pictures as ALWAYS!! Great recipe 🙂


  13. Katrina on July 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    This is such a yummy cobbler recipe! I adore peaches. Yum!


  14. MrsProctor on July 14, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    You have perfect timing, lady! I have a bag of peaches about to go bad… This will be on the table tonight 🙂


  15. The Café Sucré Farine on July 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Wow, I bet this smells fantastic while baking! You said to serve it warm but I’m thinking that I would probably eat it HOT, would be able to wait! Looks fabulous, thanks, Chris


  16. Christine on July 14, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Looks wonderful! Yum!


  17. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts on July 14, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Cobbler sounds wonderful! Fresh peaches are all over, this would be such a treat!


  18. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit on July 14, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Peaches are abundant right now, and so sweet! I love a simple dessert like this one, full of summer fruit. Beautiful! 🙂


  19. Colleen on July 14, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I LOVEEEE peach cobbler….and it’s my hubby’s favorite. I cook the peaches with some good bourbon and it’s really delish!


  20. Jacqueline on July 14, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    This just screams summer! I randomly bought like 15 peaches at the store yesterday (can’t pass up a great deal :-), so I am definitely going to make this!


  21. Robin on July 14, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Oh my! What a great dessert with fresh peaches in season right now! Yum!


  22. Ann on July 14, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I love, Love, LOVE peach cobbler! Since yours only has a pinch of cinnamon, I think I can omit it (allergies). Beautiful – as always!


  23. Ivy P Motuyang on July 14, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    hi, love this recipe. can i used canned peach for this recipe.. thanks.


  24. Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } on July 14, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Great recipe and perfect for summer. I must make before all of the wonderful peaches are gone. 🙂


  25. Paula Jo @ Outdoor Garden Decor on July 14, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Yummy! I just love peach cobbler. I just made one for the 4th of July with homemade vanilla ice cream. There is nothing better.


  26. Andrea on July 15, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Hey girl,
    You have to try Paula Deene’s Peach Cobbler. She uses self rising flour with fresh peaches (I used canned and drained them) but add more cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice to it. Simple and delish. Still a loyal follower even though I haven’t written in awhile.


  27. Kim Beaulieu on July 15, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Peach cobbler is my fave fruit dessert. It is so good. This just makes me hungry. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Kim


  28. Felice on July 15, 2011 at 3:48 am

    I think peach cobbler is one of the great comfort desserts and I always have a hard time resisting it. Well, honestly I don’t resist it because life is short and you should never pass up an opportunity for a beautiful ripe peach, especially in cobbler form.


  29. Sasha (The Procrastobaker) on July 15, 2011 at 7:53 am

    This looks wonderful! Ive never had a cobbler before, always the traditional crumble here, but I would love to give it a go, especially if its even half as delicious as yours looks 🙂


  30. Johana on July 15, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Hello Michelle,
    Love your site! Thanks for sharing your recipes, All those that I have tried have been a complete success!
    I have a question for this cobbler, would it change much it the tapioca is not added? Thanks


    • Michelle on July 15th, 2011 at 11:22 am

      Hi Johana, The tapioca works as a thickening agent, if you omit it I would add in 2 tablespoons or so of cornstarch.


      • Johana on July 15th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

        perfect! thank you for your prompt answer =) Have a nice weekend!!


  31. Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie on July 15, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Peach cobbler is my favorite type of cobbler. I could eat the topping by itself!


  32. Skylar on July 16, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Who doesn’t love peach cobbler? This looks really delicious


  33. Paula on July 18, 2011 at 8:00 am

    I’m making this today but all I have are *gasp* frozen peaches that I need to use up. I know it won’t be as good, but I’m hoping it will still be yummy!


  34. Sandra on July 18, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    That scoop of ice cream with the Peach Cobbler sent me right over the edge!


  35. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on July 19, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I picked up some lovely local peaches earlier in the week, and I have been craving some peach cobbler ever since. This looks like a perfect recipe!


  36. Josue Zepeda on August 1, 2011 at 2:24 am

    I did your cobbler recipe and it came out super delicious! Thank You!!


  37. Laney on August 1, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I just bought a dozen of ripe peaches from the vendors market this weekend, and this is the perfect recipe for them! Am going to make it right now… thank you for sharing the recipe!


  38. NewBaker on September 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I tried this recipe yesterday and it came out just perfect!! I did not have tapioca and therefore replaced it with Corn Starch and used Whole wheat Pastry Flour instead of the cake flour. This recipe is a keeper!!!


  39. Manali on June 4, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Hi Michelle, this recipe looks worth a try and since peaches are in season im surely going to try this out. In India though there aren’t varieties of flours like the cake flour which you’ve mentioned above, available in the market. So is it alright if I use refined flour instead completely?


  40. Becky on July 26, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Just made this today! Spectacular. I substituted flour for the tapioca. Worked great!
    Thanks for an excellent recipe!


  41. Mimi on June 28, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Can I use tapioca flour in place of the ground instant tapioca?


    • Michelle on June 29th, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      Hi Mimi, I would use tapioca starch, not tapioca flour.


  42. Sara on June 17, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Do you know how many cups of peaches this would use? I’m going to use frozen since they aren’t quite in season yet where I’m living. Thanks!


    • Michelle on June 23rd, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      Hi Sara, About 4.5 cups of sliced peaches. Enjoy!!


  43. Katrina on July 3, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Oh my. This looks amazing. I have a couple of questions though. Does the cobbler topping stay on top or does it bake throughout the pan of peaches (like the self rising flour). I like the balance of breading and peaches so that its not just a bunch of peaches in syrup at the bottom. Also do you know if this recipe would hold up well if I made a large pan. Making a pan for my family reunion and would be using a pan about 20.75×12.81. The kind you would get from Sams Club or Gordons. I think that I would almost have to triple the recipe. Thanks!


    • Michelle on July 9th, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      Hi Katrina, The cobbler topping stays on top. As long as you increase the recipe accordingly, it should be fine in a larger pan.


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