Serve up our Sweet and Easy Peach Cobbler for a traditional sweet treat at any gathering. There's almost nothing better than a homemade dessert, especially when it features seasonal peaches and a flaky, buttery topping. Save our family's favorite peach cobbler recipe and keep it on hand for your next dessert, whether you’re baking for a special occasion or craving a cobbler for weeknights.
The best thing about a peach cobbler? With fresh peaches and ingredients everyone has sitting in their pantry, this dish comes together quickly with minimal steps. Fruit, sugar, butter, and flour—it's hard to mess that up! The next time you're on dessert duty at a potluck or hosting friends over for brunch, make this easy peach cobbler and prepare to revel in the compliments.
Picture sitting in the summer sun while the smell of this mouth-watering dessert wafts from the kitchen. There's almost nothing better than knowing a sweet treat is waiting for you—especially when it's the best peach cobbler around! If your taste buds are anything like ours, this dessert will become a staple in your family's recipe book. Gather your loved ones from near and far to enjoy the delicious, summery, easy peach cobbler.
What is Peach Cobbler?
Many people don't know the difference between all those buttery, fruit-centric desserts, but a cobbler is one of our favorites. Cobblers are like deconstructed pies—with peaches and dough mixed and cooked together in a large dish to create a flaky, juicy dessert. Cobblers can be made with many kinds of fruit, but peaches are a classic.
The Origin of Peach Cobbler
Peach cobbler is a traditional American dessert that's been around for hundreds of years. No one can pinpoint exactly where it started (although many believe it was created in the South), but it's always been a popular summer favorite in homes around the country. It's said that when American settlers didn't have the proper ingredients and cookware to make a pie, they opted for the easier and less time-consuming cobbler. Since then, countless peach cobbler recipes have been made over the years—but we enjoy ours the most.
Why We Enjoy Our Easy Peach Cobbler
Hosting can feel daunting, from setting the table to decorating the house and cooking every dish. We've found that simplifying delicious dishes like this peach cobbler recipe is one way to take some stress off the host. With our easy peach cobbler, all you have to do is mix the ingredients and pop it in the oven to bake. When done, the baking dish can be brought directly to the table for everyone to enjoy together.
Many of us grew up eating versions of peach cobbler, whether it was a family recipe handed down through generations or a newly discovered one. There's something about enjoying the sweet and buttery peach cobbler recipe that feels cozy and nostalgic. Whether easy peach cobbler reminds you of your grandparents or you're baking it for the first time, you're sure to feel a touch of comfort with each bite.
Don't forget one of our favorite reasons to make this cobbler—it's even in the recipe! It's easy. Sometimes, after creating elaborate and elegant table settings and a multiple-course menu, you want a quick and simple dish you can whip up in no time. This sweet and easy peach cobbler is a staple in our home because it's easy as pie. Well, cobbler, more accurately!
What's the Best Time of Year to Make Peach Cobbler?
Peach season typically runs from July to September, so late summer is ideal for a peach cobbler. While you can make this easy peach cobbler recipe year-round using other seasonal fruits like fresh blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, or strawberries, you have got to try it with in-season peaches at least once to enjoy that fresh, summery taste.
What You Need to Make Peach Cobbler
The best peach cobbler recipe can be thrown together and served with minimal effort. Using pantry staples, such as flour, sugar, butter, and the peaches of your choice, you can whip up an easy peach cobbler in a pinch. There's no need to dirty a million dishes—with one baking dish and two mixing bowls, kitchen cleanup will be a breeze. When it comes time to serve your peach cobbler recipe, grab your favorite bowls from your dinnerware collection and a couple of spoons and enjoy.
Fresh vs. Canned Peaches in a Peach Cobbler Recipe
If you can get your hands on juicy, in-season peaches, those are preferred for our best peach cobbler recipe. However, if you get a craving in the winter or can't find any fresh peaches at your store, canned peaches have been used by other bakers with the same success. Canned peaches can sometimes be more convenient, and since making this easy peach cobbler taste bad is nearly impossible, feel free to work with what you've got.
How to Cut Peaches for Cobbler
Whipping up a batch of the best peach cobbler but not sure how to cut the star ingredient? When slicing peaches for this easy peach cobbler recipe, we suggest either whole slices or bite-sized chunks. If you'd like to focus on a more visually pleasing presentation, you could also use peach slices and arrange them in artistic ways. But, depending on the ripeness of your peaches, you might need to be flexible and cut however works best for your peaches at hand. Whatever you go with, you're sure to end up with a tasty bite every time.
Tips for Peeling Peaches
This easy peach cobbler requires peeled peaches. You can peel them the old-fashioned way or try your hand at a new method. While we haven't tried these yet ourselves, here are three easy peach peeling methods recommended by Food Network's top chefs.
Blanching a batch of peaches is a quick way to get multiple peaches ready for a recipe at once. Simply bring a pot of water to boil, score each peach with an X shape to release steam, and place them in the pot. After 30 seconds, the skin should start to separate—then you can shock your sweet peaches in an ice bath, and they'll practically slip out of their skins.
If you'd rather hand peel your peaches, there are two methods used. For firm peaches, it's best to use a sharp vegetable peeler to get a close shave. When you find soft peaches, it's safest to use a paring knife—though this does require a little more skill.
A Few Key Ingredients:Fresh peaches—for this recipe, we swear by using fresh summer peaches for that perfect sweet taste!
Butter—to get that classic pastry crumble, butter is a must.
Sugar—what dessert recipe is complete without it?
Peach Cobbler Recipe
2 cups fresh peaches (approx. four peaches), peeled & sliced
1 tablespoon sugar
16 tablespoons (2 sticks) butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups self-rising flour, sifted
2 cups white wine
Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to serve
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and arrange oven rack to middle position. In a small bowl, toss peaches with 1 tablespoon of sugar and set aside.
Place butter in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish and put dish in oven until butter has melted. In a large bowl, whisk sugar, flour, and wine until smooth. Remove dish from oven and pour batter over the butter; Do not stir. Using fingers or a slotted spoon, drop the sweetened fruit over the batter. Discard extra juice.
Return baking dish to oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until the center is set and the easy peach cobbler is bubbly and golden.
Peach Cobbler Recipe Notes:For a more cake-like consistency, feel free to use milk as a substitute for the white wine.
Tossing the peaches in the tablespoon of sugar helps bring out the sweet flavor even further.
Pro tip: remember the Rule of 2s. All this recipe calls for is two cups of each ingredient and two sticks of butter.
The Best Garnishes for Peach Cobbler
The best peach cobbler is traditionally served with vanilla ice cream on top, so the warm, gooey cobbler mixes with the cold, refreshing ice cream. Others may opt for whipped cream. Some people add nuts, such as almonds or hazelnuts, to their peach cobbler to complement the sweetness and add a crunchy texture.
Essentials for Baking and Serving Peach CobblerAs you prepare to bake this easy peach cobbler, it's important to make sure you have the right serveware. This peach cobbler recipe is the best, not just because of the unforgettable flavors but because it requires minimal dishes from your collection:
- Baking dish
- Individual bowls
1. Find the Best Baking Dish for Your Peach Cobbler Recipe
We recommend using a 9 x 13-inch baking dish to get the best cobbler-to-peach ratio as you make the recipe. The Signature White Ruffle Casserole is also our go-to cookware. With darling ruffles and hand-painted brush strokes, this serving dish can go straight from the oven to the table. Your guests will enjoy this classic dish almost as much as the best peach cobbler recipe inside it.
2. Serve Peach Cobbler in Individual Bowls
When you finally sit down and enjoy this delicious peach cobbler, we find it easiest to serve individual bowls to each guest. That way, the frosty ice cream, and crumbly peach cobbler can be contained in one place for mess-free eating.
Whether you're setting the table for an intimate dinner with family or hosting your friends on the patio, unlock your inner designer with vibrant bowls. Experiment with matching the bowls to the rest of the dinnerware, or choose fun patterns and colors that mix and match. Whatever your style, your guests will enjoy indulging in our peach cobbler recipe in the bowls you choose.
3. Choose Utensils to Enjoy Your Peach Cobbler
Besides a serving utensil, like the Gold Small Dot Serving Spoon or a cake server, you'll need to provide your guests with a fork or spoon to divvy up the best peach cobbler. Most prefer spoons to scoop a little of the ice cream, crumble, and peach in each bite.
Every detail matters when designing your tablescape, from the largest serving platter to the smallest utensils. Enjoy coordinating your spoons with the rest of the dinnerware, or be bold with unique combinations.
7 Best Occasions for Serving Peach Cobbler
Our easy peach cobbler recipe can be made anytime throughout the year, whether you're celebrating or looking for something new to bake. Serve the sweet, best peach cobbler on these occasions:
Creating a Summertime Menu
After baking this easy peach cobbler for yourself, you might feel inspired to create a full menu of cohesive dishes that complement these sweet, buttery flavors. Use what's in season and create dishes that feature other summer produce and flavors to bring a warm tone into your tablescape for a lovely summertime menu.
Sweet and savory has always been a favorite combo in our kitchens, so consider dishes with savory flavors, leaning more salty, peppery, and herbaceous. Create a delicious menu around the Head-On Shrimp or Grilled Flank Steak to make your guest's palates crave something sweet, like our best peach cobbler, for dessert. Don't forget to serve with Summer Cocktails and Grilled Lemonade.
Serve It Up
|Present our easy peach cobbler to the table with the Signature White Oval Platter. The slightly raised rim will contain all the sweet flavors as you serve up your guests.|
|Our Iris Blue Drop Small Bowl is perfect for individual dessert servings.|
|Make serving easier with the Signature White Knob Serving Spoon—you'll have your guests going back for seconds!|
Our peach cobbler recipe is the perfect summertime dessert staple for any home. With a simple setup, minimal dishes, and delicious flavors, this dish can be brought to any gathering, from birthday dinners to outdoor picnics. Enjoy the sweet, fruity, buttery dessert with our Sweet and Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe all year long.