This easy homemade peach cobbler recipe will become your favorite summer dessert. Juicy peaches topped with a buttermilk biscuit topping and baked to perfection!
Ingredients for a Peach Cobbler
Fruit filling- Make sure to use semi soft ripe peaches, any variety will work here. You’ll also need brown sugar, cornstarch (to thicken up the syrup), salt and vanilla extract and almond extract for flavor.
Biscuit topping- All you need here is flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, butter, and buttermilk.
Can I make this cobbler in advance?
Unfortunately no. It should be baked right after it is made. The reason for this is that the sugar can pull out the juices from the peaches. Also, the cobbler topping will become denser.
How long will a cobbler stay fresh?
A peach cobbler is best if eaten immediately after baking. The cobbler topping will begin to absorb more moisture from the peaches and slowly become soggy. You can have the cobbler sit in the fridge for about 3-5 days.
Can you freeze a peach cobbler?
There are 2 ways to have a peach cobbler from a freezer. One way is freezing the fruit filling only, and the other way is freezing the entire baked cobbler. However, I recommend freezing only the prepared fruit filling. This way when you want to bake your cobbler you only thaw the peaches. Now, when you assemble and bake the cobbler it is as close to fresh as possible. If you want to freeze the baked cobbler you will want to remember a few tips. Bake the cobbler until the topping is only lightly browned. This is because your cobbler will cook more when you reheat it. A fully frozen cobbler can have a little bit of sogginess to the biscuit topping.
How to make this Easy Peach Cobbler
- Make the peach filling by combining the sliced and peeled peaches into a large bowl along with the brown sugar, salt, cornstarch, vanilla, and almond extract. Then place the peach cobbler filling into a pie dish and bake it as instructed in the recipe card below.
- Make the cobbler topping by combining the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, butter, and buttermilk in a large bowl.
- Add the biscuit topping on top of the bake peaches using a cookie scoop. Then brush the cobbler with melted butter and top it with coarse sugar and bake in the oven as instructed in the printable recipe card below.
What is a cobbler vs pie
Cobblers and pies are similar but here is a common way to spot the difference. Pies have a crust on the top and the bottom while cobblers are just topped with a pastry dough or bisquick mix. An easy way to make a cobbler is using the bisquick mix for the topping so that you don’t have to make any topping or dough yourself.
Should you peel peaches for cobblers?
This one is personal preference. I don’t care to chew on the skin so I remove the peach skin. Most people prefer to peel their peaches. However, if you want to save some time then you can leave the skin on.
Can I use frozen peaches for a cobbler?
Yes. However, frozen peaches can never compare to a fresh peach . If you use frozen ones you will want to let them thaw out and then drain them prior to using them for a cobbler. Now you can enjoy a peach cobbler any time of the year.
Different cobbler variations
Cobblers are a very versatile dessert. You can use really any fruit topping out there. Some common variations to a peach cobbler are apples, cherries, blueberries, plum, pear, or any combination of your favorite fruits.
More fruit recipes to enjoy in the summer!
- Blueberry pie
- peach crips
- Blueberry oatmeal bars
- Peach galette
- Blueberry pie filling with homemade crepes
- peach french toast
Watch a video on how to make this easy Peach Cobbler!
Peach Cobbler Recipe
- Peel and slice 4 peaches then place them into a large bowl.
- Then add 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch,1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp almond extract. Mix it all together and place into a pie dish. Bake at 370 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
- In a separate bowl combine 1 cup off all-purpose flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 cup granulated sugar, then add 1/4 cup of cubed unsalted butter.
- Beak up the butter using your hands.
- Now pour in 1/2 cup of buttermilk and mix it with a wooden spoon.
- Now using a cookie scoop, dollop scoops of the dough on top of the baked peaches.
- Brush the cobbler dough with 1 tbsp melted butter and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake at 370°F for about 35 to 40 minutes.