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Easy Peach Cobbler

 This peach cobbler recipe is super easy to make and tastes amazing. Tender juicy peaches are topped with fluffy cake batter to create the perfect mouthwatering peach recipe.

Ontario peaches have been abundant and my parents recently brought some to us, so we've been enjoying our first taste of summer peaches. The kids absolutely love eating fresh, juicy peaches and look forward to the time of year when we can find some local peaches to eat. I'd have to say, there is nothing better than biting into that first sweet and juicy peach. It almost makes me swoon every time! The only thing better, I think, would be peach cobbler.

Peach cobbler reminds me of Poor Man's Pudding, but made with peaches. By that I mean, the tender peaches are on the bottom, with a fluffy cake like topping. So, whenever I get the chance, I love to make peach cobbler. The smell of it cooking is SO intoxicating. Sweet aromas of peach and vanilla fill the house and make us all anxious to dig into the cobbler with some vanilla ice cream. The kids raved about the cobbler and I think if I would have let them, they might have eaten the whole thing. It was out of this world good, looks awesome and is the perfect end, to a wholesome meal.

What is a Cobbler?

Cobbler is a dessert which originated in the British Colonies, back in the 1850's. It consists of fruit (or sometimes a savoury filling), covered with batter, biscuits, or dumplings before baking. It is a popular dish in the UK and the US, and should not be confused with crumble. Traditionally cobbler is served with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream.

What's the difference between Cobbler and Crumble?

As mentioned above Cobbler consists of fruit, covered by a dough like batter; while crumble is usually topped with an oatmeal topping. 

Are there different types of Cobblers?

Depending on your geographical area, a cobbler may be known as something else. In the Canadian Maritimes, cobbler is usually referred to as a Grunt or Pandowdy. They are usually cooked on the stove top in a cast iron skillet, with the dough topping in the shape of biscuits. 

In the US, there are several different types of cobblers. Such as the Apple Pandowdy (an apple cobbler with a broken crust, sometimes stirred into the filling), Brown Betty (made with breadcrumbs, pieces of bread or graham crackers) or Buckle (topped with a golden yellow cake batter). 

What kind of Peaches can I use in Peach Cobbler?

Fresh peaches- in this recipe I used fresh peaches, which I peeled. Many people do not peel their peaches, but due to my IBS I prefer to peel my peaches. 

Frozen peaches- frozen peaches are usually firmer, so the result will be less jammy, but frozen peaches are awesome in peach cobbler. 

Canned peaches- the syrup in canned peaches will make the filling gummy, so I wouldn't recommend using them in cobblers.


Equipment Needed for this Recipe

  • pairing knife
  • 8x8 inch baking dish
  • mixing bowls (2)
  • measuring cups 
  • measuring spoons
  • wooden spoon or rubber spatula
  • mixer
Peach Cobbler Recipe

6-8 large ripe peaches
1/4 C vanilla sugar*
1 Tbs cornstarch
1/2 C butter, softened
1 large egg
1/2 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp grated lemon zest
3/4 C flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 pinch salt

 Preheat the oven to 375° F.

Peel the peaches and cut in half. Remove the pit and slice each half into 3 or 4 wedges.

Combine the peaches, the vanilla sugar, and cornstarch in a large mixing bowl. Stir occasionally, until the sugar dissolves, 5 to 7 minutes.

Cream together the butter and remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a separate mixing bowl, until smooth. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and lemon zest until the batter is smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice as necessary.

Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and stir until just combined.

Transfer the peaches to an 8-inch square-baking pan. Drop the dough in rounded tablespoonfuls over the fruit.

Bake until the fruit is bubbling and the crust is golden, 50 to 55 minutes. Let the cobbler cool slightly and serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

*regular sugar can be used, simply add 1/2 tsp of vanilla to the peach mixture


  1. YUM! Can't wait to make this peach cobbler dessert. Pinned it!

  2. Any recipe with “easy” and “peaches” in the name is for me!! Simple and delicious!!

  3. This was so good. Great with our fresh peaches we picked this year.

  4. My mouth is watering over this! I'm saving this for the minute I see fresh peaches available!

  5. I make a peach cobbler many times throughout the summer and winter months. Peach cobblers are my go to desserts. I am in the process of putting peaches in the freezer now for more desserts this summer and winter. Looks delicious!

  6. Peach cobbler will always be one of my favorites and yours was delicious and super easy to make. The lemon zest added a nice hint of flavor and of course we had it a la mode with a fat scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!

  7. Gosh, I could live on peaches! And anything one can make of them!! It's true that the Brits make cobbler all the time. I haven't tried yet, nor have fresh peaches other than imported from Spain and available in small quantities in grocery shops, but my apricot tree is doing well this year, perhaps I can substitute the fruit in this recipe, although it won't be the same, I know.

  8. Oh my God I wish I had smell-o-laptop this truly looks amazing. I love how afordable and easy to follow this recipe is.


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