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Easy Fresh Peach Cobbler

This Easy Fresh Peach Cobbler is the perfect end-of-summer dessert, and it’s absolutely irresistible when served warm with vanilla ice cream. Sure to become a favorite!

Sweet, soft, juicy fresh peaches are surrounded in a buttery, cakey topping that gets deliciously caramelized along the edges (and a little crisp when served fresh from the oven). It’s so simple and so scrumptious!

Finally, the fresh local peaches have arrived!

For several weeks now, I’ve been driving by the orchard that’s just a few miles down the road from us, just waiting to see that big, beautiful “peaches” sign.

At last, a few days ago, there it was!

Well, I wasted no time getting some. I’d been having a serious craving for this peach cobbler (cobbler made with fresh, in-season peaches is pretty hard to beat).

I couldn’t wait, so I made it for dessert that very night.

It was absolutely heavenly served still warm from the oven with some of my super creamy no-churn vanilla ice cream. So good, in fact, that we ate most of it in one sitting (don’t judge!), and by the next day, there was nothing left.

You can bet that I’ll be making this several more times before the peaches are all gone.

Now, cobbler isn’t going to win any awards in the looks department. It’s a bit of a hot mess, actually. BUT it’s most definitely a big winner when it comes to flavor!

And the best part is it’s super easy to make, way easier than baking a pie.

Personally, I like it even better than pie. I’ve never really been a big fan of pie crust, but I am a huge fan of cake, and this cobbler’s kind-of-cakey-kind-of-biscuit-y topping is perfection!

easy fresh peach cobbler in a white baking dish with a cloth napkin and serving spoon on the side

Cobblers, crisps, and crumbles…What’s the difference?

All of these desserts are very similar in that they are fruit covered with a topping and baked in the oven until warm, bubbly, golden brown, and delicious. Definitions can vary, but the general difference lies mostly in the toppings:

  • Cobbler has a cake-like or biscuit topping.
  • Crisps are topped with a mixture of oats, flour, sugar, and butter (and sometimes nuts).
  • Crumbles are pretty much a crisp without the oats (and nuts).

Ingredients you need:

  • Melted butter
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Fresh peaches

Here’s a look at how to make Easy Fresh Peach Cobbler:

Note: This is just a quick overview of the steps. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full recipe with detailed instructions.

2 images; one a graphic of an oven with text that says preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit; the other of melted butter in a baking dish with text that says pour melted butter into a 9x13-inch baking dish
2 images; one of a flour mixture in a bowl with a whisk with text that says combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar in a bowl; the other of batter in a bowl with a spatula with text that says add milk and vanilla, stir to combine
2 images; one of the batter in the baking dish with the butter with text that says pour batter into the baking dish on top of the butter, don't stir; the other of peaches in a bowl with a spoon with text that says combine peaches and sugar
2 images; one of the peaches in the baking dish on top of the batter with text that says spoon the peaches into the dish on top of the batter, don't stir; the other a graphic of an oven with text that says 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until...
2 images; one of the finished cobbler in the baking dish with text that says golden brown and set; the other of a spoonful of cobber being taken out of the dish with text that says enjoy, best when warm

Tips & Tidbits:

  • The number of peaches you need will depend on the size of the peaches. I had smaller to medium-sized peaches when I made this, and it took about 6 peaches.
  • Fresh peaches are the best when making this cobbler, but in a pinch, you can use canned peaches (drained) or frozen peaches (be sure to thaw them first or else it will take too long to bake).
  • The amount of sugar that you add to the peaches can be adjusted based on how sweet your peaches are.
  • Important! Don’t stir after adding the batter and the peaches to the baking dish. The cobbler won’t turn out right if you do.
  • This cobbler is at its best when served the day you make it, fresh from the oven and still warm.
  • If you have any leftovers, store them covered in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
  • The best way to reheat leftover cobbler is in the oven at 350°F until heated through (cover with foil so it doesn’t get too brown), but if you’re in a hurry, you can use the microwave (it will have a more soggy texture, but it will still be yummy!).
close-up of a spoonful of easy fresh peach cobbler being taken out of the pan

Sometimes, when my sweet tooth is in ultra-high gear, I drizzle my cobbler and ice cream with some caramel sauce or some pure maple syrup. So good!

I hope you try this Easy Fresh Peach Cobbler recipe and love it as much as I do. Thanks for visiting today!

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Easy Fresh Peach Cobbler

This Easy Fresh Peach Cobbler is the perfect end-of-summer dessert, and it's absolutely irresistible when served warm with vanilla ice cream. Sure to become a favorite!
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Author: Michelle / Now Cook This!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Estimated Calories: 291

Ingredients

  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups peeled, pitted, and sliced fresh peaches

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Pour the melted butter into a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ¾ cup of the sugar.
  • Add the milk and vanilla to the flour mixture; stir until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the baking dish on top of the butter. Don't stir.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the peaches and the remaining ¼ cup sugar.
  • Spoon the peaches into the baking dish, making sure they are evenly spread out. Don't stir.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the topping is golden brown, set and cooked through, and lightly caramelized around the edges.
  • Let cool for a few minutes before serving. This cobbler is best when served warm fresh from the oven.

Notes

  • The number of peaches you need will depend on the size of the peaches. I needed 6 smaller to medium-sized peaches to get 4 cups of slices. 
  • The amount of sugar that you add to the peaches can be adjusted based on how sweet your peaches are.
  • If you have any leftovers, store them covered in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
  • The best way to reheat leftover cobbler is in the oven at 350°F until heated through (cover with foil so it doesn’t get too brown), but if you’re in a hurry, you can use the microwave (it will have a more soggy texture, but it will still be yummy!).
  • Estimated calories are for the cobbler only and do not include ice cream.
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Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

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