July 20th, 2015

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

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I know Georgia is famous for their peaches, but we grow some pretty delicious peaches here in Colorado too! I look forward to their appearance at the farmers’ market every summer. And in my humble opinion, one of the best things you can do with fresh peaches is make this Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler.

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this is about as wonderful as dessert can get. And it’s so easy to make.

Once you have the peaches, everything else you need for this cobbler recipe is probably already in your pantry. I’m talking things like flour, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.

After all, it wouldn’t be “old fashioned” if you needed a bunch of fancy, new-fangled ingredients.

And since this is a great, basic cobbler recipe, you can switch up the fruit to use what’s in season–like apples, for example. You can even mix fruit together–peach and blueberry is one of my favorite cobbler combinations!

I like to bake this in individual serving dishes, but it tastes just as delicious baked in a single larger dish. However you choose to make this old fashioned peach cobbler, it’s the perfect dessert for summer!

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Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Fresh peaches, cinnamon and a simple cobbler batter come together in this old fashioned recipe. Best served warm with vanilla ice cream!


    For the filling

    • 8 fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
    • 1/4 cup white sugar
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
    • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

    For the topping

    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup white sugar
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
    • 1/4 cup boiling water
    • 3 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • Vanilla ice cream, for serving


    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, combine sliced peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, vanilla or almond extract, and cornstarch.
    2. Toss to coat peaches evenly and pour into a 2-quart baking dish or 5-6 individual baking dishes. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with a pastry cutter or your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in boiling water until just combined.
    4. In a small bowl, stir together the 3 tablespoons of white sugar with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
    5. Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture evenly over the topping. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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    1. This looks incredibly delicious! My husband loves peaches and he would die for this 🙂

    2. om nom nom!! I bought a bag of peaches an was wondering what to do with them, this is the PERFECT way to use them!!

    3. I do love a good stone fruit cobbler and this peach recipe is perfect, especially for summer!

    4. Looks delicious! I’d love some right now! YUM!

    5. I made this recipe with fresh peaches from my neighbor’s peach tree and it was beyond delicious! I am going to post this recipe on my blog. 🙂

    6. We bought fresh peaches from a Thorp WA a famous fruit stand and made this, doubled the recipe and it was yummylicious!☺

    7. Could you make this with canned peaches if it’s not the time of year for peaches?

    8. Can this be cooked a day ahead of time and reheated to serve? Will it get mushy? Thank you!

    9. Made this tonight. So yummy. And so easy. Will definitely be making this again.

    10. Do you butter the pan before you start?

    11. Julie Lehner says:

      Made a double batch of this cobbler last weekend for a picnic AND made another batch today – just three days later!!! This is an absolute favorite! We love nuts so added chopped pecans to the topping. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    12. This was to die for!!! Bought peaches at the farmers market today and they were perfectly ripe for this recipe. Everything was carmelized and had the best crunch topping. It was perfect!!

    13. What a gorgeous creation!

    14. Peach Cobbler is my very favorite recipe, especially if I can score some Palisade Peaches. Your recipe is going to happen in my kitchen very soon!

    15. Yummy! I love cobblers! Especially topped with ice cream!

    16. Just made this Peach Cobbler,, I’ve been baking for many years and I’m kinda picky. This is a wonderful find! Takes the place of all my old favorites. Try It!

    17. Absolutely love your good old recipe! Basic ingredients, wonderful. Thank you

    18. I am making this for the second time! It’s very yummy and everyone loved it!

    19. Is the cast iron skillet the best way to bake this? Or should peaches be baked in glass and then maybe transferred to cast iron with crumble on top of that? This looks phenomenal.

      • I think glass is just fine….I just really like the way the cast iron skillet looks in my photo! 🙂 But I did bake it in the skillet for this picture, so that works too. I don’t really think one is better for the other for a recipe like this. I do put another pan underneath when I’m using cast iron, because it’s not as deep as my glass baking pans.

    20. Aubrie Shramko says:

      This looks amazing! If I plan on adding blueberries should I add less peaches?

    21. Hi,
      This looks delicious. I am looking forward to making this but I do have a few questions

      -Will any kind of peaches should I use?
      -I am using my stand mixer, how well does the topping have to be mix?
      -What are the dimensions of the pan I should use?

    22. Any kind of fresh peaches will work. The topping just needs to be crumbly. You should cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or your hands. I don’t recommend a stand mixer for the topping, but if you use one, I would not run it very long. You have different options for pan size, that I mention in step 2 of the directions. It just depends on whether you want a big cobbler, or individual serving size cobbler.

    23. I am not sure where to use the hot water mentioned in you receipe. Could you please let me know?
      Thank you

    24. To use frozen peaches, how many cups to equal 8 fresh?

    25. I just made this for my husband. He was blown away! The only different I did was instead of dropping spoonfuls of dough on top I crumbled
      It. Made for more even distribution of topping and wasn’t all doughy at the end. I think i will be making this for him a lot!!!


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