Easy Peach Cobbler

It’s hard to express our love of casual, homespun desserts. This peach cobbler recipe is a new favorite with it’s spiced peach filling and sweet biscuit top.

Easy Peach Cobbler

Related: We love this easy apple crisp!

Cobblers, crisps and the like are perfect made in the summer when trees and bushes are brimming with sweet summer fruits. They are equally as impressive during the winter months, just use frozen fruits instead.

How to Make the Best Peach Cobbler

Fresh — or frozen and thawed — sliced peaches are tossed with lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and a little flour to help thicken. Adding a cup of berries is a great idea, too.

Peach cobbler filling

We give the peaches a head start in the oven while we make a sweet biscuit topping. To make the topping,  cut cold butter into a mixture of flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Then add just enough milk to form a soft dough.

You could pat the dough down and use biscuit cutters to form perfectly round biscuits, but we like the cobbler to look as casual as possible. We just dot dollops of dough over the peaches. To finish things off, we sprinkle a little cinnamon-sugar over the biscuits before baking, adding a sweet crunch to the tops of the biscuits. Then bake until the peaches are bubbling and the biscuit top has lightly browned.

Easy Peach Cobbler

Easy Peach Cobbler

  • PREP
  • COOK

Spiced juicy peaches topped with a sweet biscuit topping. Peaches are the star here. The topping will not cover all the peaches. Instead it floats on top, between the peaches and their thickened juices. (If you prefer the top to be completely covered, simply double the topping recipe below). We do take the time to peel the peaches for this — we prefer it this way. If you’re short on time, skip it. The cobbler will still taste great.

Makes approximately 6 servings

You Will Need

Peach Filling

2 to 3 pounds ripe peaches, peeled and sliced or 2 pounds thawed, frozen sliced peaches (5 cups sliced peaches)

1 cup fresh or thawed frozen berries, such as raspberries, blackberries or blueberries (optional)

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/3 cup (65 grams sugar, or more depending on sweetness of peaches

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Biscuit Top

3/4 cups (100 grams) all purpose flour

3 tablespoons sugar, divided

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut into small cubes

1/3 cup (80 ml) milk

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Prepare Filling
  • 1Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter or oil a 9-inch square baking dish (or 2-quart dish).

    2Toss sliced peaches with berries (optional), lemon juice, sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and the salt. Pour into baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes.

  • To Finish
  • 1Whisk flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, baking powder and the salt together. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut butter into the flour until crumbly. Pour in milk. Stir with a fork until a soft dough forms. Dot tablespoon-sized dollops of biscuit dough over pre-baked peaches, leaving some space between each dollop. (As the cobbler bakes, the topping will spread out a little).

    2Combine the remaining tablespoon of sugar and cinnamon for topping. Sprinkle over biscuit dollops.

    3Bake the cobbler 40 to 50 minutes or until juices are bubbling and topping is golden brown. Cool 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • How to Peel Peaches: To peel fresh peaches, score an “X” into the bottom of each peach with a knife. Add to boiling water for 45 to 60 seconds then plunge into ice cold water. Peel skins from peaches.How-to-Peel-Peaches
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values. Nutrition provided is for the lemon garlic version of the recipe.

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Nutrition Per Serving Serving Size 1/6 of the recipe / Calories 261 / Protein 4 g / Carbohydrate 54 g / Dietary Fiber 4 g / Total Sugars 36 g / Total Fat 5 g / Saturated Fat 3 g / Cholesterol 11 mg / Sodium 283 mg
AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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12 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Ccf March 27, 2023, 9:47 am

    I made this last night for my husband, and he thought it was absolutely delicious. I went exactly by the recipe except I made a half recipe using frozen peaches, Red Lobster biscuit mix, and made whipped cream for the top. For the biscuits, I only prepared half of the dry mix and omitted the cheese, of course. After dropping the biscuit topping on the peaches, I topped with 1/2 tbls of the cinnamon sugar as the recipe calls for. It was really easy to put together, and it turned out to be one of the best I’ve made so far.

    • Adam September 20, 2023, 6:58 pm

      Yay! So glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Nina June 11, 2022, 9:12 am

    I was looking for a savory fruit breakfast and made this recipe without the sugar in the fruit. I also used gluten free oat flour, buttermilk instead of milk and a bit of cardamom. I purposely didn’t add any thickening agent (flour or corn starch) because I wanted the full fruit juices. It is delicious. Next time however I will add about 2 tablespoons of sugar to the fruit. Thanks for the kick start.

  • Marvella A. Williams February 26, 2019, 11:23 pm

    I have been enjoying this recipe since around 1982 and still loving it. So quick and easy to make yeah.

  • Su September 4, 2018, 9:28 pm

    Last week, my daughter made this cobbler with fresh peaches. This was amazing, it’s the best I’ve ever tried. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! God bless!

  • Michelle E. August 8, 2014, 9:16 pm

    I just used your recipe and I would like to thank you and your husband for your contribution to the world! It was absolutely delicious, I impressed my in-laws, my family, and the house smells amazing. I have a peach tree, so I have enough to make your vanilla peach muffins for breakfast! I can’t wait to try other recipes from you guys.

  • Carol Sellers July 5, 2014, 6:45 pm

    The weather’s too hot here (Northern California) for cooking these days in the 80’s and 90’s, but I sure do enjoy watching your videos. Great lessons for learning. Keep the salt down and sugar down for good health! Very best wishes to you hard-working, generous people!

  • Lena Barclay June 3, 2014, 12:43 pm

    I just tested this recipe out and loved it!

  • Niz September 7, 2013, 11:10 pm

    Making this right now! Hope it comes out good 🙂

  • Kat W. September 6, 2013, 2:46 pm

    When following the recipe, for the peach filling it says 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar; however, when preparing the filling, the directions say 2 tbsp sugar. Could you please clarify this? Thanks!

    • Joanne September 7, 2013, 2:31 pm

      Hi there — So sorry about that. We flipped the measurements. The recipe is fixed now, but to clarify, 1/3 to 1/2 cup of sugar is added to the peaches and an additional 2 tablespoons are added to the topping.

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 30, 2013, 8:03 pm

    I am all over this! Such an awesome recipe!


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