Easy Homemade Peach Cobbler

You’ll love this easy peach cobbler recipe. Use fresh or frozen peaches, and your going to love our super simple, from scratch biscuit topping. Nothing says summer quite like a warm, homemade peach cobbler!

Easy Peach Cobbler

Peach season might be my favorite time of year! Beyond eating as many perfectly ripe, juicy peaches as possible, I immediately crave three recipes: Vanilla Peach Muffins, Peach Sangria, and this homemade peach cobbler with its fluffy biscuit topping.

This fresh peach cobbler recipe comes from a friend, and we’re thrilled to share it with you. It’s quick and fantastic when made with fresh or thawed frozen peaches, and it’s definitely in the running for the ultimate summer dessert! When it’s fall, I’m all about Apple Cobbler!

Peach Cobbler Ingredients

We’ll use a lot of peaches for this peach cobbler. They break down a bit as they bake, so I like to pile my baking dish pretty high.

Our classic cobbler filling is simple. In addition to the peaches, we’ll need a bit of lemon juice, sugar, flour, and spices. You can also toss in a cup of berries and turn this into a berry peach cobbler.

Making the filling for peach cobbler

I like using in-season or frozen peaches for the best cobbler. If using frozen, you’ll want to thaw them first.

When using fresh, I peel my peaches. You can leave the peel on if you’d like, but it doesn’t break down when baked. Peaches are quite easy to peel. I use the same method when I need to peel fresh tomatoes.

How to Peel Peaches for Cobbler

Cut an “X” into the bottom of your fresh peaches. Then, place them into a pot of boiling water. Let the peaches boil for 45 to 60 seconds, and then plunge them into a bowl of ice water to cool down.

Peeling peaches for cobbler: Simmering the peaches in water to help the peel release.

When the peaches are cool, peel away the peach peel. It should come away easily. And that’s it. Now you know how to peel peaches for peach cobbler!

Peeling peaches for cobbler: Showing how easy the peel comes away after blanching peaches.

How to Make the Best Peach Cobbler

We give our peach filling a head start in the oven while we make the sweet biscuit topping.

Peach cobbler filling

Cut cold butter into a mixture of flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder — similar to this Homemade Biscuits Recipe.

Then, when the mixture looks crumbly, we’ll 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 peach cobbler to look as casual as possible. So, we dot dollops of dough over the peaches.

To finish things off, we sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar over the biscuits before baking. Then bake your cobbler until the peaches are bubbling and the biscuit topping is lightly browned.

Easy Homemade Peach Cobbler

Storing Peach Cobbler and Make-Ahead Tips

Peach cobbler is best served warm, either alone or with ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Store baked peach cobbler covered in the fridge for up to 5 days. Or freeze for up to 3 months (I freeze in individual portions).

To reheat, use the microwave or bake at 325°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through. Cover with foil if you notice it’s browning more than you’d like.

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Easy Homemade Peach Cobbler

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This Peach Cobbler recipe features spiced, juicy peaches with a sweet biscuit topping. Peaches are the star, with the topping placed gently on top rather than covering them completely. This allows the thickened peach juices to mingle with the topping. For a traditional, fully-covered cobbler, double the topping recipe below. While we prefer the texture of peeled peaches, you can save time by leaving the skins on – the flavor will still be wonderful.

Makes approximately 6 servings

You Will Need

Peach Filling

5 peaches, peeled and sliced or, use thawed frozen sliced peaches (about 5 cups)

1 cup fresh or frozen berries, optional

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/3 cup (65g) 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 fine sea salt

Biscuit Top

3/4 cups (100g) 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 (80ml) whole milk

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


    1Heat oven to 350°F (176°C). Lightly butter or oil a 9-inch square baking dish (2-quart dish).

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

    3Make the topping. Whisk the flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, baking powder, and salt together. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour until crumbly.

    4Pour in the milk and stir with a fork until a soft dough forms.

    5Drop tablespoon-sized dollops of biscuit dough over the pre-baked peaches, leaving some space between each blob. As the cobbler bakes, the topping will spread out a little.

    6Combine the remaining tablespoon of sugar and cinnamon for topping. Sprinkle over the top of your cobbler.

    7Bake the peach cobbler for 40 to 50 minutes or until the juices are bubbling and the topping is golden brown. Cool for 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.
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.
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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17 comments… Leave a Review
  • 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.

    • Adam March 1, 2024, 8:01 pm

      Thanks for letting us know that your substitutions worked! Glad you loved it 🙂

  • 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!

    • Adam March 1, 2024, 8:02 pm

      Yay! You have made our day 🙂

  • 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.

    • Adam March 1, 2024, 8:02 pm

      We are so happy that you found us and your family loves the cobbler 🙂

  • 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!

    • Adam March 1, 2024, 8:02 pm

      Wonderful! 🙂

  • 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!

    • Joanne March 1, 2024, 7:58 pm

      Thanks Katrina!


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