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Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

This peach cobbler is so easy to make – combine a few ingredients for the magic cake layer, add spices to canned peaches, add melted butter, bake, and voila! This recipe will be your new favorite southern dish that everyone will love- even if they don’t like fruit desserts!

Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

Making a cobbler is super easy.  In fact, even I can do it.

What exactly is a cobbler, you ask.  Good question.   According to one of my favorite research websites, Wikipedia, the definition is:

“…a variety of dishes, particularly in the United States and United Kingdom, consisting of a fruit or savoury filling poured into a large baking dish and covered with a batter, biscuit, or pie crust before being baked. Some cobbler recipes, especially in the South, resemble a thick-crusted, deep-dish pie with both top and bottom crust.”

So…basically, peach cobbler is a lot like a peach pie – only better!

Bowl of peach cobbler and ice cream sitting on counter.

How To Make Peach Cobbler

Most cobblers that I am used to only require three ingredients for the crust – self-rising flour, sugar, and either milk or buttermilk.  For the filling, you can simply use a can of pie filling.  Oh, and you need a stick of butter.

I prefer to use a can of peaches in natural juices when I make peach cobbler.  I add a little sugar and a couple of spices and pop it in the oven.

You can make this yummy, peach-filled cobbler in less than an hour by following these easy steps. Before you get started, make sure that you have the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 29 ounces can of peaches in natural juices
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

While the oven is warming up, melt butter by place it in 9-in square baking dish or a glass pie pan and place it in the oven. For a rustic look, you could use a 9-inch cast-iron skillet. No matter which you choose to bake the cobbler, be sure to keep an eye on it. You only want it to melt, not brown.

Meanwhile, mix together the topping ingredients: flour, sugar, and buttermilk. Set the topping aside for now.

Adding sugar to peaches to make cobbler.

Next, combine peaches, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.

Adding vanilla and spices to peach cobbler filling.

Remove melted butter from the oven if you have not alread and spoon flour mixture into the pan. Drain the peaches and spoon them on top of the flour mixture.

It may seem strange to put the topping on the bottom and the bottom peach later on top, but trust me. The peaches will sink and the top crust rises and it’s simply delicous.

Cake-like crust layer of a peach cobbler in a square glass baking dish.

Bake the cobbler for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Peaches on top of a cake layer making peach cobbler.

Allow to cool for approximately 30 minutes before serving.

Peach cobbler in a round pie plate.

Scoop out the warm, delicious peach cobbler into bowls and top with ice cream or whipped topping. Watch at it magically disappears!

How To Store Peach Cobbler

For any leftover peach cobbler, cover it with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can reheat servings of cobbler in the microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds. Be sure to cover it so that it doesn’t make a mess.

Bowl of peach cobbler and ice cream.

Easy Peach Cobbler

This is the ultimate southern comfort food dessert recipe. It's so easy to make and tastes amazing! Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You'll be glad you did!
4.5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 582 kcal


  • Pie pan
  • Mixing bowl


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 29 ounces peaches in juice
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place butter in 9-in square baking dish and place in oven to melt.
  • Meanwhile, combine flour, sugar, and buttermilk and mix well. Set aside.
  • Combine peaches, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.
  • Remove melted butter from oven and spoon flour mixture into pan. Spoon peaches on top of flour mixture. (Discard excess peach juice.)
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  • Allow to cool for approximately 30 minutes before serving.


If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can make your own substitution at home. 
In a small bowl, place 1 cup of all-purpose flour.  Remove 1 ½ teaspoons of flour  – you can put that back in the flour container.  Add 1 ½ teaspoons of baking flour and ¼ teaspoon of salt.  Whisk the three ingredients together and use in place of self-rising flour.

Fresh peaches in season?  You can use those, too.  First, place 2 cups of peeled and sliced peaches, 1 cup sugar (more for sweeter fruit), and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until boiling. Remove from the heat and use in place of the canned peaches.

If you don’t have buttermilk, you can make “sour milk” and use it instead.  Place 1 tablespoon of vinegar in a one-cup measuring cup.  Fill the remainder of the cup with milk.  Allow it to sit for 5 – 10 minutes.

Peach cobbler is also delicious served with whipped cream.

The nutrition information is for the peach cobbler only.  Ice cream would add additional calories, fat, protein, and sugar.


Serving: 1Calories: 582kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 5gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 599mgFiber: 3gSugar: 56g
Keyword dessert, easy, peach cobbler
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Can I use fresh peaches?

Yes, you can. But you will need to cook them just a bit before doing so. The best way to cook peaches is with a little bit of sugar and lemon juice. To do this, take 2 cups of fresh peach slices, 1 cup sugar (more for sweeter fruit), and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice; add it all together in saucepan over medium heat until boiling. Turn off the stovetop burner so that you don’t continue cooking your delicate fruit.

That’s why this peach cobbler recipe is easy – the canned peaches have already done the “work” for you.

Bowl of peach cobbler and ice cream.
The crust has a spongy cake-like texture and is delicious. It’s fantastic served with some vanilla ice cream.

Hungry for more?  Check out these other delicious recipes:

  • Mini S’mores Pies – All the great taste of the campfire favorite, without the campfire and a lot tastier!
  • Easy Apple Dumplings – This is that famous recipe for apple slices wrapped in crescent dough and baked in a citrus soda mixture.
  • Old Fashioned Tea Cakes – These are just like what your grandma made if your grandma was from the deep South.  They’re so delish!
  • Orange Cookies – One of my favorite cookies that my mom makes.  They’re light, citrusy and refreshing.  (Can cookies be refreshing?)

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