Dessert

Peach Cobbler: A Southern Delight

There’s nothing quite like a warm, gooey peach cobbler straight from the oven to bring a smile to your face. This classic Southern dessert is a favorite for a reason—it’s simple to make, bursting with sweet, juicy peaches, and topped with a flaky, golden crust that’ll have everyone coming back for seconds. Today, I’m going to share with you my one-pan peach cobbler recipe that’s perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a family gathering, a summer cookout, or just a cozy night in. So grab your apron, and let’s get to bakin’!

Now, I know there are a lot of peach cobbler recipes out there, but trust me when I say this one is the best. Why? Well, for starters, it’s incredibly easy to make. You don’t need any fancy equipment or hard-to-find ingredients—just a few pantry staples and a handful of peaches. Plus, this recipe uses canned peaches, which means you can enjoy it all year round, even when fresh peaches aren’t in season.

But what really sets this peach cobbler apart is the flavor. The combination of sweet peaches, warm spices, and buttery crust is downright irresistible. And because we’re using a pre-baked bottom crust, you won’t have to worry about any soggy bottoms here. Every bite is perfectly balanced and oh-so-satisfying. So go ahead and give this recipe a try—you won’t be disappointed!

Ingredients

Before we get started, let’s make sure we have everything we need. Here’s what you’ll need to make this one-pan peach cobbler:

  • 2 pre-made pie crusts
  • 4-6 cans of peaches (drained)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ stick butter (melted)
  • Zest of one fresh lemon
  • Cornstarch slurry (1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water)

Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing Peach Cobbler

1. Preheat the Oven

First things first, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). This way, it’ll be nice and hot when we’re ready to bake our cobbler.

2. Prepare the Filling

In a large mixing bowl, combine the drained peaches, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and lemon zest. Mix gently until the peaches are well-coated with the sugar and spices. This is where all the flavor magic happens, so don’t rush this step!

3. Thicken the Filling

Pour the cornstarch slurry (1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water) into the peach mixture. Stir until the slurry is fully incorporated. This will help thicken the filling as it bakes, ensuring that every bite is perfectly gooey and delicious.

4. Bake the Bottom Crust

Roll out one pie crust and place it at the bottom of a baking dish, ensuring it covers the entire base and up the sides a bit. Bake the bottom crust in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until it is slightly golden. This will help prevent a soggy bottom crust and give your cobbler that perfect texture.

5. Assemble the Cobbler

Pour the peach filling over the pre-baked pie crust, spreading it evenly. Cut the second pie crust into strips or shapes and place them over the peach filling in a lattice pattern or any design you prefer. This is your chance to get creative, so have fun with it!

6. Add the Butter

Drizzle the melted butter over the top crust. This will give the crust a beautiful golden color and add a rich, buttery flavor to every bite.

7. Bake

Place the assembled cobbler in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Your kitchen will smell absolutely amazing at this point!

8. Cool and Serve

Allow the cobbler to cool for about 10 minutes before serving. This will help the filling to set and make it easier to serve. Scoop out a generous portion, and enjoy your homemade peach cobbler warm, optionally with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Expert Tips and Tricks

  • Use Fresh Peaches: If you have fresh peaches on hand, by all means, use them! Just peel and slice them, and you’re good to go. Fresh peaches will add an extra layer of flavor and juiciness to your cobbler.
  • Adjust the Sweetness: If you find the filling too sweet or not sweet enough, feel free to adjust the amount of sugar to your taste. You can also add a splash of lemon juice for a bit of tang.
  • Spice It Up: Don’t be afraid to experiment with different spices. A pinch of ground ginger or allspice can add a unique twist to the classic recipe.
  • Make It Gluten-Free: Substitute the pie crust with a gluten-free version to make this dessert suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.
  • Add Some Crunch: Sprinkle some chopped nuts, like pecans or almonds, over the top crust before baking for added texture and flavor.
  • Keep It Simple: If you’re in a hurry, you can skip the lattice top and just lay the second pie crust over the filling, cutting a few slits to allow steam to escape.

Variations

  1. Berry Peach Cobbler: Add a mix of fresh or frozen berries (like blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries) to the peach filling for a berry twist.
  2. Spiced Peach Cobbler: Add a teaspoon of ground ginger and a pinch of cloves to the filling for a spiced version.
  3. Peach and Apple Cobbler: Mix in some thinly sliced apples with the peaches for a delicious apple-peach combo.
  4. Peach and Pear Cobbler: Combine sliced pears with the peaches for a unique flavor blend.
  5. Bourbon Peach Cobbler: Add a splash of bourbon to the filling for a boozy kick.
  6. Coconut Peach Cobbler: Sprinkle shredded coconut over the top crust before baking for a tropical twist.
  7. Peach Cobbler with Oat Topping: Replace the second pie crust with a mixture of oats, brown sugar, and butter for a crunchy topping.
  8. Almond Peach Cobbler: Add a few drops of almond extract to the filling and sprinkle sliced almonds over the top crust.
  9. Peach Cobbler with Cream Cheese: Dot the filling with small spoonfuls of cream cheese for a creamy surprise.
  10. Chocolate Peach Cobbler: Add some dark chocolate chips to the filling for a decadent treat.

What to Serve with Peach Cobbler

  1. Vanilla ice cream
  2. Whipped cream
  3. Fresh mint leaves
  4. Caramel sauce
  5. A dollop of Greek yogurt
  6. A sprinkle of powdered sugar
  7. A side of fresh berries
  8. A drizzle of honey
  9. A scoop of cinnamon ice cream
  10. A splash of heavy cream

Storage Tips

  • Refrigerate: Store leftover peach cobbler in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.
  • Freeze: You can also freeze the cobbler for up to 3 months. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

Serving Size for Family Gatherings

One pan of peach cobbler typically serves about 8-10 people, depending on portion size. If you’re hosting a larger gathering, you might want to double the recipe and use a larger baking dish to ensure everyone gets a taste.

Make-Ahead Tips

You can prepare the peach filling and bake the bottom crust up to a day in advance. Store the filling in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and keep the pre-baked crust covered at room temperature. When you’re ready to bake, assemble the cobbler and proceed with the recipe as directed.

Peach Cobbler: A Southern Delight

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 30 minutesCook time: 40 minutesRest time: 40 minutesTotal time: minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:300 kcal Best Season:Summer

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. First things first, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). This way, it’ll be nice and hot when we’re ready to bake our cobbler.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the drained peaches, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and lemon zest. Mix gently until the peaches are well-coated with the sugar and spices. This is where all the flavor magic happens, so don’t rush this step!
  3. Pour the cornstarch slurry (1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water) into the peach mixture. Stir until the slurry is fully incorporated. This will help thicken the filling as it bakes, ensuring that every bite is perfectly gooey and delicious.
  4. Roll out one pie crust and place it at the bottom of a baking dish, ensuring it covers the entire base and up the sides a bit. Bake the bottom crust in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until it is slightly golden. This will help prevent a soggy bottom crust and give your cobbler that perfect texture.
  5. Pour the peach filling over the pre-baked pie crust, spreading it evenly. Cut the second pie crust into strips or shapes and place them over the peach filling in a lattice pattern or any design you prefer. This is your chance to get creative, so have fun with it!
  6. Drizzle the melted butter over the top crust. This will give the crust a beautiful golden color and add a rich, buttery flavor to every bite.
  7. Place the assembled cobbler in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Your kitchen will smell absolutely amazing at this point!
  8. Allow the cobbler to cool for about 10 minutes before serving. This will help the filling to set and make it easier to serve. Scoop out a generous portion, and enjoy your homemade peach cobbler warm, optionally with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

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