Peach Cobbler made with fresh or frozen peaches, a touch of cinnamon, brown sugar, and a little half and half to make the easy crust rich and delicious.
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Gorgeous round peaches hanging from those pretty trees that dot the landscape in middle Georgia are a sure sign that summer has arrived. And that means it’s time to make a good Southern Peach Cobbler, full of golden peaches surrounded by crisp, gooey, buttery goodness and a favorite dessert at every gathering.
Peach Cobbler Recipe
This peach cobbler recipe is a simple one that my Granny has used for years, as have many other fabulous Southern cooks. I’ve taken the liberty of adding a little cinnamon, some grated nutmeg, and brown sugar to the peaches, along with a little brown sugar sprinkled on top of the batter just before baking.
I also use half-and-half instead of milk, which makes the easy peach cobbler crust richer and more flavorful.
My husband says this is the best peach cobbler recipe he’s ever tasted and I tend to agree! I’ve upped the amount of batter while still having plenty of flavorful juice from the peaches so there’s plenty of gooey crust—and everyone knows that’s the best part of the peach cobbler anyway!
Peach Cobbler Crust
A staple in most Southern kitchens, a peach cobbler recipe is one of those family recipes that may go back generations. And there are so many versions of homemade peach cobbler.
Some place a pie crust on top and bottom, others have a lattice crust just on top, and others use an easy technique that makes its own crust, which is my favorite because it’s simple and I like the gooey crust that develops.
The technique for making this old-fashioned peach cobbler is similar to my Chicken Pie, where you melt butter and simply stir together flour and milk to make a batter, which you pour over the butter.
The difference for the peach cobbler is that you also add sugar to the flour mixture.
What Do You Need to Make the Best Peach Cobbler
There are no special tools needed for this easy peach cobbler recipe. You need a 9×13-inch baking dish and a pot to cook the peaches in. That’s about it!
I have made this peach cobbler recipe so many times that it’s second nature to me now and I don’t even pull out the recipe. It’s a great dish to take to potluck gatherings, so if you have a baking dish with a lid you are ready to go!
One of the nice things about this recipe is that it transports well and you don’t have to worry too much about juice getting in your car.
Peach Cobbler Ingredients
A lot of recipes for peach cobbler call for canned peaches and you could certainly use canned peaches in this recipe if you like. I do not because I just don’t like the texture of canned peaches.
If fresh peaches aren’t in season then I prefer frozen peaches.
- Half and Half (can use whole milk)
- Vanilla extract
- Brown sugar
How to Make Peach Cobbler
Stir together peaches, brown sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil, then simmer about 5 minutes.
If I’m using store-bought frozen peaches, I like to take a knife and fork and cut some of them into smaller pieces.
Melt the butter in a 13×9 inch baking dish.
While the butter’s melting, whisk together the flour and sugar in a large bowl.
Slowly stir in the half and half and whisk it all together until you have a nice, smooth batter.
Once the butter is melted, slowly pour the batter over the butter but don’t stir.
Then gently spoon the peaches and any accumulated juices over the mixture and do not stir.
Sprinkle a little extra brown sugar over the top and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Bake the peach cobbler until golden brown and bubbly on top. Yum!
Serve your Southern Peach Cobbler hot or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream or homemade sweetened whipped cream. Enjoy!
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The best peach cobbler made with fresh or frozen peaches, cinnamon, brown sugar, and a little half and half to make the crust rich and delicious.
- 4 cups peach slices (can use fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup water (usually need 1 cup if using frozen peaches)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups half-and-half or whole milk
Preheat oven to 350. Place butter in 9 x 13-inch dish and melt in oven. Remove dish from oven when butter is melted.
Cook peach slices in water with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla until boiling then turn down to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes.
Stir together flour and sugar, then stir in half-and-half (or milk). Slowly pour the batter into the melted butter but do not stir.
Gently pour peaches and accumulated juice over the batter. No stirring!
- Bake at 350 for about an hour or until crust is golden brown.