5 from 2 votes
Fresh Peach Cobbler just may be the ultimate summer dessert comfort food.  It's simple, easy and a timeless classic with a buttery cobbler topping, fresh juicy peaches, and hints of cinnamon in a rich, sweet syrup.  This is the best peach cobbler I have ever eaten!  It has a perfectly wonderful crust that is crisp on top but is also soft and moist and chewy thanks to the juicy peaches bubbling below it.    
Fresh Peach Cobbler
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
 
Fresh Peach Cobbler just may be the ultimate summer dessert comfort food.  It's simple, easy and a timeless classic with a buttery cobbler topping, fresh juicy peaches, and hints of cinnamon in a rich, sweet syrup.  This is the best peach cobbler I have ever eaten!  It has a perfectly wonderful crust that is crisp on top but is also soft and moist and chewy thanks to the juicy peaches bubbling below it.    
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 420 kcal
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
Ingredients
Fruit Filling
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 10-12 fresh, ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced thick (about 8-10 cups)
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Cobbler Topping
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup boiling hot water
  • 3 tablespoons additional granulated sugar for sprinkling over top
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Peel, pit and slice peaches into thick slices. Melt butter and pour into a large 9x13" pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sliced peaches, sugars, cinnamon, cornstarch and lemon juice and toss to coat. Pour into the pan right over the melted butter. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven while preparing cobbler topping.
  3. While the peach filling is baking, prepare the cobbler topping by combining the flour, sugars, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the cold butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs, then stir in the boiling hot water just until everything is combined.
  5. After peaches have cooked for 10 minutes, remove from the oven and drop spoonfuls of the cobbler topping over the peaches. The topping will rise and spread as it cooks, so no need to worry about spreading it around. Just try to cover the peaches evenly with dollops of cobbler topping.
  6. Sprinkle the cobbler with the 3 additional tablespoons of granulated sugar, then return to the oven and bake for 30 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and the peach filling is bubbling up around the edges. You may want to bake it on a baking sheet just in case the fruit juices bubble over during the cooking process.
  7. Remove from heat and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving with vanilla ice cream.
Recipe Notes

The number of peaches in your filling can vary depending on size.  You can always go on the high side even with large peaches if you prefer more fruit to topping, but I wouldn't adjust the sugar content of the fruit filling, even if using a few extra peaches. Also, this is called Fresh Peach Cobbler for a reason, but if you MUST make it during the off-season, I would recommend 10 cups of thawed and drained frozen peaches rather than canned peaches in syrup.  But really, nothing beats fresh peaches. Adapted from All Recipes.

Nutrition Facts
Fresh Peach Cobbler
Amount Per Serving
Calories 420 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Potassium 265mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 67g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 36g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 7%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.