Get Ready to Indulge in Our Sweet Southern Peach Cobbler

Folks, gather ’round because I got a recipe that’ll knock your socks off. It’s a simple southern peach cobbler that’ll make you feel like you’re sitting on the front porch with a glass of iced tea, taking in the warm summer breeze. This here is the kind of dessert that’ll make your heart skip a beat and your taste buds dance with joy.

Now, I’m not gonna lie to you, making cobbler can seem daunting to some folks, but this recipe is easy as pie. Well, it’s actually easier than pie if we’re being honest. All you need are some fresh peaches or canned ones if that’s what you’ve got, and some pantry staples like flour, sugar, and butter. With just a few simple steps, you’ll have a soul food peach dessert that’ll make Granny proud.

One thing I want to mention before we get started is that using fresh peaches will give your cobbler a more delicate flavor while canned peaches will provide a more robust flavor. Either way, this cobbler will be finger-licking good. So let’s dust off those aprons and get to baking up some Southern-style goodness.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Simple Southern Peach Cobbler
Simple Southern Peach Cobbler

Well, well, well! If y’all are looking for the perfect dessert that screams southern comfort, then you’ve come to the right place! You’ll love this simple southern peach cobbler recipe because it’s easy to make with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. But let me tell y’all, it’s not just easy to make but also delicious to taste.

Imagine digging into a warm and gooey peach cobbler that’s perfectly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. The peaches are soft yet hold their shape, and the brown sugar adds a depth of flavor that will make your taste buds scream “yee-haw!” Now, if that doesn’t get your mouth watering, then I don’t know what will.

This recipe is a crowd-pleaser and perfect for any occasion – from family dinners to potlucks to picnics. It’s like a warm hug from grandma on a plate. Trust me; everyone will be asking for seconds and maybe even thirds!

And don’t worry if you don’t have fresh peaches on hand; canned peaches work just fine too. You’ll still get that delicious peach flavor without all the fuss of peeling and slicing.

So, what are y’all waiting for? Try this easy southern peach cobbler recipe today and watch everyone’s eyes light up with delight. Just remember to save some room for a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top – it takes this fruit cobbler to the next level!

Ingredient List

“Golden brown crust with sweet and juicy peaches”

The ingredient list for this Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe is straightforward and easy to find. You can use either fresh or canned peaches, whichever you prefer. If you want a quick and simple southern-style dessert, using canned peaches is the best option. But if you want it to be more authentic and flavorful, use fresh peaches. Here’s what you’ll need:

For the cobbler ingredients:

  • 2 cups peeled and sliced fresh peaches (or 29 ounces canned peaches in light syrup)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the topping:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Be sure to have all of your ingredients prepared before you start making the recipe. It will make the process much quicker and easier.

The Recipe How-To

“A scoop of vanilla ice cream takes this cobbler to the next level”

Now that you have gathered all the cobbler ingredients and have carefully prepared them, it’s time to get cooking! Grab your baking dish and let’s make a delicious Easy Southern Peach Cobbler.

Preheat Oven

First things first, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Mix the Batter

Take a large bowl and whisk together 2 cups of self-rising flour, 2 cups of granulated sugar divided in half, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, a pinch of sea salt, and a dash of ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg.

Now, add in 1 cup heavy cream and mix until everything is well combined. Don’t overmix it, simply stir until everything is just incorporated.

When done, take 1 stick unsalted butter and melt it in the microwave or on a stove top. Pour the butter into the batter and mix it well.

Prepare the Peaches

Make sure to use fresh peaches for this recipe as canned peaches may be too soft. Peel and slice about 4 cups of fresh peaches, which should be enough.

In a new bowl, combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, a dash of ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Give it all a good mix before pouring the mixture over the sliced peaches. Mix once again to make sure all peach slices are fully coated with the sugar mixture.

To this bowl, add lemon juice from 1/2 lemon, preferably freshly squeezed. Lemon juice will add freshness to otherwise sweet flavor while ensuring that peaches remain slightly tart.

Pour the mixture into an ungreased 9-inch square baking dish or any oven safe dish that you have available.

Bake the Cobbler

Gently pour the batter on top of the peach slices over an even layer, it’ll look like as if the batter is just too much but trust me, it will magically work!

Sprinkle the top with a little bit of ground cinnamon.

Bake it in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the top has turned into a beautiful golden-brown color and when the inserted toothpick comes out clean.


Once done, your delicious Southern Peach Cobbler is ready! Serve it hot with a dollop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to balance out the fruit’s sweetness. Enjoy this delicious fruit cobbler, perfect for all seasons!

Substitutions and Variations

“A true taste of the South in every bite”

Now, let’s get creative with this Southern Peach Cobbler recipe! There are a few ways you can change up the recipe and add your own spin.

If you want to switch up the fruit, try using other stone fruits like nectarines, plums, or cherries. You can also use frozen fruit if fresh isn’t available.

For a healthier option, you can use coconut oil or vegetable oil instead of butter. You can also substitute the heavy cream with almond milk or coconut milk for a dairy-free whip. If you’re looking to make it gluten-free, swap out the flour with a gluten-free flour blend or almond flour.

Want to add some crunch? Add chopped pecans or almonds to the topping for a nutty twist. Or mix in some oats or cornmeal for a crunchy cobbler.

If you want to take this classic dessert up a notch, try serving it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream. Vanilla is the perfect pairing for peach cobbler, but feel free to experiment with different flavors like cinnamon or caramel.

Don’t be afraid to get wild with this soul food peach dessert staple – try different substitutions and variations until you find your perfect combination!

Serving and Pairing

“Just like grandma used to make”

Now that your easy Southern peach cobbler is hot out of the oven, it’s time to enjoy it with some delectable pairings! This soul food peach dessert surely stands as a fantastic stand-alone, but who can resist a scoop of vanilla ice cream melting slowly over the fruit cobbler’s warm crust? I know I can’t!

When it comes to pairing, while my personal favorite is to pair peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream, some freshly whipped heavy cream is also a great option. You could even sprinkle a little ground cinnamon or nutmeg over the top for an extra touch of flavor. Another great accompaniment to this easy old-fashioned peach cobbler recipe would be a dollop of whipped cream or brown sugar. Sweet and tangy, this southern-style peach cobbler can be enjoyed at any time of day.

If you’re looking for a perfect brunch pairing with Southern Peach Cobbler, you may want to try serving it with bacon and eggs. The contrast between smoky bacon and sweet peach cobbler is simply divine. For those who prefer their fruit cobbler less sweet, you can also serve it with lightly roasted nuts, such as sliced almonds or walnuts.

Finally, if you love pie crusts and thinking of trying something more fruity take then canned peach pie is an excellent option for pairing with this easy-to-make recipe. In summary, there are plenty of ways to make this soul food dessert shine on the dinner table or gathering spot.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Irresistible aroma of baked peaches and cinnamon”

Well, if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably made enough Peach Cobbler to feed a small army. And let’s face it, sometimes you just can’t finish it off in one sitting. So, what do you do with all that leftover Southern goodness? The answer is easy! You can make ahead, store and reheat it for later.

To make ahead, simply prepare your Peach Cobbler up to the point of baking, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or foil and stick it in the refrigerator. It will keep well for up to three days.

When you are ready to serve it, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Take your cobbler out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature while the oven heats up. You may want to sprinkle some extra sugar and cinnamon on top before putting it in the oven.

To reheat your Peach Cobbler, simply pop it back into a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for about 10-15 minutes until heated through. You can also reheat it in the microwave at 30-second intervals until warm.

If you have extra cobbler left over after reheating, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. But I promise you won’t have any leftovers once your guests get a taste of this Southern-style peach dessert!

Just remember that while storing and reheating may be convenient, nothing beats freshly baked Peach Cobbler straight out of the oven. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat that will leave you wanting more!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Top it off with a dollop of whipped cream”

Now that you have the recipe and the basic instructions to make a delicious southern peach cobbler, it’s time to talk about some tips and tricks that will help you achieve perfect results every time.

First, it’s essential to use fresh peaches when possible. Fresh peaches have a more intense flavor, and their texture is firmer, which will result in a more balanced and juicy cobbler.

Additionally, when slicing your peaches, try to make uniform and even cuts. This way, they will cook evenly, and your cobbler won’t be too dry or gummy.

When making the batter for your cobbler, don’t overmix it. The mixture should be just combined; otherwise, it could become tough after baking.

If you want a more crumbly topping and less of a cake-like texture for your cobbler, use self-rising flour instead of all-purpose flour. Self-rising flour has a leavening agent already in it, which results in a crumblier texture.

When adding the butter to your recipe, cut it into small pieces so that it can disperse evenly throughout the batter. The end result will be flakier and more tender.

Lastly, when baking your cobbler, do not open the oven frequently during cooking. Every time you open the oven door, heat escapes and can slow down cooking times or cause uneven cooking.

By following these tips and tricks, you are sure to have an easy and successful experience making this soul food peach dessert!

Bottom Line

Well, y’all. There you have it, a simple Southern Peach Cobbler recipe that will knock your boots off! Trust me, once you’ve tasted this easy, soul-warming peach crisp, you won’t be able to resist making it again and again.

As a chef specializing in southern-style cuisine, I can guarantee y’all that this recipe is the real deal. It’s easy to make, requires simple ingredients and the outcome is simply delicious. The mix of fresh peaches, cinnamon, nutmeg and crispy crust is straight-up heavenly.

Now all you need to do is grab your ingredients and get cookin’! Don’t forget to share your results with your loved ones and bring a little Southern hospitality to your dining table.

And remember, whether you’re making it for a crowd or just for yourself, this easy peach cobbler recipe will always hit the spot. So grab a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy the taste of Southern comfort in every bite.

Thank y’all for tuning in today. Now get on out there and make some killer peach cobbler! Y’all have fun now, ya hear?

Simple Southern Peach Cobbler

Simple Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe

Served warm with a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream, this is a delicious dessert to enjoy this summer while the peaches are in season. VIDEO
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Calories 511.3 kcal



  • 8 large peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup peach schnapps
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, ground
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. In a large bowl, combine peaches, peach schnapps, brown sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir to coat and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, sugar and salt; whisk until mixed. Add ¾ cup butter and with a dough blender, cut butter in until mixture is crumbly; set aside.
  • In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and when melted, add peach mixture. Stir well and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a 2-quart casserole.
  • Pour in ½ cup heavy cream in the dough and stir just enough so the liquid is absorbed – don’t overdo it. Spoon dough over the peach mixture and gently spread it out with a spatula. Pour 2 tablespoons heavy cream over and brush on evenly.
  • In a small bowl, combine sugar and ground cinnamon; sprinkle over the cobbler. Place small pieces of butter all over the top. Place casserole on a baking sheet in case it overflows and transfer to the preheated oven; bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling and the top is nice and golden brown.
  • Remove from the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving with vanilla ice cream. Serves 8.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 267gCalories: 511.3kcalCarbohydrates: 53.2gProtein: 3.9gFat: 33.4gSaturated Fat: 20.8gCholesterol: 94.2mgSodium: 203.9mgFiber: 3.4gSugar: 37.1g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, Easy, From Scratch, Summer
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