Best Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler is a crowd-pleasing cobbler that can be made with canned or fresh peaches for a simple yet delicious dessert you can make all year round.

old fashioned peach cobbler on a plate

There is nothing like a warm bowl of peach cobbler. A really good peach cobbler, like the one we are about to make. The first thing I will mention here is that I was a little bit hesitant to share a recipe that used canned fruit. Yes, you read that right. Canned peaches. Honestly, my personal preference for baking with fruit has always been to use fresh fruit never canned.

However, I was proven wrong one-afternoon last year when I was asked last minute to bring a dessert to a small gathering. I could have stopped at the grocery store on the way but that isn’t how I like to do things. I always opt to make things over store-bought when possible. 

 When I went into my pantry, the cans of peaches were the first thing I noticed. I thought back to the many times a fresh peach cobbler was set out on the table as a kid. They were always a favorite dessert, especially on warm summer evenings when they were served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

Traditionally, old-fashioned peach cobblers are often made with cake mix or a biscuit topping for the top crust. Then there is always Southern peach cobbler, which to me resembles a peach pie. I find the best way to make a cobbler is to mix up a quick batter to bake the peaches into. It gives the whole dessert wonderful peach flavor whether you use the best peaches you can find or canned peaches like we are using today.

On this particular day I mixed up my normal go-to cobbler dough and poured the canned peaches over. It worked brilliantly. I have to say, this little shortcut is now my go-to move for making peach cobbler as it is the easiest way to do so and the result is always delicious. 

This homemade peach cobbler is a fantastic recipe and one to keep for any occasion a dessert is required.

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler Is…

  • An old fashioned peach cobbler recipe.
  • Delicious served warm or at room temperature.
  • Made with canned juicy peaches or you can use fresh peaches.
  • Perfect to serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • An easy recipe that makes the best peach cobbler. 
  • One of my favorite peach recipes made with basic ingredients.

Ingredients

Flour- all-purpose flour works best for this cobbler recipe and gives the perfect consistency to the batter. I use King Arthur unbleached all-purpose. 

Baking Powder-  to give the cobbler a nice lift when baking. 

Butter- I use salted real butter but you can use unsalted if you like. I would suggest adding a pinch of salt if using unsalted butter. The salt will help balance out the flavors. 

Peaches- I like using canned peaches for this simple dessert. Not only they work great in this recipe but it makes it so you can have a quick pantry dessert any time you like. If you want to use fresh peaches you can, see baking notes for suggestions. 

Milk- use whole milk or 2% milk for this. 

Cinnamon- ground cinnamon gives the perfect warmth to the cobbler.

Sugar- I use white pure cane sugar but standard granulated sugar will work fine too. 

Directions

Begin by heating the oven to 350℉. Place the cold butter into the baking dish and pop it in the oven to melt while it heats.

In a large bowl, combine the milk, flour, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon. When the butter is melted remove the baking dish from the oven.

Pour batter over the top of the butter and smooth out until evenly distributed in the baking dish. Pour both cans of the peaches and their juice over the top of the batter. (If you are opting to use fresh peaches be sure to see the baking notes on how to simmer your peaches for this recipe.)

After adding the peaches to the top layer, make sure to take a fork or use your spoon to spread them out.

Garnish the top of the peaches with a bit of cinnamon on top (optional)

Pop the baking dish into the oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes.

old fashioned peach cobbler up close
old fashioned peach cobbler

Baking Notes

  • If you would like to use real peaches instead of canned ones for this recipe you absolutely can. To do so you will need 5 peaches cored, and sliced. Add them to a pot with 3/4 cup of sugar. Allow them to get nice and juicy which takes about 5 minutes on medium heat. When peaches are ready remove them from heat. Use peaches and juice from a pot in place of the canned juices in the recipe.
  • Be sure to use real butter for this recipe.
  • In this recipe I have used unbleached organic all-purpose flour.
  • I used a 9×13 baking dish for this recipe.

Serving Tips

This old fashioned peach cobbler is perfectly delicious on its own however you can make it extra special here’s how:

  • Old fashioned peach cobbler is best served warm. Preferably fresh from the oven.
  • Adding a dollop of homemade whipped cream. To make: Add 1 cup of heavy whipping cream to a mixer with 1 tbsp of sugar. Beat with the whip attachment until light and fluffy.
  • Adding a scoop of French vanilla ice cream to top off a slice.
  • Adding a drizzle of caramel over the top to garnish.

How to Store

Store leftover cobbler in an airtight container in the fridge. The cobbler can easily be reheated and will last in the fridge up to 4 days.

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Yield: 1- 9 x 13 cobbler

Best Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

old fashioned peach cobbler

a perfectly sweetened old fashioned peach cobbler with cinnamon

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of sliced peaches in juice
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp salted butter

Instructions

    1. Begin by heating the oven to 350℉. Place the cold butter into the baking dish and pop it into the oven to melt while it heats. In a large bowl, combine the milk, sugar, flour, baking powder, and cinnamon.
    2. When the butter is melted remove the baking dish from the oven.
    3. Spread the cobbler batter over the butter and smooth out until evenly distributed in the baking dish.
    4. Pour both cans of the peaches and their juice over the top of the batter. (If you are opting to use fresh peaches be sure to see the baking notes on how to simmer your peaches for this recipe.)
    5. After adding the peaches to the top layer, make sure to take a fork or use your spoon to spread them out.
    6. Garnish the top of the peaches with a bit of cinnamon on top (optional)
    7. Pop the baking dish into the oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes.

Notes

  • If you would like to use real peaches instead of canned ones for this recipe you absolutely can. To do so you will need 5 peaches cored, and sliced. Add them to a pot with 3/4 cup of sugar. Allow them to get nice and juicy which takes about 5 minutes on medium heat. When peaches are ready remove them from heat. Use peaches and juice from a pot in place of the canned juices in the recipe.
  • Be sure to use real butter for this recipe.
  • In this recipe I have used unbleached organic all-purpose flour.
  • I used a 9x13 baking dish for this recipe.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 195mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 2g

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