Easy Peach Cobbler

You'll make this easy peach cobbler recipe again & again! Because juicy peaches + buttery topping + vanilla ice cream = a match made in heaven.

Peach cobbler

This peach cobbler recipe has been a long time coming. If you’ve followed the blog for a while, you know that peaches are my favorite part of summer. I add them to salads, serve them with cheese, top them onto pizza, and, of course, devour them plain. Given all the peach recipes I’ve made over the years, it’s high time I shared a more classic, easy peach cobbler recipe.

Homemade peach cobbler can go in a few directions. Sometimes a sweet, cake-like batter surrounds the fruit, while other times a biscuit-like topping covers it. Still other times, a light, flaky dough dots the peaches. Because I’m a huge fan of fruit crisps, I opted for the third kind, sprinkling my peaches with crumbles of a simple, 7-ingredient cobbler topping.

Easy peach cobbler recipe

Because peak-season peaches are so sweet & juicy on their own, it doesn’t take much to transform them into a delicious dessert. This easy peach cobbler recipe calls for just 10 ingredients, and peaches are truly the star of the show. Since I’m a peach purist, I don’t sweeten them, simmer them, or peel them but I do drizzle them with a little lemon juice for brightness. I dot them with the topping – a mix of flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and coconut oil – and serve it all with generous scoops of vanilla ice cream. Naturally sweet and brimming with peachy flavor, this one’s an essential late summer treat.

Easy peach cobbler recipe ingredients

How to Make Peach Cobbler

Like most fruit crisps and crumbles, this cobbler recipe comes together with minimal effort. Here’s all you need to do:

  • Slice your peaches into eighths and layer them into the bottom of a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  • Drizzle them with lemon juice!

Peach cobbler recipe

  • Stir together the topping ingredients until they combine to form a crumbly dough.
  • Sprinkle the dough over the peaches, and bake in a 400-degree oven until the topping is lightly golden brown and the peaches are juicy, about 30 minutes.
  • Scoop into bowls with vanilla ice cream, and dig in while it’s still warm. Enjoy!

How to make peach cobbler

Peach Cobbler Recipe Tips

As the ultimate peach fan, I’ve been making peach desserts for years. Here are my best tips for making one that’s pitch-perfect every time:

  • Get your peaches ahead of time. Whenever I go to the store looking for the perfect peach, the ones I find are always rock-hard or too mushy. If you want to make a great peach cobbler, buy your fruit a few days in advance and let it ripen on your counter. When the peaches are soft, you’re ready to bake! (After they ripen, you can also store them in the fridge for up to a few days.)
  • Err on the side of more fruit, not less. You want the peaches to cover the bottom of your pan completely, so overlap the slices as needed. As you can see in the photos above, I even have a double layer of fruit in some places!
  • Leave some clumps. Nothing beats a bite of peach cobbler with a big lump of golden brown, buttery dough, so don’t break up the cobbler topping too much as you sprinkle it over the fruit!
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream. I love all fruit desserts with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but I especially recommend it here. This cobbler is still good on its own, but the ice cream gives it a delectable “peaches & cream” finish. If ice cream’s not your thing, a dollop of whipped cream or coconut cream would be excellent too.

Homemade peach cobbler

If you love this peach cobbler recipe…

Try my peach crisp, apple crumble, blueberry scones, raspberry cheesecake, or strawberry shortcake next!

Easy Peach Cobbler

rate this recipe:
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Serves 6
This easy peach cobbler recipe is an essential late summer dessert! Because fresh peaches are so sweet on their own, I don't sweeten the fruit base, letting the natural peach flavor shine.

Ingredients

  • 6 large or 7 medium peaches, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil or unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with coconut oil.
  • Layer the peaches into the bottom of the baking dish and drizzle the lemon juice over the peaches.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Add the coconut oil and vanilla and combine until the mixture forms a crumbly dough. Sprinkle over the peaches and bake for 30 minutes, or until the mixture is just lightly browned on top and the peaches are juicy.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

 

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  1. Susan
    08.25.2019

    Unfortunately I have to stay away from desserts, but if I ate them, this is one I would definitely make. I like your philosophy of just letting the peaches be peaches. They don’t need anything else. IMHO. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Omg seriously yummy in my tummy 🙂 It was hard to keep leftovers in my house its def all gone.

  3. Natalie from lilcookie.com
    08.26.2019

    5 stars
    I love peach desserts! This cobbler has my name on it! Perfect for the summer ♥

  4. Sabrina from newkitchenlife.com
    08.26.2019

    5 stars
    great use of peaches, love it and thank you

  5. Clara Bulens
    08.05.2020

    I wish you would include nutritional facts for people who have Diabeties or special diets.

  6. Jennifer
    08.22.2020

    5 stars
    I had to to use gluten free flour for this recipe due to dietary issues and I substituted coconut sugar for the cane sugar because it was all I had. Sadly the topping turned out a little dry even when mixed with the juicy peaches. I presume this comes from the change of using the gluten free flour and coconut sugar. Next time I would just add a little more melted coconut oil. I’m giving this a 5/5 because I love how easy it is to put together and how amazing the peaches tasted. It wasn’t too sweet either. I will definitely be attempting this recipe again.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      08.22.2020

      Hi Jennifer, if the GF flour was too dry, you might try doing a 50/50 mix of GF flour and almond flour for more richness… or even a mix of oat flour and almond flour. I haven’t tested either of those, but I bet they would be tasty. I’m guessing the coconut sugar wasn’t the issue, I commonly sub it for granulated sugar. I hope that helps!

  7. Kerry
    09.13.2020

    I can’t wait to try this recipe ! Unfortunately I can’t find peaches anywhere right now due to the crop shortage. If I substitute the peaches for mixed berries, would the rest of the recipe hold up? Or would you recommend some changes? Thanks!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      09.13.2020

      Hi Kerry, I think berries would work great.

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