Fresh Peach Cobbler

Okay, how have I never made fresh peach cobbler before?  Seriously, what’s wrong with me?  Who am I?

Recipe and images of Fresh Peach Cobbler by Lacey Stevens-Baier, a sweet pea chef

Fresh peaches? Yes.  Sugary-golden cobbler crust?  Yup.  Super duper easy recipe?  Yeah.  Summery sweet goodness?  Absolutely.  It meets all my requirements!

Recipe and images of Fresh Peach Cobbler by Lacey Stevens-Baier, a sweet pea chef
Recipe and images of Fresh Peach Cobbler by Lacey Stevens-Baier, a sweet pea chef
Recipe and images of Fresh Peach Cobbler by Lacey Stevens-Baier, a sweet pea chef

This summer has been full of great eats in the kitchen for me, thanks to My Summer List. I’ve made Blueberry Crumble Pie, Watermelon Sorbet and Sweet Cherry Pie, to name a few.  As far as I see it, I’m batting 100 here because they have all been wonderful. What an amazing summer!  Though, I really need to get this sweet tooth of mine checked out soon.  Or…maybe not.

Recipe and images of Fresh Peach Cobbler by Lacey Stevens-Baier, a sweet pea chef

Oh, did I forget to mention I got to use my new birthday present with this recipe??   Woohoo!  Thanks again, Dustin, for the best gift ever.  **cough** You still have the rest of my wish list memorized, though, right, sweetie? **cough**

This cobbler recipe is super easy.  Super. Easy.  I kid you not.  It will take you less than 15 minutes to prepare and likely even less than that to devour — if you’re anything like Dustin and me.

Recipe and images of Fresh Peach Cobbler by Lacey Stevens-Baier, a sweet pea chef
Recipe and images of Fresh Peach Cobbler by Lacey Stevens-Baier, a sweet pea chef
Recipe and images of Fresh Peach Cobbler by Lacey Stevens-Baier, a sweet pea chef

I, of course, had to make my go-to Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream to go with the cobbler.  Cuz I’m like that.  There’s really no question.  Ever.

I think I’ll add some oats and/or chopped walnuts to the cobbler crust next time to add a little more texture to the dessert.  Also, I decreased the amount of sugar from 2 total cups to 1 1/2 cups because I thought it was a little sweet.  It happens….sometimes.  Otherwise, this was another winner.

Recipe and images of Fresh Peach Cobbler by Lacey Stevens-Baier, a sweet pea chef

I hope you are all enjoying the last few moments of summer!

Fresh Peach Cobbler
 
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This is a sweet and easy way to enjoy fresh peaches. Recipe adapted from Southern Living, June 1997.
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Recipe type: Easy
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups sugar, divided into ¾ cup each
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups (about 4 large) fresh yellow peaches, cut into slices
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in a large baking dish or dutch oven.
  3. Combine flour, ¾ cup sugar, baking powder and kosher salt in a medium bowl. Add milk and stir just until dry ingredients are incorporated. Without stirring, pour batter over melted butter.
  4. Heat remaining ¾ cup sugar, fresh peach slices, lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon and nutmeg over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Cook until sugar has melted and all ingredients are fully mixed. Without stirring, pour the peach mixture over the batter. Don't worry: the crust will form over the peaches during baking. Sprinkle cobbler crust with additional cinnamon or nutmeg, if desired.
  5. Bake cobbler for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve cobbler along with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, if desired.

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About the author: My name is Lacey and I’m so glad you’re here. I am a foodie, a photographer, a chef, and a project manager at a local tech start-up in Austin. But, most importantly, I am the mother of three adorable little kiddos (Jordan, Savannah and Hunter) and am madly in love with and married to my high school sweetheart, Dustin.

54 comments… add one

  1. delicieux August 25, 2010, 3:33 pm

    Mmmm this has me drooling thinking of how good this would taste!! Delicious! I love peaches and definitely can’t wait for them to come back into season here.

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef August 25, 2010, 4:03 pm

      I always feel so bad posting summer foods when they’re not in season for you yet. The tables will turn soon enough, I guess :)

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      1. delicieux August 25, 2010, 4:05 pm

        Don’t feel bad. You’re lucky that you have all of these wonderful things in season. I’m just jealous :D

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  2. Kathy Baier August 26, 2010, 4:30 am

    Lacey: Before I try this yummy-looking recipe, I have two questions. First, I typically use self-rising flour. What are your thoughts on that? Second, do you have a recommendation for an ice cream maker? We’re going on vacation soon with the family, and it might be a good thing to have on hand.

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef August 26, 2010, 7:54 am

      Hi Kathy! To answer your questions:

      (1) I’m not too familiar with self-rising flour, unfortunately. However, I know it has 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt to 1 cup flour. The Peach Cobbler recipe calls for a whole tbsp. of baking powder, however. So, you could either just try it “as-is,” or try to add another 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder. Does that make sense? I’m sorry I don’t have a better answer than that. If you do try it out, would you please let me know how it goes so I can better answer this question in the future?

      (2) As for a recommendation for an ice cream maker, I use a Cuisinart 1-1/2 Quart Automatic Ice Cream Maker and love it. Here’s a link for it at Amazon.com if you’re interested. It’s not too expensive and hasn’t failed me yet. Trust me, I’ve gotten my money’s worth! I agree: ice cream makers are ALWAYS good to have on hand :)

      I hope this helps you out. Good luck!

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      1. Bobby June 30, 2012, 8:13 am

        I made this cobbler and missed the all-purpose flour note – just inserted self rising. I don’t know how the ap flour cobbler looks, but mine turned out great! Beautiful appearance and good fresh peach taste. I will always use self-rising flour in this recipe from now on. This is now my go-to cobbler recipe!

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  3. Miss Becky August 26, 2010, 6:50 am

    First off ~ I made the fish tacos and they were delicious! I loved the flavor combination of the pico de gallo, the dill sauce, and the fish with the spicy breading. Yummy meal, even my husband liked them and I was skeptical about that. That recipe is definitely a keeper!
    I have a few ripe peaches sitting in the fruit bowl and they are headed for the peach cobbler this morning. Thanks for sharing these delicious offerings.

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef August 26, 2010, 7:56 am

      Yay, Miss Becky, I’m so glad you liked the fish tacos!! That makes me so happy. Isn’t it always so nice when your husband likes a meal after you were skeptical? ;)

      I hope you like the Peach Cobbler as well. Take care!

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  4. Joanne August 26, 2010, 12:21 pm

    Let me answer your question with a question.

    Why have I never made peach cobbler either?!?!?!? This preposterous. I need to get to the kitchen.

    (This looks fantastic.)

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef August 26, 2010, 1:09 pm

      Haha, Joanne! I’m so glad I wasn’t the only one. Wait — now you are the only one! Quick! Make it soon so you are no longer left out :) Heehee. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Tara August 26, 2010, 3:49 pm

    I have never made a peach cobbler either but you’ve convinced me that I need to!!

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  6. Samantha @ The Savvy Soybean August 26, 2010, 9:57 pm

    This looks so fresh and wonderful!! I’d totally drop a dollop of vanilla bean ice cream on top.. yum!

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef August 26, 2010, 10:44 pm

      I’m with you on that one, Samantha! Though, there isn’t much I wouldn’t put vanilla bean ice cream on top :)

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  7. Joann August 27, 2010, 7:05 pm

    Just made your peach cobbler, it was a big hit! Everyone loved it, thanks for sharing it :) btw it wasn’t as sweet as I thought it would be, which surprised me :)

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef August 28, 2010, 6:28 am

      Yay, Joann, that’s great everyone loved it! It certainly looks like a lot of sugar in the recipe. I even decreased the amount from the original recipe after I made it because I felt it was a little too sweet. I’m glad you feel the same way.

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  8. Chef Dennis August 28, 2010, 6:36 am

    your peaches are so beautiful and the peach cobbler looks delicious!! I love a good cobbler / crisp….and the peaches lately have just been heavenly! What a great dessert!

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef August 28, 2010, 6:49 am

      Thanks, Chef Dennis, that’s so nice of you to say! The better the peaches, the better the cobbler :)

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  9. Kathy Baier August 29, 2010, 3:38 pm

    LACEY!!!! Oh my gosh. That was SO delicious. We used store-bought ice cream (but I did order an ice cream maker that comes next week) but that didn’t make it any less yummy!! I am definitely going to have to increase my time at the gym.

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef August 29, 2010, 3:45 pm

      Oh, good, Kathy! That’s great you liked the cobbler. Hey — there’s nothing wrong with store-bought ice cream. So glad you bought an ice cream maker! I’m going to be posting a mint chip ice cream within the next couple weeks too. Heehee

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  10. dan August 29, 2010, 5:12 pm

    I call my girlfriend my sweet pea …we found your site on foodgawker after getting a case of peaches and it was as though the universe was telling us THIS IS IT!! She made this for me and it was fantastic.

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef August 29, 2010, 8:26 pm

      Hello, Dan! Wow, it certainly does sound like the universe wanted you to make that cobbler. Hilarious. Quick! Let’s both get in on a lotto ticket, too! :)

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  11. Meredith August 31, 2010, 11:04 pm

    Oh my gosh, this look delicious! And so beautiful! Your photographs are gorgeous.
    I’ve recently launched my own blog, I’d love for you to check it out and let me know what you think :) http://www.prettygoodfood.com
    Thanks, and Happy Cooking!!!

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef September 1, 2010, 1:07 pm

      Thanks so much, Meredith! Just checked out your site….it looks great! See ya around!

      Reply
  12. Rivki Locker January 1, 2011, 9:29 pm

    If I needed another reason to look forward to summer, this is it! Thanks for retweeting this today. I’ve clipped it and have it ready for summer. New Jersey peaches are THE BEST.

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  13. Kelsey June 29, 2011, 5:26 pm

    I’m so excited! Peaches are super on sale right now, so I picked up a bunch earlier and didn’t know what to do with them until I found your blog on foodgawker. I just put my cobbler in the oven and I CAN’T WAIT until it’s done! I’m an aspiring baker/chef, please check out my website at kelseysillustrated.wordpress.com!
    -Kelsey

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef June 30, 2011, 1:58 pm

      Hi Kelsey! Yay – gotta love when peaches are on sale. I hope you enjoy the cobbler and thanks for the link back to my site! Good luck with your baker/chef aspirations!!

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  14. Nancy August 29, 2011, 10:08 am

    Thanks for this wonderful peach cobbler recipe, I just found your site and can’t believe the great recipes you have! I must try this one….can of course come back for more, my hubby will love it!

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  15. Yvonne March 11, 2012, 12:09 pm

    What are the calories in your recipes?

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  16. Lacie June 10, 2012, 8:27 pm

    Hi Lacey! Just found your website while searching for a great peach cobbler recipe. Yours sounds fantastic! One question; I was going to blanche ( I think that’s what it’s called?) the peaches to remove the skins. Just curious what your take was on that and why you chose to keep the skins on. I’m all about whole foods but I wanted to make sure I didn’t have a bunch of tough skins mixed in. Ok, make that two questions; have you considered using brown sugar for the cobbler part? Why or why not? I love to bake and I love to learn different techniques! Great name BTW!!!
    Lacie

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef June 20, 2012, 4:12 pm

      Hi Lacie! I agree: awesome name ;)

      My main reason for not blanching the peaches is laziness that I just don’t mind the skin at all. But feel free to remove the skins if you’d prefer.

      As for the brown sugar, I’ve wondered the same thing about this recipe. I tend to use brown sugar over white sugar, but this recipe comes out perfect with the white sugar and I haven’t messed with it (it’s not originally my recipe). If you do try the brown sugar, I’d love to know how it turns out for you!

      Hope that helps!

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  17. Lisa prier June 21, 2012, 5:41 pm

    Looking at foodgawker and came across your recipe. Looks great and am making right now as I just visited a peach orchard this morning and am craving this peach cobbler. Thanks for posting!

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  18. Mary Ann July 5, 2012, 10:00 pm

    Hi Lacey! Made your cobbler last year with peaches from our yard and just made it again this year too! Question for you: will this recipe work with frozen peaches as well? We have a ton of peaches from our tree this year and are thinking of freezing them in slices. Thanks!!

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef July 7, 2012, 11:20 pm

      Hi Mary Ann! I’m soooo jealous of all your fresh peaches! I’ve never tried freezing peaches for this cobbler recipe, but I’d bet you’d be fine, since peaches lose much of their consistency anyway when cooked. If you try it out, I’d love to know how it turns out for you!

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  19. Louise Omoto Kessel July 15, 2012, 5:54 pm

    Someone just gave me a CASE of peaches! I need to get my hands on a lemon so I can try this recipe!!!! :-)

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    1. Louise Omoto Kessel July 15, 2012, 8:52 pm

      Got the lemon, and we are eating it now. YUM!!!! Thank you! I substituted a vegan shortening for sugar in one of them (I made two) for my vegan husband. Worked fine.

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  20. Cobby July 22, 2012, 5:00 pm

    About how many people does this serve? I’d love to take it to work, but 4 peaches just doesn’t seem like a lot at all!

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef July 23, 2012, 2:32 pm

      Believe it or not, this recipe serves about 4-5 easily. But feel free to double the recipe for the peaches and innards, but the top will likely remain the same. Enjoy!

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  21. briana August 10, 2012, 6:31 pm

    Thanks for sharing the recipe! I made it tonight and it was delicious:) It was very sweet even with less sugar still very very good. Cant believe I waited this long to make peach cobbler. Its so easy!

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  22. Chrissy August 21, 2012, 3:50 pm

    I stumbled upon your blog today while searching for a recipe for fresh peaches… WOW!!! That sums up my feelings about this recipes!! It took less than 15 minutes of prep time and that included clean up! Thank you so much for sharing… My whole family enjoyed it!

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  23. Julie August 25, 2012, 7:32 pm

    I live in Anchorage Ak and there is only one place in town that has great tasting fresh peaches this time of year. I paid $2.49 a lb for the peaches and I found your peach cobbler recipe. It was fantastic and it looked just like your photo. Thanks so much.

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  24. Sharlene August 26, 2012, 10:37 pm

    Super yummy! Family hit! I cut sugar to 1 cup and butter to 3/4 cube. Our peaches were already sweet and I’m always looking for ways to cut some fat but keep good taste. It was delish!!

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  25. Laura September 3, 2012, 5:57 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this. I came across it on Foodgawker and made it last night. It was so easy and turned out exactly like the picture. I love how it cooks up and around the peaches. It reminds me of the cake pudding my mom used to make – cakey, gooey, and not too sweet. I served it to overnight guests who insisted on eating the leftovers for breakfast…with ice cream of course!

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  26. Christy June 16, 2013, 5:21 pm

    Darn it, I missed the part where you said cook the peach mixture and just dumped it on top. It’s in the oven now with a pan underneath it to catch the inevitable drips. Those peaches were juicy!!! Oh well.

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  27. Carra July 8, 2013, 11:24 pm

    Had a gang over so I made two – one with our yummy ripe peaches and one with some super sweet nectarines – both absolutely delicious.. ..and as I have Meyer lemons, served them with homemade lemony toasted coconut frozen yogurt – there was not a crumb or lick left! Drat – guess I’ll just have to make another batch
    Oh – the fruit was super sweet so I dropped the sugar to a cup :)

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  28. Karen Harkey August 6, 2013, 12:20 pm

    I picked this to make at a friends cabin a couple of weeks ago. She has a crazy old oven that initially charred the top, then we added foil and cooked for a longer time at a lower temp. It was AMAZING… char and all. Very simple and I love the format of your site. I’ll be spreading the word!

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  29. Andrea September 15, 2013, 5:05 pm

    This looks amazing, however I have an allergy to cinnamon. What would you suggest I use in it’s place? More nutmeg? Ginger? Thank you!

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef September 21, 2013, 7:22 pm

      I’ve read you can substitute with 1/4 of the amount of either nutmeg or allspice. Good luck!

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  30. Kaitlin August 6, 2014, 12:59 pm

    Hi Lacey!

    You may have answered this already, but is it okay to use skim milk in this recipe? It’s what I have on hand!

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    1. Lacey Baier August 8, 2014, 7:52 pm

      Yes, you should be fine to use skim milk, Kaitlin :)

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