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The Best Peach Cobbler

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Best summer dessert ever! Made with fresh peaches, sugar, and a topping that bakes like slightly underbaked cookie dough, with crunchy sugar broiled on top.

So this is summer:

Drippy, juicy, borderline inappropriate peaches and the peak of sweetness baked into a jammy base under a light cookie-dough-meets-biscuit type topping with coarse sugar for sparkle and crunch. Hello, peach cobbler.

Please, summer, don't leave us. WE NEED YOU. We need fresh peach cobblers resting warm out of the oven on our counters. We need it scooped into bowls and swimming with a plop of melty vanilla ice cream, and we need it cold in our fridge asking us - demanding us - to eat peach cobbler for breakfast.

Which we will obviously do because we are not monsters. Peach cobbler is in charge here.

In This Post: What You Need To Know About Peach Cobbler

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Peach cobbler in a pan with wooden spoon.

Fun fact about this fresh peach cobbler, beyond the juicy, jammy, just-the-right-amount-of-golden-brown-and-crispy factors:

It's a LAZY with a capital L-A-Z-Y DESSERT. Approximately zero percent fancy.

Peach Cobbler: Frequently Asked Questions

Do you peel your peaches for this recipe?

I did not peel the peaches because I cannot be bothered to peel a perfectly good peach. But if the texture or color of the peels bothers you, you can peel them.

Can you use frozen peaches?

I have made this with frozen peaches and it was great. It's less jammy, since the frozen peaches tend to be firmer and hold their shape a little more, but it's pretty ideal when you don't have access to fresh, ripe peaches. Just dump the frozen peaches in the baking dish and pop them in the oven while you mix up your topping. Once you're done mixing the topping, the peaches should be thawed out. Drain them off, return to pan, and mix with sugar, and you're in business. I'd recommend about 32 ounces of frozen peaches for this.

Can you use canned peaches?

No. Would not recommend it - it'll make the filling too gummy.

How do you slice your peaches?

When slicing the peaches, I prefer to slice them pretty thinly so they lay on top of each other more evenly and get that nice thick, jammy consistency.

How do you know when your peaches are ripe enough for cobbler?

When your peaches are gentle yet firm to the squeeze, this is perfect for cobble-making and should be ripe enough to use.

Can you use white peaches?

White peaches are a bit sweeter than yellow peaches, so we'd really recommend yellow in this case.

How should you store leftover cobbler?

You can store it covered in the fridge for 4-5 days.

Can I eat peach cobbler cold?

Cold, room temperature, or HOT - any way is delicious! We prefer it between room temperature and hot, so somewhere in the category of warm to go with some delicious ice cream or whipped cream.

Three Steps For How To Make Peach Cobbler

1: Peaches and sugar. Add that peach mixture to a baking dish. Done.

Peaches and sugar for peach cobbler in a pan.

2: Crumbling / pressing / generally spreading our cookie-dough-like crust over the top of peaches.

Just use your fingers. NOT FANCY.

Peach cobbler assembled in a dish and ready to be baked.

3: Bake it up. And here's how to make peach cobbler crispy: sprinkle it with a little turbinado sugar and give it a just a little time under the broiler at the end. Dreamy.

Cooked peach cobbler in a dish. White hands are holding the dish with a blue napkin.

Then let it cool. Because you're obviously going to let it cool. Obviously.

You would never dig into this while still hot like th —

Peach cobbler served on spoon from pan.

Or maybe that is a lost cause.

Just add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to recover.

I've made MANY versions of peach cobbler in my quest for greatness, and here's why I think this one is the best peach cobbler.

  • Low maintenance, as mentioned.
  • Extremely juicy and jammy when using amazing fresh peaches.
  • Still works with frozen peaches!
  • Cobbler topping that is NOT cakey, NOT biscuity, but rather something in between. I find it to resemble slightly underbaked cookie dough, but with that quick sugar broil at the end to channel the biscuit-type texture on the very tops for some magically contrasting crunch.
  • Goes perfectly with a big scoop of melty vanilla ice cream.
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Peeling and Slicing: How To Prep Your Peaches

Okay, hear me out here.


Honestly, the peels don't bother me and I can't be bothered to go through the work of peeling them because of that. But if you want to peel them, it's your choice, friend! One method is as follows: 1) Boil your peaches for just a few minutes; 2) Add them to an ice bath; and 3) Peel!

As far as slicing them, peeled or unpeeled, I prefer to slice them into wedges pretty thinly so they lay on top of each other more evenly and get that nice thick, jammy consistency. You can also cube your peaches, but I like the wedge shape better visually and texturally.

Cobbler Vs. Crisp: What's The Difference?

So glad you asked!

Here in the Midwest, we're more “crisp” people (apple crisp, blueberry crisp, raspberry crisp, any and all crisp). But cobbler? Oooooh boy that's a whole other level of buttery, crispy goodness.

In short, it all comes down to the texture and ingredients. Crisp has more of a crumble to it and is typically made with oats and brown sugar, while cobbler has more of a biscuity/cake topping. Both buttery, both sweet, but a very different texture sensation.

As Culture Trip says, “Cobblers were never meant to be pretty.” But we'd beg to differ when we see those beautiful golden peaches. 🤩

Variations On Peach Cobbler

Another reason why I love this one: you can modify it to suit whatever fruit you've got on hand.

Got loads of blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, rhubarb, whatever? Go for it. Maybe even a blueberry peach combo?! You little chef, you.

And isn't that the best thing about fruity desserts in the summer? Just working with whatever you've got? Same level of use-the-fruit-on-hand flexibility goes for this dreamy Blueberry Crisp and these Raspberry Crumbles. ❤️

Bottom line: this recipe is forgiving, versatile, unfussy, and very very good.

It's still AUGUST, for crying out loud. Live your life.

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Peach cobbler in a bowl with ice cream.

The Best Peach Cobbler

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


I have tried so many peach cobbler recipes and this is by far the BEST peach cobbler! Made with fresh peaches, sugar, and a topping that bakes like slightly underbaked cookie dough, with crunchy sugar broiled on top.


Units Scale

Peach Filling

  • 5-6 large fresh yellow peaches, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Cobbler Topping

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar (optional, but really nice)
  • whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Smear the bottom of 9×13 pan with a little bit of butter. Add peaches and sugar, and mix directly in the pan.
  2. Mix the butter, sugar, vanilla, flour, baking powder, and salt until a cookie-dough-like batter forms.
  3. Place scoops of the mixture over the top of the peaches. Spread with a spoon or with your fingers - no need for perfection here.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes. At this point it should be juicy and bubbly around the sides - if not, see notes.
  5. Sprinkle the top with turbinado sugar. Bake another 10-15 minutes and then finish with a few minutes under the broiler (475-ish) for a few minutes to get it golden brown and slightly crunchy on top. (Just keep a close eye on it because it can burn quickly.)
  6. To get a thick saucy peach base, let it stand for 20-30 minutes before serving with some vanilla ice cream. But good luck with that. 😅



If your peaches aren't getting saucy: If it's not saucy and bubbling after 25 minutes of baking, it's probably because your peaches are a tad on the firm / dry side. I found that pouring two tablespoons of melted butter over the peaches at this point was helpful in coaxing some “juiciness” out of the peaches during that last chunk of bake time.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: peach cobbler recipe, easy peach cobbler, summer peach cobbler

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    I had family from Virginia that used to make delicious Peach cobbler back in the day. And when I had my chance to have a plate of this delicious dessert, I smashed it up real good and probably went back for seconds, thirds, and maybe 4ths. This is also a great dessert for people looking to lose weight and have a feeling of satisfaction throughout the day! 🙂

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      Delicious!!!!!!!!! Only change I made was that I sprinkled cinnamon on the peaches before adding the batter topping. I will be making this again soon. Thanks Lindsay

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    Good god. I am def making peach cobbler this weekend. I mean 100% making it. I was already adding to my grocery list before finishing the post. Gotta have it. Awesome recipe!

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      Danielle, Please don’t ruin your beautiful spirit by taking the Lord’s name in vain. He loves you , don’t curse Him.

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          Since I was old enough to understand the basic love.of Him and keeping his name sacred.

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            Lena, she didn’t capitalize God. She could be meaning the Greek gods – stop being so righteous!

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          Ladies, this comment section is about food! Please leave your religious beliefs at church. You totally ruined the reviews for these awesome dessert.

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            Right. This is not a place to get righteous about God. For goodness sack keep it about food.

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            Can this be prepared partly and then finished the next day to be hot to ready to serve?

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            Made this with fresh peaches from my friends tree. Incredibly delicious! Thanks!

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            Hello, just wondering if almond flour would work in replace of conventional flour? Thank you!

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            Hi Sheri! We wouldn’t recommend substituting in almond flour.

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          Yes ladies I ‘m a Bible believing studding person and I know what the Lord says so I also raised my children to only speak HIS NAME~~GOD or JESUS ~~if you are speaking to HIM or about HIM! So know ing His WORD will show you that!

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            Made this tonight and omg so so delish!! Gotta have vanilla ice cream with it!! And so easy to make! We ate it all so I’m going to make it again! Thanks for posting!!

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            Not true. God knows all of our hearts so therefore he knows when she said Good God she was saying it in a positive way.

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            I, the one true God of gods, deem this cobbler recipe 5 pentagrams. (Seriously great recipe! Love the goofy weirdos in the comments!)

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        Anita, apparently you aren’t from the south. “Good God” is the start of many southern sayings. Be blessed!

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            Reba, please fill your mouth with peach cobbler, so that you can’t spit words of judgement. That’s very unchristian of you. Blessings!

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          I’m a Yankee that has grown up I the south (literally-sinxe I was about 6). I’m absolutely opposed to taking the Lord’s name in vain, but have always believed the expression ‘Good God’, when said about something that brings you (or others) Joy or happiness or blessings is actually just acknowledging and praising Him! I made this recipe, and believe the expression totally fits here! It was wonderful! I take the time to thank Him for all things good in my life, and… Good God, I’m glad I found this recipe! Thanks for posting it!

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            YES! Argue over how to treat that so called “God”. Btw the peach cobbler is just amazing

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          Added rhubarb 1/2 lemon juices, coated with 3/4 c brown sugar and 3tbs four.and 1/2 c oats plus 1/2 tsp cinnamon to toping: Yummy

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        Anita, I am thankful for people like you who fear God and keep Him in all you do, and that you care about you others.

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      We all just need Jesus. Especially you, devil.

      I made this for a friend’s birthday at work, everybody loved it. Making it again this week. I used the frozen peaches and cooked as Lindsay said, they turned out great!

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        We have fresh peaches from our tree that are ready. We’ve made cobbler before with peaches, sugar and lemon, brought to a boil, then simmered until thickened. Would this work as well?

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          I tried this using apples instead of peaches and it was absolutely incredible! I will forever use the topping from this recipe for any fruit!! I’m debating trying a blueberry cobbler today! will post if it goes well!

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            Hi Lauren, did you have to precook the apples to make them softer? I am wanting to make this with apples as well and was wondering what you did! Thank you.

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        I made this today and it was delicious! It came together quickly and was a perfect light summer dessert. My whole family approved!

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      Stop following on me ..
      I’ll blow by ANY recipe you have like it’s moving backwards.. Black’s have always been master of the kitchen

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      Delicious! Even better for breakfast the next day ♥️ Will add blueberries next time, only because I like a higher fruit ratio, but such a tasty recipe.

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    YUM!! This looks incredible! Obsessed with those cute bowls too – btw – where did you find them?

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    Hi, I just want to say how much I love your writing style, I adore reading your monthly updates and your recipes. The photography is fabulous and I just want to go and make that peach crumble (as I live in France we don’t call it crisp or cobbler) now, it is too hot for the oven though unfortunately. Good work.

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    I can see this being a good recipe to make with my almost four year old. We are loving peach season. Thank you!

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    Perfect timing, I’ll be making this for a dinner party next week! Could you potentially make this with canned peaches as well?

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    I make so many of your recipes and love them. I enjoy when you use DeLallo ingredients as I use to live in Greensburg and when we go back home, we always stop at the store in Jeannette, PA…but, I LOVE YOUR BOWLS…where can I purchase some?

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    Oh yay, this is definitely my kind of summer treat. Sweet peaches, vanilla ice cream and cookie dough. I am officially in love 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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    Thank goodness I stocked up on peaches this week at the store because they were 67 cents a pound… BECAUSE I AM MAKING THIS!!! Looks amazing, thank you Lindsay!

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      This cobbler is life. Seriously the most amazing dessert, my family almost ate the entire pan in one sitting.

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    Thank you for this !! we have some peaches that I was going to grill, but am going to make this tonight instead ! now that the weather cooled down. Loved the IG stories and thank you for the YT video link. I am crying ! FLAKY!!

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    So I don’t really buy peaches much. How do you know when they’re ripe and good to use for something like this? And do you think any other types of fruit would work? Look amazing!!!

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      They need to be a bit soft!! Not mushy, but you should be able to make a little dent easily with your fingertip. And of course, it should smell heavenly. 🙂

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      Used about 15-18 oz blackberries and it was FANTASTIC! I’m pacing myself and trying to not eat another piece tonight.
      Made it with my 2 year old after blackberry picking this afternoon and she loved it. Quick enough of a recipe for her attention span.

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    This does look easy and super tasty. I don’t know how bad you can go wrong with these easy instructions. And look at those dang pictures! Looks so good!

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    This is in the oven right now. Don’t think I can wait the 25 minutes for it to cool before digging in! 😬

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    Hi, Lindsay,
    I actually wanted to know if you would recommend trying this recipe with other kinds of fruit.
    Your recipes are inspiring, especially for someone like me, who is in her senior years and learning to cook! I cannot wait to try this recipe. It looks delicious and completely doable! Thank you!

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    You had me at cobbler. I knew when I got this in my inbox this week that I had to make it right away. Picked up some fresh peaches from my local farmstand this afternoon and made it tonight. This truly is one of the tastiest cobblers I have ever had. I have been loving everything peach lately and this certainly didn’t disappoint. Can’t wait to try it with apples in the fall. Thanks for sharing!