Simply Delectable Southern Peach Cobbler

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If you’re looking for a quick dessert that is delicious and affordable, look no further. Peach cobbler is one of the Souths’ most loved dessert and for good reason. Southern peach cobbler is a delicate melody of peaches, cinnamon, and a sweet crumble crust that will have your tastebuds dancing with excitement.

What is Peach Cobbler?

Peach cobbler is a desert that resembles a deep-dish pie, and consists of a fruit filling which is covered in a batter. There are many different varieties if cobbler, but peach cobbler seems to be the cobbler most people make. Perhaps it’s due to the fact its very affordable to make if you use canned peaches versus fresh peaches, and peaches are typically more affordable in comparison to blackberries (which also makes for a kick-butt cobbler).

Ingredients you’ll need for this peach cobbler recipe

  • Peaches (canned or fresh)
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Cinnamon

What brand of canned peaches is best for Southern Peach Cobbler?

With so many brands of canned peaches you may be wondering which would be the best brand to use to make peach cobbler. To be honest, and maybe it’s just my taste buds, but every canned peach I’ve eaten tastes the same. Feel free to use any brand of peaches, but if you have to choose between light or heavy syrup; I’d choose the heavy syrup as it gives the peach cobbler a richer taste.

Do I really need to use canned peaches? What alternatives are there?

Hey, I get it. Not everyone likes to use canned peaches and if you opt to use fresh peaches that’s certainly okay. Perhaps the store is plum out of canned peaches and if you’re planning on making peach cobbler in the winter, you can always buy a bag of frozen peaches. If you’re going to use frozen peaches, make sure you defrost them prior to preparing your peach cobbler.

Did you know?

Peach cobbler gets its name from the rough looking “cobbled” dough crust on top. This cobbled look happened due to 18th century settlers didn’t have the proper tools and ingredients to make proper peach pie.

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • QUICK & EASY – Once you get all of tour ingredients together, preparing peach cobbler takes hardly any time.
  • HEALTHY – Okay, not really, but it’s made with fruit and fruit is healthy; right?
  • INEXPENSIVE – the most expensive item you’ll need to make this peach cobbler would be a large can of peaches.
peach cobbler

Southern-style Peach cobbler

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Calories: 386kcal


  • 1 cup self rising flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 can canned peaches 29oz.


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Melt the stick of butter in a casserole dish, while you're preheating the oven.
  • While the butter is melting In a large bowl, combine the self-rising flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix well.
  • Add the milk and vanilla. Mix all of the ingredients together. The batter may look thin and possibly lumpy.
  • Pour the batter into the casserole dish over the melted butter.
  • Place the peaches and syrup on top of the batter. Do not stir. The batter should rise to the top.
  • Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon or a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
  • Place in the oven at 350° for 50 minutes.
  • Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream or whipped topping.

What’s your favorite peach cobbler topping?

My favorite topping for peach cobbler is Vanilla ice cream. What’s yours? Share with a comment.

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