Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler in a bowl

I remember watching my Grandmother make cobbler. She’d make peach, blueberry, and blackberry cobblers at the drop of a hat and with such ease! Here’s her fabulous recipe!

Peach Cobbler
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Southern style peach cobbler can be made with fresh, canned or frozen fruit. If fresh or frozen fruit is used, you'll want to make a syrup to add to the cobbler. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cobbler, Peach Cobbler
Servings: 12 people (maybe!!)
: 1 kcal
Author: SmartyPantsKitchen
  • 4 cups peaches (See Recipe Notes)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar, divided 1 cup for fruit; 1 cup for syrup
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon or allspice (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF

Pastry Instruction
  1. Combine flour, oil, milk, baking powder and salt into a bowl; combine well, cover and chill for 10-20 minutes

  2. Remove chilled dough from refrigerator and roll it out on a lightly floured surface; cut dough into strips

  3. Gently press dough into fruit/syrup mixture

Fruit Instruction
  1. Prepare 4 cups fruit  (For peaches, peel and slice; for berries, just rinse) SEE RECIPE NOTES

  2. Sprinkle one cup of sugar over fruit; combine well, cover and allow to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes

  3. Once fruit has absorbed some of it's sugar, place fruit, one cup of sugar and one cup of water in a large saucepan add cinnamon/allspice now; bring to boil

  4. Meanwhile, in a 9 x 13 baking dish, add one stick of butter; put the pan in the oven and allow the butter to melt

  5. Pour the warm fruit and juice into the pan with the melted butter

  6. Place strips of pastry dough in a criss-cross fashion over fruit

  7. Bake, uncovered at 350ºF for 45-60 minutes or until dough is golden brown

  8. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream

Recipe Notes
  • If you decide to use canned peaches, get two big cans  and just pour the juice and fruit over the melted butter and resume recipe
  • Canned fruit is either packed in water or syrup (ugh...high fructose corn syrup)
  • If you use canned fruit that's in water, you'll want to make the fruit syrup
  • If you use frozen fruit, you'll want to make the fruit syrup


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