Sweet, soft peaches topped with flaky biscuits make for the best homemade fresh Peach Cobbler! This easy summer dessert is easy to pull together and serves 9, perfect for summer gatherings. Top this peach cobbler with a scoop of ice cream or Greek yogurt!
2022 update: I first published this recipe a few years ago and it's one I come back to every summer. I updated this post with some new tips and tricks for you!
Fresh peach cobbler recipe
I've always loved fruit desserts. It's one of the reasons my husband and I rarely share dessert when we go out. He's all about the chocolate and I'm all about fruit desserts.
One of the desserts we have always agreed on is my Mixed Berry Cobbler. It's one of our absolute favorite summer desserts. Topped with vanilla ice cream? It's the BEST.
As peach season approaches, I knew I wanted to start testing a twist on that favorite to finally master making peach cobbler at home.
This old fashioned peach cobbler tastes like summer! It's super easy to make, too, which makes it perfect for those nights when you have friends or family over.
Why you'll love this recipe
Peach cobbler is an amazing summer dessert. Whether you're looking for a new version to make or have never made it before, here's why you'll love this recipe:
- Peach cobbler is a crowd favorite in the summer. It is an easy dessert you can serve with whipped cream, ice cream or yogurt.
- This peach cobbler recipe is made with fresh peaches. You can use frozen but it will taste best with fresh. Perfect to make after a day of peach-picking!
- Because of the way you cook the peaches and make biscuits for the topping, it's a little more hands-on than other peach cobbler recipes, but the time invest is worth it — trust me. All of the steps are super easy. I know you can do it!
To make this cobbler, you'll toss sliced peaches in brown sugar and a bit of flour then cook them down in a frying pan for a few minutes until they are nice and saucy!
Then you'll make your biscuits mixture and drop the biscuits on top of the warm, sweet peaches and bake a little more.
Here's what you will need to make this easy peach cobbler recipe with fresh peaches.
- fresh peaches
- brown sugar
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- baking soda
- heavy cream
- vanilla extract
If needed, you can use canned or frozen peaches. Skip the boiling step if you do. (They will likely already be peeled.)
Other items to pick up at the store include the makings for whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or Greek yogurt (for a healthy alternative)!
How to Easily Peel Peaches
This recipe calls for peeling the peaches. I prefer to peel my peaches for cobbler, but it's not necessary. It's totally safe to eat the skin of a peach.
When peaches are in season, I can peel them without a knife! Other times of the year, it's harder to peel them. I learned this trick a few years back when I started making my recipe for Peach Raspberry Crisp.
The easiest way to peel peaches is to place a few at a time in boiling water for about 30 seconds, then transfer them with tongs to an ice bath (a bowl of ice and water).
Placing them in an ice bath stops them from cooking further but allows the skin to be removed easily. This method helps me gently peel them with a vegetable peeler without removing too much of the flesh.
How to Make Fresh Peach Cobbler
Here's how to make this homemade peach cobbler.
1. Peel and slice peaches
First peel and slice your peaches into ½-inch thick slices. (See tips above for peeling peaches.)
At this point, taste your peaches. Are they sweet or are they still a little sour? If they are super ripe and in season, you may want to reduce the brown sugar by one tablespoon.
2. Cook peaches
Toss the peaches with brown sugar, flour, and vanilla extract.
Cook the peach mixture in a pan over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes, until the peaches soften and become saucy.
Pour into a 9x9 baking dish (square or round).
3. Make the biscuits
In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt. Then pour in heavy cream and stir to combine. If the dough is too sticky, add a tablespoon more of flour.
You can also use your hands to fold the biscuits over (as you would scones). Then use a biscuit cutter or rip dough by hand to form biscuits.
Place biscuits on top of peach mixture. Brush with cream.
Bake at 400°F for 18-20 minutes until biscuits are golden brown.
This is my favorite recipe for dairy-free biscuits.
How to Serve Homemade Peach Cobbler
You can't go wrong with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. I also love homemade whipped cream.
One of my favorite healthier alternatives for serving peach cobbler is serving it with yogurt. You can use plain or flavored yogurt. Vanilla yogurt adds a nice touch. You can use regular yogurt or Greek yogurt.
Serving a helping of peach cobbler with a dollop of yogurt is so refreshing and makes the dessert a bit healthier than serving it with ice cream.
How to Store and Reheat Peach Cobbler
This peach cobbler is at its best when it's fresh from the oven, but if you're saving it for later, cover your baking dish with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Reheat individual servings in the microwave or reheat whole baking dish in oven at 350°F for about 15 minutes until warm.
Can you use canned or frozen peaches?
Yes! For canned peaches, drain the liquid and then bake the biscuits right on top.
For frozen peaches, thaw first, then bake with biscuits on top.
Make these recipes to round out your meal:
More summer dessert recipes
- Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Lemon Buttercream Cupcakes
- Strawberry Brownies
- Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
- Strawberry White Chocolate Cheesecake
- Sugar Cookie Bars
More peach recipes
Got leftover peaches? Lucky! Here's what to make with them:
- Peach Smoothie
- Pan Seared Peach Balsamic Chicken
- Peach Blackberry Lemonade Mocktail
- Healthy Peach Lemonade Popsicles
- Peach Blackberry Lemonade Mocktail
- Peach Whiskey Smash
Are you ready to try this Homemade Peach Cobbler? If you are excited about making this recipe, go ahead and leave a rating below, comment on this post, or share on Instagram when you make these and tag me @joyfullymad!
- 7 medium peaches
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 400ºF. Grease a baking pan and set aside.
- Place peaches in boiling water for about 30 seconds, then remove them with tongs and place them in an ice bath. Then peel skins off.
- Slice peaches into ½-inch thick slices.
- Toss with brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and vanilla.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the peach mixture for 4-5 minutes until peaches soften and become saucy. Pour mixture into greased baking pan.
- In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt. Then pour in heavy cream and stir to combine. If the dough is too sticky, add a tablespoon more of flour. You may to fold the dough with your hands.
- Use a biscuit cutter or rip dough by hand to form about 9 rough biscuits.
- Place biscuits on top of peach mixture. Brush with heavy cream.
- Bake at 400ºF for 18-20 minutes until biscuits are golden brown.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream or yogurt.
Taste your peaches after slicing. If they are super ripe, sweet and in season, you may want to reduce the brown sugar by one tablespoon.
You can use frozen peaches if desired, but the cobbler may be a bit runnier than fresh peaches.
If the dough is too sticky to handle, add a tablespoon more of flour.
*Nutrition info does not include yogurt or ice cream.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 273mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 3gSugar: 16gProtein: 5g