peach cobbler

Fresh Peach Cobbler

What Peach Cobbler Should Be

Up until this past week, let’s call it The Week of Cobbler, I only made classic peach cobbler a few times. Each cobbler was good, but certainly nothing I would rave about. In my recent recipe testing, however, I learned that there are several peach cobbler standards:

  • The peach syrup has to be rich and sweet, but not overly sweet.
  • The peaches shouldn’t be too flimsy and definitely chunks not slices.
  • Chunks are best, as seen in my peach crumble pie.
  • Lemon juice balances the sweet peaches and sugar.
  • Minimal cornstarch to thicken the peaches. Too much weighs them down.
  • Definitely a crisp biscuit topping with a moist interior.
  • But not too crisp! And not undercooked!
  • The biscuit should have a beautiful butter flavor. Bland ruins it all.
  • Golden sheen and cinnamon-sugar on the biscuit are necessary.
  • Top with vanilla ice cream or even fresh whipped cream!

peach cobbler

This delicious cobbler is very easy to make. I’m not going to just tell you how easy, I’m going to show you how easy. Let’s get started and make Fresh Peach Cobbler!

There are 6 ingredients that make up the batter portion of the recipe and you probably already have them in your pantry.

  • butter
  • white sugar
  • self rising flour
  • old fashioned oats
  • whole milk
  • water

The fresh produce you’ll need :

  • 6 fresh large peaches
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

easy peach cobbler

We start the recipe by generously buttering a 13×9 inch baking dish.  Leaving the skin on the peaches, slice them in half and remove the pit. Cut each half into four wedges. Lay the wedges in the baking dish and sprinkle them with lemon juice and lemon zest. The flavor the lemon juice and zest bring to the fresh peaches is credible.

peach cobbler

The batter that covers the peaches is very easy to make. You don’t even use an electric mixer to beat it. To make the batter:

  • Stir the softened butter and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl. Mix for about 4 to 5 minutes until the mixture looks like a sugary, buttery, paste.
  • Add the oats and flour to the bowl, mix it into the butter mixture until you have course crumbs
  • Pour the milk into the bowl and stir until you have what looks like a spreadable batter.
  • Drop the batter in spoonfuls over the peaches in the baking dish and spread to cover the peaches.

peach cobbler recipe

After the batter is spread over the peaches, sprinkle the top of the batter with 1/4 cup white sugar.


peach cobbler crips

Now this is the interesting part.  Interesting to me I guess because I’ve never come across a cobbler recipe where I had to do this.   Put 2 Tablespoons water, more if you need it, into a spray bottle. Spray the top of the cobbler with the water just until the sugar is wet and shiny.

If you need more than 2 Tablespoons use it, just remember the idea is to just spray enough water on top of the sugar to make it wet, not soaking wet, just wet and shiny. Wait till you see what the water does to the topping!


Spraying the sugar with water created a wonderful crusty top!  The crispy top with the gooey filling and peaches was fantastic. The lemon juice and zest brought out the flavor of the peaches. It was sooooo good!  My husband and I had friends over in the evening sitting at the patio table. I served this cobbler with a small pitcher of milk, you could use cream or vanilla ice cream as well.  If you could have been there to see the smiles on their faces as they ate.  Fresh Peach Cobbler is an easy, delicious recipe that is sure to bring smiles to anyone you serve it to, ENJOY!


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