Peach Cobbler


This really is the best Peach Cobbler I’ve EVER had (I finally, finally perfected it) and it will be my go-to recipe from here on out! Learn how to make peach cobbler, you’re sure to love it with all those fresh peaches and that fluffy cake-like topping!

Fresh Peach Cobbler in bowl served with ice cream and garnished with mint.

Fresh Peach Cobbler Recipe

Is anyone else going overboard like me and buying peaches like there’s not tomorrow? This June I’ve bought 20lbs+ in the last few weeks and we’ve been eating them like crazy!

They make the best smoothies, they are one of my favorite fruits for baking, and they’re even excellent added to your main dish (like this Three Cheese Peach and Prosciutto Pizza with Basil, or this Balsamic Peach Chicken Skillet, and this Peach Salad with Grilled Basil Chicken).

But we all know one of the all time best uses for fresh peaches is peach cobbler, right? And not just any peach cobbler — THIS peach cobbler!

This is my all-time favorite peach cobbler recipe and all of you need to try it! I’m very particular about my peach cobbler. I don’t like a heavy, dense topping, and I don’t like it with canned peaches — fresh peaches are a must.

I like more flavor than you’ll find in your traditional peach cobbler (hence why I’ve used buttermilk, a fair amount of butter and vanilla extract), and I definitely don’t like when there’s an overpowering amount of cinnamon.

So, with all those “don’t likes” here you’ll find in this recipe everything I love about a homemade peach cobbler.

This may not be as easy as the version with canned peaches and a cake mix topping, but I’d still consider this an easy peach cobbler recipe. Nothing too difficult, it’s still a straight forward, easy to make dessert.

This really is the best peach cobbler I’ve ever had (I finally, finally perfected it) and it will be my go to recipe from here on out!

I’ve tried many different variations of peach cobbler over the years, and the one I sort of favored was a cake mix version because it had a lighter, fluffier topping. Well, we all know made from scratch is best, so I set out to make my previous peach cobbler better without a mix, and this is what I’ve come up with.

Chances are I’ll never make a different peach cobbler recipe again! It’s this one for life.

This peach cobbler with fresh peaches will definitely be the highlight of any summer dinner, and you’ll get requests to make it again and again! It may take time to peel all those peaches, but the end result is so worth it!

Put your fresh peaches to good use and make this irresistible peach cobbler this week!

peaches prepared for fresh peach cobbler

Homemade Peach Cobbler Ingredients

For the fresh peach filling, you’ll need:

  • Fresh peaches
  • Lemon juice
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg

And for the fluffy cobbler topping, you’ll need:

  • Cake flour
  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking powder and baking soda
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Buttermilk
  • Vanilla extract

How to Make Peach Cobbler

  • Preheat oven to 375F and grease baking dish.
  • Add peaches to baking dish, toss with lemon juice.
  • Whisk sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg, then toss with peaches.
  • Make the topping — whisk dry ingredients (sift cake flour first).
  • Cut butter into dry mixture then mix in buttermilk vanilla mixture and stir just until combined.
  • Dollop batter over peach layer.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake until set.

peach cobbler from scratch in baking pan with serving spoon

Can I Make This with Frozen Peaches?

Yes, but you’ll need to thaw and drain the peaches first. Frozen peaches typically aren’t as sweet as fresh peaches, so you may need to add additional sugar.

Do I Have to Use Cake Flour?

If you don’t have cake flour on hand, you can use more all-purpose flour instead (so you’d wind up using 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour total).

Tips for the Best Peach Cobbler

  • Use fresh peaches and fresh lemon juice in the filling for the best flavor.
  • When you spread the cobbler topping over the peach filling, it’ll look like you don’t have enough. But the topping puffs up nicely in the oven and will cover all the peaches, promise!
  • I like to sprinkle the cobbler topping with more sugar to add a subtle crunch.

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Peach Cobbler

5 from 5 votes

The best peach cobbler ever! Filled with fresh, sweet juicy peaches and topped with a fluffy, buttery cake-like topping. A must on the to-do list every summer. Ditch the canned peaches and cake mixes and use this fresh from scratch recipe instead, it's 100 times butter!

Servings: 12
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


Peach filling

  • 4 lbs fresh peaches (firm but ripe) peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp (8g) cornstarch
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon , divided
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg


  • 3/4 cup (94g) cake flour*
  • 3/4 cup (106g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 10 Tbsp (143g) unsalted butter, cold and diced into small cubes
  • 1 cup (235ml) buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar , for spinkling over top
  • Vanilla ice cream , for serving


For the peach filling

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 

  2. Butter a 13 by 9 by 2 3/4-inch baking dish then pour peaches into baking dish and toss with lemon juice. 
  3. In a small mixing bowl whisk together 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and the nutmeg. 
  4. Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over peaches then toss to evenly coat, set aside.

For the topping

  1. Sift cake flour into a large mixing bowl then add in all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and whisk 20 seconds. 

  2. Cut butter into flour with a fork or pastry cutter until it resembles coarse meal then make a well in center of mixture. 
  3. Mix vanilla with buttermilk then pour buttermilk mixture into well in flour and stir with a spoon just until combined (don't over-mix, it should be lumpy). 
  4. Dollop and just lightly spread spoonfuls (I did 12 across the top) of the mixture evenly over top of peaches (it will seem like there's not quite enough but it will bake up nice and fluffy and fill up the pan).

  5. Whisk together remaining 1 Tbsp sugar with 1/2 tsp cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over top. 
  6. Bake in preheated oven until topping is golden brown and set and and filling is bubbling well, about 40 - 45 minutes.

  7. Remove from oven and let cool several minutes before spooning into bowls. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Notes

*More all purpose flour can be substituted if you don't have cake flour. Just use 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour total.  

Recipe source: Cooking Classy

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peach Cobbler
Author: Jaclyn


  • Christina: This was easy for me I had peaches that I had frozen from this summer. Absolutely amazing the family loved it. February 27, 2019 at 5:53pm Reply

  • Christy: I made this recipe twice and the batter was cooked on the top but runny underneath. The second time I increased the cooking time by 10 minutes and I got the same result. Any recommendations? February 3, 2019 at 6:06pm Reply

  • Christine: I made it with frozen peaches. Halved it. Delicious. Now my go to January 20, 2019 at 9:19pm Reply

  • Sandy Reeves: Jaclyn…Have you made this with canned peaches? If so…how many and what size cans did you use? If you haven’t used cans, what would be your suggestion to substitute for fresh? September 18, 2018 at 10:48pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’d recommend using frozen (and thawed) peaches instead of canned. September 19, 2018 at 12:10am Reply

  • Katie: Have you tried this with frozen peaches? I have a request to make a cobbler in December…not sure I’ll have fresh peaches at that time of year! September 14, 2018 at 12:57pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I haven’t yet but I need to because I always just wait until September when peaches are best to make it. I imagine it should be okay with frozen, I’d probably thaw and drain them first. September 14, 2018 at 3:24pm Reply

  • ashley rizvi: i might make a peach cobber September 12, 2018 at 1:57pm Reply

  • Kathy kovzelove: Just finished making this recipe! Delicious! Very easy if you have all your ingredients in front of you. My new “go to” cobbler recipe! September 3, 2018 at 7:58pm Reply

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