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Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

This incredibly easy old fashioned peach cobbler recipe is the perfect after-dinner summer dessert. Fresh peaches baked with cinnamon and sugar and topped with a cobbler topping that tastes like a half baked snickerdoodle.

With just 6 ingredients, and 30 minutes you’ll have the perfect summer dessert. Just don’t forget the vanilla ice cream! 

Peach cobbler in a navy blue casserole dish that has been baked and topped with vanilla ice cream.

Some of my favorite summer evenings consist of wearing my favorite sundress and eating a grilled fish dinner with plenty of margaritas, ya feel me?

By the time dessert rolls around I don’t even want to have to THINK about my next move, and that is what is SO great about this peach cobbler. 

I mean this is the epitome of after-dinner summer dessert. You can whip this cobbler up in no time at all and not miss a moment of that lazy summer evening on the patio.

I firmly believe desserts that taste this delicious and come together in 10 minutes, or less should win a lifetime achievement award.

This old fashioned peach cobbler is made with fresh peaches and 5 other basic pantry ingredients for the topping and the filling. By the time it’s finished baking, your peaches are swimming in a bubbly, cinnamon sugar sauce that pairs so beautifully with creamy vanilla ice cream.

Let’s talk topping: This easy cobbler topping comes together in about 2 minutes and tastes like a chewy, half baked snickerdoodle cookie. The bottom sticks to the peaches and soaks up all the peach flavor, while the top remains buttery, crisp and cookie-like. 

SAVE this recipe for your next bbq. Better yet, buy some peaches the next time you’re at the store. I promise you need this in your summer life! 

Ingredients in small bowls for peach cobbler.


  • yellow peaches
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • butter
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt

Step by step process on how to make the peach filling and topping for peach cobbler.

How do you make an old fashioned peach cobbler from scratch?

I adore this peach cobbler recipe for its simplicity. 

  1. Pit and slice your peaches. I leave the skin on for a rustic flare and I think it tastes great with or with them. 
  2. Toss your peaches with cinnamon, sugar and a little butter if they aren’t super ripe. 
  3. Top the peaches with the easy cobbler topping (it tastes like a snickerdoodle!).
  4. Bake for 20 minutes at 375 F and serve with plenty of vanilla ice cream!

Peach cobbler served in a small yellow bowl with two scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Can I make the cobbler with canned peaches…

Using canned peaches in this cobbler is probably not the best idea.

They are already very soft from being soaked in the can that they will turn extremely mushy once the cobbler is baked. Using fresh peaches will release better flavor and withstand being baked a whole lot better!

How do you know when peach cobbler is done

Your old fashioned peach cobbler is done when the juices are bubbling on the sides of the pan and the top is a nice golden brown color.

About 20-25 minutes of cooking is perfect depending on your oven. 

Peach cobbler that has been baked in a navy casserole dish.

Other easy summer dessert recipes you will love!

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Peach cobbler baked with scoops of vanilla ice cream in a navy casserole dish.

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


This incredibly easy old fashioned peach cobbler recipe is the perfect after-dinner summer dessert. Fresh peaches baked with cinnamon and sugar and topped with a cobbler topping that tastes like a half baked snickerdoodle.



For peaches:

68 fresh yellow peaches, sliced

1/3 cup sugar

1 tbsp cinnamon

¼ cup butter, diced

For cobbler topping:

½ cup butter, melted

¾ cup sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp cinnamon

¼ tsp salt

Vanilla Ice Cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F
  2. Add peaches, sugar, and cinnamon to a large casserole or baking dish. Dollop peaches evenly with butter cubes.
  3. In a separate bowl mix, melted butter, sugar, all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together until a cookie batter type dough starts to form. 
  4. Clump together the batter and spread evenly over the top of the cobbler. 
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the sides are bubbly and the top is golden brown.
  6. Allow cobbler to cool for 15-20 minutes to set and serve with vanilla ice cream or whip cream.


Ripe Peaches: If your peaches are very ripe and juicy, you may not need the extra butter dolloped on top. This helps create more juices if your peaches aren’t all the way ripe. 

Keywords: baked, fruit, dessert


  1. Jeanne
    January 2, 2022 / 12:44 am

    Made this today with my home frozen fresh peaches. I thawed them and because they were very juicy I did not add the extra butter on the top. When freezing the peaches I had already added sugar and lemon juice to preserve the color.
    The cookie topping was delicious. I baked it an extra 30 minutes because of the juice or until the dough turned golden brown. Everyone really enjoyed the dessert. I’ll definitely make it again.

  2. Jenni Romero
    July 18, 2021 / 6:30 pm

    This was so good! I swapped the white sugar for brown, and I added pecans and sliced almonds. Next time, I’m going to add oats😍😍

  3. HW
    August 10, 2020 / 8:19 pm

    Really tasty, 2nd time around I added a touch of cardamom and almond extract – so good!

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      August 15, 2020 / 12:18 am

      That sounds so delicious! I’ll have to try one with almond extract next!

  4. Allison
    July 20, 2020 / 10:04 pm

    So good!!! I’ve been making small portions in ramekins (way too much) all summer!!

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      August 15, 2020 / 12:25 am

      Love the idea of putting them in ramekins! I’ll have to give this a try! Happy Summer 🙂

  5. Abbey
    July 4, 2020 / 2:44 pm

    So delish! Added oats and pecans to the topping and swapped the white sugar for brown sugar. My favorite new summer dessert!

    • Elizabeth Van Lierde
      August 15, 2020 / 12:28 am

      I love how you jazzed it up with oats and pecans Abbey!

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