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Rustic Fresh Peach Cobbler Recipe

Quick and delicious recipe for Peach Cobbler that has an easy-to-roll-out dough for the top. It’s your choice whether to peel the peaches or not!

fresh peaches on round cutting board

Peach season. It ranks right up there with strawberry season…or pumpkin season. It doesn’t last long, but while it’s here, life is good. One of my favorite things to do with peaches, other than to eat them leaning over the kitchen sink while the juice runs down my wrist, is to bake them in a cobbler or crisp. The recipe for peach cobbler that I’m sharing today is not overly sweet, and it lets the taste of the peaches shine through.

sliced peaches in pyrex bowl

The Ripening Process

We all know this, but an occasional reminder never hurts! When you plan to bake with peaches, make sure you purchase the peaches in advance, so they have time to become ripe and soft. Most groceries and farm markets sell peaches that are very hard. The peaches are picked before they are ready, so they are still fresh when they reach the consumer. This is great, except when you want to buy peaches and bake a cobbler all in one day. Unless you are very lucky, that doesn’t usually work! These peaches were beautiful and very firm when purchased. I stored them in a brown paper sack at room temperature for three days. On the 4th day, they were perfect. The flesh came away from the pit with no trouble, and they were firm enough to cut thin slices. 

unbaked peach cobbler in square baking pan

Peeling the Peaches

It’s a personal choice whether to peel the peaches or not. I’m told that in the south, no baker ever puts peaches in a recipe without first peeling them. Personally, I don’t peel apples or peaches when I’m making a baked dessert. I love the taste the peel provides, and it adds extra color and texture. It’s also a huge time-saver when you skip the peeling step. However, do what you like best!

The Peach Cobbler Dough

This is one of those recipes where we are not going for perfection. The dough is very rustic, but delicious. It’s crumbly to start, but once the whipping cream is added, it comes together quite easily. After mixing, but before rolling, knead it several times to bring the flour, butter, and cream together. Form a disc, and then roll it out a little bigger than your baking pan. 

rustic baked peach cobbler recipe

The Whipping Cream

It works deliciously well to purchase one pint of heavy whipping cream when you are shopping for this recipe. Use 1/2 cup for the crust, and then whip the remainder of the pint, and use it as a peach cobbler topping. Just add the whipping cream to a large bowl, and beat on high until it’s fluffy and peaks form. It’s optional (but so good) to add two tablespoons of sugar during the whipping time. 

rustic baked peach cobbler recipe

Peach Cobbler

Quick and delicious recipe for Peach Cobbler that has an easy-to-roll-out dough for the top. It's your choice whether to peel the peaches or not!
4.67 from 15 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peach cobbler
Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

For the Filling

  • 4 cups thinly sliced fresh peaches (about 6 large peaches)
  • 1/2 cup sugar

For the Crust

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine sliced peaches and 1/2 cup sugar. Mix well.
  • Pour peach/sugar mixture into 8 x 8 baking pan that has been prepared with non-stick spray.
  • Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  • Cut butter into thin slices. Combine butter and flour mixture with a pastry cutter or your clean hands.
  • Slowly add cream until dough holds together and is manageable.
  • Put out onto floured surface. Knead a few times until dough holds together.
  • Roll the dough out, making sure to turn it often so it doesn't stick.
  • Carefully lift the dough and cover the peach-filled baking pan. Tuck under any dough that is hanging over the sides.
  • Score the dough in 4 places with a sharp knife.
  • Place baking pan on a cookie sheet. (Just in case it bubbles over.)
  • Bake 35 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
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piece of peach cobbler in bowl

I love that this recipe is baked in an 8 x 8 pan. It could also be baked in a deep dish pie pan. It’s not a huge amount of peach cobbler, although the recipe could easily be doubled. It lasts for up to 3 days, covered and stored in the refrigerator. 

Until next time…

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19 Comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    5 stars
    Ann,
    I made the peach cobbler earlier this month for a family gathering. It was very good. I also made your peach/blackberry crisp recently only I did not have the blackberries so I just made the peach crisp and halved the “crisp” part since I was only using 6 peaches. Both recipes are yummy and I enjoyed them – probably a little too much:)
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Looks yummy but a bit early for peaches in TX. Fortunately, I’ll be in SC in a couple weeks. You are absolutely correct – no southern cook uses unpeeled peaches! Ha!

  3. Laura Hilton says:

    I have enjoyed your site for quite awhile. I absolutely love the blue and white dish that you photographed with the peach cobbler. Would you mind telling me where I might find some or who the manufacturer is? Thank you for sharing your time and talents.

  4. 5 stars
    Ahh, yes, now this is the peach cobbler I remember my Granny made. The kind with a crust, not dollops of a cake like batter on top of the peaches.
    Thank you, I haven’t made it yet, but I already know it’s going to be delicious!
    Have a wonderfully blessed day!

  5. Tina Voyles says:

    That looks so good! may I ask what kind of butter you would recommend? Thanks and have a great day!

  6. 5 stars
    Just took the peach cobbler out of the oven and my husband asked if that was dinner! I used a food processor for the dough…a few pulses and it was done. This was very quick to put together. It will sure be a new favorite. Thanks!

  7. Oh thank you for another delicious recipe!
    I got the best chuckle out of your remark about leaning over the kitchen sink while eating a juicy peach! I always do that!😋
    Thank you for sharing this recipe and all your other beautiful content! You’re the best!

  8. Ann,
    YuMMy!
    I’m sure that Peach Cobbler would not last 3 days On Crooked Creek!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Pat

  9. I am drooling. Need to go get peaches now!

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  11. Charlene Brummitt says:

    Love your blog

  12. Oh yum!! I just love peach cobbler and now is the time to enjoy it before all of the fresh peaches are gone. Thanks for the fantastic recipe Ann! :-)
    Vanessa

  13. Leigh Powell Hines @Hinessightblog says:

    That looks so good, Ann.

  14. Keeping It Cozy says:

    This looks delicious! Hm, I might have to venture to the farmers market this week for some peaches. :)

  15. JulieinTN says:

    Ann, these are delicious looking recipes to post. How do you keep a slender figure? :) Ok, yummy is best…forget the extra ounces I will put on.

    Smilies
    JulieinTN

  16. Anne Boykin says:

    Hi Ann, Your recipes are always sooo good. Thanks for this one – it sounds wonderful.

  17. Moni ~ Zu Haus at Home says:

    Ann, thank you for sharing this yummy recipe….I love peach cobbler! Have to try this one!

  18. Beautiful photo …. I love fresh peaches !!!!

  19. Mary Alice Patterson says:

    Mmmm mmmm good!! Fruit cobbler with a dip of ice cream is so perfect this time of year.
    Mary Alice

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