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!

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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 one of our favorite desserts. It’s not overly sweet, and lets the flavor of the peaches shine through.

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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.

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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

We’re not going for perfection with this easy peach cobbler recipe. The dough is very rustic, but delicious. It has a crumbling texture in the beginning, 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. This dough recipe can also be used as a rustic pie crust.

Tip: If the cobbler dough passes the golden-brown stage before the end of the baking time, cover it loosely with a piece of foil.

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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. A spoonful of whipped cream, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, are the perfect sides to this peach cobbler.

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I love that this recipe is baked in an 8 x 8 baking dish. 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.


  • It’s delicious to add blackberries, blueberries, fresh pitted cherries, or strawberries to the peaches. Just sprinkle them on top of the peaches…no need to really mix them in.
  • Canned peaches can be substituted for the fresh peaches. Make sure to drain and rinse them before adding the sugar. The sugar amount may need to be reduced. Start small, taste, and then add more sugar if needed.
  • For added flavor, stir in a teaspoon of cinnamon or a half teaspoon of nutmeg when you are mixing the sugar and peaches.
  • I firmly believe that this recipe can best any southern peach cobbler recipe out there!

If you make this peach cobbler, and love it, I encourage you to come back and leave a comment, along with a 5-star review. It would help me so much, and I would really appreciate it!

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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!
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4.82 from 48 votes
Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


For the Filling

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

For the Crust

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


  • 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.


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I really have always enjoyed baking. Fact is, my very simple Peach Cobbler is an often requested dessert at Pot Love Dinners and functions. BUT I am intrigued with this recipe and am looking forward to baking this SOON. I’m going to go ahead and give it 5 stars because it looks so yummy!

  2. Betty Campbell says:

    waiting for the peaches

  3. 5 stars
    So easy and delicious.

  4. Yummy, can’t wait to try this…

  5. 5 stars
    Oooh, the crust! The perfect bite is crust and peaches. Yum. Peaches are in and I used Southern peaches. Will try different varieties to see which I like the most.

  6. I haven’t had peach cobbler in a very long time and this recipe looks easy enough to try, thanks. 🍑

  7. This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  8. Denise Fiorentino says:

    Peaches are my favorite. Can’t wait to try this receipt.

  9. Amy @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes says:

    This looks delicious, Ann!

  10. Dana H. Sharbrough says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to try it with berries. Thanks so much.

  11. Denise Dalto says:

    5 stars
    Your peach cobbler was a hit with my family! Thank you for sharing with us all!

  12. Susan Patterson says:

    Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  13. Just bought peaches this morning from the Peach Truck. They will be perfect for this.

  14. Looks delicious and easy to make.

  15. Karen Cline says:

    I have been looking for a perfect peach recipe…I think I found it!

  16. Janet Smith says:

    5 stars
    Just bought peaches from the Peach Tree of Georgia, so this recipe will be a welcome addition to try!

  17. This looks great, can’t wait to try it !!

  18. 4 stars
    Love this recipe. Can’t wait to try it.

  19. 5 stars
    My cobbler is in the oven and smells so good as it’s baking! I was going to serve this as dessert tonight, but I doubt that we will wait that long! Thanks for this simple recipe.

  20. Sharron Lynn says:

    Nothing to me says summer than fruit desserts. This peach cobbler fits the bill. Takes me back to summer days in my youth standing in my Grandmom’s kitchen while she made her peach cobblers. Me…. I was the peach peeler, potter. Learned to peel close to the skin ( Grandmom was a depression generation so they wasted NOTHING!) thanks Ann, you are a 🍑

  21. 4 stars
    Bring on the peaches! There’s nothing better than fresh peach cobbler or pie.

  22. 5 stars
    Peach cobbler is a summer time favorite of mine. Never considered not peeling the peaches, but I may just try it!

    1. I surely like the idea of not having to peel the 🍑!!

  23. Your photos of food always look like the kinds you would see in a cook book.
    This one makes the cobbler look delicious and your crust is perfection.
    We will have fresh peaches soon… this is at the top of my list of things to make.

  24. Georgia Bingham says:

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to try this recipe! All of your recipe posts have looked delicious. I’ve tried many. With peach season starting I can’t wait to taste it! 😍

  25. 5 stars
    The quintessential summer dessert! Delicious.

  26. Wondering if nectarines work in these recipes, as my husband prefers those for eating.

  27. Love fruit cobblers! Can’t wait to try your recipe. It looks absolutely delicious!

  28. Sue Alverson says:

    My family loves any recipe with peaches, sounds delicious!

  29. This is one of my son’s favorite desserts! I’ll have to make it for him.

  30. Just bought some peaches today. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  31. Rose Anne says:

    What a yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  32. Peggy Wilson says:

    Looks interesting. Have to give it a try.

  33. YUM!!! I usually do a dump cobbler but this sounds yummy!!!

  34. Just pinned your recipe so that I can make it as soon as I get fresh peaches!

  35. Sharon Ganne❤️ says:

    5 stars
    Simply delicious!

  36. 5 stars
    This crust is easy to make and a perfect match with peaches

  37. Nevin Hartman says:

    Peaches will soon be available here where I live – can’t wait to try the is recipe! I usually use store bought crust – I must give yours a try!

  38. Lynn Burnett says:

    Cobblers of any kind are my favorite dessert.

  39. Donna Whitley says:

    5 stars
    I love this recipe. It reminds me of the peach pocket pies my granny used to make.

  40. Peach cobbler…delicious!

  41. Julie Faircloth says:

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to make this. Looks delicious

  42. I just got a huge delivery from the peach truck so this will be added to my list of recipes to make asap with fresh local peaches!

  43. EVA SHARP says:

    Hi I have tryed many of your recipes love the strawberry butter, and will be trying this peach cobble what a time to get this recipe I have 7 peach trees in my little orchard……
    Thanks great timing

  44. Okay, you have convinced me to try peach cobbler without peeling the peaches! BTW, I live in Georgia and have NEVER made peach cobbler with the skin on. This will be exciting (and much easier!). Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Has anyone tried the cobbler leaving the peach skin on? I am thinking I just might. I know I like the skin when I eat a fresh peach!


  45. Can’t wait to try this treat! Peach cobbler is one of my favorite summer desserts! Thank you.

  46. Can’t wait to try this recipe! Sounds delicious and looks so easy! Thank you for sharing!

  47. Peach cobbler is one of my all-time favorite desserts! It reminds me of my granny who used to make it when we would visit during the summer. We would pick the peaches from her trees and bring them into her in our aprons. Very fond memories! I’m excited to try your recipe.

  48. I am anxious to get fresh peaches at the Farmers’Market so I can try this recipe! I will keep you posted!

  49. This looks so yummy… Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  50. Being from a town known as “The Peach Capitol of Missouri,” I need to try your recipe! Also, your link to how to cut a peach in your “Wednesday Wish List” is also on my list of things to try.

  51. Terri Euerle says:

    Sounds amazing!

  52. Peaches aren’t quite ripe around here (PNW) but another month and we will have plenty – Peaches are about my all time favorite – I’ll keep this recipe close so I can try it

  53. Yumm, my hubby loves peach cobbler — his mom used to make them every summer, But this is a slightly different version and I really need to give it a try! Thank you for sharing!

  54. MelissaFrances says:

    Yum!! I am so ready for peach season… it’s not quite here yet but I am going to use your recipe you shared!! Thank you!!

  55. 5 stars
    Oh my that sounds delicious! Will definitely add that recipe to my collection. Thank you!

  56. Christine says:

    Just bought fresh peaches…can’t wait to try the recipe!

  57. Trying your recipe for Peach Cobbler and here in NC we peel peaches. I truly enjoy your blog. Your decorating suggestions are so inspiring and pretty much on key with mine. Keep up the good work.

  58. Lisa Wallin says:

    I was really surprised about your hint to not peel the peaches, as I thought one should always peel peaches and apples for pies or cobblers, and now I am curious to try it. Also, thanks for the tip about the timing on the paper bag to ripen the peaches. They are often too hard from the store, and then too soft when I leave them in the bag. Now I know I left them in too long! Thanks for the easy crust recipe. I confess that I often substitute store-bought pastry to save time, but this sounds so “do-able,” I want to try it!

  59. Kimberly Dickerson says:

    I love how easy this recipe is. Bookmarking for peach season ❤️

  60. Local peaches are just beginning to become available in my area. I look forward to trying this cobbler recipe.

  61. We love peaches at our house and are always looking for new recipes.

  62. Devon Stansbury says:

    I’ve been looking for a good cobbler recipe! Can’t wait to try this one!

  63. 5 stars
    Great recipe. Would strawberry rhubarb work do you think?

  64. Suzy mooney says:

    Peaches the absolute flavor of summer. Cobbler will be on my summer menu very soon!

  65. Gail Billings says:

    Thanks for sharing. Fresh peaches are my favorite summer dessert. This recipe sounds like a keeper to try.

  66. 5 stars
    Its peach season and this looks so good! I’m wiping off drool as I type this. Must make.

  67. Sonia Liekhus says:

    Yum! Printed the recipe and going to make it soon.

  68. 5 stars
    This recipe sounds so easy and definitely Yummy! Thank you Ann for sharing. Going to make this for sure.

  69. Terry Janssen says:

    5 stars
    This looks delicious! Headed to out to get more peaches to try this. I think I like this idea instead of a crisp topping. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  70. 5 stars
    Perfectly timed for peaches coming to the Farmers Market now! Thank you

  71. Looks delicious! 🍑

  72. 5 stars
    Thjan you for this recipe eventhough I don’t like using oven in July I have been looking for something to do with fresh peaches we are going to make some homemade vanilla ice cream to go with it….love all your recipes

  73. Kathy ?andes says:

    This recipe looks so yummy!!! I plan to try it ASAP. Hope it ASAP. Many thanks!!

  74. Kim Seavey says:

    Craved peaches with every pregnancy!!

  75. Judy Venturini says:

    5 stars
    Takes me back to childhood memories of my grandmother’s peach cobbler made fresh with peaches from her peach tree.

  76. I have been searching for a peach cobbler recipe. My husband loves it. Very easy but detailed recipe!
    Thank you

  77. Just bought some fresh peaches! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  78. Mary Kaiser says:

    This cobbler looks so good! I am in Michigan and peaches will be in season soon and I can’t wait to make it!!

  79. Patricia Benson says:

    I order peaches from the Peach struck so I’ll definitely add this recipe to my list.

  80. Ann, thank you for the Peach Cobbler recipe. It looks so yummy! I always enjoy your posts. Please keep them coming! Wishing you happiness in your new home.

  81. Can’t wait to try this. You have never steered us wrong on a recipe!

  82. I definitely need to try this recipe! We love peach cobbler!! Thanks

  83. MaryAnn Merrell says:

    This looks delicious! I will try this as soon as peaches are in season here in New Jersey!

  84. Tammy K. Watson says:

    It sounds easy & delicious!! Peaches are going on my grocery list, for sure!!

  85. Thanks Ann! Looking forward to trying your Peach Cobbler recipe with our Jersey Fresh peaches!

  86. Looks yummy! Can’t wait to try this!!!

  87. Can’t wait to make this recipe. Next to strawberries, peaches are a favorite. And what I like about this, is it’s in an 8 x 8 dish. Just right for a small group. Thank you.

  88. Terri Herman says:

    Just got some SC peaches yesterday! Hubs wants to make a freezer of peach ice cream. Not sure they’ll make it to that or baking!

  89. Looks like my grandmothers. I am going to try it.

  90. Yummmm!! Can’t wait to try this!! We just received a huge box of peaches from a salesman & I’m doing a lot with peaches. Thank you for the tasty recipe!!

  91. Can’t wait to make it!!!!

  92. Deborah Peters says:

    I’m making this recipe for my new neighbors! Easy and delicious.

  93. Just in time for family visiting soon. I was hoping to make it to the farmers market before they arrive. This is my only aunt left on my father’s side and my grandmother was the BEST baker so I’d better get my A game on:0). Fingers crossed I can find some good peaches. That blue and white dish is gorgeous with the peach cobbler! What a great pairing….wonder if I have some Fransciscan dishes stored?? Off to look! Love the blog and your posts Ann!

  94. Barbara Loyd says:

    5 stars
    For those who choose to remove peach peels, here is a quick way.
    Boil water in pot larger than the amount of peaches. When water at a boil, drop peaches into the pot with a slotted spoon. Leave peaches about 1-5 minutes. Remove peaches with spoon and place in bowl full of cool water. When cool, pull off skin.
    Timing to boil varies with size of peaches.

  95. 5 stars
    Could all most taste it reading the recipe.

  96. This peach cobbler looks yummy ! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  97. Cecilia from Georgia says:

    5 stars
    Your recipe sounds good and we are in the middle of peach season down here in the “Peach State”! Peeling peaches is right up there with peeling tomatoes–I always peel both when serving or using in a recipe! That’s what I like about the South (and sweet tea!).

  98. Thanks Ann-you’re a peach! I always add a teeny tiny drop of almond extract too! Xo

  99. Stephanie says:

    5 stars
    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.

  100. 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!

  101. 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.

    1. Laura,
      The dishes are Liberty Blue Dinnerware…a set of dinnerware made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Benjamin Franklin Federal Savings and Loan instution in the Pacific Northwest. It was made in England and sold in grocery stores, across the country, beginning in 1975. My mother collected her set and I have inherited it…it’s dear to my heart and I cherish it. The set depicts 15 different historic scenes from the American colonial period. Hope this helps.

  102. 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!

  103. Tina Voyles says:

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

  104. 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!

  105. 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!

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

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

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  109. Charlene Brummitt says:

    Love your blog

  110. 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! :-)

  111. Leigh Powell Hines @Hinessightblog says:

    That looks so good, Ann.

  112. Keeping It Cozy says:

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

  113. 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.


  114. Anne Boykin says:

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

  115. Moni ~ Zu Haus at Home says:

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

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

  117. Mary Alice Patterson says:

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