Easy Peach Cobbler

peach cobbler with a scoop of ice cream

Easy Peach cobbler is an epic summer dessert ~ the juicy peach filling topped with a simple biscuit crust is irresistible. Use frozen peaches year round.

peach cobbler in a bowl with ice cream

peach cobbler

Every summer I post quite a lot of fruit desserts because I’m crazy about them. I can amuse myself all season long swapping out different fruits in classic recipes like this. Let’s break them down:


They’re all old fruit desserts that have been changed up a billion times, but generally speaking: a cobbler is baked with a biscuit like topping, while a buckle is fruit cake with cake batter (a grunt and a slump are just the same as a buckle.) Crisps and crumbles are pretty similar, topped with a crumbly streusel topping made with butter, flour, and sugar (and sometimes nuts and oats.) A betty is similar but instead it has the streusel topping layered with the fruit, throughout the dish. I want to make them ALL.

peach cobbler with ice cream

it all starts with fresh (or frozen!) peaches

Once you’re in possession of a pound or so of peaches, the rest is a from-the-pantry situation…a little bit of flour, sugar, and butter make the crunchy, biscuit like topping. And there’s nothing fussy or precise about this recipe ~ plop the dough randomly over the top of the peaches. It will spread in the oven and become the most delicious cobbled crust. I love to sprinkle a little sparkling sugar on top just before I slide it into the oven for a little bonus crunch.

peach cobbler in a white pie plate

how to make a peach cobbler

  1. Toss sliced peaches (fresh or frozen) with sugar and a thickening agent. You can use cornstarch but I love to use Instant Clearjel, a super charged thickener perfect for juicy summer fruit desserts (find it on Amazon.)
tossing peaches with sugar

2. Pile the peaches into your baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes, or until hot and starting to bubble.

peaches in a pie plate

3. Meanwhile make the cobbler topping. Put flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a food processor.

making cobbler dough

4. Pulse to combine everything into a fine crumbly texture.

making cobbler topping

5. Add buttermilk and process until a soft dough forms.

making cobbler dough in food processor

6. Drop the dough over the hot peaches.

cobbler dough on peaches

7. Bake until the topping is golden and cooked through.

ice cream is non-negotiable

This dessert isn’t complete without a scoop. Plain vanilla is best, but my honey ice cream would be pretty sweet too.

still craving peaches?

peach cobbler with a scoop of ice cream
5 from 8 votes

Peach Cobbler

You simply can't do summer with a classic fruit cobbler, and you might as well start with peach, it's an epic dessert. So easy to make, too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield 6 servings
Calories 261kcal
Author Sue Moran



  • 1 1/2 lbs sliced peaches. They can be frozen or fresh, peeled or unpeeled.
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract, you can also use vanilla.
  • 1 Tbsp Instant Clearjel thickener, you can also use 2 tablespoons cornstarch instead. find Clearjel here


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter (if you use salted butter, omit the salt)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Toss the peaches with the sugar, clearjel, and extract to combine well.
    tossing peaches with sugar
  • Turn into your pie plate and bake for 20-30 minutes, until hot.
  • Meanwhile, for the topping, pulse the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in a food processor until the butter is incorporated and the mixture has the texture of fine crumbs.
    making cobbler topping in a food processor
  • Add the buttermilk and process briefly until a soft moist dough forms.
    making cobbler topping
  • Drop the dough in small mounds over the peaches. It's fine if some of the fruit shows through.
    cobbler dough on peaches
  • Put back in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the filling is hot and bubbling and the topping is golden. You want to make sure the underside of the biscuit topping has gotten done, especially in the center, so check that.
    peach cobbler, with biscuit topping
  • Let cool slightly and then serve warm, with ice cream.
    peach cobbler with a scoop of ice cream


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 619IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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  • Reply
    Kelly Pallesen
    August 24, 2021 at 11:28 am

    5 stars
    Can I use whole milk instead of buttermilk?

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      August 24, 2021 at 4:10 pm

      Yes, you can. Some people like to add a teaspoon of lemon juice to milk, and let it sit for 15 minutes before using. This is a sort of homemade buttermilk.

  • Reply
    July 12, 2021 at 9:53 am

    5 stars
    Simply fantastic! Great recipe, instructions and at metric! Thank you Sue

    • Reply
      Theresa Keller
      July 18, 2021 at 9:34 am

      Just put this in the oven, I used fresh peaches ? and blueberries! Can’t wait to try it!!

      • Reply
        Sue Moran
        July 18, 2021 at 9:39 am

        I love that combination 🙂

  • Reply
    July 8, 2021 at 7:48 am

    This looks great whenever the f/p is involved making things easy,we will be making your peach spice cake this AM.Last week sister and I went Manas Ranch in Esparto Ca. famous for Peaches.Two 10lb boxes for $25, one Pink Lady and one Red Top,these are early variety’s so they are a little small but packed with flavor better than anything at supermarket Will report back on spice cake,can`t wait.

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