Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Swirl Biscuits

Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Roll Biscuits

Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Swirl Biscuits is the stand outΒ dessert of the summer, with lots of ripe peaches topped off with tender homemade biscuits that think they’re cinnamon buns…this delicious mashup just works!

Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Swirl Biscuits in a cast iron skillet

Think of it this way ~ if a juicy peach cobbler and a Cinnabon had a baby…it would definitely be the cutest kid on the block.

Regular cobblers are usually made with a topping of dropped biscuit dough that resembles the bumpy texture of a cobblestone street, hence the name. The delicious difference here is that this peach cobbler is topped with fluffy biscuit dough that’s been rolled up with a cinnamon walnut filling and sliced into little Cinnabon type rolls. And here’s a secret ~ they taste even better than cinnamon rolls, wow!

peach cobbler with cinnamon swirl biscuits and a scoop of ice cream

Of course what tempted me about this recipe were the cinnamon swirl biscuits ~ I mean come on, what’s that all about? Juicy ripe peaches are awesome, but I definitely came for the biscuits, and I bet you did too πŸ™‚

rolling out the dough for cinnamon swirl biscuits

The biscuits are a cross between a biscuit and a cinnamon roll, but don’t worry, they’re ridiculously easy to make. Since this isn’t a yeasted dough, it comes together in a flash. If you’ve ever made homemade biscuits you know how quick it is.

Making cinnamon swirl biscuits for peach cobbler

I think I’m going to devote a whole post to these biscuits soon, they’re pretty incredible.

Slicing the dough for cinnamon swirl biscuits

I’ve laid out the recipe in the most efficient way I could, so you can really put the cobbler together quickly. I make the peach filling first, which can sit on the stove, and then do the biscuits so everything is ready to go into the oven once the biscuits are sliced. The most time consuming step is peeling and slicing the peaches!

Slicing the dough for cinnamon swirl biscuits

Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Swirl Biscuits in a skillet ready to bake

This dessert won’t disappoint, just make sure to have some vanilla ice cream on hand. I’m going to keep this recipe in mind for all sorts of fruit cobblers this summer, and maybe even some special occasion breakfasts where I want to really wow the family. If anyone wants to confab in the comments about how we can take this concept and run with it, I’m all ears.

TIPS for making this Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Swirl Biscuits ~

This cobbler is heavenly when it’s still warm, so serving it to company might take a little planning. You can make the peaches ahead and keep them on the stove, and make the biscuit dough log and keep it wrapped in plastic in the fridge. About half an hour before you want to serve the cobbler, reheat the peaches and pour them into the skillet, then slice the biscuits, place them on the peaches, and bake.

I brushed my biscuits with a little melted butter as they came out of the oven, this just gives them an little extra something something.

If you ask me, the little bit of almond extract I added to the glaze makes a huge difference…yum πŸ™‚

I’d avoid the temptation to do this with refrigerated cinnamon buns (the ones that come in the tube)…they really aren’t very good, and they have a completely different texture from these biscuits, which are light and soft and surprisingly easy to make.

Peach cobbler with cinnamon swirl biscuits in a skillet

A 10″ cast iron skillet is perfect for this rustic peach cobbler, you can cook and serve right from the pan ~ every kitchen should have one, they’re inexpensive and wear like…iron!

*recipe lightly tweaked from Better Homes & Gardens

Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Swirl Biscuits in a cast iron skillet
4.08 from 14 votes

Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Swirl Biscuits

Course Dessert
Author Sue Moran


peach filling

  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch if you like a really thick, pie filling consistency, use 4 Tbsp
  • 2/3 cup water
  • about 10 medium peaches peeled and sliced
  • lemon juice


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp a pinch baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter cut in small chunks
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp butter melted, for brushing

sugar walnut swirl

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 3 heaping Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • milk half and half, or cream to thin
  • 1/4 tsp almond or vanilla extract optional


  • Preheat the oven to 375F
  • Peel the peaches over the sink, and then slice them into a big bowl. Toss with a little fresh lemon juice to prevent browning.
  • In a large saucepan mix together the brown sugar and cornstarch, then stir in the water and bring to a simmer, stirring almost constantly. Add the peaches and any accumulated juices, and bring to a boil. The mixture should thicken. Set aside.
  • Toss the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the butter and cut them into the flour until they are fully incorporated and the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. You can also do this by pulsing in a food processor, which is the way I do it.
  • Make a well in the middle of the mixture and add the milk. Blend the two together with a fork just until the dough forms. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead the dough gently about 10 or 12 times.
  • Roll or pat out the dough to form a 12x6 inch rectangle. Combine the filling mix in a small bowl.
  • Brush the melted butter over the surface of the dough, and then sprinkle evenly with the nut and sugar mix. Roll up the dough from a short end.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the log into 6 one inch slices.
  • If the peaches have cooled, reheat them, and put them in a 10 inch cast iron skillet. Top the hot peaches with the biscuits. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the filling is bubbling and the biscuits are golden. Put a baking sheet under the skillet to catch any possible overflowing juices. You might want to cover the cobbler with foil toward the end of cooking if the biscuits are getting too brown. While the cobbler is baking, whisk together the glaze, adding enough liquid to get a thick drizzling consistency.
  • Let the cobbler cool slightly before glazing and serving. Note: use as much or as little of the glaze as you like.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

Make this peach cobbler your own ~

  • Make it with other stone fruit ~ I’d love nectarine or plums. You might add raspberries to the peaches for a peach melba cobbler.
  • Make it with less sugar ~ feel free to reduce the sugar in the peach filling, especially if you have fabulous peaches. I think you can get away with 1/3 cup. Don’t use too much lemon juice in that case. You can use some maple syrup or honey for a refined sugar free filling.
  • Spike it ~ add some Amaretto or bourbon in place of some of the water in the filling.
  • Make it gluten free ~ try my Gluten Free Peach and Almond Crisp, or sub in peaches for the rhubarb in my Gluten Free Rhubarb Crisp.


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    August 1, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    This was FABULOUS! It will definitely be a new favorite. Thanks

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      August 1, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      I’m so glad, Mary, I’ve already planned a couple of variations…stay tuned πŸ™‚

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    June 30, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    I made this today and it is delicious! I followed the hints and subbed 1/4 of amaretto into the peaches and only used 1/3cup of sugar in them. The only complaint I have is that the amount of glaze written was WAY too much! 1/2 cup powdered sugar would have made plenty, maybe even just 1/3 cup. the glaze completely covered the entire pan and made the cobbler way too sweet. I’m eating some right now with unsweetened whipped cream to cut the sugar some.

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      June 30, 2018 at 1:17 pm

      Amaretto is my weakness, and as for the abundant glaze…I didn’t want to shortchange any glaze-a-holics, but definitely reduce it next time, sorry about that!

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    June 14, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Oh my gosh this recipe calls heaven , my hubby and my bf would go nuts with this desert . I think I am making first for my boyfriend because i get it more from him! Thanks Sue have a lovely day πŸ™‚

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    June 8, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    This looks like the most delicious cobbler, I love the biscuit topping!

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    June 5, 2018 at 9:16 am

    I don’t normally actually make the recipes online, but I might have to make an exception for this one. How would this fare with a gluten free flour?


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      June 5, 2018 at 9:36 am

      I think this might be a good candidate for a good gluten free baking mix because the biscuits are soft and don’t rely on gluten for texture like bread does. I’d say give it a try, and report back please!

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    June 4, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Don’t you think these biscuits just scream, “Put me on top of apples”?

    • Reply
      June 4, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      We think alike Maria, I’ve already got that on the blog schedule for September πŸ™‚

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      September 1, 2018 at 10:51 am

      I modified this recipe for an apple cobbler today. Delicious! I forgot to do liquor for part of the water in the apples, but I did use bourbon in the glaze (using only a heaping 1/4 cup of powdered sugar made a perfect amount of glaze), and I used a homemade apple pie spice to taste instead of just cinnamon in the biscuits, and a little in the apples.

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    Shashi at SavorySpin
    June 4, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Wow! What a deliciously decadent and FUN dessert treat! I so love your use of those homemade delicious looking biscuits in peach cobbler! Swoon central! Looking forward to that post on these biscuits cos they sure are pretty darn epic!!

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    June 4, 2018 at 8:17 am

    You are Crazy Smart! This recipe knocks my socks off. Love the new great way to show off peaches and in a skillet no less.

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    Jack @ BBQ Recipez
    June 4, 2018 at 8:11 am

    I need to try this recipe out! I have always been a cake-mix-cobbler user, with a few other things added. I always thought I just liked my recipe too much to try anything else, but your recipe has convinced me

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      June 4, 2018 at 8:16 am

      Haha, I get that way about my recipes, too. I don’t think you’ll be sorry you tried this one Jack πŸ™‚

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    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    June 4, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Lordy, this looks absolutely mouthwatering. Cinnamon rolls on top of cobbler? You’ve taken over-the-top and TOPPED IT! I can practically taste it through the screen. Well done, Sue!

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    June 4, 2018 at 7:37 am

    You had me at the first picture on this post! What an amazing idea. This flavor combo has my mouth watering. This would be the very best dessert for a dinner of BBQ ribs.
    Perfection! Pinning!

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      June 4, 2018 at 7:46 am

      Now you’ve got my mouth watering, this would be epic with ribs πŸ™‚

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    [email protected]'s Recipes
    June 4, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Two of my favourites in one…awesome!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    June 4, 2018 at 6:03 am

    Wow! So pretty and no doubt fabulously delicious πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for peach season!

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    June 4, 2018 at 4:10 am

    These are off the charts Sue! What a wonderful, creative idea – and they look so delicious. I bet this is absolutely fantastic. I want some now πŸ™‚

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      June 4, 2018 at 6:57 am

      Tricia the biscuits were such a great surprise, I shy away from cinnamon buns because they’re so much work, but these are a breeze. I know I’m going to find more uses for them, and I am going to devote a whole post to them soon. Thanks for stopping by <3

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