Southern Peach Cobbler

Celebrate the summer holiday with a taste of the South! This easy peach cobbler recipe is perfect for sharing with a crowd. Sweet, juicy peaches and a buttery biscuit topping come together in a delicious dessert that's sure to be a hit at your 4th of July party.

The Recipe


2 bags Frozen peaches, 20 ounces each

1 cup Granulated sugar

1 cup Brown sugar

1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

½ teaspoon Almond extract, (optional but recommended)

½ tablespoon Cinnamon

½ teaspoon Nutmeg

2 teaspoons Corn starch

1 teaspoon Cream of tartar

½ stick Butter, unsalted room temperature

2 tablespoons Water

1 teaspoon Fresh lemon juice


2 cups Flour

½ cup Granulated sugar

½ cup Brown sugar

2 teaspoons Baking powder

1 tablespoon Cinnamon, reserve ½ for garnishment

1 stick Butter, unsalted cold

¼ cup Boiling hot water (see notes)

½ teaspoon Salt

3 tablespoons Granulated sugar, to dust top of cobbler


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray. In the same dish, add peaches, sugars, vanilla and almond extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, corn starch, cream of tartar, butter, water, and lemon juice. Mix it until combined.

3. Cover the dish with foil and cook mixture in the oven for 20 minutes.

4. While peaches are cooking, combine flour, both sugars, baking powder, salt, and ½ tablespoon of the cinnamon.

5. Work the cold stick of butter into the flour mixture by breaking it up with a pastry cutter or with hands. Work it in until it looks like coarse meal or crumbles.

6. Add the hot water and stir together with a spoon until it's just combined. Cobbler should have a drop biscuit-like texture.

7. Remove peaches from the oven and spoon dough mixture over the peaches. Make each dough droplet about the size of a golf ball leaving a tiny bit of space between each one (see photo and notes below) to ensure they cook through.

8. Peaches will not be fully covered. Combine sugar and and remaining ½ tablespoon cinnamon and sprinkle the mixture over dough.

9. Place the dish back in the oven uncovered and cook for an additional 30-45 minutes, until crust is golden brown.


Substitute 8 fresh peaches in place of frozen peaches if desired. Fresh peaches are likely to yield more liquid.

Add more hot water to the cobbler if needed to achieve a doughy "drop-biscuit" like texture. Add 1 tablespoon at a time, no more than ½ cup total.

Cooking times may vary depending on oven settings. If cobbler is not cooked through, bake an additional 15-20 minutes.

If too much liquid remains, remove some using a turkey baster, or gently pour it out. Cobbler will thicken as it sits.

Store covered in the fridge and then heat in microwave for any leftover. 

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