This old-fashioned Southern peach cobbler is incredibly easy to make even though it’s made from scratch. Paula Deen’s peach cobbler is a family favorite recipe that we love making all summer long. You can even substitute the fresh peaches with canned if you’re craving it during the cold winter months.
Paula Deen’s Peach Cobbler
This delicious and easy-to-make Paula Deen peach cobbler is perfect for a family dessert or a special treat. The warm, juicy peaches and the golden, fluffy crust create a delicious combination that everyone will love. Serve it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for an extra touch of indulgence.
Get ready to fall head over heels for this incredible recipe. This is a very well loved recipe in our house – Paula Deen’s peach cobbler. It’s not just any peach cobbler, mind you. This is a classic Southern peach cobbler recipe with the ability to take you back to sweet summer days at grandma’s house, even if you’re tucked in with a blanket in the middle of winter.
The beauty of this cobbler lies in its simplicity. It’s easy to make but is filled with so much flavor that it’s hard to resist. It’s like a warm hug from the inside, bringing back memories of sweet summer days and cozy winter nights spent around the dinner table with family.
Now, when we talk about cobbler, we often think of peaches. But this recipe is so versatile. You can substitute the peaches with other fruits like blackberries or even a combination of fruits. Imagine a Georgia peach and blackberry cobbler – doesn’t that sound amazing? You could also use frozen peaches that you’ve thawed when fresh ones are not in season.
Making a cobbler starts with a simple batter, which bubbles up in the oven to form a golden brown top that’s the perfect mix of soft and crisp. And underneath that beautiful crust? A filling that’s sweet and simply bursting with flavor.
Now, a cobbler isn’t a cobbler without a scoop of ice cream on top. The cold, creamy vanilla ice cream melting into the warm, sweet cobbler – it’s a match made in dessert heaven! And if ice cream isn’t your thing, a dollop of whipped cream works just as well.
Peaches: The sweet, juicy peaches are the heart of this cobbler. They combine with the other ingredients to create a filling that is perfectly sweet.
Granulated Sugar: It’s essential for sweetening our cobbler and keeping the batter moist.
Water: Used to simmer the peaches and sugar, creating a lusciously sweet syrup.
Butter: Adds richness and depth to our cobbler and gives it a deliciously buttery crust.
Self-rising Flour: Plays a crucial role in giving our cobbler a fluffiness that complements the juicy peach filling.
Milk: Helps to create a smooth batter for our cobbler and contributes to its creamy texture.
Cinnamon (optional): Adds a hint of warmth and spice that perfectly complements the sweetness of the peaches.
- If peaches are not in season or if you’re in a pinch, canned peaches can be a great alternative. Just remember to adjust the sugar to your taste. You can also use frozen peach slices, just be sure to thaw them first.
- You can also easily substitute other fruits based on what’s in season or what you have on hand. Apples, berries, cherries, or a mix of fruits can work wonderfully. If you’re using canned fruit, remember to adjust the sugar as canned fruit often comes in syrup.
How To Make Paula Deen Peach Cobbler
Create the syrup: Begin by peeling and slicing your peaches. Simmer your sliced peaches, half of your sugar, and water in a saucepan. Once it reaches a boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer. (See the recipe card below for the full printable instructions.)
Melt the butter: Place your butter in a baking dish and melt it in a preheated oven.
Mix the batter: While your butter is melting, prepare your batter. Combine the remaining sugar, self-rising flour, milk, and a dash of cinnamon (if using) in a separate bowl and whisk until you have a smooth, lump-free mixture.
Assemble the cobbler: Carefully remove the baking dish with the melted butter from the oven. Pour your batter over the butter, but remember not to stir them together. Gently spoon your syrupy peaches on top of the batter.
Bake to perfection: Place the baking dish back in the oven. The cobbler is done when the batter has bubbled up to the top and turned a beautiful golden brown.
Serve: Scoop the warm peach cobbler onto plates and serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, as desired. See the recipe card below for the full written instructions, including ingredient amounts, and helpful tips, etc.
- Fresh peaches are ideal for this recipe, but canned can also work if you’re in a pinch.
- If you’re using fresh peaches, peeling is recommended for a smoother texture.
- If you find peeling peaches challenging, blanching them in boiling water for a few seconds can make the skin easy to remove.
- Self-rising flour is best for this recipe, but if you don’t have it, you can make your own with all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
- To add an extra layer of flavor, sprinkle in a little nutmeg or allspice along with the cinnamon.
- Don’t skip the step of simmering the peaches. It helps to soften the peaches and infuse them with sweetness.
- If you find your cobbler filling too runny, you can thicken it by adding a bit of flour or cornstarch while it simmers.
- Remember not to stir the batter and melted butter together. This helps the batter bubble up and create a beautiful crust.
- There’s no need to cover your cobbler while baking.
- Your cobbler is done when the batter rises to the top and turns golden brown.
- If your cobbler turns out mushy, it might be due to overripe peaches or too much liquid. Try reducing the liquid next time.
Is It Better To Use Fresh Or Canned Peaches For Cobbler?
Fresh peaches are the best to use for a peach cobbler. Their natural sweetness and juiciness are unparalleled. However, when they’re not in season, canned peaches make an excellent alternative. Just remember to adjust the sugar to your taste as canned peaches often come in syrup.
Do I Have To Peel My Peaches?
Peeling your peaches is recommended for a smoother texture in your cobbler. However, if you don’t mind a bit of skin in your dessert, feel free to leave them unpeeled.
What’s The Easiest Way To Peel Peaches?
The easiest way to peel peaches is by blanching them. Simply cut a small shallow cross at the bottom of each peach, then place them in boiling water for about 30 seconds. After that, immediately transfer them into ice water. The skin should peel off easily after that.
What Other Fruits Can I Use In This Cobbler?
You can substitute peaches with apples, pears, berries, cherries, or a combination of these.
How Can I Make It More Flavorful?
If you want to amp up the flavor, try adding a splash of vanilla extract or a pinch of nutmeg to the peach mixture. You can also sprinkle some raw sugar on top before baking for an added crunch.
Can I Use All-Purpose Flour Instead Of Self-Rising?
Yes, you can! If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can make your own by combining 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
How Do You Thicken Peach Cobbler Filling?
If you find your peach cobbler filling too runny, you can thicken it by adding a bit of flour or cornstarch to your peaches while they are simmering.
Why Is My Cobbler Mushy?
If your cobbler is mushy, it might be due to overripe peaches or too much liquid. Try reducing the liquid next time or use peaches that are ripe but still firm to prevent a soggy peach cobbler.
Do You Cover A Cobbler When Baking?
There’s no need to cover your cobbler while baking. Leaving it uncovered allows the top to get beautifully golden and crisp.
How Do You Know When It Is Done?
Your peach cobbler is done when the batter rises to the top and becomes golden brown. The peaches should be bubbly and the top crust should be set.
What To Eat With Peaches
While this peach cobbler is undoubtedly delicious on its own, it can be elevated to new heights when paired with the right accompaniments. A scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream can make this dessert even more indulgent.
Slow Cooker Instructions
If you don’t want to heat up the house by turning on the oven or just want to try something new, you can make this cobbler in a Crockpot. Just layer the ingredients as directed and cook on HIGH for about 2 hours (depending on your slow cooker it can take anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours) or until the top is golden and the peaches are bubbly.
Storing And Reheating Leftovers
Any leftover cobbler can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. To reheat, simply heat in a 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes until warmed through.
Can I Freeze It?
Yes, you can! It will taste better if you freeze an uncooked cobbler though. Wrap it tightly with aluminum foil and plastic wrap, and freeze it for up to 3 months. Frozen uncooked cobblers will take about 20 minutes longer in the oven than the recipe below calls for.
After you thaw a cooked cobbler, the topping will get a bit mushy. If you’d like to try freezing the cooked cobbler anyways, make sure the cobbler is completely cooled before you freeze it.
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- 4 cups peaches, peeled and sliced
- 2 cups granulated sugar, (divided)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 stick butter
- 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- In a saucepan, combine the sliced peaches, 1 cup of sugar, and water. Stir the mixture well. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Afterward, remove the saucepan from the heat.
- Place the stick of butter in a 3-quart (13 x 9) baking dish and put it in the preheated oven to melt.
- In a separate bowl, mix the remaining 1 cup of sugar, self-rising flour, milk, and optional cinnamon (if using) and whisk until no lumps remain.
- Carefully remove the baking dish with the melted butter from the oven. Pour the flour mixture over the melted butter, but do not stir them together.
- Gently spoon the cooked peaches and syrup on top of the flour mixture in the baking dish. If desired, sprinkle some ground cinnamon over the top.
- Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the batter rises to the top and turns golden brown.
- To serve, scoop the warm peach cobbler onto plates and accompany it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, as desired.
Store any leftover peach cobbler in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
To reheat, place the cobbler in a 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes, or until warmed through.
For a richer flavor, try adding a pinch of nutmeg or a splash of vanilla extract to the peach mixture in step 2.
You can also use canned peaches in light syrup if fresh peaches are not available. Simply drain the syrup and adjust the sugar in the recipe accordingly.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 439Total Fat: 12.3gCarbohydrates: 80.6gFiber: 2.6gSugar: 61.2gProtein: 4.6g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
Whether you’re an old-fashioned dessert lover or just looking for an easy peach dessert, this Paula Deen peach cobbler recipe is for you. It’s quick, it’s delicious, and it’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.