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Easy Peach Biscuit Cobbler A Sweet Vintage Dessert

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Why not indulge in some of the juiciest fresh peaches this summer with a sweet, simple cobbler? This easy peach biscuit cobbler recipe is divinely served warm from the oven. The fruit bakes with eggs and sugar to form a light custard around the juicy peaches. At the same time, the biscuit topping, with a touch of cinnamon, enhances the fruit’s flavor. After dinner, you’ll love this delicious dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

I love this time of summer when local stores are brimming with baskets of produce from nearby gardens and orchards. It reminds me of growing up off-grid and enjoying our gardens’ bounty. Although we never grew peaches, they have always been my favorite summer stone fruits. Right now, it’s peach season, so it’s time to enjoy the fresh, ripe fruit in all its deliciousness. 

Making a ripe peach dessert for the family is a joy because it’s always a hit, ensuring they get plenty of vitamins from the fruit. Did you know peaches are high in vitamin C and a potassium, fiber, and iron powerhouse?

If you love sweet peach desserts, try our buttermilk coconut peach muffins!

top down look at the peach biscuit cobbler in baking pan on an angle

Why You Will Love This Easy Peach Cobbler Dessert:

Homestyle Comfort: This vintage, old-fashioned recipe evokes nostalgia and comfort. The familiar flavors and classic preparation methods remind many of home-cooked meals and family gatherings, providing warmth and coziness with each bite.

Easily Customizable: The recipe is easily changed to fit different tastes and dietary needs. You can swap ingredients or add your own touches, making it a flexible and go-to dessert for any occasion.

Balanced Flavors and Textures: Juicy, sweet peaches paired with a buttery, cinnamon-spiced biscuit topping create a delightful balance of flavors and textures. 

Let’s Start This Homemade Peach Cobbler Recipe.

While it’s true you can make fruit cobbler with the skin, it’s much more luxurious without it. We take the time to correctly shock the peaches in a hot water bath to remove the skins before dicing for the cobbler.

To prepare the fresh peaches, boil water in a saucepot until it reaches a rolling boil and carefully lower it into the water to avoid splashing yourself. Leave the peaches in the hot water for under a minute before removing them. Place them directly into a colander in the sink and run cold water over them to make them easier to handle. The peach skin should slip right off as you rub it with your fingers. Use a small paring knife to cut around the circumference of the peach and pull it apart to remove the pit/stone.

adding peach slices to the egg mixture in 8 by 8 baking dish

Next, you will want to dice or slice the peaches into bite-sized pieces. Put the chopped peaches into a bowl and add the egg and ⅔ cup of sugar. Let that sit while you work on the biscuit topping for this easy peach cobbler recipe.

Add the flour, baking powder, salt, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and cinnamon to a mixing bowl and blend the dry ingredients together. Add the softened butter to the flour and cut until it resembles a coarse meal. You can use your pastry cutter to blend the butter into the flour mixture more easily. Gradually add the milk, mixing until it forms a soft dough. If it is still too dry, add a wee bit more milk.

Remove the biscuit dough and knead it gently on a lightly floured surface. Be careful not to overwork the dough, as we will break it into small pieces rather than roll it out.

Pour the peach mixture into an 8×8 baking dish. Crumble the biscuit topping over the fruit, leaving some peaches exposed.

Bake in a preheated 400°F oven for 20-25 minutes or until the topping is a warm golden brown. This light fruit dessert is best served warm.

If you need to make the cobbler ahead, you can reheat it; it will keep in the fridge for a day or two. Enjoy this classic peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream for a great after-dinner treat. Using simple ingredients, this cobbler is delicious and easy to make, perfect for any occasion.

lifting a slice of peach with more of the baking pan and lifter seen in background

Ingredients:

Peaches: The ripe peaches in this recipe are sweet, juicy, and full of healthy nutrients. Peaches soften and release juices during baking, creating a delicious filling. You will want to remove the skins for the best cobbler.

Egg: Act as a binder to hold the biscuit topping together. 

White Sugar: Mixed with the peaches to enhance their natural sweetness and help release their juices, creating a syrupy consistency. Also, the sugar is in the base, which adds sweetness to the dough and helps caramelize the crust, giving it a golden-brown color and slightly crunchy texture.

Baking Powder: This is a leavening agent that aids in the dough rising, creating a light and fluffy texture for the biscuit base and crumble.

Salt: Enhances the ingredients’ flavors and balances the sweetness, making the overall taste more complex and pleasant.

Milk: Provides moisture to the dough, helping to create a tender and soft texture while also contributing to the richness of the cobbler.

Cinnamon: Adds a homey warmth and spice to the filling, complementing the peaches’ flavor and adding a comforting aroma to the cobbler.

Butter:  Adds richness and flavor to the base and crumble. It helps create a tender, flaky texture in the biscuit topping and contributes to the cobbler’s overall buttery taste.

Flour: Forms the structure of the dough, providing the necessary body and texture for the base and crumble. It also helps thicken the peach filling slightly as it absorbs some of the juices during baking.

the peach cobbler in a white porcelain dish

Substitutions And Add-Ins For The Old-fashioned Peach Cobbler.

Peaches: Instead of sweet peaches, you can use other stone fruits. Or use pears, plums, or even apples to make a fresh fruit cobbler. Alternatively, make this simpler with pre-made peach pie filling topped with the biscuit dough. Or use canned peaches in light syrup with the topping for another version. 

Egg:  Use a Flax egg to replace a regular egg, applesauce (1/4 cup per egg), or a commercial egg replacer.

White Sugar:  If your personal preference is for less sweetness, omit the sugar from the peach mixture. Alternatively, reduce the sugar content by half if you find one cup too much for your liking.

Baking Powder: Should remain as is. 

Salt: Sea salt, kosher salt (use slightly more), or a low-sodium salt substitute.

Milk: Plant-based milk (almond, soy, oat, or coconut), buttermilk (for a tangy flavor), or lactose-free milk.

Cinnamon: You can use chai powder in the biscuit topping to switch the cinnamon out for a more exotic flavor.

Butter:  Margarine, coconut oil (for a subtle coconut flavor), or plant-based butter substitutes.

Flour: Whole wheat flour (for a denser texture), gluten-free all-purpose flour blend, or almond flour (adjust liquid as needed).

peach on fork tines resting on side of peach cobbler dish. Baking pan and lifter seen in background

Expert Tips, Serving And Storing Suggestions For The Cobbler:

Tip #1: Double the recipe: Increase the fruit filling ingredients by two and do the same to the biscuit topping. You could bake in a nine-by-thirteen pan instead of an eight-by-eight pan.

Tip #2: Fresh vs. Frozen: You can still make this if you only have frozen fruit. However, I recommend thawing the intended fruit and draining excess liquid before making it. This way, you won’t have too much added moisture, making the cobbler biscuit topping soggy.

Tip #3: Flour: Do not over-flour your work surface when kneading the dough. In fact, if your dough does not need more kneading outside of the mixing bowl, you can skip that step entirely.

To serve, serve the warm peach cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. If you need to make it ahead, store the cobbler in the fridge for up to two days. To reheat, place it in a 350°F oven until warm, ensuring it retains its flavor and texture.

This is best made with fresh peaches, so I don’t recommend freezing the dessert.

Your feedback is valuable! If you’ve tried this easy peach dessert, we’d love to hear about your experience. Please take a moment to rate and leave a comment below to share how it turned out for you. Your insights can help others decide to try this classic dessert themselves. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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Easy Sweet Peach Biscuit Cobbler

Amber Bondar
This easy sweet peach biscuit cobbler is infused with cinnamon spice and topped with a light biscuit topping. The whole recipe comes together fairly quickly for a delicious fruit dessert the whole family will love.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Sweet Peach Cobbler Fruit Filling

  • 8 Peaches Pitted and cut up
  • 1 Egg
  • Cup Sugar

Biscuit Cobbler Topping

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Butter Softened
  • ¼+2 Cup Milk ¼+2 Tbsps
  • ½ Tsp Cinnamon

Instructions
 

Sweet Peach Cobbler Fruit Filling

  • After peeling the peaches cut into bite sized pieces.
  • In a small mixing bowl add egg and whisk till fluffy.
  • Add in the sugar and whisk egg and sugar until creamy yellow.
  • Fold the peaches into the egg sugar mixture.
  • Spread the peach filling into a prepared eight by eight baking pan.

Biscuit Cobbler Topping

  • Mix dry ingredients together.
  • Cut in the softened butter until it resembles coarse meal.
  • Make a well in the center and add the milk.
  • Mix well. If you find the dough too dry add a tbsp more milk as needed to form soft dough.
  • *Optional turn out onto lightly floured work surface and knead gently until soft ball forms.
  • Crumble the biscuit topping onto the fruit so as to cover the surface while allowing some fruit to remain seen.
  • Bake in preheated 400℉ oven for 20-25 minutes or until a nice golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and serve while warm.
Keyword Cobbler, dessert, fruit muffins, peach

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