The Best Southern Peach Cobbler! Loaded with juicy, fresh peaches with just the right amount of spices, and the perfect cakey topping with crisp, sugary edges!

Southern Peach Cobbler on a plate

Of course, a Southern Peach Cobbler has lots and lots of delicious fresh baked peaches. Just the right amount of spices, to compliment, not compete! Oh, and the topping!  The topping!!! It’s sweet and cakey in the center with crisp sugary edges! The sugary edges of the cobblers crust are really beyond the pale!

Really, this cobbler is off the charts crazy delicious. The Best Peach Cobbler I’ve ever had. In my entire life.

Truly, my entire LIFE!!!




Southern Peach Cobbler in a 9x13 baking dish

Oh, and the fragrance in the house while this cooks! If only someone could bottle this fragrance and put it in an aerosol. That would be a million dollar business idea, I tell you!

Just look at all those gorgeous peaches and that fabulous, fabulous cobbler topping! I wish I could send you a warm bite of this Southern Peach Cobbler HEAVEN!!

Southern Peach Cobbler on a plate

5 from 16 votes

Southern Peach Cobbler

The Best Southern Peach Cobbler! Loaded with juicy, fresh peaches with just the right amount of spices, and the perfect cakey topping with crisp, sugary edges!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 People
Calories 329 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 8 Fresh Peaches Peeled, Pitted and Sliced into Wedges
  • 1/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar Firmly Packed
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Teaspoons Cornstarch

Cake Topping:

  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar Firmly Packed
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 12 Tablespoons Cold Unsalted Butter Cut Into Small Pieces
  • 1/2 Cup Boiling Water

Sugar Topping:

  • 3 Tablespoons White Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, fold the peaches, 1/4 cup each white and brown sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice and cornstarch until all ingredients are well combined.

  3. Pour fruit mixture into a 9X13 inch baking dish.

  4. Place in preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes.

  5. While peaches are in the oven, mix together all the cake topping ingredients, except the boiling water, to a medium bowl. 

  6. Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture looks like coarse meal. 

  7. Pour in the boiling water and stir just until the mixture comes together and is just mixed through.

  8. After the peaches have baked the 10 minutes, pull them from the oven and drop large spoonfuls of the dough topping over peaches. 

  9. Evenly sprinkle the top of the dough with the 3 tablespoons of sugar. 

  10. Place the baking dish on a cookie sheet, in case the cobbler bubbles over and drips, and bake for 30 minutes or until the topping is golden and baked through and the peaches are tender.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Southern Peach Cobbler
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Potassium 301mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 37g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 13.5%
Vitamin C 8.2%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 7.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe Notes For Southern Peach Cobbler:

Equipment: This recipe is really easy peasy! Just peel the peaches, slice and whisk together the cobbler topping. No need to pull out the heavy stand up mixer or even use it’s smaller, lighter cousin, the handheld electric mixer.

Initial Bake: One thing that is a bit unique about this recipe is that the peaches are baked in the baking dish for 10 minutes, without the cobbler topping, in a preheated oven. While the peaches bake, it’s a snap to whisk together the topping ingredients. The recipe calls for the peaches to be topped with the batter then baked together for 30 minutes. Easy. Easy. Easy. Love that!

Optional Toppings: This is wonderful served alone or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. I often serve this without anything and believe me, it is PERFECT. It’s not the kind of dessert that needs the extra ice cream or whipped cream to cover up its mediocrity. No, no my friends this cobbler can easily be classified in the “Rock Star” category of desserts and can be served perfectly sans accouterments!!!!

To peel or not to peel: Personally, I always peel my peaches when I’m using them for the cobbler. The reason I do is that, especially with very ripe peaches, the skins generally detach from the peach during the cooking process and I don’t enjoy the baked peaches with a side of peach skins mixed in the cobbler.

I know a lot of people want the health benefits of leaving the skins on, so feel free to choose peeling or not.

Over Ripe Fruit: I like making my cobblers with ripe, but not overly ripe fruit. If you try to peel overripe or very ripe peaches, you always loose way too much of the flesh. I think very ripe peaches are best eaten out of hand or used in fruit smoothies.

How To Peel Peaches: Here’s the easiest way I’ve found to peel peaches:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.
  2.  Using a sharp paring knife make an X on the bottom of the peach just through the skin.
  3.  Drop the peaches into the boiling water one or two at a time (not all at once because you don’t want the water temperature to drop too low) for 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon.
  4. Plunge peaches into a bowl filled with ice and water.
  5.  Using the tip of the paring knife, grab the edge of the skin at the X and peel.

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