Dessert, Traybakes

Super Easy Peach Cobbler from Scratch

One of my favorite peach desserts is peach cobbler.  I have many fond memories of enjoying this delicious Southern dessert as a child, and I still enjoy it today!  One of the best parts about peach cobbler is that it’s super-duper easy to make and only takes a few ingredients.  Your whole family will love this simple yet mouthwatering dessert!

person holding a bowl of peach cobbler

First, put the butter in a cake pan and place it in a 350 F oven to melt while you’re getting everything ready.

melted butter in pan for peach cobbler

Measure out your ingredients.

ingredients for peach cobbler

Stir together the flour, sugar, milk, baking powder, and salt until they’re well mixed, then pour over the melted butter.  Don’t stir!

peach cobbler batter in pan

Sprinkle the fresh peaches over the batter.

peach cobbler ready to go in the oven

Bake at 350 F until golden brown.

baked peach cobbler

How to cut fresh peaches

Cutting a peach varies depending on the type of peach you have: clingstone or freestone.  Both types taste wonderful; it’s just a matter of cutting them that can be tricky!

The flesh of freestone peaches isn’t tightly adhered to the pit, making it much easier to remove the pit.  However, the flesh of clingstone peaches “clings” tightly to the pit, making it much more difficult to remove the pit.  Here’s some tips for cutting both kinds of peaches!

How to Cut a Clingstone Peach

Slice the peach in half around its middle instead of from top to bottom, making sure to cut all the way to the pit.  Then, twist the two halves apart, or stick your thumbs in between the two halves and pull them apart.

fresh peaches on a cutting board with a knife

Cut the half with the pit in half again, then pull it apart as before.

fresh peaches on a cutting board with a knife

Remove the pit from the piece of peach.  Slice the peach as desired.

person holding a bowl of diced peaches

How to Cut a Freestone Peach

  1. Slice the peach in half from top to bottom, making to cut all the way to the pit.
  2. Twist the two halves apart.
  3. Pull out the pit from one half of the peach.
  4. Slice the peach as desired.

Now that you know how easy it is to make peach cobbler, you’ll want to make it all the time.  Fortunately, this recipe tastes good with canned peaches, or even with other fruits like blueberries, blackberries, or cherries.  Your family will have fun trying the cobbler with different fruits!

I’ve slightly adapted this peach cobbler recipe from Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts, which is similar to one our family has enjoyed for many years.

Did you like this peach cobbler recipe?  You’ll want to check out these other Southern desserts, too.

person holding a forkful of buttermilk pie white plate of banana pudding with a drink and two spoons person holding a white plate of sour cream pound cake with fork

Did you make this peach cobbler?  We’d love it if you could leave a recipe rating and review!

peach cobbler in a bowl with two spoons

Super Easy Peach Cobbler from Scratch

  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Super easy peach cobbler is a traditional Southern dessert.  It’s so tasty, your family will want seconds!  Use fresh or canned peaches and just a few simple ingredients to make a mouthwatering cobbler all from scratch.


For the Cobbler

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (115g)
  • 3 cups fresh peaches, diced (445g)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (120g)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (198g)
  • 1 cup whole milk (237 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt

For Serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Place the butter in a 9×12-inch cake pan and put in the oven for about 5 minutes, until the butter is completely melted.
  3. Rinse 4 large peaches and dice them to get 3 cups (445g).
  4. Stir together the flour, sugar, milk, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl until well blended and most of the lumps are gone.
  5. Pour the batter into the melted butter, but don’t stir them together.  The butter will give the peach cobbler a wonderful crust as it bakes.
  6. Evenly sprinkle the diced peaches over the batter, then bake at 350 F for 35-40 minutes until the cobbler is a beautiful golden brown.  Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.


  • This cobbler tastes wonderful made with canned peaches or even other types of fruit as well.
  • If you’re using canned peaches, make sure to cut them into bite-size pieces for ease of eating and also to get more peach pieces in each serving.
  • Peach cobbler tastes the best the same day.

Keywords: peach cobbler, fresh

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