Skip to Content

Easy Peach Cobbler

Our easy peach cobbler comes together with simple ingredients. Fresh peaches, sugar, store-bought cake mix, and butter create a no-fuss dessert recipe that’s ready to serve in under an hour.

A full baking dish of peach cobbler.

There is something about peach-picking (fruit picking in general) and have a bunch of peaches that brings a smile to my face. Here in North Carolina peach harvest runs from June to August, and it is hot, hot, hot (at least to me)! This easy cobbler recipe is a fast way to make dessert and not spend a ton of time in the kitchen preparing it.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • Peaches: I use thinly sliced fresh peaches. It’s an extra step, but so worth it! If you’re in a rush, use frozen or canned peaches. Canned peaches aren’t my favorite for cobbler because the result can be a bit gummy. If you decide to use them, consider draining two cans and using the third one as is.
  • Sugar: I combine white and brown sugar. Use one or the other or a sugar alternative if you prefer.
  • Lemon Juice: Lemon juice tones down the sweetness.
  • Cake Mix: You can make your own mix, but this recipe is for a quick and easy peach cobbler, so we are going the store-bought route. I usually buy Betty Crocker Yellow Cake Mix.
  • Butter: Melted butter saturates the mixture and provides needed moisture.
A bowl of fresh peaches.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PEACHES

  • LOOK – Be sure you’re using yellow peaches, not white ones- white peaches tend to be much sweeter.
  • TOUCH – The outside of the peach should feel soft but still firm.


HOW TO MAKE EASY PEACH COBBLER 

Combine the sliced peaches with sugar and lemon juice.

COMBINE– Preheat the oven to 350° F| 176° C . Then, combine the peaches, white sugar, brown sugar, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl.

Spead the peach mixture into the bottom of a baking dish.

SPREAD– Empty the peach mixture into a prepared baking dish.

Cover the peaches with cake mix and press it into the peach mixture.

COVER– Top the peaches with yellow cake mix, and gently press the cake mix into the peaches using a spatula.

Pour butter over the cake mix.

POUR AND BAKE– Pour the melted butter evenly over the top, and press the mixture into the peaches once more. Bake for 1 hour.

A single serving of peach cobbler coated with homemade whipped cream.

COOL AND SERVE– Let the peach cobbler cool for at least 20 minutes, then serve it with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream, and enjoy!

COOKING TIPS

  • If using overly ripe peaches, adjust the sugar accordingly and consider using a little less.

SEARCHING FOR MORE LIKE THIS? 

If you love this recipe, we hope you will try one of these tasty desserts next!

A scoop of peach cobbler over the baking dish of cobbler.

WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVERS 

  • FRIDGE – Cobbler is best enjoyed warm, but if for some reason you end up with leftovers, they will keep for 4-5 days; store leftovers in an air-tight container for best results.
  • REHEAT –  If you’re warming up an individual serving, use the microwave or air fryer. If you want to reheat the whole cobbler, I recommend using the oven. First, allow the cobbler to come to room temperature, then bake the leftovers in the oven for 20 minutes at 350° F | 176° C.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do you prepare a baking dish?

Butter the baking dish by spreading a tablespoon of softened butter throughout the pan.

Prepare the baking dish with butter.



Do I have to peel peaches for peach cobbler?

It all comes down to preference. If you have a texture issue with the skin, I highly recommend peeling the peaches beforehand. But since we’re slicing the peaches thinly, there is no need to peel them. Once they cook, you can’t even tell the peel is there.

Can you use frozen peaches?

The answer is yes, but I suggest adding cornstarch along with the sugar and lemon juice since frozen peaches release more liquid, and no one wants runny cobbler.


Can I eat peach cobbler cold?

Hot or cold, peach cobbler is delicious! Plus, have you ever had a cold peach cobbler for breakfast? Adulthood is awesome and it’s a game-changer!

YOU SHOULD ALSO TRY: 

A scoop of peach cobbler over the baking dish of cobbler.

Easy Peach Cobbler

Tressa Jamil
Fresh peaches, sugar, cake mix, and butter create a no-fuss, easy peach cobbler that's ready to serve in under an hour.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Cool Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 419 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 peaches, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup white sugar,
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • ½ cup butter, melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F | 176 ° C. Then, combine the peaches, white sugar, brown sugar, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl.
  • Empty the peach mixture into a prepared baking dish.
  • Top the peaches with yellow cake mix, and gently press the cake mix into the peaches using a spatula.
  • Pour the melted butter evenly over the top, and press the mixture into the peaches once more. Bake for 1 hour.
  • Let the peach cobbler cool for at least 20 minutes, then serve it with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 sliceCalories: 419kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 4gFat: 18gSodium: 356mgFiber: 2gSugar: 21g
Keyword easy peach cobbler
Did you make this recipe? Let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and follow @thejamilghar or tag #thejamilghar on Instagram!
Recipe Rating