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.
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.
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
The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.
Preheat the oven to 350°F (176° C). Then, combine the peaches, white sugar, brown sugar, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl; set it aside.
Combine yellow cake mix, water, softened butter, and eggs in a mixing bowl.
Empty the mixture into a prepared baking dish.
Top the cake mix with the reserved peaches and gently press them into the batter using a spatula.
Pour melted butter evenly over the top, and 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!
- If using overly ripe peaches, adjust the sugar accordingly and consider using a little less.
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WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVERS
- TO STORE – 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 airtight container for best results.
- TO 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
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!
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Easy Peach Cobbler
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 cup water
- 3 eggs
- ⅓ cup butter, softened
- 8 peaches, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup white sugar,
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ cup butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (176° C). Then, combine the peaches, white sugar, brown sugar, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl; set it aside.
- Combine yellow cake mix, water, softened butter, and eggs in a mixing bowl. Empty the mixture into a prepared baking dish.
- Top the cake mix with the reserved peaches and gently press them into the batter using a spatula.
- Pour melted butter evenly over the top, and 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!
Monday 10th of October 2022
Well, just as you said this was so easy to make and everyone loved it.
Monday 10th of October 2022
You've got to love a quick and easy dessert!