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Southern Peach Cobbler

peach cobbler on a plate with ice cream.

Southern peach cobbler is a traditional recipe that is filled with flavor and the comforts of home. The dessert is made with fresh peaches, delicious seasonings, and plenty of love.

My husband absolutely loved this recipe and is already asking for more and I am telling ya, it’s the best peach cobbler recipe out there.

The fresh sweet peach dessert is perfect for those summertime barbecues and after church parties. Plus, the ingredients bring back all the comforts of home.

Peach cobbler with ice cream on a plate.

What Ingredients Do I Need For Southern Peach Cobbler?

  • Sliced peaches
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Lemon juice
  • Cornstarch
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Boiling water

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How Do I Make Homemade Peach Cobbler?

  1. Peel and slice the peaches.
  2. In a large bowl, add the peaches, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch and toss until the peaches are covered.
  3. Add to a greased baking dish.
  4. In another bowl, add the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
  5. Next, add the cubes of butter and mix until it reaches the look of coarse sand.
  6. Finally, add the boiling water and mix well.
  7. Spoon bits of dough over the peaches.
  8. Lastly, mix the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over the cobbler.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the homemade peach cobbler is golden brown.

Peeling Peaches

Peeling a peach.

I found the easiest way to peel peaches is to drop them in boiling water for about 30 seconds and then drop them into an ice bath for another 30 seconds.

Once you go through that process, the skin will just slide right off and it should be easy to peel, pit, and slice them. Although, they are slippery little things.

Sliced peaches on a cutting board.

Slice the peaches and place them into a large bowl. They smell so fresh.

How To Make Peach Cobbler

Sliced peaches in a bowl.

Add the peaches to a large bowl.

Peaches in a bowl topped with sugar.

Next, sprinkle the sugar over the top.

Sliced peaches with white and brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Followed by the brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch.

Mix the ingredients until the peaches are completely covered.

Peaches in a baking dish.

Pour the peaches into the greased baking dish and set it aside until you get the topping ready.

Peach Cobbler Topping

Flour in a glass bowl.

Grab a medium-sized bowl for the topping and start by adding the all-purpose flour.

Sugar, brown sugar, and flour in a glass bowl.

Next, add the white and brown sugars, as well as the baking powder and salt.

Cubes of butter in a glass bowl with sugar and flour.

Now, add the cubed butter and mix until it looks like coarse sand.

It’s better to use cold butter for this recipe because it will help achieve the coarse sand texture.

I used a hand mixture when I made this, but you can also use a dough cutter to mix the ingredients.

If you end up with some larger chunks of butter, that’s ok. I had some larger chunks and it turned out fine.

Pouring boiling water over a topping.

Finally, pour the boiling water over the mixture and mix well.

Dough on top of sliced peaches.

Place spoonfuls of dough over the peaches.

Cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.

Take three tablespoons of sugar and one teaspoon of ground cinnamon and mix the two ingredients together.

Cinnamon sugar on top of peach cobbler in a baking dish.

Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top of the cobbler.

Baked peach cobbler

Bake the peach cobbler for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

It can be a little hard to tell when it’s done because of the cinnamon and sugar mixture, but you can also use a cake tester to see if it’s done baking.

Mine turned out a tiny bit doughy underneath and my husband loved that. If you don’t like the doughy texture as much, cook it a little bit longer.

Peach cobbler on a plate topped with vanilla ice cream.
Peach cobbler on a plate with ice cream on top.
Peach cobbler on a round plate with ice cream on top.

Recipe Card

Check out the southern peach cobbler recipe below, grab those ingredients, and start baking! This is a delicious treat that everyone will love.

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your cobbler on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

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Peach cobbler on a round plate with ice cream on top.

Southern Peach Cobbler

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Southern peach cobbler is a flavorful and rich dessert to make. The recipe is easy to make and is made with fresh peaches.



  • 8 peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbps. butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup boiling water

Sugar topping

  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 425-degrees and grease a baking dish. (I used a 10" x 8" dish).


  1. Peel the peaches and slice them into small pieces.
  2. Add the peaches to a large bowl.
  3. Next, add the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch and toss until all of the peaches are covered.
  4. Pour the peaches into the greased baking dish and set aside.


  1. Add the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt to a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Next, add the cubes of butter and mix until the mixture is like coarse crumbs.
  3. Pour the boiling water into the bowl and mix until everything is well blended, creating the dough.
  4. Place spoonfuls of dough over the cobbler.

Sugar Topping

  1. Mix the three tablespoons of sugar with one teaspoon of cinnamon and sprinkle over the peach cobbler.
  2. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 316Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 279mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 3gSugar: 43gProtein: 3g

Nutrition is approximate.

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