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Peach Cobbler Dessert Recipes Make a Delightful Addition to Brunch, too!

Our Peach Cobbler dessert recipes, like so many desserts, show up at brunch often, too. In fact, it adds a bit of flair to any occasion. We like the fact that it contains juicy and nutritious peaches. But moreover, your family and friends find the flavors sweet and robust.

Both of our beach cobbler dessert recipes add in one of my favorite spices – cinnamon, along with its companion spice, nutmeg. But you choose whether to include these twin flavor poppers or not. I think they provide the finishing touch. And our family never questions the addition.

Preparation of either of these seems extra simple. Although some other recipes call for baking mixes or even cake mixes, we think using the original combination provides a fresher product. And it allows for that personal touch, too. In fact, customize these recipes to your own flavor palette.

 What exactly is a cobbler?

Cobbler, crisp, crumble…what makes a cobbler a cobbler?

The actual term cobbler dates back to the mid-1800s, although I’m confident the actual dish goes back much further.

John Russell Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms in 1859 defined a cobbler as: “A sort of pie, baked in a pot lined with dough of great thickness, upon which the fruit is placed; according to the fruit, it is an apple or a peach cobbler.” Sounds like a pie, doesn’t it?

Early peach cobbler dessert recipes became popular in the late 1800s and the tradition continues today. Like those of a hundred or more years ago, our cobblers use a biscuit-type dough with a pie-like filling. Some earlier cobblers actually had a double crust, much like pies of today.

In fact, some people choose to bake these double-crust varieties of cobblers today, too. Others use a dough more like a cake than a pie or biscuit. Whatever your choice, you’ll find peach cobbler dessert recipes remain popular today in many parts of the world.

But, what of the crisps and crumbles? Look to our Delicious Dessert Recipes with Peaches for more on them.

 

Peach Cobbler Dessert Recipes

Lest we forget to include a little hint. We love fresh peaches. Who doesn’t? But when you can’t buy good fresh peaches, the frozen ones fill in nicely in our peach cobbler dessert recipes.

What about canned? These work, too. Of course, you will notice the difference. But they still make a wonderful peach cobbler. To use canned, look for those packed in natural juices. The label shows whether it is light syrup, heavy syrup, or natural juices.

If you can’t find the natural juice variety, opt for light syrup. Or look in the freezer section for sliced peaches.

The problem with heavy syrup is they contain a large amount of sugars and/or corn syrup. If you must use these, you have two options. You might rinse them well before adding. Or, just use as is without adding more sugar to the filling.

What About a Healthier Option?

We know, peaches make a great healthy choice. When we add the sugar, butter, and white flour, we change that greatly. I suggest that dessert portions might be reduced at times. And of course, you might try adding more peaches without increasing the sugars and batter.

 

And now….the recipes themselves.

Classic Peach Cobbler

First, a classic peach cobbler dessert recipe. In this one, we add the batter first, then allow the peach filling to gently float to into the batter. Yum!

 

Classic Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler, this classic dessert comes together easily. Impress your family and friends with a delicious serving of juicy peaches, topped with crust and a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 8 servings
Calories 258 kcal

Ingredients
  

Prepare the Pan

  • 8 tbsp butter

Filling

  • 4 cups sliced peaches fresh or frozen (canned, if you must)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg (optional, but good!)

Batter

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • ¾ cup milk

Instructions
 

  • Slice butter into 8 segments and distribute evenly in a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Set oven temperature to 350°F and place dish in oven. The butter will melt as the oven preheats.
  • Mix peach slices and sugar in a saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes, until sugar is dissolved and juices begin to emerge.
  • Remove from heat and stir in remaining filling ingredients. Set aside
  • In a large bowl, mix together the dry batter ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Stir in milk, just until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Remove the baking pan from the oven. Spoon the batter into the pan, over the melted butter. Smooth it into an even layer.
  • Spoon the peach filling mixture, including the juice, over the batter. Sprinkle on additional cinnamon, if desired.
  • Bake at 350°F for about 40 minutes.
  • Serve warm or cool. Add a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream just before serving, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 331mgPotassium: 218mgFiber: 2gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 314IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 142mgIron: 1mg
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Biscuit on Top

Another of our peach cobbler dessert recipes brings the biscuit batter to the top. As it bakes together, the flavors mingle with the juices rising into the biscuit dough. Delicious!

Peach Cobbler with Biscuit Topping

This type of cobbler makes up just as easy as traditional, but provides a more pie-like dish. We've added a little extra fruit to this one and find the flavors just pop!
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 272 kcal

Ingredients
  

Filling

  • 3 pounds peaches pealed and sliced, about 5 cups (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup blackberries or raspberries, blueberries
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • cup sugar more if needed
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt

Biscuit Topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter cold, cut into small cubes
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

Prepare Filling

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter (or oil) a 9-inch square pan for thicker filling.
  • Mix the filling ingredients: peaches, berries, lemon juice, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Pour into the greased baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes.

Complete the Cobbler

  • Whisk together the dry biscuit ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Cut the butter into the flour mixture until crumbly.
  • Pour the milk into the flour mixture. Stir with a fork until it forms a soft dough. Avoid overmixing as this will toughen your dough.
  • Spoon dollops (about a tablespoon-sized each) over the baked filling mixture. Don't worry about any small spaces between the mixture as it fills in and mixes with the juices as it bakes.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes until juices are bubbling and the topping is a golden brown.
  • Cool 15 minutes before serving.
  • Top each serving with ice cream or whipped topping, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 6gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 382mgPotassium: 543mgFiber: 6gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 842IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 104mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cobbler, mixed fruit, peach
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Two Peach Cobbler Dessert Recipes

Which will you make first? Most find it difficult to choose which they like better. Let us know your favorite in the comments below.

 

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