Dessert Recipes, Intermediate, Spring and Summer

Old Fashioned Southern Peach Cobbler

This old fashioned Southern peach cobbler recipe is just like Grandma used to make. Sweet, fresh peaches are topped with a buttery golden crust. Perfect with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream.

two white bowls of peach cobbler topped with scoops of vanilla ice cream

The week after you return from vacation is always hard, isn’t it?  I liken it to moving your clocks one hour ahead in the spring.  No matter what, it seems to take days to recover.  There are still bags to be unpacked lying on our bedroom floor.  But the laundry has been done.  So what if it is all still sitting in the laundry basket waiting to be put away? That’s still progress, eh?

Even though we were only gone four days, by the looks of our bare refrigerator and pantry shelves you would have thought we were gone for four weeks.  A trip to the grocery store was the first order of business.  I ended up coming home with a big basket of peaches, which reminded me of this peach cobbler I made for Father’s Day.

Since I now have The Husband now has the ability to make homemade ice cream, I thought I would stick to the basics.  Because really, is there anything better in the summertime than sitting on the back porch as the sun is setting with a dish full of warm peach cobbler and homemade vanilla ice cream?

How to Make Southern Peach Cobbler

There are a million and a half ways to make peach cobbler — there’s cobbler with biscuit topping, streusel topping, etc. All are delicious, but I I’m sticking to the traditional Southern method.

First, slice your peaches. You can use canned, but if fresh peaches are in season USE THEM! There is no comparison! You will need about four large peaches for this cobbler. Once your peaches are sliced, combine them with one cup of sugar and set aside.

Next, melt a a stick of butter. Yep, and entire stick. There is a reason Southern food tastes soooo good, folks. Melt the butter in an 8″ x 8″ casserole dish in a 350 degree oven.

While the butter is melting, mix together some more sugar, flour, baking powder, milk, and salt. Once your butter is melted, pour the batter over the melted butter. Now here comes the most important step in this entire recipe. DO NOT STIR! Resist the urge, please. Just pour it in and don’t touch it.

By now, your peaches have been marinating in that sugar for a few minutes. Go ahead and pour them over the batter. Again, let me remind you — DO NOT STIR. Trust me on this. It will be fine.

Put your cobbler in the oven and bake for one hour. The crust that was previously on the bottom will rise to the top and become golden brown and crisp. YUM!

The only thing that could make this better is to serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

white bowl of peach cobbler with two scoops of vanilla ice cream


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Old Fashioned Southern Peach Cobbler

This old fashioned Southern peach cobbler recipe is just like Grandma used to make. Sweet, fresh peaches are topped with a buttery golden crust . Perfect with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream. 
Course Dessert
Prep Time 2 hours 32 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 3 hours 32 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 432kcal
Author Lisa B.


For the cobbler:

  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 4 cups sliced peaches
  • 2 cups sugar divided
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • Whipped cream or iced cream


For the cobbler:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place butter in an 8 x 8 baking dish. Place butter in the oven and allow to melt, about 5-7 minutes.
  • In the meantime, combine peaches with one cup of sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, blend remaining sugar, flour, baking powder, milk, and salt. Pour mixture over the melted butter. DO NOT STIR!
  • Pour peaches over the flour.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until crust has risen to the top and is golden brown.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream


*Don’t forget to put your freezer bowl in the freezer the night before so it has a chance to get good and cold!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 4.4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8.2g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 9.9mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 0.7mg



  1. I love cobbler and topped with homemade ice cream is the best! What a great dessert!

  2. I hate coming back from vacation! But I LOVE cobbler. Never met one I didn’t like. Looks wonderful as always! And, homemade ice cream? How do you do it?!

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