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.
Peach cobbler has become an annual summertime tradition at my house. As soon as baskets of fresh peaches start showing up at the farmer’s market down the street from my house, I start planning a cobbler.
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!
How to Store Leftover Peach Cobbler
Store any leftovers in the refrigerator. Cover the top of the baking dish with plastic wrap or transfer the cobbler to a container fitted with a lid to prevent the cobbler from drying out. Cobbler should be eaten with five days. This dessert does not freeze.
Old Fashioned Southern Peach Cobbler
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