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Homemade Southern Peach Cobbler

Homemade Peach Cobbler, a classic family favorite. Well, guess what, it's much easier than you think. I'm sharing how you can whip up this old fashion staple quickly with your choice of brown sugar crumble topping or a buttery, vanilla topping. And, don't forget the ice cream for the perfect balance.

Like I said I'm sharing two different ways to top off your irresistible cobbler.

The first is a brown sugar crumble which is just 1/2 cup light brown sugar,  1 tsp cinnamon, 3/4 all-purpose flour, and 1/3 unsalted butter melted and cooled. Optional but recommended 1/3 chopped walnuts. In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and flour, stir in the butter and walnuts and sprinkle over the peaches, do not mix. 

The second topping a buttery, vanilla cake-like topping made of 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 white sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp baking powder, 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted at room temp, 1 Tbsp vanilla extract, and 3/4 cup milk. For this topping, you’ll need to bake the cobbler for 10 minutes, remove from the oven add the batter then return the cobbler to the oven for another 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Now that you know that important part, here’s how to make it, in a medium-size bowl add the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, stir to combine. Then pour in the milk, vanilla extract, and butter. Stir to combine.

Peeling Peaches Hack:

Before to start! To save 100 hours and your sanity, here’s a hack for peeling peaches. Bring a large pot of water up to boil, boil the peaches for 10-20 seconds,(20 seconds for larger or less ripe peaches) then using a slotted spoon to remove the boiled peaches and immediately shock them in ice-cold water to cool about 1 min. After a minute the peach peel should come off like a charm. Now slice those babies up and let’s make a cobbler.

Peach Cobbler

Southern Peach Cobbler made with fresh juicy peaches and your choice between brown sugar crumble or a buttery, vanilla cake like topping.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert, fruit, southern, summer, sweets
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Brittany Food Crush


  • 7 peaches peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 ½ cups sugar divided
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ cup butter


  • 1/2 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour spoon & leveled
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/3 chopped walnuts optional

Buttery, Vanilla Cake-Like Topping

  • 1/2 white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter melted at room temp
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk.

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