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Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

If you are looking for a southern-inspired old-fashioned dessert, then this easy peach cobbler recipe is a fan favorite that you don’t want to miss. 

A super simple and inexpensive peach recipe that only requires 5 ingredients in total and just a few minutes to prep and have made.

This recipe is one of our most popular and favorite desserts here at Today’s Creative and perfect for the summertime.

The kind your mom or grandmother used to make, with a few simple, delicious ingredients.

Collage of Peach Cobbler, one picture of the served cobbler and the second of the cobbler in a casserole dish.

This cobbler is, in my opinion, best served with some vanilla bean ice cream for the full tasty effect.

It is one of my family’s all-time favorite easy dessert recipes and is the best cobbler I have in my recipe box.

Not only is it fantastic, it is the easiest way I have ever made peach cobbler and by far turns out the most delicious.

If you have been looking to learn how to make “the best peach cobbler recipe ever” then look no longer, this dish will be right up your alley.

It is great for an after-dinner dessert or when you need a simple but amazing dish to bring to your friends. A sweet ending to any meal.

A white bowl served with golden brown peach cobbler.

Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

Ingredients you will need for your prep:

  • 29 oz can of sliced peaches (drained, save the juice, you will need it) – You can also use fresh peaches if you prefer.
  • 1 cup self-rising flour – If you only have all-purpose then you can substitute it but you will also need to have baking powder and salt in addition. See specific amounts below under the FAQ “Can I use all-purpose flour.”
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup milk

How to make a peach cobbler!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Melt your stick of butter and pour your melted butter over into a 13×9 baking dish.

Collage of the fist two steps to create peach cobbler, melting the butter and the butter poured into a baking dish.

In a large bowl mix together your milk, sugar, flour, and the drained syrup from your sliced peaches.

Pour the mixed ingredients over top of the butter.

Collage of the process of making peach cobbler, pouring over the mixture on top of the butter.

Add the peaches layered on top of the batter but do NOT mix.

Collage of the process of making peach cobbler, putting the canned peaches into the dish.

Bake in the oven for approximately 1 hour or until the crust rises and is golden brown.

Finished white casserole dish filled with golden brown peach cobbler.

Here is some quick step by step directions in video form to make this easy peach cobbler recipe.

Whether you use canned, fresh or frozen peaches will depend on the time of year and what you can find on hand, but we typically use canned because it makes it that much easier.

The directions you will find here are for using canned peaches, but you could easily use fresh for this recipe if it is peach season.

Whatever the season, this classic peach cobbler dessert will bring you all of the praises.

Watch the video tutorial or keep scrolling for the printable details.

Like I said above, this dish is great by itself but even more delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Of course, this is our favorite way to have it.

Let that ice cream melt over the hot cobbler for just a little bit and you have the perfect touch of warm and cold. Yuuuuuum!

How do you fix a runny peach cobbler?

Start with 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch, mix with your dish and place back into the oven.

The secret to getting the cobbler to thicken is all about keeping it hot.

The heat will activate the corn starch and thicken the remaining juices.

Do you use salted or unsalted butter?

You will want to use unsalted.

Can I use all-purpose flour instead?

Ingredients for replacing self rising flour with all purpose

You can but you will need to add in 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in addition to the flour.

How much does this serve?

Approximately 4 – 6 servings

Can you substitute peaches for other fruits?

Absolutely, this easy recipe would go great with other fruits like cherry, blueberry, raspberry, etc.

Blue and white plate served with fresh peach cobbler

Here are some of the items I like to use when creating this old fashioned peach cobbler recipe.


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Finished white casserole dish filled with golden brown peach cobbler.

Homemade Peach Cobbler Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Old-Fashioned easy peach cobbler just like your grandmother used to make. A family favorite dessert that will wow all your guests.


  • 29 oz can of sliced peaches (drained, save the juice)
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt your stick of butter and pour into a 13x9 dish.
  3. Mix together your milk, sugar, flour and the drained syrup from your sliced peaches.
  4. Pour the mixed ingredients over top of the butter.
  5. Add the peaches layered to the dish but do NOT mix.
  6. Bake in the oven for approximately 1 hour or until the crust rises and is golden brown.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 292mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 35gProtein: 4g


Wednesday 20th of July 2022

If I use 2 cans of peaches for peach cobbler will I have to double the other ingredients as well


Friday 22nd of July 2022

If you use 2 15 oz cans then no you won't double the ingredients but yes if you use 2 large cans you will need to double the rest of the ingredients otherwise you will have too many peaches.


Saturday 9th of April 2022

If I am using salted butter and all purpose flour, can I just add the baking powder and not the salt since the butter is salted?


Saturday 9th of April 2022

Yes, you will just skip the salt.

Gina Serrano

Thursday 25th of April 2019

If I double this do I just use one stick of butter or do I increase it to two?


Thursday 25th of April 2019

You will need to double all of the ingredients, so you would need 2 sticks of butter.


Sunday 7th of October 2018

The easiest dessert you can make when you need something quick and delicious. I’ve made it several times and my family loves it.

Joshua Hall

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

I use fresh fruit that I sweetened. I love this recipe, it’s easy and just like the cobbler my great- grandmother made.


Thursday 28th of June 2018


I bet using fresh peaches makes it even tastier.

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