Sweet, juicy, end-of-summer peaches in this delicious Best Peach Cobbler Recipe, served warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!

white bowl of peach cobbler

Friends, happy last day of August! Enjoy this Best Peach Cobbler Recipe made from scratch with fresh peaches. Bake and serve warm with ice cream, or fresh whipped cream!

Best Peach Cobbler Recipe

a serving of peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream

There’s something about September 1 that just says, “fall.” You know, a change of smell, feel, activities, and beautiful colors. Speaking of colors, I had some beautiful peaches sitting on my counter over the weekend, so we took this cobbler to some friends’ house for dinner.

9x13 pan of peach cobbler with a serving, and vanilla ice cream

I love the cinnamon, a hint of almond, and flavors of sweet, juicy, end-of-summer peaches. Right now you can also try this Olive Oil Peach French Pound Cake made with fresh or canned peaches or a Perfect Peach Buttermilk Cake. This is a great breakfast cake!

square piece of peach cobbler with ice cream

Ingredients you need for a peach cobbler

  • Peaches
  • Lemon
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Salt, cinnamon, baking powder
  • Flour, cornstarch
  • Vanilla and almond extract
  • Boiling water

pan of fresh white peaches

How to make peach cobbler

Prepare fresh peaches in a 9×13 pan. We love “white” peaches.

Squeeze a whole lemon over the top. Yes, a “whole” lemon. It may seem like a lot, but it really makes the flavor “pop.”

lemon for peach cobbler

Make the cobbler topping and spread over the top of the peaches.

fresh white peaches with cobbler topping, before baking

Last step, sprinkle with the final “cornstarch” topping, and then ppour boiling water over the top.

Bake for an hour or so, until brown on top (and topping is baked).

9x13 pan of peach cobbler

How to serve a cobbler

When you serve a cobbler, or even bring it to a potluck or party, you can reheat it two ways:

  1. Place in the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Heat each individual serving in the microwave.

We love either homemade vanilla ice cream, vanilla ice cream or gelato! For this cobbler, we served a local Bonta Salted Vanilla Gelato–oh so good! We also love my friend Cheryl’s 2-ingredient Peach Sherbert!

vanilla ice cream scoop on top of peach cobbler

It’s the anticipation of fall that makes me happy, and following into the rhythm of a new season!

Cozy meals.
Cool morning walks.
The change of colors.
Peaches, and then pears.

Late summer fruit in the fall is truly the best!

white bowl of peach cobbler
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Best Peach Cobbler Recipe


  • 6 large peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 6 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups boiling water


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. On the bottom, lay the fresh sliced peaches, and squeeze the juice of 1 lemon over the peaches.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, flour, vanilla, and almond extract. Pour over the peaches.
  • In the same bowl, add the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 Tbsp cornstarch. Mix together and sprinkle on top of the cobbler mixture.
  • Over the entire cobbler, pour 2 cups of boiling water.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.


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peach cobber in a bowl with vanilla ice cream

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