Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

This Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler is easy for summertime entertaining or last-minute company!

How in the world does our garage get so messy? Your family is probably a lot like ours, very active and busy in the summer months. The boys went backpacking, we’ve been camping, we set up our ping-pong table, in the midst of freezers, laundry, canning supplies, tools, bikes … you name it.

One of the things I came across in my garage a few weeks ago were my Mom’s handwritten recipes. Boy, did that bring back a flood of memories, to see her handwriting. I could almost feel her presence, standing there in the garage …

And then I saw her easy peach cobbler recipe, the one in which she’d substitute whatever fruit was in season.

We always had fresh fruit in the house growing up. Sometimes we went to the orchards to pick, or sometimes Mom would buy already-picked fruit. Mom was a big canner. You name it, it went into the canning jars.

Our friends came for a spontaneous dinner party last week, and just like Mom, it only took minutes for me to prepare her cobbler and place in the oven.

Since beautiful peach season is here, I hope you enjoy my Mom’s old-fashioned recipe from years past.

What’s your favorite kind of cobbler to make?

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4.67 from 3 votes

Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Delicious cobbler that can be made with any kind of fruit, any time of the year.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 8


  • 6 cups peeled sliced peaches
  • 2 cups sugar divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Put the butter in a 9×13 baking dish and place in oven to melt.
  • Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir.
  • Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle the top with ground cinnamon, if desired. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes.
  • The batter will rise to the top during baking and will look like a cake/cobbler.
  • To serve, scoop onto a plate and serve with vanilla ice cream.

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24 comments on “Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler”

  1. this was good, it took substantially longer to cook than what was stated. i do have a modern oven, Jenn-air so I cant imagine it is that far off temp wise.

  2. Hey Sandy,
    Hope all is well in your world. I’m swamped with wedding plans. My daughter marries in 12 days…. my son 4 weeks later. Needless to say we are filled to overflowing with details.

    My future son-in-law has requested peach cobbler at the reception so I want to deliver. I had seen this recipe here on your site several weeks ago. So here’s my dilema. There are NO fresh peaches in season here. My options are frozen sliced peaces or canned. I am thinking frozen would be better but don’t know … what would you do if it were you?

    I want them to taste as close to fresh as possible.

    Please email me at [email protected] and give me your advice!

    Thanks Sandy!

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  4. Oh, I love peach cobbler. I use a very similar recipe and I have discovered that it is also delicious using blueberrries, or apples. And it goes together so much faster that pie

  5. I have a batch baking the oven right now….looks & smells delish! I made a few modifications to what I had on hand. I cooked the peaches with brown sugar just cuz I LOVE brown sugar & peaches! Also, I didn’t have self-rising flour, but found a sub in a quick google search: 3/4 c. all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. Just double it for this recipe. Also added a sprinkle of cinnamon to the batter just for good measure :) Thanks so much for sharing……love those passed down recipes!

  6. It’s hard to beat peach. I made peach and blueberry one last week that was mighty tasty!

  7. I love peach and blackberry, and I am totally going to make this

  8. I made this recipe tonight and served it with ice cream – it was a big hit! This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you!

  9. I just caught up reading feeds this morning and saw this recipe. Sprinted to the store for self-rising flour, which they call “self-raising” here, which made me think of Peter Pan for some reason. I digress. It’s in the oven this evening! My kitchen smells divine. Well, I love peach cobbler. Sometimes, I make a peach and blueberry combo. I love blackberry cobbler, too!

  10. Thanks so much for sharing this! I just happened to pick up some fresh peaches yesterday at a local produce stand and came home to your recipe for peach cobbler! I made it today and it is DIVINE! This recipe is a keeper for sure…and what a great legacy of cooking your mom passed down to you! Thanks again! :)

  11. Sandy~
    This looks divine!
    Pinning this recipe of course.
    Hugs sweet girl.

  12. Love anything peach….I will have to try your mom’s recipe. I know how you feel when you see your mom’s hand written recipes. I cherish them now that she is gone and can almost bring myself back to her kitchen with the smells, tastes and wonderful conversations around the table.

  13. As a Georgia girl from the Peach State, this has my name written all of it! :) Thanks for the recipe!

  14. I adore peach cobbler. It is one of my favorite fruit desserts.

  15. I made this identical delish recipe yesterday. Found it as Paula Deen’s Peach Cobbler recipe on foodnetwork.com. YUM! Did they know each other? :-)

  16. Thanks for sharing! I love a good peach cobbler – will hopefully get to make “yours” this week! Could you give us an idea of how many whole peaches are needed for 6 cups cut up peaches? Thanks
    I enjoy your blog – it is helping me with our entertaining :)

  17. Mom’s recipe is always the best! No matter who’s mom it is.

    I haven’t had fresh peach cobbler since I lived in Texas. I copied your recipe and will be trying it real soon.


  18. So glad you posted this today! My husband JUST requested a Peach Cobbler this week, and I don’t have a recipe for it.- Always love yours though, and so will probably be giving it a try :-) Blog Warming starts today – wish me luck!

  19. Such a simple, but delicious treat! Peach cobbler is one of the highlights of summer for me as the fresh peaches are rolling in. Have you ever tried peach dumplins? We made them over the weekend and they were fabulous as well as easy.

  20. This looks like my kind of recipe. I might have to try it with the rest of my apples…

  21. Soo gorgeous! I need to stop slamming my head into the computer screen. I look crazy.

  22. That’s basically the recipe I use, and that peach cobbler is one of my favorite things on earth! I skip the step of adding sugar to the fruit. Just slice the peaches and throw ’em in! I also add almond extract and less cinnamon.

  23. I’ve got to say that the peaches are perfectly ripe right now, so this would be a delicious way to enjoy them!

  24. I just made peach cobbler yesterday! And I actually had a quart of American ice cream on hand- delicious!! I have a great recipe for peach and pecan pie which I like better than the cobbler, but I won’t turn down a fresh peach dessert! :)

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