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This Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler has the perfect sweet biscuit crust on top. People go crazy after this old fashioned, from scratch recipe and you will too!

Served up peach cobbler on a white plate topped with a scoop of ice cream.

Do cobblers have a bottom crust?

Cobblers do not traditionally have a bottom crust, though some families make it as such. Generally a cobbler with a bottom crust and a top crust is more of a pie. The bottom of a cobbler is the fruit of your choice. The top is a delicious dough that is baked to perfection and makes cobbler a great treat!

What is the difference between a cobbler and a crisp?

A cobbler is topped with a batter while a crisp is topped with a crumbly mixture usually consisting of flour, cereal (like oatmeal), butter, sugar, and sometimes nuts.

How can you tell if a peach is ripe?

There are three main signs you can look for to tell you if the peach is ripe and juicy. 1. You should be looking for the peach to have a nice deep golden look to it its yellows. The more golden look to the peach the better. 2. Grab the peach and give it a gentle squeeze. If there is a little give to it but not much you the peach is not quite ready to eat. You want your peaches to be very soft when you squeeze them. 3. Sounds weird, but you want to look for wrinkles by the steam of the peach. Wrinkles mean that water has evaporated out of the peach leaving it with a greater peach flavor.

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other delicious peach recipes:

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Served up peach cobbler on a white plate topped with a scoop of ice cream.
This Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler has the perfect sweet biscuit crust on top. People go crazy after this old fashioned, from scratch recipe and you will too!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 3 pounds fresh peaches peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold salted butter cubed
  • 1 cup half and half
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, toss peach slices with lemon zest and juice, cornstarch, vanilla, and white sugar. Spread them out in the 9×13 pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, powdered sugar, baking powder, and salt. Use a pastry cutter to cut in butter until it resembles a course meal, or pulse the whole thing together in a food processor.
  • Pour in half and half and stir to form a thick batter.
  • Scoop the batter in large clumps on top of the peaches to form a nice cobbler crust.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Serve warm or cooled.


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 566mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 18.6mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 2.1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peach Cobbler

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Stacy O'Brian

5 stars
Peaches are my favorite! Can’t wait to try this when peaches are in season! My Grandparents had two peach trees on their farm in Kansas. Those poor trees fought hard every year to survive on the prairie! They were the best peaches! She canned them and my favorite were the “Spiced peaches”! I enjoy all of your recipes and tutorials. Thank you!
P.S. I think you’re adorable!


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Made this last night but only half of each of the ingredients. Hubby said it is not too sweet and has nice real peach flavor. I didn’t have any lemons so i used realemon instead. I love your blog and been following it ever since i got your most amazing chocolate cake recipe! Thank you!

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Your Peach cobbler recepie is easier than geandmas recepie .thanks for sharing it with me . ?


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I love this recipe. Seems so simple. What’s my alternative if I can’t find half and half?

when fresh peaches are not in season can you sub canned ones and how many cans and what size cans? I been looking for a good recipe with nice topping of crust and make a lot in fall and winter time.
Thank you.

rebecca drake

I used 4 cans and it worked out great! Great recipe!!!


5 stars
Thank you very much for the recipe

Jane Voepel

I made this yesterday with strawberries and red raspberries. It was so good… I ate three helpings… live that crust! Today I made the meatballs… another keeper!
So glad your site just appeared!


5 stars
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes!!


Just made this today instead of a birthday cake. Absolutely delicious!!

Ethel Ellis

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Old Fashioned Peach 🍑 Conbber.


5 stars
Saving this to try as soon as our peaches 🍑 are ripe


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This is just like my old fashioned peach cobbler. It’s my favorite dessert in springtime. Thanks for sharing and posting!! 🥰


5 stars
Very very good

Glenda Folmar

5 stars
It’s in the oven now, can’t wait.

I’ve been looking for my old recipe and I could not find it. Thanks for yours, Its just like mine from years ago but I put cinnamon in mine. Can’t wait to try yours.

Barbara Connolly

love this recipe. thank you

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