Happiness is a Warm Peach Cobbler

June 20, 2011

Peaches are summer to me.  They’re so sweet, juicy, and refreshing, and they can be put into almost any dish, savory or sweet.  And though peak peach season is still a few weeks off, I wanted to give you this recipe in preparation (plus, peaches were on sale at the store this week).  You’re going to want to try it.  It’s painfully easy and extraordinarily delicious.

My gramma gave me this recipe several summers ago when she came to visit and brought a big basket of peaches she’d bought at a roadside stand.  I made it for dessert then, and haven’t ever strayed.

One of the great things about this recipe is that it can be made with canned peaches just as easily, if you can’t get your hands on fresh peaches (i.e., in the middle of winter).

This recipe doesn’t make a huge amount of cobbler, only about 4 good-sized servings.  But it can easily be doubled or tripled if you have a lot of guests (or really like cobbler).  You could also easily add blueberries or raspberries for complexity!

Freshly-baked cobbler, warm and bubbly straight from the oven! (I had to use my Henn pottery, since it was a Gramma recipe).

Easy Peach Cobbler

  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups peaches, peeled and sliced (or 1 large can, drained)

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and butter – mix lightly (it doesn’t need to be entirely incorporated).  Place peaches at the bottom of a greased, small – medium baking dish.  Top with spoonfuls of “batter”.  Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until golden and bubbly.  Serve warm with good vanilla ice cream!

Served warm with vanilla ice cream. Divine.

(As a side note:  The hardest part of this whole recipe was deciding which scoop to use for the ice cream – cow or penguin?)

The penguin and cow ice cream scoops. I ended up going penguin, in case anyone is dying to know, for no particular reason at all.

~ Josie



  1. Because penguins > cows that’s why. hahaha

    I love peach cobbler – well cobbler in general to be honest. It’s something about the dough! I do have a thing for peach oatmeal too : ) A bakery I used to work at used to make money hand over fist from their raspberry-peach pies. They used frozen raspberries and peaches.

    • It’s such a classic combo! OMG, yes! Peaches n’ cream oatmeal is glorious. You have got to try the homemade instant oatmeal packets Erik and I dreamed up. There are so many delicious and healthy flavors! When I make another batch, I’ll give you some if you want.

  2. I love the side note about the ice cream scoops..I miss you!

    • Haha, thanks! It was a pretty short post, so I thought it needed a little something extra, plus those scoops are just cute. Maybe I’ll see you sometime this summer — I’ll be moving back to Northern VA next month.

  3. Ok, I’m putting my foot down: you guys need to update this blog ASAP. Thank you 🙂

    • Your wish is my command! (Sorry it’s been so long — life got in the way big time.)

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