September 24, 2023


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Greatest Peach Cobbler (Biscuit Topping)

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That includes juicy candy peaches and a buttermilk biscuit-like topping, peach cobbler is the last word comforting homestyle summer time dessert. For one of the best texture, lower the peaches into chunks as a substitute of slices, and add an egg wash and a sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar on high earlier than baking. Serve heat with chilly vanilla ice cream or contemporary whipped cream for the *greatest* summer time dessert expertise.

serving spoon scooping out peach cobbler.

We don’t normally consider summer time fruit recipes as “consolation meals”—that’s a time period sometimes used to explain cold-weather fare—but when there may be one, it’s peach cobbler. Juicy peaches with a touch of cinnamon and ginger… beneath a buttery biscuit topping… served sizzling with a scoop of vanilla ice cream melting on high… is sort of a hug at first chunk. 😉

I initially revealed this recipe in 2016, and it’s been a reader favourite since. It even preceded my well-liked berry cobbler recipe! I haven’t modified this peach model over time, however I now add just a little ginger to the juicy peach filling as a result of peaches + ginger are a significantly underrated taste combo.

One reader, P&C, commented: “As soon as once more, a flawless recipe. We bake with confidence after we use your recipes, even when we’ve made slight errors, we all the time get a superb outcome. This peach cobbler is among the many greatest, if not one of the best, I’ve ever had. ★★★★★

One reader, Wendy, commented: “This turned out so scrumptious and delightful! I preferred that the recipe requires much less sugar than different recipes; it was nonetheless candy sufficient for me, and the peaches actually shined. Positively do the egg wash and sugar-cinnamon topping, it added a pleasant crunch…. Thanks for this improbable recipe! ★★★★★

peach cobbler with biscuit topping and vanilla ice cream in gray bowl on wooden backdrop.

Let’s Have Excessive Peach Cobbler Requirements

In all of my peach cobbler recipe testing over time, I’ve realized that there are a number of requirements for this traditional summertime dessert:

  • The peach filling needs to be wealthy and candy, however not overly candy.
  • Chunks are greatest, identical to I like to recommend in peach pie and peach crumble pie.
  • Lemon juice balances the candy peaches and sugar, identical to on this peach crisp.
  • Use minimal cornstarch to thicken the peach filling, as a result of an excessive amount of weighs it down.
  • The buttery biscuit topping needs to be crisp on high, however mushy and moist beneath.
  • An egg wash + cinnamon-sugar on the biscuit topping provides an exquisite golden sheen and just a little sparkle (identical to we do for pie crust), but in addition makes for one of the best texture.
  • A touch of ginger (simply 1/8 teaspoon!) is the BEST taste booster for peaches.

So, now that we’ve acquired that each one found out, it’s really very easy to make this dessert! No chilling, adorning, or particular instruments are required for this peach cobbler recipe.

fresh peaches on gray backdrop with some in a blue bowl.

What Are the Greatest Peaches to Use?

The perfect peaches for peach cobbler are the identical I like to recommend for different peach recipes together with peach pie, peach cake, peach crisp, and peach bread. You need barely agency (not exhausting) peaches with zero bruises or mushy spots. In case your peaches are mushy, stringy, and mushy, your filling will style mushy, stringy, and mushy.

#1 Success Tip: Use Chunks, Not Slices

For one of the best texture, lower your peaches into small chunks. As a result of peaches are so juicy, slices bake into mush, whereas chunks retain extra of their deliciously mushy texture. They’re additionally simpler to eat with a spoon! The identical tip applies for peach pie and apple crisp.

close-up image of chopped peaches.

Overview: The way to Make Peach Cobbler

The total printable recipe is under, however let me stroll you thru every step and present you some photographs so you have got success when it’s your flip to make this iconic dessert.

  • Combine the filling elements collectively. You want peaches, brown sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and a splash of salt. Since peaches are naturally candy, you solely want 1/4 cup of sugar within the filling. Don’t skip the lemon juice—the filling tastes just a little flat with out it. Unfold the filling right into a greased 9×13-inch pan.
  • Pre-bake the peaches. Pre-baking the peach filling for about 10 minutes earlier than including the biscuit topping. With out this step, the peaches may stay agency beneath the topping.
  • Whereas the peaches pre-bake, make the biscuit topping. Combine a number of primary elements collectively. You want flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Reduce in chilly butter with a pastry cutter till pea-sized crumbs kind, like when making for pie crust. These flour-coated butter crumbles promise a flaky mushy, however crisp biscuit topping. After that, combine in buttermilk.
  • High peaches with biscuit dough. Utilizing your arms, kind the dough into little patties and place them on high of the nice and cozy peaches. Add an egg wash and sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar on high.

Then it’s able to bake! A 9×13-inch pan is greatest for this recipe, however any baking pan that holds 3-4 quarts quantity works splendidly.

wet peaches filling in glass baking pan on wooden backdrop.

Peach Cobbler Biscuit Topping

You want primary elements for the biscuit topping. I like to recommend utilizing buttermilk for an ultra-rich biscuit taste. It’s what I exploit to organize my home made biscuits and strawberry shortcake, too.

You can too discover recipes that use a cake-like topping, combining cake batter and peaches. The cake batter is definitely on the underside and floats above the peaches because it all bakes.

In fact it’s all private choice, however I undoubtedly gravitate in direction of the biscuit. There’s extra crunchy texture and the entire thing tastes healthful, substantial, and wealthy, particularly when the nice and cozy sticky peach syrup and vanilla ice cream topping (a should!) cross paths.

Reduce the chilly butter into the dry elements, after which pour within the buttermilk and blend to mix:

dry ingredients in glass bowl with pastry cutter and shown again mixed together as wet dough.

The biscuit dough placement on high of the peaches doesn’t have to be actual or good. Some peaches might be uncovered beneath. It’s a rustic-looking dish that doesn’t require fussy adorning steps.

Earlier than baking, brush the biscuit layer with an egg wash (egg + buttermilk), then sprinkle it with cinnamon-sugar. These little extras add a stunning golden sheen and candy crunch. Belief me, this extra step solely takes a minute, and the outcomes are greater than value it!

biscuit topping with egg wash and shown again with sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top.
peach cobbler in glass baking pan.
close-up of juicy peach cobbler with biscuit topping.

This biscuit-topped peach cobbler is likely one of the most scrumptious methods to get pleasure from contemporary peaches after they’re in season. The peaches are clearly the star of the present, and the entire dessert gained’t depart you with a toothache. It’s pure, peachy-keen summer time goodness.

How have you learnt peaches are ripe sufficient for cobbler?

When peaches are barely agency (not exhausting) with zero bruises, they’re prepared for peach cobbler. In case your peaches are mushy, your dessert will style mushy.

Do it’s important to peel peaches for peach cobbler?

Whereas I normally do, you don’t should peel the peaches when making this dessert.

Can I make this cobbler with frozen or canned peaches?

Recent peaches are greatest for cobbler, although you will get away with unsweetened frozen peaches. If utilizing frozen peaches, thaw, chop, and blot them dry earlier than utilizing. Readers have raved about this dessert utilizing frozen, thawed peaches. Canned peaches should not ideally suited as a result of they’re already too mushy and mushy.

Can I add or use different fruits?

Many readers have requested about mixing in blueberries, cherries, plums, pluots, nectarines, and so forth. You possibly can completely swap fruits, or use a mixture of fruits, so long as you have got a complete of about 10 cups (1.5kg). I notably love equal components blueberries and peaches right here. You may additionally like this blended berry cobbler.

Can I make this with out egg wash?

I brush the biscuit topping with an egg wash (egg crushed with some buttermilk), so it’s golden-brown, crisp, and glossy. You possibly can skip the egg and brush with simply buttermilk if desired.

biscuit peach cobbler in bowl with ice cream and spoon removing a bite.