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A serving of Best Peach Cobbler recipe topped with whipped cream.
Gemma's Best-Ever Peach Cobbler Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins

As it turns out, the Best-Ever Peach Cobbler recipe comes straight from my childhood — filled with sweet peaches, a cobbler topping, and even baked in the same dish my mum used!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Irish
Servings: 6 people
Author: Gemma Stafford
Peach Pie Filling
  • 7 (2.5 lbs/1135g) firm peaches,
  • ¼ cup (2oz/57g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste, optional
Cobbler Topping
  • 1 cup (5oz/142g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup (2.5oz/71g) cold butter, diced
  • ½ cup (4oz/115g) plain yogurt (or sour cream)
Make the Peach Cobbler Filling
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Wash and cut up the peaches either into slices or chunks. I leave on the skin as it breaks down during baking but that is up to you.

  3. Toss the peaches with ¼ cup sugar and let sit for 20 minutes in the bowl.

  4. Strain off the liquid from the peaches and add to it the cornstarch, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt and vanilla paste.

  5. Add back in the peaches to the liquid and stir to coat. Place the peach filling in a small 8" x 8" baking dish.

  6. Bake the peaches for 10 minutes to cook and reduce.

Make the Cobbler Topping
  1. While peaches bake, make the biscuit topping: In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

  2. Rub butter into the flour mixture using your fingers until it resembles coarse bread crumbs.

  3. Stir in yogurt (or sour cream) until just combined and dough holds together. Be careful not to overmix as it will toughen.

  4. Remove peaches from the oven and scatter the biscuit topping in mounds on top. Return to the oven.

  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until juices are bubbling and biscuits are golden brown.

  6. Let cool for 20 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Watch the Recipe Video!