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Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

This easy peach cobbler recipes is a family favorite! Flavorful and lightly spiced peaches topped with the softest biscuit crust ever. So simple to bake up in a GRIZZLY Cast Iron skillet, you’ll be asked for the recipe again and again!

Plate of peach cobbler topped with whipped cream and a basil sprig next to the pan of peach cobbler and two serving spoons.

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I am so very excited to be sharing two amazing things with you guys in this post! This beautiful GRIZZLY Cast Iron Skillet has been rocking my world, I love it. I am also in love with this easy peach cobbler recipe I developed, it is the perfect balance of peaches and crust {my favorite part}. Let’s dive in!

First, let me tell you about this GRIZZLY cast iron skillet. I ran it through the ringer, you guys. I cooked everything in this skillet to make sure I could give you an accurate opinion on it. The verdict? I LOVE IT SO MUCH. And ya’ll know that I’d say if I had a problem with it. It has all the wonderful benefits of a very high quality cast iron, heavy, even heat distribution, etc. BUT —

You don’t have to season it. SAY WHAT????

Close-up of easy peach cobbler in a GRIZZLY Cast Iron Skillet.

Yeah, for real. This beautiful GRIZZLY cast iron skillet doesn’t rust and doesn’t require any seasoning before or after use, and the surface cooks even better than my traditional cast iron skillets. I was excited to use it for this skillet peach cobbler recipe because I love baking in cast iron, they get very hot and retain that heat which allows the filling gets nice and thick while the top stays tender and soft.

Squeezing lemon juice into peach mixture for easy peach cobbler.

The filling for this cast iron peach cobbler is, well, easy. You can use fresh or frozen peaches in this cobbler, which is something I really wanted in this recipe because it can be hard to find fresh peaches here in my tiny mountain valley until they are in season. If you let frozen peaches thaw, they will cook up just like fresh peaches and have a similar moisture content.

Amount of liquid in peaches for easy peach cobbler.

You can see from this picture that there is quite a bit of liquid in the filling. You really do need to mix it up first and let it sit, that way the sugar will draw out the moisture from the peaches and it will have time to thicken up in the oven.

Adding butter to dry ingredients for easy peach cobbler topping.

After your filling is prepared, you can get the crust ready. This is my favorite part, it’s actually based on the shortcake I used for my strawberry shortcake recipe. It is amazing! Kind of like a biscuit because you cut in the butter but more crumbly and so tender it just melts in your mouth.

Texture of butter cut into dry ingredients for easy peach cobbler.

Cutting in butter can seem tricky, but it is really easy.

Here is how to cut in butter to make a flaky and light dough:

  • Make sure all your ingredients are cold, I throw the bowl into the fridge while I prep the peaches so that everything stays nice and chilled.
  • Slice the butter up into 1/4 inch pieces, that way it cuts in easily and doesn’t have too much time to warm up and start to melt. Cold butter makes flakes!
  • The texture should be about the size of peas, but this is an average. See how there are larger and smaller pieces in my hand in the picture above?
  • The first part of this process is actually very similar to making pie dough! If you can do that, you can do this.

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Texture of final crumb mixture for easy peach cobbler.

After you cut in the butter, you’ll mix in the cream and half and half. This is where I need to you trust me. Ha!! But seriously. It will look like it’s not wet enough to be a dough {reference the video}. It will smush together if you make a fist like in the picture above, but still be crumbly.

It’s done. It’s ready. It will be delicious. TRUST ME!

Pouring peaches into the GRIZZLY Cast Iron skillet for easy peach cobbler.

Pour that delicious, spicy peach mixture into your beautiful GRIZZLY Cast Iron skillet and spread it out evenly. I try to make sure the peaches are evenly distributed around the pan.

Spreading crumb topping on top of peaches for easy peach cobbler.

Then, top it with the crumbly dough! Just sprinkle it all on there, trying to get it evenly distributed across the top.

Sprinkling sugar on top of easy peach cobbler ready to bake.

Now, this last part is optional {but why wouldn’t you???}, you can drizzle more cream over the top and sprinkle some sugar over the cream. This creates a lovely crackle on the top of the crust that adds a nice texture to the whole dessert. Good luck not salivating while you wait for this amazing cast iron skillet peach cobbler to come out of the oven!

Partially served easy peach cobbler in a GRIZZLY Cast Iron skillet.

I mean, does it get any better than that? Look at all that texture and flavor! After the cast iron peach cobbler is done baking, you technically should let it cool, that will allow the filling to thicken up even more. But who has time for that?? I usually just dig right in.

Let me know if you loved this recipe! You can check out all of GRIZZLY’s amazing Cast Iron products and the story behind this American company at this link.

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Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

This easy peach cobbler recipe is a family favorite! Flavorful and lightly spiced peaches topped with the softest biscuit crust ever. So simple to bake up in a GRIZZLY Cast Iron skillet, you'll be asked for the recipe again and again!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy peach cobbler, easy peach cobbler recipes, skillet peach cobbler
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 people
Calories 374 kcal
Author Alli

Ingredients

For the Peach Filling

  • 2 pounds peaches peeled and sliced, see note
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice about half of a lemon
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 cup sugar

For the Crust

  • 3 cups flour all-purpose
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 12 tablespoons butter cold
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Assembly

  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

  2. In a large bowl, combine peaches, sugar, spices, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Stir well until completely combined.

  3. Set aside while you prepare the crust, it is important to give the peaches time to sit with the sugar.

  4. Combine the dry ingredients for the crust.

  5. Cut in the cold butter until the pieces average the size of peas. 

  6. Add the cream, half and half, and vanilla extract. 

  7. Mix until it just comes together, a fork works well for this. Do not overmix, it will be crumbly but hold together when pressed. 

  8. Pour the peach mixture into a cast iron skillet (see note) being sure to evenly distribute the peaches. 

  9. Top with the crust mixture, making sure it is evenly distributed across the top of the peaches. 

  10. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of cream over the top of the crust mixture. 

  11. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of sugar over the top of the crust mixture. 

  12. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the peaches are bubbly around the edges of the pan. 

  13. Allow to cool before serving (see note). 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Fresh or frozen peaches can be used for this recipe. Allow frozen peaches to thaw or thaw in the microwave before mixing them with the sugar (step 2). 

I like a substantial amount of crust, if you want more peaches simple use 2 1/2 pounds instead of 2 pounds and increase the cornstarch to 2 1/2 teaspoons instead of just 2.

I prefer to bake this in a cast iron pan because the pan heats up evenly and retains a high temperature during the cooking process so the filling gets nice and thick. If you don't have a cast iron pan,  you can use an 8x8 baking dish instead. 

Allowing the cobbler to cool before serving also thickens up the peach mixture. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 254mg 11%
Potassium 298mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 29g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 14.8%
Vitamin C 6.7%
Calcium 7.1%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 Comments

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    Alli
    April 30, 2018 at 5:56 AM

    Love the crust on this recipe!

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