Peach Cobbler
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Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

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Did you know that April 13 is National Peach Cobbler Day? If you didn’t, you do now! I was trying to decide what to make next and got some inspiration from That is how I ended up making this Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler.

I looked through my cards and books to see if I had a peach cobbler recipe. As usual, I started by looking at my grandma’s cookbook and I was happy to see that she had one. I always imagine her using that book to bake and it makes me smile.

Ingredients You Will Need:

Peaches in black colander on table.
Peaches. Photo credit: Yayimages.
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Peaches
  • Baking Powder
  • Water
  • Vanilla

Equipment You May Need:

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • 8×8-Inch Baking Dish
  • Medium-Sized Bowl
  • Pastry Blender
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Saucepan

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to drain the canned peaches before using them?

It’s recommended to drain the canned peaches to avoid excess liquid in the cobbler.

Do I need to pre-cook the canned peaches before making the cobbler?

No, pre-cooking isn’t necessary for canned peaches, as they’re already cooked during the canning process. Simply drain them and use as directed in the recipe.

How can I prevent the cobbler topping from becoming soggy with canned peaches?

To prevent a soggy topping, you can sprinkle a thin layer of flour or cornstarch over the drained peaches before adding the cobbler topping.

How do I get a crispy topping?

To achieve a crispy topping, ensure an even distribution of the cobbler topping over the peach filling. Bake the cobbler until the topping is golden brown and has a satisfying crunch.

Can I make the cobbler ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the cobbler up to the point of baking and then refrigerate it. When you’re ready to serve, bake it as directed in the recipe for a freshly baked dessert.

What’s the best way to serve peach cobbler?

Peach cobbler is best served warm. Top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for a delightful contrast of flavors and temperatures.

Peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream on top.
Peach cobbler. Photo credit: Yayimages.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Mixed Berry Cobbler: Combine peaches with berries like blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries for a colorful and flavorful twist.
  • Apple-Peach Cobbler: Mix sliced apples with peaches for a delightful combination of flavors and textures.
  • Pecan Peach Cobbler: Sprinkle chopped pecans over the topping for added crunch and a nutty undertone.
  • Almond-Peach Cobbler: Use sliced almonds in the topping to enhance the texture and provide a nutty flavor.

Other Recipes You May Enjoy

You might like this Apple Dumplings Recipe or this Blueberry Crisp Recipe. If pie is more your style, check out my Blueberry Pie Recipe. You may also like this Peach Cobbler Pound Cake with Canned Peaches.

Final Thoughts

The recipe was very quick and easy with not too many ingredients, which is always a plus. The only thing I didn’t already have in my pantry was the halved peaches. I would suggest buying a large can so you have enough. It makes a small batch, so if you are making it for more than five or six people or want leftovers, I would double it.

The top has a biscuit-like texture with a sweet syrup soaked in. There is just enough crunch to balance out the juicy peaches on the bottom. I served it hot with canned whipped cream on top. Vanilla ice cream would be delicious too.

Peach Cobbler

Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

A quick and easy 1940's peach cobbler recipe with a biscuit-like top and a juicy peach bottom.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 Cup Flour
  • teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ Cup Milk
  • Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 6 Halves Canned Peaches
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder

Syrup Topping

  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Water
  • ¼ teaspoon Vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 450° and spray a grease a small casserole dish with cooking spray or butter.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Using a pastry blender or two butter knives, cut in butter.
  • Add milk and stir to combine.
  • Turn onto lightly floured board.
  • Knead lightly and pat into a sheet ⅓ inch thick.
  • Line bottom of casserole dish with peaches.
  • Sprinkle with ⅓ cup sugar.
  • Place dough on top of peaches and cut slits to allow steam to escape.
  • Bake for at 450° for 20 minutes.
  • While cobbler is baking, make syrup by boiling ¼ cup sugar in ¼ cup water for 4 minutes.
  • Add ¼ teaspoon vanilla.
  • After cobbler has baked for 20 minutes, pour syrup over the cobbler and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Keyword 1940’s Recipe, Cobbler, Dessert, Grandma’s Recipe, Peach, Peach Cobbler

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