Peach cobbler in a bowl
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Peach Cobbler

Southern style peach cobbler can be made with fresh, canned or frozen fruit. If fresh or frozen fruit is used, you'll want to make a syrup to add to the cobbler. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cobbler, Peach Cobbler
Servings: 12 people (maybe!!)
Calories: 1kcal
Author: Anecia Hero - SmartyPantsKitchen


  • 4 cups peaches (See Recipe Notes)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar, divided 1 cup for fruit; 1 cup for syrup
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon or allspice (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF

Pastry Instruction

  • Combine flour, oil, milk, baking powder and salt into a bowl; combine well, cover and chill for 10-20 minutes
  • Remove chilled dough from refrigerator and roll it out on a lightly floured surface; cut dough into strips
  • Gently press dough into fruit/syrup mixture

Fruit Instruction

  • Prepare 4 cups fruit  (For peaches, peel and slice; for berries, just rinse) SEE RECIPE NOTES
  • Sprinkle one cup of sugar over fruit; combine well, cover and allow to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes
  • Once fruit has absorbed some of it's sugar, place fruit, one cup of sugar and one cup of water in a large saucepan add cinnamon/allspice now; bring to boil
  • Meanwhile, in a 9 x 13 baking dish, add one stick of butter; put the pan in the oven and allow the butter to melt
  • Pour the warm fruit and juice into the pan with the melted butter
  • Place strips of pastry dough in a criss-cross fashion over fruit
  • Bake, uncovered at 350ºF for 45-60 minutes or until dough is golden brown
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream


  • If you decide to use canned peaches, get two big cans  and just pour the juice and fruit over the melted butter and resume recipe
  • Canned fruit is either packed in water or syrup (ugh...high fructose corn syrup)
  • If you use canned fruit that's in water, you'll want to make the fruit syrup
  • If you use frozen fruit, you'll want to make the fruit syrup


Calories: 1kcal