Growing up in the South, you MUST love peach cobbler. It’s served at every barbecue joint you visit, every church potluck, and every holiday meal. It’s basically the signature dessert of the south, and everyone’s grandma has the best peach cobbler recipe EVER. Well, I’m no one’s grandma but this is the BEST Southern Peach Cobbler recipe I have ever made or eaten.
Putting the batter under the peaches may seem a bit weird. After all, the only dessert with crust on the bottom is pie, right? Don’t worry, it will reverse while baking. The crust will end up right on top like it is supposed to.
The Best Peach Cobbler, Promise!
It all starts with peaches. Find the best peaches you can. Ripe, sweet peaches are the heart of this dessert, and without them, your recipe will be “meh” at best.
Build on that foundation of natural sweetness with a batter that’s sugary, buttery, and full of southern goodness. It’ll bake up to create a delicious crust that will rival anything you’ve ever had before.
And that yummy crust is cakey and tender instead of too biscuity and dense. As the batter cooks, it bakes up and through the peaches and butter, leaving a buttery caramelized crust that pairs perfectly with the peaches underneath.
You’ll find yourself making sure you get one of the corner pieces with the maximum amount of caramelized goodness. It’s sweet, decadent, and buttery. It’s soul food peach cobbler at its finest.
Make this the next time you have a cookout, and I PROMISE people will ask for your recipe. It’s up to you whether you give them the recipe or swear that your great-grandma Mabel made you SWEAR to never share it with anyone.
Or give it to them with the understanding that you will be eating the best peach cobbler at their next cookout, too. I think either can be a win/win.
Love cobbler but want to try a few new flavors? May I recommend my Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler Recipe with a cinnamon sugar cookie topping, my Easy Cherry Peach Cobbler with cherries and an almond flavored crust, or my oeey gooey ultra-chocolatey Chocolate Cobbler? Yum!
This recipe has been the #1 on my blog for YEARS even with the no good, really bad pictures. I am republishing it with nice new photos. I believe a southern peach cobbler as good as this one deserves photos to match. I hope you enjoy them.
Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups granulated sugar, divided
- 4 cups peaches, fresh or thawed frozen
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt butter in a 11X13 baking dish in oven. Remove from oven when melted.
- Mix flour, 1 cup of sugar, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Add milk and mix until just mixed. Pour batter into baking dish on top of butter. Do NOT stir.
- Bring peaches, remaining 1 cup of sugar and lemon juice to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Pour peaches over batter. Do NOT stir. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Bake for 35 - 45 minutes until the top of the cobbler is golden brown.
- Serve with ice cream if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 402Saturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 189mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 1gSugar: 57gProtein: 3g
How to Store Your Cobbler
This southern peach cobbler is best enjoyed warm and fresh from the oven, but you can store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to four days.
To reheat your cobbler, you can microwave a single piece for about 1 minute or until hot. If you stored your cobbler in the original baking dish, you can put the entire thing back in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until heated through. It’s perfect for a second night of dessert for the family.
Looking for more Southern favorites like this one? Here are a few to try!
Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings – A Southern favorite made easier with the use of the crockpot. You’ll never know, though, because it has the same biscuity dumplings as the original version.
Retro Southern Recipes – Tea Cakes (Cookies) – While these cookies may seem plain, they are anything but. You will fall in love with their sweet and salty taste and texture. Perfect with your afternoon tea.
Southern Cornbread Recipe – Tired of your standard bread stuffing? Switch it up a bit and make cornbread stuffing. It is delicious!
Try All of These Southern Favorites
Whether you’re in the mood for sweet southern peach cobbler, delicious chicken and dumplings made right in the crockpot, cornbread stuffing, or delicious tea cakes, you can’t go wrong with any of these great recipes.
Try making a meal of it and serve up crockpot chicken and dumplings for dinner and my southern peach cobbler for dessert. It’s a one-two punch of delicious southern flavors your entire family will love.