Growing up in the South, you MUST love peach cobbler. It’s served at every barbecue joint you visit 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 but it will reverse while baking. The crust will end up right on top like it is supposed to. And the yummy crust is cakey instead of too biscuit-y. When it cooks, it bakes through the butter leaving a buttery caramelized crust. You’ll find yourself making sure you get one of the corner pieces with the maximum amount of caramelized goodness. It’s soul food peach cobbler at its finest.
Make this 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 SWORE you 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.
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 hope you enjoy them.
Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe
- 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.
Looking for more Southern favorites like this Best Peach Cobbler? Here are a few to try!
Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings – A Southern favorite made easier with the use of the crock pot. 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!