Maw Maw’s Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Maw Maw’s Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler is everything you love about summer in one heavenly dessert. It will remind you of that fresh homemade cobbler made by someone special that you enjoyed as a kid.

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Every year we count down the days to when that first truckload of Colorado peaches is going to be delivered to our area. There is really nothing better than a fresh, sweet peach enjoyed right out of the box or masterfully made into a homemade cobbler.

Move over Georgia, Colorado peaches HAVE YOU BEAT!

I love peach desserts, and now that peaches are coming into season, it’s time to start cranking out the Slow Cooker Peach Crisp and this Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler!

My grandmother and mom were a couple of the BEST home cooks. It didn’t matter if fresh peaches were available because they’d simply open a can of peaches. No matter what they used their cobbler was simply scrumptious!!! EVERY time!

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There is just something heartwarming about a homemade peach cobbler with a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream, don’t you agree!?!? This is the perfect summer dessert for any occasion.

Or you might decide not to share the yumminess with anyone else (I won’t tell!).

If you love fruit desserts like I do, try my Indulgent Healthy Apple Crisp or No-Bake Berry Cheesecake Parfait.

peach cobbler on a plate

Ingredients Needed For Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

  • Peaches – canned or fresh peaches will be yummy in this recipe
  • Butter – unsalted butter is optimal in cobblers so you can control the amount of salt in your baked dish
  • Flour – all-purpose or self-rising are good choices for cobblers
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder – helps increase the volume and lighten the texture
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract – enhances the flavors in the cobbler
  • Cinnamon – ground cinnamon and cinnamon powder are exactly the same flavor except the texture is a little different
  • Nutmeg – best if used freshly ground

*Note: for the full recipe, please check out the handy printable recipe card at the bottom of this post!

old fashioned peach cobbler ingredients

How To Make A Homemade Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Making this Old-fashioned peach cobbler couldn’t be easier! Just follow the instructions below and check out my tips and notes below.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Place butter in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Melt butter in the oven

stick of butter in a casserole dish

Step 3

In a large mixing bowl. whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, and vanilla extract until well combined.

mixing together peach cobbler ingredients

Step 4

Pour the flour/sugar mixture over melted butter.

adding cobbler topping to melted butter

Step 5

Spoon the peaches and juice over the dry mixture.

adding peaches to old fashioned peach cobbler

Step 6

Prepare the topping mixture by stirring together sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

mixing together peach cobbler ingredients

Step 7

Evenly sprinkle the topping mixture over the peaches.

adding cinnamon and nutmeg topping to peach cobbler

Step 8

Bake the cobbler for 30 – 35 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.

baked Maw Maw's Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Step 9

Serve your old-fashioned peach cobbler warm and topped with ice cream, if desired.

finished peach cobbler on a plate

Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler Recipe Notes and Tips

If you would rather use fresh peaches, there are a couple of things you need to do to prep them before continuing on with the recipe. (See the notes in the recipe card for further instructions.)

You will know the cobbler is done when the filling around the sides is bubbly and the top crust is golden brown.

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Variations of Homemade Peach Cobbler To Try

Have you ever stopped to think about how many different kinds of cobbler options there really are??? Maybe you can think of more than what I have listed here?

  • Cherry
  • Apple
  • Blackberry
  • Raspberry
  • Plum
  • Peaches and Apricots
  • Peaches, Pears, Plums and Cherries
  • Rhubarb
  • Apple and Pomegranate

Ice cream is the first thing I think of putting on my cobbler but homemade whipped cream is equally delicious.

close up of a bit of peach cobbler


If you’ve never made an old-fashioned peach cobbler, you may have a question or two. Please check below to see if your question is answered. If you don’t see it, please leave it in the comments so I can answer it for you!

Does a cobbler have a bottom crust?

No, cobbler does not have a bottom crust. A cobbler has a fruit bottom and the top consists of a cake-like mixture.

How do you thicken peach cobbler?

If your peaches are too runny, your cobbler will have a soupy top. To thicken up your mixture, add 1 – 2 tbsp to the peach mixture before baking.

Can you make the cobbler the night before?

Yes, you absolutely can. You can reheat it when ready to serve if you like it warm.

Is it ok to leave the old-fashioned peach cobbler out overnight?

Technically yes you can unless it has a dairy frosting of some type or is egg/custard-based. You do not have to refrigerate baked goods but my personal preference would be to refrigerate them.

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How do you store leftover peach cobbler?

A good rule of thumb whether you choose to refrigerate or store at room temperature is to cover with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container to keep the cobbler fresh longer.

What is the difference between a cobbler and a crisp?

Cobbler is topped with a thick dropped biscuit or pie dough type topping whereas the topping of a crisp is a layer of crisp and crunchy ingredients.

closeup of peach cobbler on a plate

More Fabulous Summer Desserts to Try

If you love this old-fashioned peach cobbler, be sure to try these other delicious recipes too!

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Maw Maw's Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Maw Maw's Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Prep Time: 10 minutes 7 seconds
Cook Time: 35 minutes 30 seconds
Total Time: 45 minutes 37 seconds

This peach cobbler couldn't be easier to make, and it tastes like the perfect bite of summer!


  • 20 oz can peaches, sliced


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the oven, melt the butter in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk and vanilla together until well combined.
  4. Pour the dry mixture over the melted butter.
  5. Spoon in the peaches and juice.
  6. . To make the topping, combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle over the peaches.
  7. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes until bubbly and golden brown.
  8. Serve warm with ice cream, if desired.
  9. ENJOY!


If using fresh peaches:

  • Peel, core and slice 5 peaches
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Add to saucepan and cook on medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Then follow the recipe as printed.

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    1. Hi Betty! I’m SO glad you liked it and appreciate you taking the time to not only try them both but ALSO to come back and let me know how they turned out. You’re the best!

  1. Cut the salt n baking powder…. just use self rising flour and all measurements are 1 cup.. butter flour sugar milk. All in 1 pan. Grew up on this AND used it catering and in my brothers restaurant.

    1. Hi Angel! Yes, that is another way to do it. And it’s easy and delicious that way – I published my strawberry cobbler recipe that way. However, this recipe takes into account the fact that many people don’t have self-rising flour, so they can use this method. Both ways work and are delicious!

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