Sometimes you just need a warm, homemade dessert to make things all better and this cobbler is comfort food at its finest. Enjoy it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or cold out of the fridge... any time is the perfect time to enjoy My Mama's Easy Peach Cobbler!
Originally published Feb 2015, updated Aug 2022
Why We Love Mama's Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe
Like Grandma's Southern Banana Pudding, this recipe is one my Mama has been using for my entire life. It's a favorite for our family and even better, it's really easy and fast to put together with staple ingredients that are easy to find. You may even already have them all in your pantry!
Make a Peach Cobbler recipe easy by using fresh or canned peaches! And it's a delicious, budget-friendly dessert that won't break the bank or take up your whole day.
These ingredients are almost all staples and it's so easy to put together this delicious, comforting dessert! And if you have more summer berries to use up, check out the Peach & Blackberry Cobbler.
- Butter, melted - I use salted butter, but you can use unsalted if you prefer.
- Self Rising Flour - growing up, this is the only flour my Mama kept in the house. This is why it's also in our favorite sugar cookies recipe.
- Large Egg
- Sliced Peaches - you can make an easy peach cobbler with canned peaches or fresh peaches, depending on the season and what you have on hand.
- Milk - we use whole milk but I've also used 2% milk and it works perfectly.
- Powdered Sugar, Ice Cream, and/or Fresh Whipped Cream (optional toppings)
See recipe card for quantities.
Maybe my favorite thing of all... this simple peach cobbler only takes one bowl and one dish (or baking pan) and a spoon - and you don't even have to pull out a mixer to make it! Here is the equipment you'll need:
- Peaches - as mentioned, you can make this peach cobbler with canned peaches, fresh peaches, or frozen peaches (thawed)
- How to Make Self-Rising Flour - if you don't have self-rising flour on hand, you can easily make it. For every cup of self-rising flour needed, measure out 1 level cup of all-purpose flour and whisk in 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
How to Make Easy Peach Cobbler
Here are the instructions you'll need to make this Canned Peach Cobbler with self-rising flour.
1. Grab a medium bowl and start by mixing together your sugar, flour, milk, and egg, until smooth.
2. Pour your melted butter into a casserole dish, covering the bottom.
3. Pour your batter over the top of the melted butter.
4. Drain the peaches and spread them over the top of the batter, evenly. NO MIXING.
5. Bake at 325 degrees for one hour or until the top becomes bubbly and the top crust is golden brown.
6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, then serve with ice cream or whipped cream to make it taste extra special!
- You can use a sieve for dusting with powdered sugar to get an even dusting!
- Melt the butter in the microwave quickly and easily. Melt in 15-second intervals so it doesn't splatter.
- I love my white dishes because they're pretty but you can easily bake this in a regular 9x13 baking dish.
Storage & Reheating Directions
If you have any leftovers (we never do!), store this Southern Peach Cobbler covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Can leftover peach cobbler be frozen? Yes! However, the texture of the cake might be soggy when thawed. Baked peach cobbler can be frozen for up to 2-3 months. First, allow it to cool completely, then cover it tightly with plastic wrap before placing it in the freezer. To thaw, place it in the fridge overnight, then reheat in the oven or microwave (instructions below).
How to reheat peach cobbler? Some of my family members enjoy peach cobbler cold, but I like to reheat this simple peach cobbler with canned peaches in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute. You could also reheat the whole dish in the oven at 250°F or a single portion in an oven-safe dish for 10-15 minutes.
Yes! You will need approximately 3 fresh peaches for every 16-ounce can of peaches in the recipe. If you want to use frozen peaches, thaw them and measure out 4 cups. The good news is, you don't have to be terribly precise with the amount of peaches in this recipe. If you have a little too few or a little too much, it still comes out great! For more peach conversions, check out this post.
If you're using fresh peaches for cobbler, you do NOT have to peel them! Of course, you can if you want to, but if you decide to leave the skins on, the cobbler has a little extra color and flavor! And peach skins are super soft, so they sort of melt into the dish and are not at all tough to chew.
It really depends on what you like. I love the soft and tender texture of canned peaches in our cobbler. But frozen peaches, once thawed, will have a texture more similar to fresh peaches.
Peach cobbler recipes made with canned peaches tend to be runnier than when using fresh or frozen peaches. But the longer the peach cobbler cools, the more it will thicken up. However, if you would like to prevent it from being runny in the first place, you can add cornstarch to the filling mixture. Take 1-2 tablespoons of cornstarch and mix with 1-2 tablespoons of water. Then add this slurry to the filling before cooking.