Make Ahead

Easy peach cobbler

August  3, 2009
2 Ratings
  • Serves 8-10
Author Notes

I love cobblers because, to be honest, I am scared to death of pie crust. This recipe has worked well for me with many different kinds of fruit - cherries, nectarines, plums, apricots - but it's particularly good with peaches. The topping is a variation on a biscuit recipe my college roommate got from her mother for her wedding. It requires no butter, comes together in about three minutes, and can be made sweet or savory. It's one of my most treasured bits of paper. —ErikaKerekes

What You'll Need
  • 6-8 large peaches, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 cups plus 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil (can substitute melted butter)
  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt, buttermilk or kefir
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Toss the peaches with 1/4 cup sugar and 3 Tbsp flour, and the lemon juice in a bowl. Let sit about 30 minutes. Mix again, then pour into a baking dish which you've coated with cooking spray.
  3. While the peaches are sitting, make the topping: Whisk together the remaining flour and sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. In a measuring cup, pour the oil and spoon in the yogurt (the oil first up to the 1/3 cup mark, then the yogurt until it reaches the 1 cup mark). Whisk them together a bit, then pour into the dry ingredients. Mix it all together with a spatula or wooden spoon. When the dough has come together, knead it a few times in the bowl with one hand.
  4. Pinch off globs of the dough and scatter them on top of the fruit. Sprinkle with a little extra sugar if you like, or not. Bake the cobbler about 45 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling furiously and the biscuit topping is golden brown. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream, or on its own.
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4 Reviews

nbny September 1, 2017
I just made this with fresh peaches from my parents farm. I never bake and this was so simple and delicious! Thank you for sharing!
tammy D. July 26, 2014
Typo in ingredients
mlsparks August 21, 2013
Made this last night! So delicious!! Thanks for the great recipe!
vvvanessa October 3, 2010
i just made this with nectarines and plums. i'm always in the market for a good, go-to cobbler topping, and i like this one a lot! thanks for sharing it.