Southern Peach Cobbler

Southern Peach Cobbler

Who doesn’t love peach cobbler? I don’t know anyone who doesn’t. It’s a crowd pleaser, it’s a family pleaser, it’s a kid pleaser, it’s a YOU pleaser!

And you can’t go wrong with this recipe. It’s one that I’ve used for many years and it’s never let me down. If you prefer a crumble topping, you can always add that before baking. Instructions and ingredients are provided.

Your next family get together will be an opportune time to try this out. Wait, no, don’t wait for that. Make a cobbler now for your family. Or for the kids. Or for you. You get the idea. It’ll be good no matter the audience! And the sooner, the better!

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Southern Peach Cobbler

  • Author: Patti
  • Total Time: 1 hour


  • 4 cups peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ground cinnamon, to taste
  • whipped cream, optional, to taste
  • vanilla ice cream, optional, to taste

Optional crumble topping:

  • 2/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup salted butter cut into small pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add the sliced peaches, 1 cup of the sugar, and the water, mix well, and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer the peach mixture, about 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer the cooked peach mixture to a wire rack and let cool.
  5. In a 9×13-inch baking dish, add the butter and transfer to the oven until it melts.
  6. Transfer the baking dish to a wire rack.
  7. In a large bowl, add the remaining sugar, the self-rising flour, and the milk and stir slowly to combine and prevent clumping.
  8. Evenly pour the batter on top of the melted butter. Do not stir or combine the batter with the butter.
  9. Place the cooked peaches (without the liquid) on top of the batter.
  10. Gently and evenly pour the liquid over the peaches and the batter. Do not stir or combine.
  11. Evenly sprinkle the ground cinnamon on the top of the cobbler.
  12. If adding the crumble topping, mix crumble ingredients then top cobbler before baking.
  13. Bake until the cobbler is set and a toothpick inserted into the thickest part comes out mostly clean, about 30-45 minutes.
  14. Transfer the cobbler from the oven to a wire rack and let it rest.
  15. Serve the cobbler topped with ice cream and the whipped cream.


I used frozen peaches – just thaw and drain well. 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
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