Peach Cobbler
Summary: I have made quite a few variations of this delicious dessert and it has quickly become a family favorite. The addition of the boiling water mixture creates a simple syrup that becomes infused with the flavor of peaches as the cobbler bakes. When sweet, juicy peaches are in season, you need only a handful of basic ingredients to whip up this treat...and the aroma can't be beat!

Yields 6-8 servings


  • 3 peaches, peeled and sliced or chopped
  • 1 cup flour (have also used my gluten-free flour blend)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup butter, divided and melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • Optional: vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place peaches on the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate or 8-inch square pan. (see notes)
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, 3 1/2 tablespoons melted butter, and the milk.
  4. Spread or dollop the batter over the peaches, leaving a small gap between the batter and the edge of the pan.
  5. In a small bowl, add the 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 tablespoon butter. Pour the boiling water over the top and stir to thoroughly combine. Pour this mixture evenly over the batter.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the cobbler is golden brown on top. Check after approximately 35 minutes and lightly drape with a piece of foil if the top is sufficiently brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and serve hot or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.


  • If you use a pie plate, make sure it is, in fact, nine inches across the inside edges. If it is slightly smaller, the ingredients may bubble over. I learned this as one of my pie dishes is slightly smaller than the other! A deep dish pie plate or square pan work well if you are unsure.
  • This recipe may easily be doubled and cooked in a 9×13 baking dish.

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