Fruit desserts hold a special place in my heart, especially when it comes to enjoying a southern peach cobbler paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This delightful treat is among my favorite dessert options, particularly during the peach season when ripe peaches are in abundance. Unlike other fresh peach cobbler recipes that often result in a runny filling beneath a less-than-ideal crust, my Roasted Peach Cobbler Recipe with Fresh Peaches recipe is a game-changer.
Here's the secret to this fresh peach cobbler recipe: roasting fresh juicy peaches with a hint of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a sprinkle of sugar before it all comes together in the cobbler. This simple yet effective step ensures a perfect outcome every time, eliminating the common woes of a watery filling or a soggy topping.
When it comes to fruit desserts, let's focus on this peach cobbler. I'll show you the easiest way to achieve perfection and avoid the dreaded peach cobbler with runny peach filling, topped with a soggy crust. In this easy recipe, the next time you crave cobbler, you'll end up with the best peach cobbler, with flavorful peaches and a crunchy cobbler topping.
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MARY'S TWO CENTS
This recipe fits snugly within the frugal category of my recipe ratings. And if you're among the fortunate with a peach tree in your yard, the cost-effectiveness only gets sweeter.
INGREDIENTS & SUBSTITUTIONS
The best part of this easy peach cobbler recipe is bringing out the natural sweetness of peaches, complemented by pantry staples. Unlike some recipes that call for pie crust or biscuit toppings, I prefer a batter that crisps beautifully on top while remaining tender underneath. If you are ready to try this recipe, rest assured, that it's built on the simplicity and accessibility of ingredients like all-purpose flour, butter, and wonderful warm spices.
For the full recipe with quantities, see the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Peaches (fresh is best, but you can use drained canned peaches or frozen peaches and skip the roasting step)
- Lemon juice (fresh)
- Granulated white sugar (or brown sugar)
- Ground cinnamon
- Nutmeg (or a tiny pinch of ground ginger)
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Vanilla extract
Note - These photos were taken from the small batch version of this recipe.
Remove the peach skin and slice fresh peaches. Stir in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
Place peach slices on a baking tray with 3 tablespoons of sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg.
Roast in 350 degree oven until the juices release and thicken, about 30 minutes.
Add ½ cup sugar and ¼ cup butter to a small bowl. Cream with an electric mixer.
Add flour and use a pastry blender to incorporate the flour.
Add the beaten egg, and mix with an electric mixer.
Mix just until a dough forms. Do not over-mix.
Place the peach mixture and the pan juices in a 6" x 6" baking pan.
Break the topping up into small pieces and arrange them on top of the peaches.
Bake in 350-degree oven until the top is golden brown and the juice is bubbling.
- Ungreased baking sheet
- Small bowl
- Electric mixer
- Pastry cutter (optional)
- Baking dish 9" x 12"
The best way to reduce the juice in a peach cobbler is to first roast the sliced peaches in the oven with a little sugar sprinkled over the top. The idea is to let the juices release, reduce, and thicken in the oven. Toss the peaches with cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice (to prevent browning) before roasting them. The juice will reduce down to a thick syrup, while the peaches take on the cinnamon and nutmeg flavor. The oven-roasting method reduces the juice while the peaches soften slightly without becoming mushy. Add both the peaches and the thickened juice to your baking pan, top with the cobbler dough, bake, and enjoy my Roasted Peach Cobbler.
Peach Cobbler (with Roasted Peaches)
- Ungreased baking sheet
- Small bowl
- Electric mixer
- Pastry cutter
- Baking pan 9"x12"
For the peaches:
- 3 cups sliced peaches fresh is best
- 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- ¼ cup granulated sugar or brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg optional
For the batter:
- ⅓ cup butter softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 1 egg plus one egg yolk (slightly beaten)
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and slice the peaches and place in a bowl. Toss with the lemon juice and pour out onto an ungreased baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the half of sugar over the top, followed by the cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Place the baking sheet, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven and roast until the peaches are soft (but not mushy) and the juice has thickened, approximately 25 minutes. Remove from the oven.
- Using a spatula, remove the peaches and juice and place them in a 9" x 12" baking pan. Allow cooling to room temperature while you make the cobbler batter.
- In a small bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the remaining sugar and softened butter together until creamy.
- Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix using a pastry to cut in the dry ingredients until they are pea sized.
- Then add the slightly beaten eggs and vanilla. Beat just until combined. (Batter will be thick)
- Dot the top of the peaches with small dollops of batter, covering most of the peaches.
- Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the peach juices are bubbling.
- Optional: Sprinkle coarse sanding sugar over the top of the batter while hot out of the oven.
- Remove from oven and let stand to cool before serving. Garnish with whipped cream or serve with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
Approximate nutrition information is provided as a convenience and courtesy only. You are encouraged to do your own calculations if precise data is required.
We take every effort to ensure that the estimated meal cost per serving is accurate. We use a meal cost analysis application that estimates the cost of a recipe based on groceries purchased at a Walmart store in my geographical area, northern California.
When making this old fashioned peach cobbler recipe, remember it's the roasting that brings out the unparalleled flavors and textures of the fresh fruit, setting this favorite peach recipe apart from the rest. So, whether you're a seasoned baker or new to the game, this fresh peach cobbler recipe is poised to become a staple in your recipe box.