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Easy Peach Cobbler (with Canned Peaches)

This Peach Cobbler made with canned peaches is delicious and easy to make. With an easy homemade crust and a gooey and tasty filling, this cobbler is the perfect Southern dessert. 

peach cobbler on white place with ice ceam on top

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Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

There’s nothing like the taste of a classic peach cobbler, and this recipe uses canned peaches for an easy, no-fuss dessert. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have this sweet and delicious treat ready in no time. 

A popular dessert in the South among the African-American community, this homemade peach cobbler has multiple ways you can make it. Some only use fresh peaches, while others stick with canned peaches. Others use peaches in a heavy syrup, which doesn’t need additional sugar. Some use a biscuit topping, while others use a pie crust topping. 

All tend to be delicious, but this one right here is my favorite! I use canned peaches because I can access them year-round. I also make sure to use the canned peaches in 100% fruit juice rather than those in heavy syrup. Canned peaches sweetened with heavy syrup usually are sweetened with high fructose corn syrup and sugar. Making your syrup with canned peaches in fruit juice is well worth it; plus, it’s healthier! 

I also use a biscuit topping rather than pie crust. It’s just how I’ve been taught, and I love it. The biscuit stays nice and soft on the bottom and crispy around the edges. However, if pie crust is your jam, feel free to top your peach cobbler with a pie crust

How to make Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches

First, gather your ingredients. You’ll need the following:

ingredients for peach cobbler on wood backboard
  • Unsalted butter – melted butter for the peach mixture and some cold butter for the biscuit topping. 
  • Canned Peaches: Peaches in 100% fruit juice will work best here. You will need two 15oz cans. You’ll want to drain one can and leave the other can undrained for the perfect syrup ratio. 
  • Spices: Cinnamon, nutmeg, salt. 
  • Sugars: Brown sugar for the filling and granulated sugar for the biscuit topping.  
  • All-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and milk – to make the biscuit topping.  

Next, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the butter in a 1.5-quart baking dish and place in the preheated oven. Allow the butter to melt in the baking dish. Once melted, remove the pan from the oven. 

Add the peaches (one of the cans drained, the other left undrained) to the baking dish. Add the brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to the dish. Stir until combined. Set aside. 

canned peaches and spices in white baking dish

Next, create your cobbler biscuit dough. Add all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt to a large bowl and stir to combine. Add the cold butter. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, mix in butter. The flour mixture should still have chunks of butter that are the size of small peas.

Make a well in the middle of the bowl and add milk. Stir until combined. 

Spoon the dough over the peaches until most of the peach mixture is covered. Leave the edges uncovered. 

unbaked peach cobbler in baking dish

Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes to an hour until the top is golden.

finished peach cobbler on table woth white napkin and spoons beside it

Remove and allow to cool for about 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm, topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.  

hand holding up peach cobbler with canned peaches

What is the best kind of canned peaches to use in a peach cobbler?

I suggest using peaches in 100% fruit juice rather than the ones in syrup. Peaches in fruit juice don’t have added sugars or additives, allowing you to control the amount of sugar and other ingredients that go into your cobbler. This peach cobbler recipe, as written, creates a delicious syrup with minimal work. 

Can I use fresh peaches instead of canned?

Absolutely! Using fresh peaches involves a bit more work as you will need to peel the peaches and adjust the amount of sugar and butter to make a syrup. Follow this peach cobbler recipe with fresh peaches to make it. 

What should I top peach cobbler with?

Vanilla ice cream and whipped cream are great toppings for peach cobbler. 

How should I serve peach cobbler?

You’ll want to serve this cobbler warm after resting for about 5-10 minutes. Serve it in a bowl topped with your favorite toppings. 

How to reheat peach cobbler?

Peach cobbler is best reheated in the oven, but it can also be reheated in the microwave. If reheating peach cobbler made with canned peaches, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the peach cobbler in an oven-safe dish and heat for 15 minutes or until heated through.

TOP TIPS for peach cobbler with canned peaches:

  • Use a 1.5 qt dish for this recipe or use an 8×8 or 2 qt dish. These dishes will be deep enough to hold your cobbler. 
  • Use canned peached in 100% fruit juice. 
  • Make sure one of the cans of peaches is completely drained. This will ensure your syrup is the correct consistency and not watery. 

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If you have tried this Soul food peach cobbler recipe, or any other recipe on our site, then please rate it and let me know how it turned out in the comments below! 

peach cobbler on white place with ice ceam on top
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Easy Peach Cobbler (with Canned Peaches)

This Peach Cobbler made with canned peaches is delicious and easy to make. With an easy homemade crust and a gooey and tasty filling, this cobbler is the perfect Southern dessert.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people
Calories 405kcal

Ingredients

Peach Filling

  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 15 oz cans peaches in fruit juice one drained, one undrained
  • cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • teaspoon salt

Biscuit Topping

  • ¼ cup butter cold and cut into cubes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk

Instructions

Peach Filling

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the butter in a 1.5-quart baking dish and place in the preheated oven. Allow the butter to melt in the dish. Once melted, remove the pan from the oven.
  • Add the peaches (one can drained, the other can undrained) to the baking dish. Add the brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to the dish. Stir until combined. Set aside.

Biscuit Topping

  • In a large bowl, add all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt and stir to combine. Add the butter. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, mix in butter. The flour mixture should still have chunks of butter that are the size of small peas.
  • Make a well in the middle of the bowl and add in milk. Stir until combined.
  • Spoon the dough over the peaches until most of the peach mixture is covered. Leave the edges uncovered.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes to an hour until the top is golden.
  • Remove. Allow cooling for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Suggested toppings: vanilla ice cream, whipped cream.

Notes

  • Use a 1.5 qt dish for this recipe or use an 8×8 or 2 qt dish. These dishes will be deep enough to hold your cobbler. 
  • Use canned peached in 100% fruit juice. 
  • Make sure one of the cans of peaches is completely drained. This will ensure your syrup is the correct consistency and not watery. 

Nutrition

Calories: 405kcal
Recipe Rating




Penny Lasseter

Saturday 16th of July 2022

Two of the best and easiest recipes I’ve ever tried!

Tanya

Monday 18th of July 2022

Thank you Penny! So glad you like the recipes :)