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Paula Deen’s Peach Cobbler

Paula Deen's Peach Cobbler is a family favorite and so easy to make! Trust me this dessert is out of this world delicious!

Paula Deen’s Peach Cobbler is an easy dessert that the whole family will love. This yummy cobbler was gone within 20 minutes of me serving it to my family! Everyone raved about how delicious it was. I loved how easy this recipe was to make and that I had all the ingredients on hand to make. It is a great dessert to bake when you are expecting company because of how good the entire house smells.

Paula Deen's Peach Cobbler is delicious and so easy to make!

To prepare simply combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes and then remove from the heat.  Next, put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.

Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter in your baking dish.  Do not stir. Next spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if desired (I did).  We call this magic cobbler.  The batter will rise to top during baking.  Watch it closely and bake for 30 to 45 minutes, depending on doneness and browning. Just allow it to bake until it gets nice and done.

Paula Deen's Peach Cobbler is so easy to make and delicious!

I served Homemade Whipped Cream with our cobbler, but you can easily use store bought whipped cream if you choose.  You can also add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Regardless of if you choose to serve it alone or with a topping this is a recipe that the entire family will be requesting again and again! I love to make this with fresh peaches but have also used frozen ones when I couldn’t find fresh at the store.

Paula Deen’s Peach Cobbler is a family favorite and so easy to make.

Paula Deen's Peach Cobbler

Paula Deen's Peach Cobbler is a family favorite dessert and so easy to make!
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:35 minutes
Total Time:1 hour


  • 4 cups peeled sliced peaches sliced peaches
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.
  • Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping.
  • Pour mixture over melted butter.
  • Do not stir.
  • Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup.
  • Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using.
  • Batter will rise to top during baking.
  • Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.
Servings: 6 people
Author: Paula Deen - FoodNetwork.com
Cost: $10

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      1. 5 stars
        Yep, Mommas in da South did this when we ran short on Syrup.
        However, brush your teeth afterwards if you don’t want dentures layer in life???

      2. 5 stars
        This cobbler is fantastic. Easy to make quick. First time I made this for a family function, I never got to taste it, it was gone! But everybody loved it. Now I make 2 so I get to have some.

      1. 5 stars
        This has become my new favorite cobbler. it’s easy and so creamy. My only two add ons were doubling the peaches and I also added a teaspoon of vanilla to the peaches.

    1. 5 stars
      I made this cobbler tonight with some peaches that I had froze and needed to use. I also watched the video of Paula preparing it , which was entertaining itself ! It was amazing and very easy to make ! I will make this again !!!

    1. You can but it is not as good as using real fresh summer peaches mixed with whole cream and organic sugar over night

      1. 5 stars
        I have had success using can peaches. Also, I had to bake the cobbler longer than 45 minutes to get the brown topping that I like.

          1. Substitutions for baking powder:

            Mix ¼ teaspoon baking soda with ½ teaspoon tartar cream. This gives you the equivalent of 1 teaspoon baking powder.
            Mix ½ teaspoon baking soda with ½ cup buttermilk, sour milk or plain yogurt. This is the equivalent of 1 teaspoon of baking powder.

  1. try boiling the fruit and sugar together to create a syrup first. when it gets all viscus on you its ready. t his can be done while the crust is baking for about 10 minutes to get a nice flakiness to it. just something that struck me…

  2. I went to the store to buy all the ingredients and there were no peaches!! I need to make it tonight for a holiday party and I don’t really want to use canned peaches.. Can I substitute the peaches for apples/pears?

  3. 2 stars
    This was just okay. Not quite as fabulous as I had expected. It’s tasty but not close to my fond memories of my Aunt’s delicious cobblers.

    I think it needed a little longer in the oven to not be so gummy. I think the batter needs a pinch of salt, some vanilla and a mix of cinnamon and nutmeg.

    1. Did you use self-rising flour? If you don’t have any on hand you can make your own: Using 1 cup flour, add 1/2 tsp salt and 1-1/2 tsp baking powder – mix well. So for this recipe you need 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp salt and 2-1/4 tsp baking powder!!!

  4. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and oh my gosh, so good!!!!!!!!! I added some cinnamon, salt, and vanilla to the batter. It rose perfectly and I already stole a bite of it, dinner isn’t quite ready and I couldn’t resist waiting till AFTER dinner…………hehehe Great recipe with some yummy additions. Thank you!!!

    1. I made this last night for dinner, I added 1tsp vanilla to batter and sprinkled in some cinnamon and nutmeg into the peaches. I also made my own self rising flour.. It was so good. One of the best peach cobblers I have ever made. Leftover warmed up well the next day. Served it with vanilla Ice cream.

  5. This is similar to a recipe I have been using for 20+ years. Here are some tips that I have learned. 🙂
    The one I make doesn’t use water, as the peaches and sugar cooking makes a nice syrup. I don’t use cinnamon because our family doesn’t like it. I put a tablespoon of lemon juice in the peach mixture as it cooks, which deepens the flavor of the peaches. Please DO NOT use canned peaches for this recipe. Canned peaches are already cooked and they will disintegrate, leaving you with no peach flavor. When you don’t have fresh peaches, use frozen. I use 2 – 16 oz. bags, and you don’t even have to thaw them first! Make sure your baking pan has high enough sides, as it will rise while baking and may bubble over. When it it is ready it will have a nice golden color. I use unsalted butter, which keeps it from looking burned. Just put a pinch of salt in the batter instead. When you remove it from the oven it will fall, and that’s OK. I hope this is helpful. Enjoy 🙂

    1. If you said you use frozen peaches, where does the liquid (syrup) part come from? Are you boiling your frozen peaches first with sugar and water? If so, what amounts?

  6. 5 stars
    I just made this peach cobbler and it came out delicious. Next time will add vanilla. I used peaches I bought in glass bottles and the came out great came out still whole. I only used 1 cup of sugar and it was perfect.

  7. 1 star
    Did not turn out like the picture. The flour mixture sat at the bottom. Yuck! Got some vanilla ice cream and put the peaches on top. Gonna throw out the rest. Not a keeper ?

    1. Did you use self-rising flour? The first time I made this we accidentally used all-purpose flour and the same thing happened. The second time we added baking powder and salt to equal self-rising flour and it rose up beautifully!

  8. 5 stars
    Made this for a cousins reunion yesterday…it was such a HIT!!!! Everyone loved it. Did what some of the posts suggested…cut back sugar, added vanilla and a bit of lemon juice to cooking peaches and made my own self-rising flour. Was the best peach cobbler I have ever made. Husband loved it a lot. A scoop of ice cream would have made it even better. Thanks!!!!

  9. 5 stars
    Awesome recipe. I’ve made this twice. I added 2 eggs the second time I made it and it turned out even better. Fresh peaches and added blueberries on top right before baking it.
    If you don’t have self rising flour, that’s ok- just a teaspoon of baking powder.
    This is my new favorite recipe.

  10. About the water/syrup issue: Where it calls for 1/2 C. water – I used 1/4 water and 1/4 buttermilk. And where it calls for 1-1/2 C. milk, again I halved regular milk and buttermilk. The recipe turned out delicious. Everyone liked it! I have heard that buttermilk will give recipes a slightly different taste, and well, it worked out real well!

  11. I have used Paula Deens Peach Cobbler recipe for a few years, always perfect. So easy too. But I’m going to try different ones this year here in Arkansas we buy our Peaches from a local Fruit and Vegetables Market that has been around for ever family operated too. Hope every one enjoys this cobbler.

  12. 5 stars
    Okay so I love this recipe and I honestly never made cobbler before this one.
    I add cinnamon to the peaches as they cook and I add a lot more than it calls for, I also add cinnamon to the batter along with vanilla. Note: I hate cinnamon… but I absolutely love a lot in this cobbler. I use yellow peaches and add more peaches than is called for (I am a major peach lover and I am guilty for keeping some of the filling for myself to nibble on.)
    I made this for my volunteer organization and there was none left to take home for myself, everyone else took it for themselves.

  13. I thought I had self rising flour, turned out to be all purpose flour, I’ve already put it in the oven. Do you think it will turn out ok?

      1. 5 stars
        I didn’t have enough of that juicy syrup part of cobbler after it baked. Any idea where I went wrong? The taste was on point. I did use drained can peaches.

  14. 1 star
    The worst recipe in life. Don’t bother. Paula ain’t never let me down until now. So disappointed.

    1. I never have reheated it but baked it fresh to come out of the oven. Leftovers are still good so I imagine so.

  15. 5 stars
    Just made it and will be my go to peach cobbler recipe. Followed the recipe and perfect…Making this Easter!!!

  16. 5 stars
    Can I use blackberries instead of peaches? I have blackberry bushes and end up with 15 gallons of berries every year.

  17. 5 stars
    Excellent. Used 9×13 pan 35 minutes. Added 1/2t vanilla and cinnamon and 1/8 nutmeg to butter mixture. About 8 medium peaches. Also added 1 T dry cultured buttermilk blend to flour mixture.
    Your recipes are always fabulous. Thanks!!

  18. 3 stars
    Every time I make peach cobbler it turns out over cooked on top and gummy inside and I want to know why? No matter how much I cook it it will not be not gummy. I don’t know? I’d that normal ?

    1. It really is normal. One tip is to let it cool in the pan and I find that it crisps up more before serving. I like to serve mine warm but not hot. Does this help?

  19. Mine came out more like peaches encased in cake. It wasn’t cobbler-ish at all. I made my own self-rising flour, used fresh peaches and followed the directions exactly. Any ideas?

    1. They are not ripe. How long have you had them? They aren’t in season right now so I normally use frozen instead.

  20. Best recipe ever!!! I used cherries and added 1/2 cup Jack Daniels. The crust has a crunchy top similar to pie crust and a middle that is like a biscuit. When I mixed the bread ingredients it seemed scant compared to the amount of fruit, but it baked up to perfection! Nice balance of fruit and breading with plenty of syrup! THIS IS MY GO TO COBBLER RECIPE! Absolutely delicious and a real crowd pleaser!!!

    1. 5 stars
      I have used canned peaches many times. I use about 3/4 of the liquid from the can. I prefer my cobbler slightly under baked and flowery gooey!

  21. 5 stars
    I used frozen peaches I bought in CO last fall. I wasn’t sure it outdoors turn out because I used all the juice from the peaches. I just let it reduce to what I thought was an appropriate amount, probably two cups. The natural pectins in the peaches helped to thicken it. First peach cobbler ever, this is going to be my go to recipe for sure. I love and miss Paula Deen.

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