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This old school Easy Brown Sugar Peach Cobbler is the sweetest use for mid/to late summer peaches. Every spoonful is layered with juicy, sweet summer peaches, rich butter, vanilla, warming cinnamon, and plenty of brown sugar to sweeten the deal. The peaches are juicy, while the topping is crisp on the edges, soft in the center, and extra buttery. Top with vanilla ice cream and salted maple butter for the best peach treat of the summer.

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It’s finally here! Friday, the weekend, and time for me to share my favorite peach recipe yet, the simplest old-fashioned peach cobbler. Oh, how I LOVE this cobbler. I spent days perfecting the recipe and have been dying to share the final version.

With today being the last Friday of July, I knew it was the perfect time for a peach recipe. The juiciest, sweetest summer peaches are all filling up the grocery stores, farmer’s markets, and roadside farm stands. And I know just what to do with them.

It’s prime-time peach picking season!

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Before summer began, I knew I really wanted to share a peach cobbler recipe. It’s a recipe I haven’t played around with much because I just love the idea of an old-fashioned-style peach cobbler.

One with the sweetest peaches, a “self-made” caramel-like sauce, and vanilla cake-like biscuits on top. Oh, plus ice cream, of course.

This took me time to get just right, but the simpler I made the recipe, the better it became. This is the best peach cobbler.

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The details

Start by melting the butter. I like to throw a baking dish with butter into the oven to melt and get a little browned.

While the butter is melting, mix up the batter. It’s simply, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Then add in the milk and vanilla to create a pancake-like batter.

The rest is just assembly. You need to toss the peaches with some brown sugar, then layer half of them over the melted butter. Next, pour over the batter and then layer the remaining peaches over the batter.

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No stirring is allowed, this is the secret, and what makes this cobbler extra special.

As the cobbler bakes, the butter bubbles up over the topping. This helps to create delicious, golden, crisp edges all while forming a caramel sauce underneath.

The peaches on top caramelize as they sink into the cobbler. Between the rich buttery caramel sauce, crisp edges, and sweet peaches, it’s truly magic.

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While the cobbler bakes, I make the maple butter. Just butter, maple, and sea salt. This is not a must but it is really delicious when spooned over the warm cobbler with vanilla ice cream.

The one thing you must do is serve this warm, while the juices are bubbling up, and everything is smelling incredible.

This is a classic summertime dessert that really should be happening on a weekly basis throughout August. It’s dangerously delicious, dangerously addicting, and all-around perfection!

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Looking for other summer peach desserts? Here are some favorites:

Brown Sugar Peach Shortcakes

5 ingredient Raspberry Peach Sherbet

Nonnie’s 5 Ingredient Peach Dump

Cinnamon Maple Brown Butter Blackberry Peach Crisp

Lastly, if you make this Easy Brown Sugar Peach Cobbler. Be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Old School Easy Brown Sugar Peach Cobbler

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 392 kcal

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Ingredients

Maple Butter

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Drop the butter into a 9×13 inch baking dish and place the dish in the oven to melt, about 10 minutes.
    2. To make the batter. Stir together the flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add the milk and vanilla, mix until just combined.
    3. In a bowl, toss the peaches with 1/4 cup brown sugar and the maple syrup.
    4. Layer half of the peaches over the melted butter. Then, pour over the batter, do not stir. Layer the remaining peaches over the batter. Bake 50-55 minutes, until the center is just set and the edges begin to brown.
    5. Meanwhile, mix the butter and maple together in a pan. Boil 2 minutes, then remove from the heat.
    6. Serve the cobbler warm or at room temp with ice cream and maple butter drizzled on top.
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this at the end of peach season and it was a total hit! Such a great recipe… with Thanksgiving coming up, I’m wondering if I can sub apples for peaches to make apple cobbler? Let me know what you think or if adjustments would be needed.

    1. Hey Maria,
      Fantastic!! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it turned out well for you! Sure, apples would be great for you to use! Have a great weekend:)

  2. 5 stars
    This was a hit! Simple AND delicious! Our guests loved it and my family did as well! Crunchy and custardy in all the right places. 🙃

    1. Hi Tammie,
      Awesome! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  3. I made this 2 weeks ago for a casual dinner with friends. It was a hit! The recipe was so easy to follow. Wondering if I could use frozen berries next time.

    1. Hey Kanchan,
      I truly appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xx

  4. 5 stars
    Made this last night with apples. Golden delicious. Next time I’ll add more apple pie-type spices for a fuller fall flavor. Softened the apples a bit by sautéing with some of the butter. Turned out very good.

    1. Hi Lori,
      Happy Monday!! I am delighted to hear that this recipe was tasty for you! Thanks for making it:) xx

  5. 5 stars
    This was so quick and easy and turned out great. The edges were caramelized and the center more custardy. My peaches are a little on the tart side and this had enough sugar to balance it out. I messed up an added all the sugar to the batter and it still turned out fine. I will be saving this recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    This is so delicious! I’ve had some peaches in the fridge that I’ve needed to get rid of. I didn’t have enough brown sugar so I used white as well. I also did without the topping because I don’t like overly sweet things and it is absolutely perfect! My kids love it too. I will be going to the store later for vanilla ice cream to try with it.

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks so much for making this cobbler and sharing your review, I love to hear that it was a winner! Happy Monday! xTieghan

  7. If I’m taking this to a dinner party, do you recommend making it at home then warming it in their oven once there? If so what temperature do you recommend and for how long? Love this recipe!

    1. Hey Sara,
      This is great served at room temp so you could just make the entire dessert at home:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT

  8. 5 stars
    So easy, so delicious! I did tweak it to my own liking. I added more baking powder than needed, I added nutmeg because I like spices, and I left the maple butter drizzle out because I prefer less sweet (the peaches I grow are really juicy and really sweet).

    1. Hi Chrystal,
      Happy Monday!! I truly appreciate you trying this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad it was enjoyed! xx

  9. 5 stars
    Hi Tieghan, this original recipe is amazing! Now that it’s apple season I was thinking of making it with apples. Can you think of any adjustments I should make? I’ll report back how it is 🙂

    1. Hi Nicole,
      Happy Sunday! I am so glad to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks a bunch for making it:) I think apples would be great, I would slice them super thin or sauté them down a bit first! xx