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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

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Maple Butter


  • 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
    My daughter-in-love made this for me this past summer. Some of the best I’ve ever eaten! Since fresh peaches are not in season here in Colorado, would frozen or canned peaches work better? We want to have this for Christmas. ❤️

  2. Hello I want to make this recipe for thanksgiving but was wondering could I prep and assemble everything the night before and bake the next day??

    1. Hi Cynthia,
      Sure, that would be just fine for you to do! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xx