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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Looking for other summer peach desserts? Here are some favorites:
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
Calories Per Serving: 392 kcal
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- 1 stick (8 tablespoons) salted butter, cubed
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 5-6 peaches, cut into 8 wedges
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 4 tablespoons salted butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
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- 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.
I have homemade canned peaches from last summer I am dying to use! Do you think that would work well in this recipe? Thanks!
Sure, I don’t see why not! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope it turns out well for you! xT
I am really excited to try this out! My son brought home a cheap little peach pie from a local fast food place here while I was getting ready for a cabinet refinishing and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about a real homemade peach cobbler since! I’ve never made one, so I’m hoping this turns out, but this recipe looks great! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much Jeanie! I hope you love this recipe!! xx
Really want to try this recipe! Does it freeze?
Totally, this would be just fine for you to freeze! Let me know if you give the recipe a try! xT
I love this recipe. It is the best peach cobbler recipe I have made by far. It’s now winter and the availability of fresh peaches isn’t the best. Do you think I could use thawed frozen peaches as a substitute? I have been craving this one again!!!!
Fantastic!!🌺 I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and thanks so much for making it! Yes, that will work well for you! xT
Holy sh*t was this amazing. I tried several other recipes but this was the best by far. I wasn’t sure about the syrup at first but now I’m a believer. That maple butter sauce was an amazing surprise. Im new to cooking and this recipe really made me feel like I knew what I was doing in the kitchen. The end result is so good you can hardly believe it was so simple to make.
Fantastic!! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe out, I’m thrilled to hear that it turned out well for you:)