Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches: The Easy Way

This Easy Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches is simply delicious. It is also warm, sweet and sticky. Who can resist the allure of that? This delightful dish is a staple in many households, because it is so easy to put together.

Cobbler is a dessert consisting of a fruit (or less commonly savory) filling poured into a large baking dish and covered with a batter, biscuit before being baked. Cobblers are part of the cuisine of the United Kingdom and United States but should not be confused with a crumble.

The golden, crumbly crust covering a layer of juicy, sweet peaches —is the stuff of dreams, folks. But what makes this recipe special is the combination of simplicity and flavor. It’s also a very easy recipe that only requires basic pantry ingredients. Yet the result is an irresistibly delicious dessert.

The beauty of this recipe lies in its ability to evoke warm, nostalgic feelings as well as bring people together.

The Advantages of Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches

Now, let’s delve into why canned peaches are the star of this recipe:

  • Convenience: First and foremost, canned peaches are incredibly convenient. They also come pre-sliced, peeled, and pit-free, saving you the time and effort of preparing fresh peaches. Worrying about peeling peaches or accidentally biting into a pit is unnecessary. It’s as easy as opening a can!
  • Time-saving: Every minute counts when preparing a dessert, especially during busy holiday seasons. Using canned peaches also helps speed up the process; letting you focus on other aspects of your cooking as well as giving you a few extra moments to relax and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
  • Year-round availability: One of the biggest benefits of canned peaches is their availability year-round. Canned peaches can be found on supermarket shelves anytime, but fresh peaches are only available during specific seasons. So, canned peaches are your solution when you’re craving a warm peach cobbler on a chilly winter evening. And when you’re looking to serve a fruity dessert at your summer barbecue, canned peaches have got you covered.
  • Consistent taste: Canned peaches offer a consistent flavor profile, ensuring your peach cobbler tastes delicious every time. The sweetness and flavor can vary with fresh peaches, but canned peaches provide a reliable, sweet, and juicy component to your dessert.
  • Nutritious: Canned peaches still pack a nutritional punch! Canned peaches are rich in vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C and fiber, making your tasty dessert slightly healthier.

Using canned peaches in your peach cobbler recipe will guarantee a delicious, fuss-free, and time-saving dessert experience. So why wait? Bring out that can opener, and let’s get baking!

Digging Deeper: A Closer Look at the Ingredients

ingredients for easy peach cobbler with canned peaches on countertop.

Let’s take a moment to unpack each ingredient and understand their role in making this peach cobbler a standout dessert:

  • Self-Rising Flour (1 cup): This is the backbone of your cobbler topping. It contains a leavening agent to help your topping rise and become fluffy. If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can make your own by combining 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  • Sugar (1 cup): Sugar plays a dual role here. It sweetens, of course, but it also helps caramelize the fruit and topping, giving a delightful golden hue to the dish. You can substitute regular white sugar with organic cane sugar if you prefer.
  • Milk (1 cup): Milk adds richness and creaminess to the topping. A non-dairy milk like almond, oat, or soy can be used for a vegan version of this recipe.
  • Butter (1 stick melted): Butter brings that wonderful, rich flavor to the cobbler and helps attain that desirable crispy, golden top.
  • Canned Peaches (2 15-ounce cans including syrup/juice): The star of our dessert, canned peaches provide a sweet, tangy filling. If you prefer, you can substitute with fresh peaches or even canned pears for a twist.
  • Cinnamon (1 tablespoon): This spice adds warmth and depth of flavor against the sweetness of the peaches. You can also replace this with nutmeg or leave it out entirely, you decide.

Now that we’ve examined the role of each ingredient, it’s time to put them all together and bake up our Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches Recipe.

Essential Kitchen Tools for Making Peach Cobbler

Here’s a list of kitchen tools you’ll need to whip up this delectable dessert:

  • Oven: This is a baked dessert, so a heated oven is essential.
  • Mixing Bowls: You’ll need at least two – one for combining the dry ingredients and another for the wet ones.
  • Whisk or Spoon: Use these for mixing your ingredients. A whisk is best for the dry ingredients to ensure proper blending.
  • Can Opener: This tool is necessary to open your canned peaches.
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons: These are critical for accurately measuring your ingredients. Remember, baking is a science and requires precision.
  • 8×8 inch Baking Dish: This size is perfect for this recipe’s batter. But if you don’t have this exact size, don’t worry. Any medium-sized baking dish will work.
  • Spatula: You’ll need this to spread the batter evenly in your baking dish.
  • Oven Mitts: Safety first! Oven mitts are necessary when handling hot baking dishes.
  • Cooling Rack: After baking your peach cobbler, place on a cooling rack for several minutes before serving. This allows the cobbler to set and makes it easier to serve.

With these tools, you can create a mouth-watering peach cobbler!

Step-by-Step Preparation of Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches

Follow these steps to bake your delicious Peach Cobbler:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). This is an essential first step for any baking recipe to ensure an even and consistent bake.
  2. Prepare the Topping: Combine the self-rising flour and ¾ cup of sugar in a mixing bowl. Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Once this mixture is smooth, stir in the melted butter.
  3. Prepare the Dish: In your 8×8 inch baking dish, evenly spread the canned peaches and their syrup or juice.
  4. Add Topping: Pour the topping mixture over the peaches, spreading it to cover the fruit evenly. Sprinkle the top with brown sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Bake: Place your baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 35-40 minutes until the topping is golden brown and the peaches are bubbling.

Handy Tips and Tricks

  • While mixing the topping, add the milk gradually to avoid creating lumps in the batter.
  • To determine if your cobbler is done, insert a toothpick into the crust. If it comes out clean, your dessert is ready.
  • It’s tempting to dive right in once the cobbler is out of the oven, but let it cool for at least 10-15 minutes. This allows the juices to thicken and makes it easier to serve.

Detailed Information on the Baking Process

Let’s dive deeper into each step of the baking process to ensure you achieve a perfect Peach Cobbler every time:

  1. Preheating the Oven: Preheating the oven is crucial as it ensures a consistent and controlled environment for your dessert to bake. An oven that is not preheated will cause uneven baking, and your cooking time will not be accurate. It’s advisable to preheat the oven to 350°F (175 °C) before starting to prepare your cobbler.
  2. Melting the Butter: Melted butter is a key ingredient in your cobbler topping. It can be melted over low heat on the stove or microwave in 15-second increments to prevent overheating. The butter should be cooled slightly before adding it to the rest of the toppings mix to prevent cooking the other ingredients.
  3. Mixing Ingredients: The ingredients for your dessert should be mixed in the correct order to achieve the right consistency. For the topping, combine your dry ingredients (self-rising flour and sugar) first, then gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Once smooth, stir in the melted butter. This gradual combining helps prevent lumps and creates a smooth, pourable batter.

How to Layer the Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches

  1. Layering the Casserole: For a well-structured cobbler, layering is key. Begin by evenly spreading the canned peaches and their syrup at the bottom of your baking dish. Pour the batter over these, ensuring an even layer. This allows the fruit to bubble up through the batter as it bakes, creating that classic cobbler texture.
  2. Baking Time and Temperature: The Peach Cobbler should be baked in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 45-50 minutes. Baking at this temperature allows the cobbler to bake evenly, the topping to turn golden brown, and the peaches to bubble. The cobbler is done when the crust is golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into it comes out clean.

Paying close attention to each step ensures a beautifully baked Peach Cobbler every time. Happy baking!

Serving Suggestions and Pairings

When it’s time to serve the Peach Cobbler with canned peaches, follow these serving suggestions and pairings:

  • Serving the Dish: Peach cobbler is best served warm to bring out the flavors of the peaches and the cozy spices. Try using a wide, shallow spoon to scoop out the cobbler, ensuring each serving balances the fluffy, buttery crust and the sweet peaches.
  • Ideal Accompaniments: A scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top of your warm cobbler can be the cherry on the cake. The coolness and creaminess of the ice cream or whipped cream complement the warmth and sweetness of the cobbler, creating a rich and indulgent dessert experience. You could sprinkle roasted almond slivers on top for a bit of a crunch.
  • Drink Pairings: A well-chilled glass of Moscato or a late-harvest Riesling pairs perfectly with Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches, as these wines balance the dessert’s sweetness with a refreshing acidity. Alternatively, for a non-alcoholic option, a cup of black coffee or a pot of Earl Grey tea can complement the dessert’s rich flavors beautifully.

With these serving suggestions and pairings, you can turn a simple dessert into a gourmet experience. Enjoy your Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches!

peach cobbler with canned peaches in a bowl with a scoop of ice cream..


Baking a Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches might initially seem daunting, but this step-by-step guide makes the process much more straightforward. We hope you’re inspired to don your apron, fire the oven, and create this classic, comforting dessert.

Remember, the beauty of baking lies in the joy of creation as well as the sharing of delicious results. We’d love to hear about your baking experiences! Also feel free to share your thoughts, comments, or snapshots of your Peach Cobbler in the comments section or on your social media channels.

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Happy cooking and bon appétit!

peach cobbler with canned peaches in a bowl with a scoop of ice cream.

Peach Cobbler

This Quick and Easy Peach Cobbler recipe is made with simple pantry ingredients you probably always have on hand. Using canned peaches helps this simple dessert come together in minutes; and it bakes to sweet perfection in no time.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10


  • 1 large casserole dish


  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1 29 ounce can peaches with syrup/juice.


Preheat Oven 375°

  • Put 1 stick of butter in a 9×13 casserole dish and put it in the oven to melt.
  • Mix well Milk, Sugar & Flour. Pour over melted butter in casserole.
  • Pour peaches evenly over flour mixture.
  • Sprinkle Cinnamon mixture over top if desired.
  • Bake one hour until golden brown at 375°


Nutrition Estimates
Serving Size 1 scoop  Serves 10  Amount Per Serving
Calories 259  Total Fat 10.4g  Cholesterol 27.5mg  Sodium 44.8mg   Total Carbohydrate 41g  Sugars 31.7g  Protein 2.2g   
Keyword peach cobbler, peach cobbler with canned peaches

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