Best Ever Skillet Peach Cobbler
This is the most delicious and easy to make skillet peach cobbler, ever! Incredibly tasty and flavorful peaches get lightly sautéed with spices; and then topped with extra tender and fluffy buttermilk cornmeal biscuits!
I don’t know about y’all but I am living for all of the summer desserts right now! And even more so, all of the Southern staples get moved up right to the top of my ‘must bake’ list, ha! Seriously cannot even believe that it has taken me this long to get a peach cobbler recipe on here. But it’s never too late to share the absolute magic that is peach cobbler! Can you believe that this lovely dessert has been around for centuries?!
Furthermore, if you go to any soul food establishment, you will almost surely find peach cobbler on the menu. This is a dessert that embodies Southern, and more specifically, Black culture. Culinary history on peach cobbler shows us that preserved or canned peaches were used over an open fire in iron pots. Biscuit dough and scraps were then added on top before baking. Since, cobbler has taken on many variations!
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Now, let’s get right into this dessert. One of the things that I love about peach cobbler is how adaptable it is. For example, you may find some variations calling for a biscuit topping, crumble topping, and even some in pie-form; with a lattice pie crust and all! I find that how one prepares their peach cobbler is more of a regional/preference thing. As Mom often told me when I was young, it’s all going down the same, ha!
My most favorite way to make peach cobbler is in a good ole fashioned cast-iron skillet with a delectable buttery biscuit topping, mmmmm. This skillet peach cobbler is crazy good, so easy to make, and the perfect treat for any occasion/celebration, you guys! Plus, this dessert can be made all year-round too.
Skillet Peach Cobbler Ingredients
(Note: the full ingredients list, including measurements, is provided in the recipe card directly below.)
- fresh or frozen peaches (no need to thaw)
- brown sugar
- vanilla extract
- kosher salt
- self-rising flour
- fine cornmeal
- granulated sugar
- whole buttermilk
How To Make This Skillet Peach Cobbler Recipe
This tasty dessert seriously could not be any easier…and even for those that loathe baking haha.
- In a large cast iron skillet, cook peaches until juices are released.
- Add in butter, once melted, add in seasonings and continue cooking.
- Mix in slurry as thickening agent to thicken peach sauce.
- Make biscuit topping and dollop dough on top of peach filling.
- Bake peach cobbler until biscuit topping is golden brown.
- Serve skillet peach cobbler warm with vanilla ice cream!
The peach filling is flavored so well and beaming with warm and inviting spices from the cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom. You get the sweet kiss of huge peach flavor throughout every bite, and an overall nice texture. I love for my peach cobbler to have nice chunks of actual peaches and not a mushy mess.
The Best Dang Biscuit Topping
Y’all, the peach cobbler is bomb but this biscuit topping though… freakin’ delicious! I weep just talking about it, ugh. The biscuit topping is so tender and fluffy from the buttermilk. Also, they’re buttery and rich. I just hate it when I eat peach cobbler and the biscuit dough is flat and dry. Nahhh, not this one at all.
Additionally, my biscuit topping also has cornmeal in it which adds further depth and flavor! I love using cornmeal, even in my buttermilk waffles too. And I’m using self-rising flour to give them a slight lift.
Should I Use Fresh Or Frozen Peaches?
This one is completely up to you! Although, it can be difficult to find great peaches outside of peach season. I prefer using frozen peaches as their behavior, to me, holds up better than fresh. It’s also a nice plus that most frozen peaches already come peeled, if you prefer your peaches peeled. And you could totally keep the skin on them, it’s all in personal preference. You do whatever floats your boat here!
What About Canned Peaches?
Canned peaches come packed in either a light or heavy syrup already and with this recipe, we will be developing our own syrup. Therefore, I do not suggest buying canned peaches for this recipe. However, if you only have access to canned peaches, just be sure to drain all the liquid first.
Can I Make This In A Baking Dish?
Yes! I call this a skillet peach cobbler because this dish starts out being cooked via stovetop in a skillet vessel and then transferred into the oven. This is nice for simplicity and reduces the need for multiple dishes. Alternatively, you can transfer the peach filling into a large regular baking dish.
How To Serve This Peach Cobbler
This skillet peach cobbler is best served nice and warm right outta the oven! For ultimate dessert heaven; pair this cobbler with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and garnish with fresh mint leaves if you’re feeling fancy! I strongly *do not recommend* refrigerating/freezing this peach cobbler as it loses its wow factor; the biscuits go from being perfect to turning mushy/soggy after doing that.
Other Recipes You May Enjoy
- Southern Collard Greens Recipe
- Cheddar Scallion Biscuits Recipe
- Easy Chicken and Dumplings
- Chicken and Waffles Recipe
- How To Make Buttermilk Biscuits
- Challah Bread Pudding With Bourbon Sauce
- Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwiches With Slaw
- Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Y’all, I’m so excited for you to make this skillet peach cobbler! It is the most perfect dessert to make anytime of the year. Make it for yourself or for family/friends, it’s so delicious! Hope you enjoy this one!
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The best skillet peach cobbler, ever! Flavorful peaches lightly sautéed with spices; then topped with tender and fluffy buttermilk cornmeal biscuits!
- 2 lbs fresh or frozen peaches (no need to thaw), sliced
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch, for slurry
- *optional: vanilla ice cream, for serving and fresh mint leaves, for garnish
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1/2 cup fine cornmeal
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 cup whole buttermilk
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- In a large cast iron skillet (at least 10-inches or larger), add in peaches over medium-low heat. Gently toss peaches together until they begin to release their juices, about 5-6 minutes.
- Add in cubed butter all around skillet and continue cooking/stirring until butter has melted, about 2-3 minutes. Then sprinkle in brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and salt. Stir mixture together to fully incorporate and continue cooking until sugar has melted, another 2-3 minutes.
- In a small bowl, add in cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water, and stir mixture together creating a slurry (thickening agent). Pour slurry mixture into skillet with peach filling and gently stir together. Then remove skillet from heat and set aside while you prepare biscuit topping.
- In a medium-sized bowl: whisk together the flour, cornmeal, and sugar. Pour in buttermilk and melted butter. Stir together until fully combined. Mixture will be somewhat thick. Take a large spoon and gently dollop spoonfuls of biscuit batter all over top of peach filling.
- Place skillet on top of a large baking sheet as cobbler may bubble over; then place into oven and bake for 30 minutes or until biscuit tops are golden brown in color and cobbler is bubbly.
- Once done, allow cobbler to cool for at least 7-10 minutes.
- Serve cobbler warm with vanilla ice cream and fresh mint leaves as garnish, if desired.
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