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skillet peach cobbler on wood board with striped linen

Best Ever Skillet Peach Cobbler

  • Author: Quin Liburd
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Desserts & Sweets
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Southern


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

Biscuit Topping

  • 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



  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Biscuit Topping

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. Once done, allow cobbler to cool for at least 7-10 minutes.
  4. Serve cobbler warm with vanilla ice cream and fresh mint leaves as garnish, if desired.

Keywords: desserts, sweets, peach, cobbler, biscuits