Old-Fashioned Homemade Peach Cobbler

Homemade Peach Cobbler

I decided to try my hand at making homemade peach cobbler with homemade pie crust.  Of course, we know that the crust makes the cobbler.  If you don’t have awesome crust, then it’s downhill for the rest of this recipe.  For my first attempt, I must say that this came out so delicious.  The crust is so crusty and tasty.  Okay, enough of me bragging on how great this turned out.  On to the recipe. I’m going to show the pie crust recipe first.  You’ll need to make it and let it chill in the freezer for awhile.  While you’re waiting for it to chill, you can make the filling.

Ingredients:   (Pie Crust….makes two pie crusts)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 or 2 tbs white sugar
  • 1  stick of unsalted butter (make sure its really cold and cut into small squares)
  • 6 tbs of vegetable shortening (I used Crisco)
  • 6 or 9 tbs of ice cold water (just pop ice in water and let it get really cold)
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg


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Using the food processor, pour in flour, salt, and sugar.

Peach Cobbler

This step is a little different from most recipes.  I’m adding in nutmeg into the flour mixture.  I love nutmeg and tend to add it to most things when I’m baking.  It just gives it the added flavor.  Pulse to mix all the dry ingredients together.

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Put butter and shortening into the food processor with the flour mixture.  Pulse the food processor a couple of times.  You will want to have little balls in it the size of pinto beans.  Then, add in enough drops of cold water until you get the look in the photo below.

Peach Cobbler

You will want to make sure that when you press the dough between your fingers that it will stick together.  Keep adding water if it doesn’t stick together when you pinch it between your fingers.

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Cut the dough mixture in half.  Make two balls and wrap in plastic.  Put in freezer and let chill for about 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes, pour flour on counter.  Roll out into the desired shape that you need.  I’m using two crusts. One for the bottom and top.

Peach Cobbler

I’m also going to pre-bake the bottom crest on 350 degrees so that it is crusty by putting it into the dish, covering with aluminum foil and using beans to hold it down.  I’ve seen people use pennies to hold it down, but I was afraid to use those. Let bake until it gets brown enough for you.  I let the crust stay in about 20 minutes.  You’ll need to judge the time for your own liking. Please keep in mind that it will also go back in the oven.  When it’s done, pour peach filling over the bottom crust, layer it with top crust and place in oven on 350 degrees for another 50 minutes.  It took the cobbler about 50 minutes in my oven.  After 30 minutes had passed, I had to cover the edges with foil to prevent them from burning.  Take out and let cool. (I used a loaf pan for this cobbler.  Just making a small amount for my family.  Increase ingredients if you want a larger cobbler.)

Ingredients:  (Peach filling)

  • 2 15oz cans of peaches
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp cornstarch


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In a large bowl, pour in peaches. This is where you decide how much juice to keep. If you do not want much juice, then drain most of it.  Or, perhaps drain one can and keep the juice in one can to put in the filling. It’s totally up to you.  I didn’t use much juice at all because I don’t like my cobbler that watery.  Of course, that meant that my cobbler was mostly peaches and crust.  Add in white sugar, and brown sugar. Next, pour in cinnamon, nutmeg, and cornstarch.  Stir to mix the ingredients together.  Set aside until ready to pour into pan.

Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Don’t forget to have a glass of milk when eating this delicious peach cobbler.  Have you made a peach cobbler? Did you make the pie crust from scratch?


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  1. Cheryl J says:

    Your recipe says Homemade, Im surprised you would use canned instead of fresh peaches.

    • Hi Cheryl! The recipe tastes just as great if peaches are not in season and you need to use canned peaches. Of course, if you would like to go the way of fresh peaches, it is delicious as well. I wanted to give people an option of using the canned peaches along with making the crust….

  2. Rachel Bernhard says:

    Thank you for the recipe, just made it for father’s day and it was a huge hit. Oh man!!! So delicious .

  3. OH MY!! Just stumbled across this sinful-looking peach cobbler. My kinda dessert. But I don’t own a food processor. Maybe I’ll borrow or buy one soon. Just in case I make this, could you tell me what pan works best, glass or metal? Thanx for your response.

  4. Stephanie says:

    thanks for sharing this Sharon, what size dish di you use?

    • Hi Stephanie! I think that I used a loaf pan for this dish. It’s been awhile since I made this, but looking at the pics, it looks like my loaf pan. Normally, when I make desserts, I try not to make large dishes.

  5. I don’t see any temperature settings…. what temperature do you bake the cobbler?

  6. I haven’t had a good peach cobbler (or any peach cobbler for that matter) in such a long time.That’s awesome that yours came out delicious on the first try.

    Thank you for sharing the process/recipe. Thank you too for linking to Super Sunday Sync!
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  7. Hi Sharon!
    Wow!! This peach cobbler looks amazing and delicious! I have not made a peach cobbler before and of all the other cobblers I have made I have not used a homemade crust. I will have to try your recipe.
    Thank you for sharing!
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  8. Nothing is much better than peach cobbler 🙂 I’d love if you come link up over at Feed Me Friday!
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  9. One of my fav desserts, but can I use premade crusts? Obviously it won’t taste as good as yours, but BB can guarantee you that type of delicate baking doesn’t go w/Babushka. Here from the weekend showoff blog hop; BB2U.
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    • Sure! You can definitely use pre-made crust. It will cut down on the prep time and I’m sure that you will be able to find some good pre-made pie crust.

  10. Such an interesting idea to pre-bake the bottom crust! This looks absolutely delicious!

    Thanks for sharing at Wine’d Down Wednesday. I am pinning this onto our new WDW Pinterest board. Hope to see you back again next week!
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  11. Yum! Thanks for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesdays!
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  12. Yes please. I want some. Once you know how to make pie crust you never want to buy it again.
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  13. This looks wonderful, thanks for sharing your recipe with me on “Treat Tuesday!”
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  14. I agree with you on the nutmeg. (It’s my favorite spice). My mom puts nutmeg in her apple crisp and it tastes so much better. Whenever I taste someone else’s, it just doesn’t taste right to me…I and I think it’s the nutmeg. I’m going to try your recipe here with the nutmeg. Thanks for sharing. I found you via fluster buster link party.

  15. Oh, yum!
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  16. Wow! What a great recipe. I don’t use shortening in recipes but I bet I could could come up with something close. Although it may not be as good as yours.
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    • Thanks Carla! I rarely use shortening myself. However, I thought I would go with it this time since shortening is known for giving a more flakier crust.

  17. I’ve loved peach cobbler since I was very little, but haven’t had it in a long time. I may just have to try your recipe this weekend. Thanks for sharing your recipe at this weeks Creative Muster. Now that you found our party I hope that you’ll continue to join us every Tuesday evening.
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    • I love peach cobbler, too! I definitely enjoy it when someone else fixes it for me. However, I had to pull out the stop and fix them one. And, I loved it!

  18. Fabulous!! I wish it was sitting in my kitchen now. My hubby makes peach cobbler but I just may be able to beat him in a contest with this one. Thanks for the great post!
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    • Wow! Your husband makes peach cobbler. Now, that is fabulous! My husband doesn’t do desserts at all. This was definitely a tasty one for us!

  19. That’s definitely a real homemade peach cobbler. You always hit it right out the park, looks yummy.
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  20. This looks so delicious Sharon. I wish I got a chance to get peaches more often. I have bought peaches sold in tins and I definitely like this fruit. Enjoy the rest of your day.
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