Peach Delight Cobbler

| September 6, 2013 | 19 Comments

Peach Delight Cobbler
Follow easy step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions for making our delightful Peach Delight Cobbler recipe.  We’re using fresh peaches and making this homemade cobbler completely from scratch.  It’s a quick and easy recipe that will soon become your family’s favorite way to enjoy peaches.  Printable recipe included.


Peach Delight Cobbler, slider.
Peach Delight Cobbler:


I recently ran a recipe from one of my auction friends and a small cookbook she had created a few years back.  Genelle and her husband sit in front of me at a local auction I attend almost every weekend, and we’ve all become good friends and often go out for ice cream after the auction.

Genelle surprised me recently when she revealed that she had created this cookbook of some of her favorite recipes and had sold copies of the book in a small antiques and collectibles shop that she ran here in town for many years.  As I mentioned before, you just never know about your friends do you?

I was honored that she gave me one of the few remaining copies of her book and I quickly set out to try some of her recipes.  The recent post and recipe for Blueberry Bread was the first one I tried and it turned out great in my humble opinion.  As I mentioned then, another auction friend that typically sits behind me, brought me a large bag of fresh Blueberries that she picked from plants at her home.  It just seemed to work out that I should try the Blueberry Bread first.

Another recipe that caught my attention was called Apple Delight and I hope to give that one a try before long as fall moves in and area apples become available.  I’ll still have to wait a few weeks on that one though.

Peaches are in full season at the moment.  I was fortunate enough to be able to pick up some peaches a week or so back from Pee Dee Orchards down on Hwy. 74 East in Lilesville, North Carolina.  So, with peaches instead of apples, I adapted Genelles recipe and came up with this Peach Delight Cobbler.  I loved it and hope you will too.  It’s not one of those cobblers where the flour rises up in the dish as it cooks to create the cake part of the cobbler, it’s more like a thick crumb topping on top of fresh sliced peaches.  It’s certainly worth giving a try and doesn’t require but just a few simple ingredients.

Ready for some warm Peach Delight Cobbler, maybe with some Ice Cream on top?  Alright then… Let’s Get Cooking!


Peach Delight Cobbler, ingredients.
Peach Delight Cobbler Recipe:  You’ll need these ingredients.


Peach Delight Cobbler, add some flour.
We’ll make the topping first.  Start by placing the Flour in a medium size mixing bowl.


Peach Delight Cobbler, add the brown sugar.
Add the loosely packed Brown Sugar.  Brown Sugar is typically pressed into a measuring cup to be sure you have the full amount needed as measured,  but it’s not necessary with this recipe, just lightly fill the measuring cup and you’ll be good to go.


Peach Delight Cobbler, slice the margarine.
Margarine should be about room temperature.  Just slice it up right on its wrapper.


Peach Delight Cobbler, add the margarine.
Then, toss it in on top of the Brown Sugar.


Peach Delight Cobbler, work it together with a fork.
Use a fork and work the ingredients together until it’s crumbly.  This will take a minute or two to accomplish but keep mashing and spreading it until it looks a bit like this.  Larger lumps of remaining butter will not present a problem.


Peach Delight Cobbler, slice the peaches.
Peel and slice up the Peaches, then add them into your baking dish.  I’m using a 2 quart round dish but something similar will do.  I prefer the deeper dish because I know it’s going to bubble up a good bit and I don’t want it making a big mess inside the oven when it does.


Peach Delight Cobbler, add granulated sugar.
Sprinkle the Granulated Sugar over the Peaches.


Peach Delight Cobbler, add salt.
Add a dash of Salt.


Peach Delight Cobbler,
Sprinkle on the Ground Cinnamon.


Peach Delight Cobbler, toss gently to mix.
Grab a large spoon and gently toss the peaches around to mix it all together.


Peach Delight Cobbler, add topping.
Add the topping mixture.


Peach Delight Cobbler, cover completely.
Continue adding the topping until you’ve got the Peaches covered.


Peach Delight Cobbler, add sprinkles.
This part is optional:  If you have them handy, add some sugar Sprinkles.  I just happen to have this container from Wilton and like adding it to my baked desserts.  If you don’t have any around, no problem.


Peach Delight Cobbler, ready to bake.
OK… I might have got a little heavy handed with the Sprinkles.  Anyway, here is our Peach Delight Cobbler all ready for the oven.


Peach Delight Cobbler, bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes or until done.
Place the cobbler on the middle rack of your oven and let it bake at 350º for about 30 to 40 minutes or until done.  Ovens vary so be sure to watch it closely and don’t let the top burn.

As the top browns sufficiently, insert a wooden toothpick into the topping portion of the cobbler.  If the toothpick comes out clean, without any crumbs, the cobbler is done and should be removed from the oven.  If you pull the toothpick out, and it has some crumbs attached, let the cobbler bake for a few minutes longer.


Peach Delight Cobbler, test with a toothpick to make sure topping is done.
Remove the Peach Delight Cobbler from the oven and sit on a wire rack or folded towel on your counter top to let it cool.


Peach Delight Cobbler, it gets really hot.
It gets really hot so allow time for it to cool a bit before digging in.


Peach Delight Cobbler
Serve it warm and Enjoy!


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Peach Delight Cobbler, printable recipe at Taste of Southern

Peach Delight Cobbler

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Follow easy step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions for making our delightful Peach Delight Cobbler recipe. We’re using fresh peaches and making this homemade cobbler completely from scratch. It’s a quick and easy recipe that will soon become your family’s favorite way to enjoy peaches. Printable recipe included.



  • 56 medium sized, fresh Peaches
  • 1 cup Self-Rising Flour
  • 1 stick Margarine
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Sugar sprinkles, optional


Preheat oven to 350º.

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the flour.
  2. Add the brown sugar.
  3. Cut the margarine into slices and add to the flour.
  4. Use a fork and mix together until coarse and crumbly. Set this topping mixture aside.
  5. Peel and slice peaches and place in a deep 2 quart baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle the peaches with the granulated sugar, a dash of salt and the cinnamon.
  7. Use a spoon and toss the peaches around to coat them with well.
  8. Sprinkle topping mixture evenly over the top of the peaches.
  9. Sprinkle the top with sugar sprinkles if you desire.
  10. Bake at 350º for about 30-40 minutes or until done.
  11. Test by inserting a wooden toothpick into the topping, if it comes out clean, it’s done.
  12. Enjoy!

Keywords: Peach Delight Cobbler Recipe, made from scratch, fresh peaches, cobbler, southern recipes


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  1. Karen O. says:

    Hi Steve, I have been following you for several years. My name is Karen and I live in Raleigh. Moved here as a newlywed years ago and never wanted to leave the South.

    Just want to thank you for sharing your life with us. We love your recipes and I have tried most of them. My husband’s favorite is Southern Banana Pudding. Going to get some local peaches tomorrow.

    Please know I look forward to your newsletters. You are a very special person and I appreciate you. Prayers and good wishes for you sick friend.

    A short question about freezing peaches. Do you just clean, wash and slice them and add some sugar? I am planning to vacuum pack them. Or, is there anything else you do? Thank you for being you. 🙂


    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Karen,

      Or, should I just say “Hi Neighbor?” Raleigh is pretty close by.

      I’m happy to hear you’ve tried some of our recipes and really glad that you liked them. Thank You. I tried to email you direct but it bounced back for some reason.

      As for the peaches, I drop them whole into some boiling water for about 60 seconds, then plunge them into some ice water to cool them down quickly. After that, the skins should just slip right off without any problem if the peaches were ripe. Then, I slice them, sprinkle them with sugar, vacuum seal them and freeze them. Fairly simple.

      You had asked in another comment if there were any orchards around our area. From what I understand, peaches just don’t grow well from our area over to the coast. I guess it’s the Sandhill soil. Smile. There are a good number of peach orchards over around the Candor, West End area. You can do a quick internet search for them.

      Pee Dee Farms is a place I’ve been visiting for the past several years. They are in Lilesville, which is a bit far, but they have good peaches. They also have a booth each year at the North Carolina State Farmers Market. You’ll find them in the end of the shelter nearest the entrance and the Farmers Market Restaurant.

      Thank you for your questions, and for your visits. I do hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  2. Karen Miller says:

    I have joined a good co-op and we are getting a lot of fresh fruit. I’ve made strawberry jam blueberry jam and peach jam. I made some jam I call NapJam as it has nectarines apricots and peaches. Very tasty. I’ve frozen blueberries and strawberries and pineapple and grapes. Have given extras to our local food bank. I’ve had a busy time.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Karen, You have indeed been busy. Congratulations on all your efforts. Bless you for sharing of your bounty as well. Thank you for sharing your comments, and thank you for your visits. I trust you’ll stop by again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  3. Seymore says:

    Best peach cobbler ever!!!!!
    Came out great easy to make. Someone commented cobbler was runny…
    if using can peaches…try pouring the juice off the peaches, do not pour juice in your cobbler. The cobbler will make its own juice.
    Again thanks!!!!!!

  4. Rosie says:

    I hate to tell you this but this was the worst peach cobbler I have ever made. I followed your recipe to the letter and it was just awful! It was runny beyond belief. Never again!

  5. Helen Feher says:

    Fresh Peaches are in (Illinois; so I am anxious to try your peach cobbler recipe. Is any corn starch required since fresh fruit makes my pies quite juicy? Also, my blackberries are ready to pick also> I pick daily. Can your recipe be used for blackberry cobbler? Again, they make a lot of juice when I make pies.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Helen, You could add a little cornstarch, or a little flour to your berries, but I wouldn’t add much. I recently read an article about adding a grated apple to berry pies, but haven’t had the chance to try it out. Basically you finely grate an apple, squeeze out any juice, then add the grated apple to your berries. Mix everything for your recipe and bake. The apple works like pectin ( pectin is made from apple anyway ) to cause the filling to “set.” Sounds pretty smart. You also need to let your pie set overnight if at all possible before cutting it. This should help resolve some of that super juicy problem you mention. I hope this helps. Run an internet search for the apple to find more info about it. Please let me know if you try it and how it turns out. I hope to do a blackberry cobbler recipe soon, so watch for it. I appreciate your visits and hope you’ll stop by often. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  6. Hi Steve,
    I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but intend to do so this weekend. I don’t have fresh peaches, so how would I substitute canned peaches I. This recipe?

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Patsy, I’ve not tried this with canned peaches. I would simply suggest though, that you drain off any of the liquid from the canned peaches before using them. It should turn out well that way. I do hope you’ll try our Peach Delight Cobbler, and look forward to hearing your results. Thank you for the question, and thank you for stopping by for a visit. I hope you’ll visit often. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  7. Linda says:

    Thanks for the easy to print option!! Almost no web pages do that!
    Of course, thanks for the easy to follow recipes.

  8. Gisele Schaeffer says:

    Hello Steve
    I will definetely try this peach cobbler. It looks so appetizing.
    Peaches are not so abundant in our eastern North Carolina area but we bought some at our small Farmers market.
    Keepup the good work!

  9. Greg says:

    I am looking forward to trying this peach cobbler recipe. You mentioned getting those fresh peaches from the Pee Dee Orchard in 74 East in Lilesville, North Carolina. My grandparents lived in Lilesville and I have stopped at the Pee Dee Orchard many times and took home baskets of peaches. They were the best peaches I have ever had. I live in Maryland and I will try this recipe soon. I recently found your website and I am enjoying it.

  10. Jennifer Jenkins says:

    I tried the peach cobbler…excellent! And so easy! I really want to try the Cheerwine Cherry Cobbler too, but living in Houston, Tx I’ve only located a very few stores online that carry Cheerwine, none of which are close to my home. Hopefully soon there will be an excuse for me to go to that part of the city.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Jennifer, Thank you for trying our Peach Delight Cobbler. I’m always happy to hear that the recipe turns out well when someone tries it. I do hope you’ll get a chance real soon to make the Cheerwine Cherry Cobbler. I know you can order the soft drink directly from the Cheerwine company website, so you might want to check that out. They are constantly expanding their territory and hopefully you’ll have it in a hometown store before too long. It wouldn’t hurt to ask your local grocer if he would carry it for you. I’m sure they would be interested to learn that it’s a product you would like to have. Good luck with it and do stop by for another visit with us… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  11. Linda Chase says:

    Steve, The peach cobbler looks heavenly..I’m making the Salisbury steak recipe tonight. Trying the cobbler this weekend. So glad I found this site. Thanks for the recipes. Linda

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Linda, I really think you’ll like both recipes. I’ll be looking forward to hearing how they turn out for you. Thank you for your comments and I’m thankful you found Taste of Southern. Do visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  12. Kathy Hynson says:

    Steve, I never buy margarine anymore. Is there a problem with using butter instead of the margarine? Thanks and I really enjoy your recipes. I am originally from Louisiana and the recipes bring back such fond memories of my childhood. Thanks again, Kathy

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Kathy, Butter will not be a problem in the recipe. I wanted to stay as true as possible to the recipe from Gennelle and purchased a pack of margarine just for the recipe. It’s the first pack I’ve bought in I don’t know when. Of course, it IS much cheaper than butter. I’m thankful you have found our website and I sincerely appreciate your comments. I do hope you’ll give the recipe a try and that you will visit with us again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

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