Table of Contents
  1. This is the easiest cobbler recipe you'll ever make.
  2. Everything you’ll need to make this recipe.
  3. Here’s how to make this recipe.
  4. These pro tips will make this recipe a success.
  5. Frequently asked questions about this recipe.
  6. You'll love these other summertime recipes.
  7. Watch how to make this recipe.
  8. Have I convinced you to make this recipe?
  9. Lazy Peach Cobbler Recipe

A simple and easy-to-make peach cobbler is the perfect summertime dessert. And the best part of this recipe is the fact that it’s truly “lazy” with a minimal number of steps. Slice up some peaches, mix six ingredients, and you’ll be ready to bake!

This is the easiest cobbler recipe you’ll ever make.

By definition, a cobbler is a fruit filling that’s topped with a batter or a biscuit. The concept is simple and takes just a few steps. So, what is a lazy cobbler? A lazy cobbler takes out some of the steps, making the entire recipe even easier.

A quick batter is combined and poured into a baking dish. The fruit is added right on top. And just like that, you’re pretty much done!

The batter in lazy cobbler is pared down with only the most necessary ingredients. This easy batter allows the fruit to be the true star of the dish. In terms of time, a lazy cobbler takes about half of what’s needed for a traditional cobbler. Because of the speed, this is a great weeknight dessert, one that you can always have in your back pocket and pull out on a whim.

Peach cobbler sitting in white dish with scoops taken out of it showing interior of cobbler.
That ooey gooey texture is just to delicious to resist!

Everything you’ll need to make this recipe.

The best part of the ingredients list for this peach cobbler? It’s super short! There are only eight ingredients in the entire dish, which makes this feel like an approachable dessert. Here are some of the important ingredients:

  • Peaches are ripe and in season for only a short time each summer. They have the most flavor when in season. If you want to make this out of season, use canned peaches!
  • Butter is melted in the baking dish instead of dirtying another bowl. The butter adds richness to the batter that’s poured on top. And while it makes sense, it’s sometimes important to reiterate: the better the butter used, the better the flavor.
  • Whole milk is often noted in baking recipes. This recipe will work with any milk that you have on hand, even nut milk. But whole milk has more flavor than lesser fat milk, so I usually choose to use the whole variety.
White countertop filled with ingredients needed to make peach cobbler including flour, peaches, butter, cinnamon, and more.

Here’s how to make this recipe.

The point of a lazy cobbler is to create a delicious dessert with a minimal amount of steps. This whole process takes five steps, with the longest part being the wait while it’s in the oven. Here are the steps to make this cobbler:

  1. Melt the butter in the pan in the oven. While the oven is preheating, place the butter in the baking dish and place it in the oven. Remove the pan from the oven once the butter is fully melted.
  1. Peel and slice the peaches. Using ripe peaches, remove the skin and pit and slice the peaches into approximately 12 slices. Since this is a “lazy” cobbler, there’s no specific thickness for the peach slices. Make sure to slice the peaches on top of a bowl so that any residual juices that drip from the peaches while slicing are captured. This should be added to the batter when the peaches are added later.

If the skins do not come off the peaches easily, score an “X” on the top of the peach, and drop it in boiling water for a few seconds. This will loosen the skin and make peeling the peach much easier. To avoid burning yourself, use a slotted spoon to remove the peach from the water.

  1. Prepare the batter. In a bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Using a whisk, mix all of the dry ingredients. Then add the milk right to the mixed dry ingredients. Combine the milk until the entire mixture is smooth.
  1. Pour the batter into the pan and add the sliced peach on top. Using a spatula, pour the batter on top of the melted butter in the baking dish. Do not mix the butter and batter together. While the cobbler is baking, the butter and batter will combine. Layer the sliced peaches directly on top of the batter in the baking pan.
  1. Bake the cobbler. Place the baking dish directly in the preheated oven. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes until the batter has risen to the top and surrounded the peach slices.

These pro tips will make this recipe a success.

  • When adding the peaches to the top of the batter, make sure to pour any residual juices that collect in the bottom of the bowl into the batter. These juices are additional sweetness and flavor, and the liquid will not change the consistency of the cobbler once baked.
  • When the butter is in the oven melting, make sure to watch it, so it does not burn. When butter burns, it becomes bitter. Pull out the baking dish with butter when it has just melted.
  • If you do not have a 9×9 baking dish, you can easily put this same recipe into an 8×8 baking dish. The resulting cobbler will be slightly thicker and take 5-10 more minutes to bake, but taste the same.
Top of peach cobbler after coming out of the oven showing golden top and slices of peaches.

Frequently asked questions about this recipe.

Can the skin be left on the peaches for an even lazier cobbler?

Yes, you can leave the skins on the peaches. This comes down to personal preference. Some people do not enjoy the skins’ texture, while others do not mind.

How do you know when a peach is ripe and ready to peel?

Check the top of the peach. If the peel is slightly wrinkly and soft, the peach is likely ripe and ready to be peeled.

Can canned peaches be used in this recipe?

They sure can! If using canned peaches, make sure to drain off most of the liquid before adding the peaches on top of the batter. If you want to can your own peaches this year, make sure to get my canned peaches recipe.

Does this lazy cobbler recipe work with other fruit as well?

Yes, any stone fruit will work really well in this recipe. Berries are also a great idea if you have those on hand. Use the same quantity no matter the fruit that’s chosen.

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White baking dish filled with baked lazy peach cobbler with large peach slices showing on top of cobbler sitting on white countertop.

Lazy Peach Cobbler

5 from 6 votes
A simple and easy-to-make peach cobbler is the perfect summertime dessert. And the best part of this recipe is the fact that it's truly "lazy" with a minimal number of steps. Slice up some peaches, mix six ingredients, and you'll be ready to bake!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups peeled and sliced peaches
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • cup milk

Instructions
 

  • Add the butter to a 9×9 baking dish. Set the baking dish in the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Once the butter is melted in the oven, remove the baking dish, 4-6 minutes. Set the baking dish aside while preparing the batter.
    4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Whisk to incorporate evenly. Add the milk and whisk until smooth.
    ¾ cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup white granulated sugar, 2 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp salt, ¾ tsp cinnamon, ⅔ cup milk
  • Pour the batter into the baking dish with the melted butter. There is no need to stir. Add the sliced peaches directly on top of the batter.
    2 cups peeled and sliced peaches
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the cobbler is golden and set in the middle, 45-55 minutes. Once baked, remove from the oven and cool 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • When adding the peaches to the top of the batter, make sure to pour any residual juices that collect in the bottom of the bowl into the batter. These juices are additional sweetness and flavor, and the liquid will not change the consistency of the cobbler once baked.
  • When the butter is in the oven melting, make sure to watch it, so it does not burn. When butter burns, it becomes bitter. Pull out the baking dish with butter when it has just melted.
  • If you do not have a 9×9 baking dish, you can easily put this same recipe into an 8×8 baking dish. The resulting cobbler will be slightly thicker and take 5-10 more minutes to bake, but taste the same.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 196kcal
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Baking

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Mine did not look as good as yours :), but tasted so good! Made vanilla ice cream to go with it. Also, LOVE how you add the ingredients needed for each step on the instructions…this is so helpful. Will be making this one again.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this cobbler today with fresh Colorado peaches and I added some fresh blueberries also. Sooooo good served warm with ice cream of course!

  3. 5 stars
    Such an easy recipe. Made this today with the addition of a little vanilla, because, vanilla🥰. It was enjoyed by all! Thanks so much Kaleb!