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Fresh Peach Cobbler and How to Peel Peaches

A Southern Fresh Peach Cobbler made with buttermilk, and baked with fruit on top, as the biscuit dough pushes its way to the top.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 5 peeled peaches see how to peel below
  • 1 stick unsalted butter or 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup blueberries optional
  • 1/2 cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon, divided (1/2 cup for dry ingredients and 1 tablespoon for peaches)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar divided (for peaches and for dry ingredients).
  • 1 1/2 cup Lily White all-purpose Flour soft wheat or any all purpose white flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder see note
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • dash baking soda


Peeling peaches

  • Cut an x across the bottom of each peach.
  • Blanch peaches in boiling water for one minute.
  • Remove. Cool. Peel.

Instructions for Cobbler

  • Slice peaches. Add in 1 tablespoon brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg. Add vanilla.
  • Add dash baking soda to buttermilk.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, salt together. These are the DRY INGREDIENTS.
  • Add buttermilk to dry ingredients and mix.
  • Melt butter in baking dish or cast iron frying pan.
  • Once melted, add in dry ingredients with buttermilk to pan and mix with butter.
  • Top with fruit peaches and blueberries.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes at 400 degrees.


NOTE: Regarding baking powder, a tablespoon will make this cobbler very cake like, which we like, but if you want it less cake like, reduce the amount to 1 teaspoon.