Southern Peach Cobbler

Southern Peach Cobbler

Peaches are one of my favorite fruits. There’s nothing better than biting into a freshly picked peach that is in season. To that end, I recommend using fresh, not frozen, peaches for this delicious homemade peach cobbler recipe that’s spiced up with nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves.


  • 4 cups fresh peaches (about 8 peaches), peeled, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and chilled in the refrigerator
  • ¼ cup milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the filling by combining the sliced peaches with ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup brown sugar, the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, lemon juice and cornstarch. Toss gently to coat the peaches. Place the mixture into a two quart baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes.
  2. While the peaches are baking, prepare the topping. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, remaining ¼ cup granulated sugar and ¼ cup brown sugar along with the baking powder and salt. Using your fingertips or a pastry blender, work in the cold butter pieces until the mixture becomes the size of a pea. Add the milk and stir until just combined. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 3 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  3. Drop spoonfuls of the topping over the peaches that have baked for 10 minutes. Sprinkle the entire surface of the cobbler with the cinnamon sugar. Bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until the peach filling is bubbling and the cobbler topping is golden brown. Remove and let rest 15 minutes before serving.
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July 27, 2021 — Mary DiSomma