Canned Peach Cobbler

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This Homemade Peach Cobbler is made with canned peaches and will make you smile the whole time it’s baking, then make you dance as you eat it! Let’s make a warm, sweet, buttery peach cobbler recipe with a flaky homemade crust. 

Canned Peach Cobbler

I love peach cobbler! There’s nothing quite like the smell of peach cobbler baking in the oven. It’s a comforting, homey scent that reminds you of family gatherings for the holidays and happy memories. The taste is just as good as the smell, with sweet, juicy peaches coated in a rich, buttery sauce, flaky crust, and topped with ice cream.

A peach cobbler is perfect for showing off your cooking skills when you want something sweet, comforting, and baked from scratch. It’s easy to make and always delicious. Plus, it’s a great way to use up those cans of peaches that have been sitting in your pantry for a while.

I always get excited when it’s peach cobbler season because that means I can whip up this recipe. I love watching everyone’s faces as they take their first bite.

However, in my household, my wife and I always debate over who has the best peach cobbler recipe, and while we believe each other’s is good. We always choose our own version. You can check her recipe out here.

wide shot of peach cobbler

What is Peach Cobbler?

One of the most iconic dishes in soul food is peach cobbler. This beloved dessert has been a staple in African-American cuisine for centuries and continues to be popular today. Peach cobbler is enjoyed by people of all ages and cultures and is considered a must-have dish at any gathering.

There are many different recipes for peach cobbler, some with biscuit topping, others with a cake mix, some with two crusts, and others with one crust, but they all have one thing in common: they are delicious!

This sweet and succulent dessert is perfect for warming your taste buds on a cold winter day or satisfying your sweet tooth after a hearty meal.

So why is peach cobbler such an important part of soul food? There are several reasons. First, peach cobbler is incredibly versatile and can be made with canned, fresh, or frozen peaches. Second, it’s easy to make and requires no special ingredients or cooking skills. 

Third, it’s affordable and can be made using simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Finally, peach cobbler is a delicious and comforting dessert that will please everyone at your table.

No matter what your reasons are for loving peach cobbler, one thing is for sure: this dish is a true soul food classic!

Peach cobbler over head shot

Key Ingredients

If you’re going to make a show-stopping peach cobbler with canned peaches, you will need to pick up these ingredients before getting started.

Fresh Peaches

There’s always going to be a debate if fresh peaches or better than frozen peaches or if using canned peaches is an easy way out. I love substituting fresh peaches with store-bought canned peaches because it’s the best way to get fresh peaches all year.

Unsalted Butter

We need butter for the crust and to add some buttery deliciousness to the peach cobbler.

Cinnamon

It’s not the best peach cobbler without cinnamon, and cinnamon gives peach cobbler its signature smell and flavor.

Nutmeg

Nutmeg adds a subtle warm note that complements the cinnamon and peaches. Be careful because too much can overpower the entire dish.

Brown Sugar

I like to use dark brown sugar with my peach cobbler rather than granulated sugar. The deep molasses flavor does something amazing for baked peaches.

Cornstarch

A little cornstarch goes a long way to make sure your peach cobbler is thick and not runny.

Lemon Zest and Juice

Lemon zest has more flavor than the juice but adding them both to the cobbler intensifies all the flavors.

Vanilla Ice Cream

You can be different if you want, but nothing balances the warm cinnamon peach flavor like vanilla ice cream.

Peach cobbler close shot with spoon

How to Make an Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

Let me tell you how to make a delicious homemade peach cobbler recipe, even if you’re using canned peaches.

Pie crust: To make peach cobbler, we start with the crust first. 

The fastest way to make a pie crust is in a food processor. Of course, you can combine all the ingredients by hand using a pastry cutter or your hands but using a processor is clutch. Add the flour, sugar, salt, and butter into a food processor and pulse a few times to blend. With the food processor running on low, slowly pour in cold water until the dough ball forms. 

Knead the dough for 1 minute, divide the dough into two, form into a flat disc, cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for 45 minutes. Take out 10 minutes before rolling out.

Peach cobbler: Roll out one pie crust and place it in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. Then roll out the other crust and set it aside. 

In a large bowl, mix canned peaches, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, kosher salt, lemon zest, and lemon juice together. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch, ¼ cup water (you can use the peach juice from the can), and vanilla extract, then stir into the peach mixture. 

In a small bowl, beat the remaining water and egg together.

Pour the peach filling into the pan, add the sliced butter, cover with top layer crust and brush with egg wash. Bake for 40 minutes until the top crust is golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes, and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

That’s how you make a delicious cobbler recipe.

Peach cobbler overhead shot

Pro Recipe Tips & Tricks

Here are some of my top tips and tricks to help you make this amazing cobbler with canned peaches.

  • Pick a deep 9 x 13 baking dish. This will give you enough room to fit all the peach cobbler ingredients in one pan. I usually pick my deepest baking dish for this recipe, so the bubbling peach juice doesn’t overflow.
  • Feel free to use a pre-made, store-bought pie crust to save time.
  • You can save time by placing your pie crust in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • I prefer to get canned peaches in light syrup or fruit juice to reduce the sweetness. 
  • Canned peaches are a time saver. For fresh peaches, you must peel the skin, fight to get the seed out, and then slice the peaches. You have to wait 30 minutes to 1 day for frozen peaches to thaw. 
  • I like to reserve some peach juice from the can to blend with my cornstarch.
  • Feel free to use light brown sugar or white granulated sugar as a swap for dark brown sugar.
  • If you’re feeling fancy, use freshly grated nutmeg and cinnamon.
  • For a bourbon peach cobbler, add 1/4 cup of bourbon to your peach filling. 
  • If you’re looking for a really easy peach cobbler recipe, try my peach cobbler parfait recipe
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FAQs

Here are the answers to some of the most asked questions about making homemade peach cobbler with canned peaches.

Can I use canned peaches for peach cobbler instead of fresh?

Yes, you can use canned peaches in your peach cobbler. In fact, I usually use canned peaches because they are more consistent in flavor and easier to work with. Plus, you can find them year-round and enjoy this dessert whenever you want!
 
If you want to use fresh peaches, make sure they are ripe. You can tell by giving them a little squeeze; they should have some give but not be too soft.

Why is my peach cobbler soggy?

If your peach cobbler is soggy, it might be because you didn’t add enough cornstarch. This will help thicken the cobbler juices and keep it from being too watery.

What can I use to thicken my peach cobbler?

There are a few different thickeners you can use for peach cobbler recipes. A classic is to use cornstarch, which will give your cobbler a nice, thick, silky sauce. You could also try using flour, arrowroot, or tapioca starch. These starches will help to thicken the cobbler and give it a more firm texture.

Are canned peaches cooked?

Yes, canned peaches are cooked, heated in a water bath, and then sealed in the can. This process helps to preserve the fruit and keep it from spoiling.

When are peaches in season?

Peaches are typically in season during the summer months. This usually means May through the end of September. However, you can find canned peaches all year round. If you want to use fresh peaches in your cobbler, you can find them at most grocery stores during the summer months.

What’s better egg wash or butter?

Both egg wash and butter are great options for brushing on top of your peach cobbler. They will help to give it a nice, golden brown crust. However, it ultimately comes down to personal preference. Some people prefer the flavor that butter adds, while others prefer the slightly crispy texture that egg wash provides. I’m team egg wash.

How to store canned peach cobbler

Peach cobbler will remain fresh in an airtight container for 7 days in the fridge. Usually, a peach cobbler doesn’t last long enough to be frozen, but you can freeze a peach cobbler for 3 months in an airtight container. Thaw for 24 hours before serving. 
 
Reheat leftover cobbler in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes or until hot. Reheating frozen peach cobbler may take close to 2 hours.

Nice peach cobbler on plate

More Soul Food Recipes

Peach cobbler is a classic Southern and soul food dessert. Here are a few other desserts to add to your dessert table.

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Before You Begin

Before you start baking this easy peach cobbler recipe, here are the steps I use to get in and out of the kitchen. 

Step 1: Get all ingredients for the peach cobbler recipe on the counter.

Step 2: Measure everything out in advance to move faster.

Step 3: Make sure your oven temperature is correctly calibrated. Let the oven thermometer do the heavy lifting for you.

Step 4: Start following the recipe and get ready for the best peach cobbler you’ve ever had.

This delicious dessert is perfect for family gatherings or potlucks, and it’s easy to make ahead of time so you can enjoy your guests. Just be sure to save room for seconds!

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Canned Peach Cobbler

Kenneth Temple
This Homemade Peach Cobbler is made with canned peaches and will make you smile the whole time it’s baking, then make you dance as you eat it! Let’s make a warm, sweet, buttery peach cobbler recipe with a flaky homemade crust. 
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine African, American, Soul Food, Southern
Servings 10 persons
Calories 219 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pie Crust:

  • 2 ¼ cup unbleached all-purpose flour plus more for rolling dough
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter sliced
  • 6 tablespoons cold water

Peach Cobbler:

  • 2 29 oz. canned sliced peaches
  • ¼ cup peach can juice
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter sliced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

Instructions
 

Pie crust:

  • Add flour, sugar, salt, and butter into a food processor and pulse 5 times. With the food processor running on low, slowly pour in cold water, until the dough ball forms.
  • Knead dough for 1 minute, divide the dough into two even balls, form into a flat disc, wrap in plastic and store in refrigerator for 45 minutes. Take out 10 minutes before rolling out.

Assemble Cobbler:

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F degrees. Roll out one pie disc and place it in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. Then roll out the top layer and set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix peaches, brown sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, nutmeg, and kosher salt together. In a small bowl add cornstarch, peach juice and vanilla extract, mix together and stir into the peach mixture. In a small bowl beat remaining water and egg together.
  • In a small bowl combine remaining cinnamon and sugar.
  • Pour peach cobbler filling in the pan, add sliced butter, cover with top layer crust and brush with egg wash, and evenly spread cinnamon sugar over crust. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes until top crust is golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before serving hot with ice cream or whipped cream.

Notes

Pro Recipe Tips & Tricks
  • Pick a deep 9 x 13 baking dish. This will give you enough room to fit all the peach cobbler ingredients in one pan. I usually pick my deepest baking dish for this recipe, so the bubbling peach juice doesn’t overflow.
  • Feel free to use a pre-made, store-bought pie crust to save time.
  • You can save time by placing your pie crust in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • I prefer to get canned peaches in light syrup or fruit juice to reduce the sweetness.
  • Canned peaches are a time saver. For fresh peaches, you must peel the skin, fight to get the seed out, and then slice the peaches. You have to wait 30 minutes to 1 day for frozen peaches to thaw.
  • I like to reserve some peach juice from the can to blend with my cornstarch.
  • Feel free to use light brown sugar or white granulated sugar as a swap for dark brown sugar.
  • If you’re feeling fancy, use freshly grated nutmeg and cinnamon.
  • For a bourbon peach cobbler, add 1/4 cup of bourbon to your peach filling.
  • If you’re looking for a really easy peach cobbler recipe, try my peach cobbler parfait recipe. 
Storage:
Peach cobbler will remain fresh for 7 days in the fridge. Normally peach cobbler doesn’t last long enough to be frozen, but you can freeze it for 3 months. Thaw for 24 hours before serving. Reheat cold peach cobbler in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes or until hot. Reheating frozen peach cobbler may take close to 2 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 301mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 169IUVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 2mg
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