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Peach Cobbler

Imagine sweetened juicy peaches on the bottom of a heated baking dish and topped with a buttery, biscuit-like topping sprinkled with granulated sugar and cold scoops of rich, dairy free vanilla ice cream. This Peach Cobbler will melt in your mouth and be a year-round favorite.

What used to be known as a favored dessert in the south has now become popular across the country.

And there's no doubt why-- this Peach Cobbler is loaded with sweet peaches and topped with a biscuit-like crust that comes together quickly.

The biscuit-style topping is soft on the inside and golden brown with a slightly crunchy outside leaving you wanting a second helping.

A 9x13-inch baking dish filled with a thick sweet peach mixture and topped with a biscuit-like golden brown dough. With sprinkles of sugar and a dessert nearby with cobbler in it and a scoop of ice cream.

Let me tell you, the peach-to-topping ratio is spot on. As in perfect.

And we are always down for warm desserts topped with cold ice cream too.

By using frozen peaches you can enjoy this recipe year-round. And you'll notice this recipe uses simple ingredients you probably already have on hand in your pantry.

homemade peach cobbler ingredients

  • frozen peaches-- this is the fastest method, though fresh peaches can also be used-- but prepare yourself for a much more time-consuming dessert. We do not recommend canned peaches for this recipe.
  • granulated sugar
  • fresh lemon juice-- fresh is always best
  • gluten free all-purpose flour-- we use Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Mix; buy it in bulk here and save yourself some money
  • xanthan gum-- omit if your all-purpose flour contains this or guar gum
  • cornstarch or arrowroot powder-- this helps thicken the peach cobbler
  • kosher salt
  • baking powder-- this loses its potency after being opened for 6 months. We recommend always labeling with the date new containers when first opened.
  • dairy free butter-- refrigerated; our go-to is Earth Balance Buttery Sticks
  • shortening-- you want this cold so refrigerate it before using, vegetable or palm oil shortening
  • eggs-- room temperature
  • dairy free milk-- we use refrigerated Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk. Any dairy free milk will work.
  • optional-- dairy free ice cream or whipped topping

useful kitchen essentials for this recipe

  • 9x13-inch baking pan-- (3 quart) we use our glass Pyrex baking dish for desserts and dinner recipes all week long. Keep in mind different kinds of baking dishes (aluminum, metal, glass) will change the bake time.
  • pastry cutter-- this is a kitchen must
  • turkey baster-- use this to remove excess liquid after the cobbler is baked, if desired
  • dessert bowls-- we love to serve this dish in fancy dessert bowls
A 9x13-inch baking dish filled with a thick sweet peach mixture and topped with a biscuit-like golden brown dough.
A 9x13-inch baking dish filled with a thick sweet peach mixture and topped with a biscuit-like golden brown dough. With sprinkles of sugar and a dessert nearby with cobbler in it and a scoop of ice cream.

frequently asked questions

what are the best kind of peaches to use

We prefer using frozen peaches for this class recipe. You can use fresh peaches; however, keep in mind this recipe calls for 3 pounds of sliced peaches.

do we eat this immediately out of the oven

We prefer to allow this dessert to sit for 15 minutes after it's removed from the oven. This allows the juices to thicken upon standing.

what's the difference between a cobbler and a crisp

This confused me so much growing up. You too? A cobbler is a deep-dish baked fruit dessert with a thick dropped-biscuit, while a crisp is a baked fruit dessert topped with a crisp and crunchy layer of gluten free oats, brown sugar, and butter.

how do I store a peach cobbler

Cover and refrigerate any leftover Peach Cobbler leftovers. It will help keep the cobbler topping from getting too mushy. It will keep in the refrigerator for 2 days.

can I make this dessert ahead of time

Ideally, you should bake your peach cobbler shortly before you wish to serve it.

And you'll find a similar Peach Cobbler recipe by Pioneer Woman. I absolutely love her recipes and fun cooking show. We did slightly alter the ingredients to work better with our gluten and dairy free substitutes.

A close up of a dessert bowl filled with sugar peaches, golden brown cobbler topping and a scoop of melty vanilla ice cream.

more dessert recipes everyone loves

  • blueberry crisp-- this recipe has juicy blueberries, topped with buttery crisp topping and a scoop of ice cream
  • classic apple crisp-- tender sweet apple slices on the bottom with double the crisp topping
  • peach ice cream-- a 2-ingredient no-churn ice cream that is cold, rich, and refreshing
  • zucchini bars-- here is the perfect end-of-summer dessert bars. They're packed full of moist zucchini, cinnamon, and topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting
  • pecan bars-- a buttery shortbread crust topped with a sweet pecan glaze. These are so addictive.
  • pumpkin ice cream-- better than a slice of pumpkin pie, we look forward to this cold treat every fall
  • carrot cake bars with brown sugar cream cheese frosting-- 9x13-inch baking dish packed full of moist carrots, applesauce, crushed pineapple and sprinkled with cinnamon and warm spices. This cake is mouthwatering and easy to make.
  • softest chocolate chip cookies-- you'll love to indulge on these warm cookies right off the baking sheet
  • fall dessert roundup-- here's your fall dessert guide to enjoying the best cozy treats and homemade desserts


This classic Peach Cobbler is a much-loved dessert. You will enjoy warm sweet peaches with a buttery, cobbler-style crust, perfect for your evening dessert.

Serve this with a scoop of ice cream or whipped topping and it's pure heaven.

And you'll find so many more delicious desserts on our website-- not to mention breakfast, lunch, dinner, and safe snack ideas too.

We love sharing our favorite homemade gluten and dairy free recipes with you.

To save you some time here is our Thanksgiving Day Roundup, Christmas Desserts (cookies, bars, cakes, everything you can think of to rock the Christmas dessert table!) and even our round up of favorite Super Bowl recipes.

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Eat well and feel well,


A 9x13-inch baking dish filled with a thick sweet peach mixture and topped with a biscuit-like golden brown dough. With sprinkles of sugar and a dessert nearby with cobbler in it and a scoop of ice cream.

Peach Cobbler

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Course: Brunch, Dessert
Servings: 12 servings


Peach Mixture

  • 3 lbs frozen peaches
  • 2 c granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ c gluten free all-purpose flour suggestion in post
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • pinch of salt

Biscuit- Style Topping

  • 2⅓ c gluten free all-purpose flour suggestion in post
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum omit if your all purpose flour contains this or guar gum
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoon granulated sugar divided
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 tablespoon dairy free butter cold and cut into small cubes, suggestion in post
  • 3 tablespoon shortening cold, suggestion in post
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • ¾ c dairy free milk suggestion in post
  • optional-- top with a scoop of dairy free ice cream or whipped topping


Preparing the Peach Mixture

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine all of the peach mixture ingredients and evenly transfer to a 9x13-inch baking dish; set aside.

Preparing the Biscuit-Style Topping

  • In another large bowl, stir together the flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, and heaping tablespoons of sugar and salt.
  • Then add in the butter and shortening with a pastry cutter. Blend until the mixture is well combined.
  • Now add in the eggs and milk with a fork. The mixture will be thick and sticky.
  • Remove small golf ball-sized dough balls from the bowl. Slightly flatten dough with your hand and place on top of the peach mixture.
  • Keep in mind the peaches won't be completely covered-- it should have a "cobbled together" look.
  • Sprinkle additional granulated sugar across the top of the cobbler.
  • Transfer to the oven for 40-42 minutes. The peach mixture should be bubbling up along the sides of the pan like crazy and the biscuit-style topping should be soft on the inside and golden brown on the outside.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 15 minutes before serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.
  • If the mixture is too juicy, remove excess juice with a turkey baster.
  • Cover and refrigerate any leftovers for 2 days.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Eating Gluten and Dairy Free” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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Sunday 12th of June 2022

Do you bake this with the peaches still frozen? Or do they need to be thawed first?


Monday 13th of June 2022

Thanks for reaching out. Yes, use frozen peaches. Jill