If you live in the American South — or just love their traditional foods — few desserts are as iconic as warm, gooey, homemade peach cobbler. This Southern comfort food is perfect for topping off a long summer day and warming up a chilly winter evening. It often steals the show at family gatherings and seasonal meals, sometimes topped with vanilla ice cream or cinnamon. With people all over the world facing a holiday season that may look a lot different this year, a comfort food that feels like home may be just what we all need.
So, if you’re looking for some seasonal recipes to warm your heart and take the edge off your stress, look no further than these scrumptious cobbler recipes. We even went the extra mile and found some tasty offerings for those who follow very specific diets. Here’s our take on a few of the best easy-to-prepare peach cobbler recipes for different dietary needs.
Best Traditional Peach Cobbler
For those who favor the classic cobbler, this recipe is definitely a must-try. This delicious dish cuts no corners and hits every requirement for maintaining traditional cobbler status by capitalizing on all the classic ingredients. One thing that makes this recipe stand out is the thin peach slices rather than the chunks and wedges seen in most cobblers. This small variation allows the flavors to blend perfectly during the baking process.
Best Easy-to-Make Cobbler with Frozen Peaches
Peaches aren't always accessible or in season, but your cravings don't know that. If you're craving peach cobbler but don't have fresh or ripe peaches on hand, frozen peaches can save the day. In fact, with this popular recipe, you won't even be able to tell the peaches are frozen — that’s how good it is! The fruit base calls for sliced frozen peaches, lemon juice, cornstarch and sugar, although fresh peaches are also great when you have them.
Best Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler
Being on a gluten-free diet can sometimes mean missing out on eating the dishes and desserts you love. However, going gluten-free doesn't mean you have to break it off with peach cobbler. This cobbler recipe is completely free of gluten and still delicious down to the peachy pit. Rather than using wheat flour to make a traditional cobbler topping, this cobbler calls for a gluten-free flour mix. As an additional perk, the entire dish only takes about 15 minutes to prepare (minus the bake time)!
Classic “Bisquick” Peach Cobbler
If you're worried about perfecting the topping, why not simplify the recipe? After all, it’s hard to beat the simplicity of six ingredients, one of which is canned peaches that requires zero effort to prepare. This recipe also draws on ready-to-go Bisquick for the iconic cobbler topping, which takes all the grunt work out of preparing it. With only Bisquick mix, milk and nutmeg making up the batter, it's (virtually) impossible to mess up the topping during the mixing process.
Healthier Alternative: Peach Crumble
A peach crumble dessert doesn’t come down to the level of "diet" food, but it does dial the carbohydrate and fat counts down a few notches, making it a better alternative than traditional peach cobbler if you’re looking to splurge on something sweet. With a lighter crumble on top versus the normal thicker, heavier crust, it has a higher fruit-to-topping ratio, but it certainly doesn't skimp on flavor.