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Maw Maw’s Southern peach cobbler with canned peaches

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Maw Maw’s Southern peach cobbler with canned peaches is the perfect dessert recipe for all seasons. Peaches are tossed into a cinnamon and sugar mixture and topped with a buttery, flaky crust with a soft biscuity texture. This summer-filled dessert is easy to make, and it is great served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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Maw Maw’s Southern peach cobbler with canned peaches is the best dessert recipe you will ever find. It has all of the best flavor profiles that are reminiscent of summer’s past, and it is so easy to make! This southern-style peach cobbler recipe features a buttery crust topped with fluffy biscuit dough, juicy canned peaches, and mouthwatering cinnamon sugar. The best part about this dish? It can be served any time of year because there are no fresh or frozen ingredients required!

With this recipe, you can enjoy your favorite summer fruit at any time of year. Peach cobbler makes a great dish for family reunions or potluck dinners because everyone loves it!

Why You’ll Love This Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe

  • It’s fast and easy to make. You won’t sweat following this peach cobbler recipe. Even newbies in the kitchen can make this perfectly.
  • It is an old-fashioned southern peach cobbler recipe. Its nostalgic taste will bring you back to your childhood summer memories.
  • You don’t have to wait for summer to make a peach cobbler. This recipe uses canned peaches instead of fresh ones. You can now have this sweet dessert any time of the year.
  • It’s a flexible dessert. You can eat it cold with vanilla ice cream on hot days, or you can eat it warm with hot coffee on cold days.

Ingredients For Your Southern Style Peach Cobbler

Ingredient for peach cobbler sitting on a marbled countertop.


  • butter                                                         
  • flour                                                               
  • sugar                                                             
  • baking powder                                  
  • salt                                                       
  • milk 
  • vanilla extract 


  • sugar 
  • cinnamon 
  • nutmeg 
  • Ice cream for serving, if desired 

How To Make the Best Ever Southern Peach Cobbler

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Collage of creating peach cobbler.
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees 
  2. Place butter in 13×9 baking dish in oven to melt (Photo 1)
  3. In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, and vanilla until well combined (Photo 2)
Collage of assembling peach cobbler.
  1. Pour over melted butter 
  2. Spoon in peaches and juice (Photo 3)
  3. For the topping stir together sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg (Photo 4)
  4. Sprinkle over peaches (Photo 5)
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown and bubbly (Photo 6)
  6. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired, and enjoy! 
Peach cobbler in a white casserole.

What to Serve/Pair with Your Southern Style Peach Cobbler

On hot days, serve your southern-style peach cobbler cold. Then, top it off with your favorite vanilla ice cream. You can also add some crushed almonds or any nuts for added texture. Trust me; this dessert is refreshing and perfect for cool hot days.

On cold days, serve your southern-style peach cobbler warm. Pair it with your favorite coffee. Mine is a hot cappuccino. Warm cobbler and hot coffee is the perfect pair for cold winter nights.

Peach cobbler on a white plate with a black spoon on the side.

Southern Style Peach Cobbler FAQs

What ice cream goes best with a peach cobbler?

The best ice cream that goes best with a peach cobbler is vanilla ice cream. Some like to serve the cobbler hot with vanilla ice cream on the side or on top. The contrast between the cold and hot is to die for!

Can I use fresh peaches?

Yes, you can use fresh peaches. Canned peaches are okay as well. But both work fine with this recipe. Frozen peaches have the least flavor and taste. If you are using frozen peaches, make sure you thaw them first in a colander and let any excess water drain out.

Besides peach cobblers, are there other variations?

There are plenty of fruits that you can use for cobblers. Here are the popular fruit options for cobblers:
· Cherry
· Apple
· Blackberry
· Raspberry
· Plum
· Apricots
· Pears
· Rhubarb

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4.40 from 23 votes

Maw Maw’s Southern peach cobbler with canned peaches

Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yields 8 Servings
Old Fashioned Southern Peach Cobbler is the perfect comfort dessert you can make all year long with canned peaches! Perfect for potlucks and get-togethers!



  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup (125 g) flour
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¾ cup (177 3/7 ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Ice cream for serving if desired
Makes: 13 x 9inch rectangle2inch height


  • Preheat oven to 350 °F (177 °C) degrees
  • Place butter in 13×9 baking dish in oven to melt
  • In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, and vanilla until well combined
  • Pour over melted butter
  • Spoon in peaches and juiceFor the topping stir together sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg Sprinkle over peaches
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown and bubbly
  • Serve warm, with ice cream if desired, and enjoy!


*If using fresh peaches:

  1. Peel, core, and slice 5 peaches
  2. Mix ¾ cup sugar and ¼ teaspoon salt with the peaches
  3. Add to saucepan and cook on medium heat just until the sugar is dissolved, then follow recipe.   

Nutrition Information

Calories: 218kcal (11%) Carbohydrates: 50g (17%) Protein: 3g (6%) Fat: 1g (2%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 2mg (1%) Sodium: 190mg (8%) Potassium: 246mg (7%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 36g (40%) Vitamin A: 373IU (7%) Vitamin C: 7mg (8%) Calcium: 96mg (10%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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  1. 5 stars
    I left a 5 star rating because it was very simple to put together. We will have to wait for the taste review in about 26 mins. As, it is baking as I type. My husband found the recipe and requested I make it today..smells wonderful so I’m positive it will be great!..ty

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! My Partner bought three 29 oz cans of peaches and had been hounding me to make peach cobbler. I searched the web and found your excellent recipe. I was a bit concerned that the amount of nutmeg might be on the high side, but it was spot on. I drained the peaches and drizzled a bit of the juice over the cobbler. The topping was nicely carmelized and my Partner was quite happy….

  3. Love it. Haven’t tried yet, but I’ll let you know. Looks Beautiful and smell good. My time was 40 mins. I like a good crust.

  4. 5 stars
    I used fresh peaches and cut sugar down to 1/4 c!! Added fresh blueberries too.
    Absolutely delish!!! Heaven in a dish!!

  5. I have a recipe for fresh peaches but after reading yours with can I’m gonna give it a try. I’m making my Chili Chicken Stew recipe with a few of my own tweaks topped off with finely shredded cheese and sour cream. Two iron skillets of cornbread and top it off with sweet tea and most definitely vanilla ice cream. Can’t wait till Saturday ????????????

    1. What if you have canned peaches with no added sugar do you still add the same amount of sugar this recipe calls for?

      1. 5 stars
        I had it in, yes, regardless of what type of peaches I use! it’s a personal preference, if you don’t want the added sugar, then by all means, don’t add it

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