Peach cobbler is a classic southern dessert that has an outstanding number of local and regional variations. The only unbreakable rule is that you use the freshest and juiciest peaches that you can find. Check out these 9 recipes for peach cobblers (and their brethren) for an ideal dessert to end a summer evening.
1. Easy Peach Cobbler
CHOW’s recipe for peach cobbler has a flaky biscuit topping made with buttermilk (or you can substitute whole milk yogurt). Fresh peaches, made-from-scratch biscuits, and peaches? Add a little vanilla ice cream and you’re all set. Get our Easy Peach Cobbler recipe.
2. Honey Cinnamon Peach Cobbler
The coarse crumbs made from a simple riff on an all butter piecrust recipe makes for a tasty topping. The peaches are sweetened with only a hint of honey instead of white sugar. Get the recipe here.
3. Slow Cooker Peach Crumble
A modified recipe from Alton Brown, this slow cooker peach crumble has rolled oats and develops a caramelized flavor after spending a few hours in the slow cooker. Get our Slow Cooker Peach Crumble recipe.
4. Blackberry Peach Cobbler
Blackberries are a great match for ripe peaches in CHOW's cobbler recipe. The sour cream biscuits (with some butter and heavy cream) are rich, flaky, and totally delightful. Get our Blackberry Peach Cobbler recipe.
5. Peach Blueberry Cobbler
Another biscuit-topped cobbler, this peach and blueberry combination has fresh lemon juice, cinnamon, and some dark brown sugar for sweetness. The cornmeal biscuits are rustic and do a good job of sopping up the berry juice. Get the recipe here.
6. Roasted Peach and Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding
Use challah or brioche bread for the best results – but honestly anything with cream, eggs, peaches, and some peach schnapps is an unbeatable combination in our book. Get our Roasted Peach and Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding recipe.
7. Southern-Style Peach Cobbler
This recipe breaks our cardinal rule, but is a really good option if you don’t have access to fresh peaches or if the ones you’ve picked up turn out to be mealy or tasteless . Top with some chilled condensed milk instead of ice cream for an added Southern touch. Get the recipe here.
8. Peach and Rhubarb Crisp
Crisp, crumble, cobbler – they’re all delicious. This recipe for peach and rhubarb crisp is flavored with maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, hazelnuts, and finely chopped dates. Get the recipe here.
9. The Best Peach Cobbler
Pouring the batter over the melted butter and then pouring the peach mixture on top of that makes for a syrupy and delicious cobbler that is fabulous served over ice cream or topped with crème fraiche. Get the recipe here.
Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy is a New York City–based food writer and editor at Penguin who has worked on and recipe-tested several cookbooks. She is currently in search of NYC's best ramen, and is one of the few people who admit to disliking brunch.