By Leslie Kelly

Peach cobbler is one of those summer classics that seems impossible to improve, but let's push that sweet envelope with these 4 next-level variations of the juicy treat.

Twist No. 1: Make it Savory

Want to get tongues wagging at your next dinner party? Serve this Basil Peach Pepper Parmesan Cobbler alongside grilled pork chops and then wait for the shower of compliments. Reviewers raved about this Chef John creation, one writing that she "probably won't be able to have regular, old peach cobbler again thanks to this recipe." Pro tip: Make sure to use self-rising flour, not all-purpose.


Twist No. 2: Bake it With Doughnuts

Cop Cobbler -- because, as the cliche goes, police officers supposedly enjoy doughnuts -- is so sticky-sweet, it almost makes the leap to bread pudding. Earning a 4.5 star rating, it's peachy at brunch or for dessert. Pro tip: Cake doughnuts are going to give it more heft.

Twist No. 3: Make it in a Mug

The trend of making desserts in a mug shows no signs of cooling off, and this Peach Cobbler in a Mug might turn skeptics into fans. Pro tip: If using fresh peaches, reserve a slice to place on top just before serving.

Photo by Leslie Kelly

Twist No. 4: Dump it in A Slow Cooker

Combine ingredients for Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler in your trusty Crockpot, and go have some fun for a few hours. Dessert prep doesn't get any easier than this. Pro tip: Go ahead and double up on the number of peaches, and you'll have twice the yum.

If you prefer straightforward to twists, here are more than 100 peach cobbler recipes including the delectable Peach Cobbler IV:

Peach Cobbler IV | Photo by Holiday Baker

Twist No. 5: Give It the Cheesecake Treatment

Peach Cobbler Cheesecake Bars are the best of both worlds! "Peach cobbler and cheesecake is an extraordinary combination," says lutzflcat. "The peaches are bursting with sweet, fresh flavor, and the cheesecake filling is creamy and luscious. Together, they are divine!"

Photo by lutzflcat

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