This is my grandmother's Southern homemade peach cobbler recipe, handed down to my mother in Louisiana. It's made with cinnamon, nutmeg, and buttery morsels of biscuit bits. It tastes great on its own, but even better with vanilla ice cream, a la mode.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix peaches, 3/4 cup white sugar, brown sugar, butter, cornstarch, vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and salt in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir until sugars are dissolved and butter is melted, about 5 minutes.

  • Sprinkle each biscuit with 1 pinch cinnamon, 1 pinch white sugar, and 1 pinch nutmeg. Flatten biscuits on a lightly floured surface using a rolling pin. Cut each flattened biscuit into 12 to 15 small squares; stir into peach mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 10 minutes.

  • Pour peach-biscuit mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish and allow to thicken for 2 to 3 minutes; cover or decorate with pie crust. Cover dish with a sheet of aluminum foil and place dish on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden brown, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Cool before serving.

Cook's Note:

Optionally, the baking pan can be lined with pie crust before adding the mixture, but fewer biscuits should be used in preparation or the entire dessert may contain too much dough.

Nutrition Facts

495 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 73.4g; fat 21.4g; cholesterol 24.9mg; sodium 552.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2014
Delish!! My family loved it. Super easy to make. Will be making again for sure. My family is already asking when I will make it again. Great recipe. Thanks Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2020
I drained one of the cans of peaches and not the other one as one person suggested and I ended up with soup. Way too much liquid. It was an easy recipe to make but I would not make it again without completely draining the peaches. The flavor was good though. Read More
56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2014
Delish!! My family loved it. Super easy to make. Will be making again for sure. My family is already asking when I will make it again. Great recipe. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2014
Very quick, easy, and delicious! My family absolutely loves this recipe. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2014
I dipped biscuits in butter then rolled in cinnamon brown sugar before putting them on top.. looks good smells great hope y he family enjoys it tomorrow for thanksgiving Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2013
Leaving to shop for the ingredients, but to me this is the ONLY style that can be called a cobbler! It has drops of yummy dough in the filling! Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2016
This recipe is a keeper. I modified it slightly. I have a very small kitchen, and I do not have all of the kitchen implements that are normally found in everyday kitchens. I used a wooden cutting board to divide the dough. As mentioned previously, I dipped the dough chunks into melted butter followed by a bowl of sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. I used peaches in heavy syrup, and I drained one of the cans thoroughly, thinking that there would be too much liquid otherwise. This turned out to be a wise move, since there was plenty of liquid, even after adding a bit more corn starch to the mixture. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2015
Absolutely amazing! Pretty sure my family and I heard the angels singing when we ate this. Didn't have canned peaches on hand but did have fresh peaches we had gotten from our local peach festival here in Louisiana (used 8). I won't use any other peach cobbler recipe, your grandmother's is definitely the best. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2014
This was amazing!! I had to save this in my favorites my family and friends loved this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2014
Made this for Thanksgiving the family absolutely loved it. Will definitely be making again. Super easy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2017
I only made slight changes like making home made biscuits for the dumplings. Otherwise, this looks and tastes like the same recipe my mama and her people used in North and South Carolina. I picked many a peach from the backyard tree when I was a boy, so that Mama would make rhis cobbler. It went great with the vanilla ice cream. I'm 63 and retired now. Thanks for the memories and the great recipe. Peace. Antar1954 Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2020
I drained one of the cans of peaches and not the other one as one person suggested and I ended up with soup. Way too much liquid. It was an easy recipe to make but I would not make it again without completely draining the peaches. The flavor was good though. Read More
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