Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe With Frozen Peaches

Note: My grandmother is from Kentucky and likes things sweet. The comments are clear, if you make as directed, it might be too sweet. An important part of this recipe is coating the peaches in sugar. This draws out moisture from the peaches and makes for a superior cobbler. During this process, a syrup will begin to form. If you add the peaches and the syrup to the cobbler, it will be sweet. I always let the syrup drip off before adding the peaches. Second, if you don’t like a sweet topping to the cobbler, feel free to cut the sugar in the batter. Some comments have said 1/2 cup is perfect if you don’t want it too sweet. If you do those two things, you will have an amazing cobbler on your hands! Enjoy!

I have stated before, I love peaches. This is an easy peach cobbler recipe with frozen peaches that is sure to leave you smiling after every bite. Every aspect of this recipe is rich and indulgent. It is exactly what you want from a dessert.

I made a peach trifle a few weeks back. It was one of my vintage recipes I had found, and I thought that peaches sounded fantastic. In that recipe I used canned peaches. When I got the craving for a peach dessert this time around I had one of those “duh” moments. Instead of using canned peaches, I should be using frozen!

Naturally fresh is best, but when it has been a long, cold, and rainy spring, you begin to lose hope that you will ever taste a fresh peach again. Frozen peaches worked wonderfully in this recipe and they were almost as good as the real deal.

Grandma’s Original Recipe For Peach Cobbler Kentucky Style

My grandma grew up in Kentucky. When I was going through her recipes, I saw a recipe for Peach Cobbler Kentucky Style. I love southern food, and anything Kentucky style sounded amazing! Here’s the recipe:

  • 2 cups fresh sliced peaches (frozen worked fantastic)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 stick of butter

For the Batter:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup milk

Cover the peaches with 1 cup of white sugar and set aside to draw out the juice. Melt 1 stick of butter in an 8″ baking pan. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add the milk to form a thin batter.

Carefully spoon out the batter over the butter in the baking pan. Do not stir. Add peaches on top of the batter. Do not stir. Bake in an oven at 375 for 1 hour. Peek in occasionally, not all ovens require 1 hour. Use this recipe with other fruits.

Layered Ingredients
Ingredients layered with a lot of butter!

What I Loved About This Recipe

Oh my goodness, where do I even begin? I loved every aspect of this easy peach cobbler recipe with frozen peaches. Each step was thoughtful and perfectly calculated to deliver a superior dessert. I was skeptical of all the butter the recipe called for. Then I remembered, Kentucky style. Sugar and butter go hand in hand with Kentucky style. I trusted the recipe and was richly rewarded.

The butter rose to the top with the batter as it cooked. The result was a brown butter, butterscotch flavor to the batter. It added a depth to the cobbler that is usually missing. My cobbler was done in about 50 minutes.

This was by far the best recipe that I’ve baked for cobbler. My mom said it tasted just like her mom’s growing up. In their household they had cobbler all the time. I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we have!


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Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe With Frozen Peaches

10 thoughts on “Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe With Frozen Peaches

  • June 22, 2020 at 3:46 am

    Just made this today and it turned out well. I decreased the sugars in both the peach soak and in the batter and it was sweet enough for me. Thanks for sharing this easy cobbler; appreciate ya!

    • June 22, 2020 at 4:07 am

      My wife made this for me tonight! It is one of my favorites and I need to make this more! I agree. I always reduce the sugar in the soak and was thinking it would be better with a little less in the batter. My grandma is from Kentucky. A lot of sugar and a lot of butter. I love it!

  • March 12, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Is this Self Rising or All Purpose flour?

    • March 12, 2021 at 7:47 pm

      Brenda, I always use all purpose flour. Seems to work just fine. I use it mainly because that is what I have lying around.

  • January 8, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Do you thaw and drain your frozen peaches first?

    • January 14, 2022 at 3:29 pm

      I do thaw them. I don’t worry about draining. All the sugar added makes a syrup. I try and drain the syrup before using the peaches in the recipe. Otherwise it is too sweet. Thanks for visiting the site!

  • February 2, 2022 at 2:49 am

    Sorry. I love sweet but this is ridiculously sweet. I love peach cobbler but won’t make this again.

    • February 2, 2022 at 4:01 am

      Thanks for trying it Kevin! When the peaches sit in the sugar it pulls liquid from the peaches and forms a syrup. I do not add that syrup to the cobbler with the peaches. If I add that syrup, it is ridiculously sweet. If I remove that syrup, it’s just right.

  • May 19, 2022 at 4:19 pm

    I have a lot of family coming to visit and I was wondering if it will turn out if I double the recipe?

    • May 19, 2022 at 4:32 pm


      Thanks for stopping by! If you double the recipe, it should work just fine. Make sure you see the updated notes in the recipe on the sugar and overall sweetness. Some commenters have complained that it is too sweet. There is definitely some leeway in reducing the sugar to suit your tastes. I think your guests are going to love it! Let me know how it goes!


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