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Biscuit Peach Cobbler Recipe

I’m just gonna leave this Biscuit Peach Cobbler Recipe right here. Buttery homemade biscuits on top of sweet fresh peaches, baked in a cast iron skillet until bubbly and hot….topped with creamy vanilla ice cream.

Biscuit Peach Cobbler in a cast iron skillet

One of the best things I’ve ever cooked in a cast iron skillet. This Biscuit Peach Cobbler Recipe.

First, let me state that there is no “wrong” way to make a peach cobbler.

Whether you prefer a Cup-Cup-Cup Cobbler (you know, a cup of flour, a cup of sugar, a cup of milk), or a cobbler made with pie pastry lattice, they are all good.

Strike that. Great.

The taste of bright and sweet fresh peaches with a slightly salty-savory biscuit topping is a step away from heaven. Buttery and crumbly, a biscuit is happiest sitting on top of peaches.


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But the biscuit does not outshine the peach filling. It compliments the juicy peaches. We stirred our fresh sliced peaches (peel on), with sugar, butter, vanilla, a splash of lemon juice and a pinch of ginger.

Add a little cornstarch, and let them simmer. Peach magic.


Sliced Georgia peaches in a cast iron skillet


Be sure to use a well seasoned cast iron skillet that you normally use for baking cornbread.

You can find great deals at local thrift stores and flea markets on cast iron cookware.


Flour mixture with butter to make the biscuit mix




More delicious recipe ideas you should try:

Butter Basil Sweet Corn

Blueberry and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad

Thick and Chunky Garden Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce


Biscuit dough on top of a skillet of peach cobbler


For Biscuit Peach Cobbler, you can pat out and cut your biscuits if you’d like. Or, do like I did and just plop spoonfuls of biscuit dough on top.

Plop is the culinary term for carefully place the dough wherever you want it.

Bake the peach cobbler until the peaches are bubbly and the biscuits are cooked through and golden brown.

For an extra touch, about half way through baking, brush the biscuit topping of your Biscuit Peach Cobbler with reserved peach juice and sprinkle with sugar.


Lord have mercy, ya'll. Biscuit Peach Cobbler.


Look at this! Just look at it! Let the peach cobbler stand before serving for the peach filling to thicken. If you can wait. Hey, if you decide to go in hot, I’m all for it.

This peach cobbler (as they all are) is best served warm or at room temperature with my personal favorite, vanilla ice cream.


A bowl of biscuit peach cobbler just waiting on a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Have you ever tried making peach cobbler with biscuit dough? What did you think? Please share your recipe ideas, we would love to try them in our own kitchen.

How great would this be with fresh blueberries or blackberries, too?


A bowl of peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream on top.



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5 from 3 votes

Biscuit Peach Cobbler Recipe

An easy and delicious peach cobbler recipe made with fresh Georgia peaches in a cast iron skillet with a buttery biscuit topping.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 306 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

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For the Peach Filling

  • 8 fresh peaches washed, pitted and sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 scant teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 pinch ground ginger
  • 1 pinch salt

For the Biscuit Topping

  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons reserved juices from peach filling
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Cook That

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a 10 inch cast iron skillet, heat 2 TB of butter over medium heat. Add the peaches, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, ginger, salt. Stir and cook the peaches until bubbly, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the cornstarch in a small bowl with a spoon of water. When blended, stir into the peach mixture well. Reduce heat to low and cook and stir for another 5 minutes.
  4. While the peaches are cooking, prepare the biscuit topping.
  5. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and brown sugar. Using a fork or pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture has a crumbly texture.
  6. Work quickly so the butter does not get soft.
  7. Stir in the buttermilk until the dough forms. Spoon over the peaches in the skillet.
  8. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush the biscuit topping with the reserved peach juice and sprinkle with white sugar. Return to the oven and bake for another 15 - 20 minutes until the biscuits are cooked through.
  9. Stand before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Biscuit Peach Cobbler Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 232mg10%
Potassium 573mg16%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 955IU19%
Vitamin C 13.6mg16%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    July 18, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Well hello there, beautiful! This looks absolutely UNREAL… the perfect summer treat!

    • Reply
      July 18, 2017 at 8:44 am

      Thank you Karly! It turned out great…but it took me three bowls of it to make up my mind. HA!

  • Reply
    August 4, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Looks great and would love to make it, but if I do not have fresh peaches, can I substitute frozen or canned peaches? What would the quantity be? Could other fruit be used?

    • Reply
      August 5, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      Yes frozen will work, too.

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