Contest-Winning Peach Cobbler Recipe
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Contest-Winning Peach Cobbler Recipe

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Canned peaches make this cobber quick to assemble. The tender cake-like topping pairs nicely with the sweet fruit filling and butterscotch sauce. The sauce should always be served warm. —Ellen Merick, North Pole, Alaska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cans (29 ounces each) sliced peaches
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  1. Drain peaches, reserving 1/2 cup syrup for the sauce. In a large bowl, combine peaches, brown sugar, tapioca, cinnamon if desired, lemon juice and vanilla. Transfer to an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in eggs. Drop by spoonfuls onto peach mixture; spread evenly. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until filling is bubbly and a toothpick inserted in topping comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, flour, salt, butter and reserved peach syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat; add lemon juice. Serve with cobbler and ice cream if desired. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Peach Cobbler in Taste of Home October/November 2005, p31

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Flenner User ID: 2160342 253138
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016

"This is soooo good! Made without the butterscotch sauce and topped with vanilla ice cream. the topping is cake-like"

KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 251735
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2016

"When I read "butterscotch" I had to give it a try! No doubt it was a contest winner! Delicious!"

paula9 User ID: 6311919 247442
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"I did not change anything excellent"

EllenMerick User ID: 8558162 234004
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"It was interesting to read the reviews for my peach cobbler. I'm so glad most of you loved it. If you had problems with the crust, rest assured, I did a few times too. It seemed to happen when the batter was too thick, and didn't spread easily. I have never used frozen peaches, but It could certainly be done."

brigittehsmom User ID: 413139 216725
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"Turned out delicious. We loved it without the topping."

Lots of Love User ID: 5796030 131415
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2014

"Just came out of the the oven. I double the topping, made the sauce and had vanilla ice cream with it. I have five children and they loved it."

cookiesnsnickers User ID: 6706544 155683
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2012


obsessedwithfood User ID: 3724663 145062
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

"This was really good. Loved the sauce. My husband liked it too but he likes another peach dessert that I make in the microwave alot better. I'd probably make this again though because I usually have all the ingredients on hand."

Russ1942 User ID: 6237392 152515
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"Best cobbler we have ever eaten"

shaegetz User ID: 1288853 64144
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"It was very good. I didn't get a cake-like consistency from the topping, though. It was a hard shell with unbaked topping underneath. Will try it again to see if I did something wrong."

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