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Contest-Winning Peach Cobbler

Canned peaches make this cobbler quick to assemble. The tender 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
    12 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 large eggs, room temperature, 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


  • 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 11x7-in. baking dish. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  • 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° until filling is bubbly and a toothpick inserted in topping comes out clean, 50-55 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.
  • For butterscotch sauce, 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 until thickened, 1 minute. Remove from the heat; add lemon juice. If desired, serve cobbler with ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 352 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • OhBeeOne
    Jan 27, 2017

    What the hey........ this says to save the peach juice for the sauce. HOWEVER... in the sauce recipe there is no mention of the peach juice??????

  • Flenner
    Aug 25, 2016

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

  • KarenKeefe
    Jul 22, 2016

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

  • paula9
    Apr 24, 2016

    I did not change anything excellent

  • EllenMerick
    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
    Jan 2, 2015

    Turned out delicious. We loved it without the topping.

  • Lots of Love
    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.

  • BakinBrooke
    Dec 22, 2012

    No comment left

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    Jun 18, 2012


  • obsessedwithfood
    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.