There is nothing better than a bowl of this deep-fried peach cobbler topped with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream in the summer. Rather than firing up the oven and heating up the kitchen, this cobbler is a great solution. Absolutely divine, sweet, textured, and easy to make even if you aren't normally a whiz in the kitchen, this recipe is one you are going to make regularly!
Deep-Fried Peach Cobbler
My Granny made cobbler that was out of this world delicious. While I can make that and it is a perfect addition to the menu, sometimes the oven baking just isn't fun in the heat of the summer. So, the solution is a fun little cobbler that is all made on the stovetop! You will love how easy it is to make and everyone will rave over how delicious it tastes.
If you like cobbler, then you might also like this fun-to-make cake mix berry cobbler recipe. It's delicious, easy to make, and one of those recipes that my family raves over. Plus it's a good potluck recipe!
Can I Use Fresh or Frozen Peaches in This Cobbler?
Part of the ease of this recipe is the syrup in the canned peaches adds to the recipe. While you can use fresh or frozen peaches, you will want to cook them down further and will need to add at least ½ cup water to them. I also recommend tasting for sweetness, but the brown sugar included should be plenty for this cobbler to be nice and sweet even when made with fresh or frozen peaches.
If you do choose fresh peaches, definitely look for the riper peaches if possible. You can leave the skin on or remove it, either one works great for this. I prefer peeled fruit in cobbler, but you can use whatever is convenient.
What Goes with Peach Cobbler?
This is delicious all by itself, but you know that we have to have something on top of our cobbler in the South. Traditionally, a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream is put on top of the cobbler. You can, however, use other options. Below are some of my favorites that go well with this deep-fried cobbler.
- Cinnamon ice cream
- Caramel ice cream
- Peach ice cream
- Whipped cream
- Cool whip
- Caramel syrup
- Butterscotch syrup
- Cinnamon syrup
- Powdered sugar
You don't have to have anything on top of your cobbler if you prefer not to. It is absolutely perfect just as it is without any topping, but a bit of something extra is definitely a great idea if you want!
Can This Be Baked Instead?
If you really want to make this in the oven, you would pour the peach mixture into a baking dish and top it with the biscuits. I would recommend brushing the tops with melted butter and sprinkling them with sugar. It would probably be best to bake at 350°F for about 12 to 15 minutes or until the biscuits are cooked through and golden brown on top.
Can I Make Cobbler in the Air Fryer?
If you prefer the healthier method, you can prepare this in the air fryer instead. You can either air fry the biscuits alone or you can follow the directions above to create a traditional cobbler and prepare it in the air fryer. Bake at 350°F for about 8 to 10 minutes or until the biscuits are cooked through and golden brown on top.
What are the Best Biscuits to Use For Cobbler?
Using canned biscuits works best, and in particular, using ones that are flaky or layered. Pillsbury Grands are a popular choice, but I prefer the cheap basic biscuit I can pull apart easily. I do not recommend using frozen biscuits for this cobbler recipe. They will not have ample time to cook through and you won't be able to pull them apart to create the layers wanted.
- Canned peaches
- Brown sugar
- Unsalted butter
- Olive oil
- Canned biscuits
- Whipped cream
- Ice cream
- Powdered sugar
- Caramel syrup
Handy Kitchen Tools
- Cast iron skillet or deep-sided skillet
- Wooden spoon
- Slotted spoon
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Serving bowls
How to Make Deep Fried Peach Cobbler
In a deep-sided cast-iron skillet, melt ¼ cup butter over medium-high heat.
Add the juice from the canned peaches, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice into the skillet. Stir to combine.
Bring this mixture to a boil, stirring regularly.
Add the peaches to the skillet and stir to combine.
Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking for 8 to 10 minutes.
Once thickened, remove from heat and set aside.
In a clean skillet, add the olive oil and remaining butter and heat over medium-high heat.
Pull the biscuits apart, splitting them in half.
Place the biscuits into the hot oil and butter mixture, making sure not to crowd the pan.
Fry for 2 to 3 minutes per side until cooked through and golden brown.
Remove the biscuits from the oil and drain on paper towels.
Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
Layer the biscuits into a serving bowl and pour the peaches and syrup over the top.
Serve with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.
More Tasty Dessert Recipes
Dessert is the best part of the day! This cobbler is fantastic, but you may also want to try one or all of these other tasty dessert recipes below. I love fruit-flavored desserts and below are some of my favorites. Whether you want something fast and easy or to make something decadent, this list has something you will love. Make sure you bookmark, pin, or print these recipes to make at a later time.
- Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Hand Pies Recipe
- Chai Spiced Baked Apples with Vanilla Bean Gelato
- Lavender Lemon Curd & Mascarpone Raspberry Tarts
- Decadent Layered Berry Chantilly Cake Recipe
- No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Lasagna
- 1 (15-ounce) can canned peaches (425 g)
- 1 cup brown sugar (213 g)
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon (5.2 g)
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg (1.2 g)
- ½ teaspoon all spice (1 g)
- ½ cup unsalted butter, divided (113 g)
- ½ cup olive oil (125 ml)
- 1 (8 ct) can) flaky layers biscuits
- In a deep-sided cast-iron skillet, melt ¼ cup butter over medium-high heat.
- To the butter, add the juice from the canned peaches, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Stir to combine.
- Bring this mixture to a boil, stirring regularly.
- Add the peaches to the skillet and stir to combine.
- Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Once thickened, remove from heat and set aside.
- In a clean skillet, add the olive oil and remaining butter and heat over medium-high heat.
- Pull the biscuits apart, splitting them in half.
- Place the biscuits into the hot oil and butter mixture, making sure not to crowd the pan.
- Fry for 2 to 3 minutes per side until cooked through and golden brown.
- Remove the biscuits from the oil and drain on paper towels.
- Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
- Layer the biscuits into a serving bowl and pour the peaches and syrup over the top.
- Serve with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.
Flaky layered biscuits work best for this recipe.
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