Crockpot Peach Cobbler is a delightful dessert that effortlessly blends the sweetness of ripe peaches with a biscuit-like topping, all cooked to perfection in your crockpot. This warm, comforting dessert fills your home with an irresistible aroma and your palate with a heavenly taste.
It’s the perfect treat for those summer days when you want a sweet indulgence without the hassle of using your oven. This Crockpot Peach Cobbler will surely become a family favorite with its easy preparation and mouthwatering result.
- Ripe Peaches: You’re going to need some delicious ripe peaches. These will be peeled and sliced and form the primary component of our cobbler.
- Cornstarch: This is going to get mixed in with our peach mixture. The cornstarch is going to help thicken up all those juices.
- Cinnamon: This will be added to the peach mixture for a warm, comforting flavor.
- Granulated Sugar: This will be added to the peaches to sweeten the mixture.
- Ground Nutmeg: A dash of nutmeg will be added to the peach mixture. If you are a big fan of nutmeg, feel free to add more.
- Whole Milk: You’ll need three-quarters of a cup of whole milk to make the buttermilk.
- Fresh Lemon Juice: 3 quarters of a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice will be mixed with the milk and left to sit for a few minutes to create the buttermilk.
- Flour: This is the base for our biscuit-like topping.
- Sugar: This will be mixed in with the topping mixture to sweeten it.
- Kosher Salt: A small kosher salt will be added to the topping mixture.
- Baking Powder: This will help the topping rise and become fluffy.
- Cinnamon: Some more cinnamon will be added to the topping mixture for extra flavor.
- Cold Cubed Butter: This will make the topping flaky and super delicious.
- Vegetable Oil: You’ll need vegetable oil to grease your crock pot to ensure the cobbler doesn’t stick.
- Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (Optional): A scoop of vanilla bean ice cream can be added when serving the cobbler for an extra treat.
Making The Crockpot Peach Cobbler Recipe
Preparing the Peaches and Buttermilk:
Begin by peeling and slicing your ripe peaches. Next, prepare the buttermilk by mixing 3 quarters of whole milk with three quarters of a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Stir the mixture and let it sit for a few minutes.
Preparing the Crockpot:
Grease your crockpot using a vegetable oil spray. If you have crockpot liners, this would be a great time to use them. Once greased, pour your sliced peaches into the bottom of the crockpot.
Making the Peach Mixture:
To the peaches in the crockpot, add your granulated sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Stir well to ensure the peaches are evenly coated. Add a dash of nutmeg and give the mixture another good stir. Let this sit while you prepare the topping.
Preparing the Topping:
Combine the flour, sugar, kosher salt, baking powder, and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Whisk the mixture until all lumps are removed. Next, add in the cold cubed butter. Use a pastry cutter or a fork to break the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles sand or small pea pieces.
Finishing the Topping:
Now, add in the buttermilk you prepared earlier. Do this in thirds, mixing just until it’s incorporated each time. It’s okay if there are some lumps of butter or flour.
Adding the Topping to the Cobbler:
Once the topping is ready, scoop it out in spoonfuls and place it evenly over the peach mixture in the crockpot. You can use an ice cream or cookie scoop to help with this.
Cooking the Cobbler:
Set your crockpot to cook on high for two to three hours.
Cooling and Serving:
Once the cobbler is done, let it sit with the lid slightly open for at least 10-15 minutes. This will allow it to cool and stop bubbling. Serve the cobbler warm, and if desired, add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top for an extra treat.
Tips and Variations
- Ripe Peaches: Make sure to use ripe peaches for this recipe, as they will provide the best flavor. If your peaches aren’t ripe, place them in a paper bag for a day or two to help them ripen.
- Crockpot Liners: Using crockpot liners can make cleanup a breeze. They are not necessary but are a nice convenience.
- Butter Substitute: If you want to make this recipe dairy-free, you can use a dairy-free butter substitute in the biscuit topping.
- Spice Variations: Add some ground ginger or cardamom to the peach mixture if you like your desserts with a kick.
- Fruit Variations: Although this recipe is for peach cobbler, you could easily substitute the peaches for a different fruit. Apples, cherries, or mixed berries would all work well.
- Gluten-Free: To make this recipe gluten-free, use a gluten-free flour blend in place of the regular flour in the biscuit topping.
- Buttermilk Substitute: If you don’t have buttermilk, you can make a quick substitute with regular milk, lemon juice, or vinegar. For every cup of buttermilk, you can use 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar and enough milk to make 1 cup. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes before using.
- Serving Tip: This cobbler is best served warm. If you’ve made it in advance, you can reheat it in the crockpot on the warm setting.
- Ice Cream Topping: A scoop of vanilla or whipped cream on top of the warm cobbler makes for a deliciously creamy contrast.
Frequently Asked Questions
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- Ripe Peaches: 6-8
- Cornstarch: 2 tablespoons
- Cinnamon: 1 tablespoon
- Granulated Sugar: 1 cup
- Ground Nutmeg: 1/2 teaspoon
- Whole Milk: 3/4 cup
- Fresh Lemon Juice: 3/4 tablespoon
- Flour: 2 cups
- Sugar: 1/2 cup
- Kosher Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
- Baking Powder: 1 tablespoon
- Cold Cubed Butter: 1/2 cup
- Vegetable Oil: As needed
- Peel and slice peaches.
- Make buttermilk and set aside.
- Grease crockpot and add peaches.
- Mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg with peaches.
- In a separate bowl, make the topping.
- Add buttermilk to topping mixture.
- Layer the topping over the peaches.
- Cook on high for 2.5-3 hours.
- Let cool and serve.