This Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler recipe, made with juicy fresh peaches, is deliciously sweet, hot, and bubbly, and can be made in a cast iron dutch oven over a campfire or in your oven at home.
There is nothing better than sweet, juicy fresh peaches in the summer that are bursting with flavor, especially in this Dutch oven cobbler.
This Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler recipe is easy to make whether it is cooked on a camping trip over a campfire for a campfire peach cobbler or in the oven at home.
If you love dutch oven cooking and dutch oven dessert recipes, then this easy dessert is about to become one of your favorite dutch oven recipes.
- Why You’ll Love Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler
- Can I Bake A Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler In The Oven?
- What Kind Of Peaches To Use In This Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler?
- How Do I Know If Fresh Peaches Are Ripe?
- How Do I Make Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler?
- How Do I Make The Peach Cobbler Filling?
- How Do I Make The Topping for the Peach Cobbler?
- How Long Do I Bake a Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler?
- How Do I Cook the Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler Over a Camp Fire?
- How To Serve Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler?
- How To Store Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler?
- ⭐ Reviews
Why You’ll Love Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler
Peach Cobbler makes the best fruit desserts and is one of my favorite summer recipes. In my opinion, there is no better recipe to make with fresh peaches than a peach cobbler, especially this Dutch oven dessert.
It is my favorite of all the peach recipes, as well as cobbler recipes, and that is saying a lot as we love our Peach Cobbler Dump Cake and Grilled Peaches With Yoghurt and Granola.
Can I Bake A Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler In The Oven?
There is just something about an old-fashioned homemade peach cobbler than reminds me of my childhood summers down South. I always looked forward to peach cobbler over the campfire when we went camping.
However, you don’t have to go camping to enjoy this Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler, you can enjoy all that sweet bubbly goodness right at home by cooking the peach cobbler in your oven. Hey, if you want to pretend that you are camping, go for it! Make it fun!
If you are camping, then you must make this Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler. I would love to claim that it is healthy, but it is not. If you are looking for a healthier option, then try grilling peaches as I did in my recipe, Grilled Peaches with Yogurt and Granola.
What Kind Of Peaches To Use In This Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler?
Yes, you could use canned or frozen peaches instead of fresh peaches to make it an easy peach cobbler recipe, like Paula Deen’s recipe, but if you have fresh peaches, use them. Just make sure they are ripe and juicy.
How Do I Know If Fresh Peaches Are Ripe?
Give the peach a gentle squeeze. If it is firm, it is not ripe. However, if it gives a little, then it is ripe. Just be sure not to squeeze too hard or you could bruise the peach.
This particular peach cobbler recipe was adapted from both Paula Deen’s Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler and AllRecipes.com.
Peach Cobbler Filling
- Fresh peaches, peeled and sliced. While I like to use fresh peaches, when camping it may be easier to use canned peaches or canned peach pie filling.
- Sugar. You can use either white sugar or brown sugar or use half white and half brown sugar. You’ll need one cup sugar that will be divided between the filling and the topping.
- Lemon juice
- Blueberries. I like to add fresh blueberries. However, if you prefer, you could leave them out.
Peach Cobbler Topping
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Sugar – You can use either white sugar or brown sugar or use half white and half brown sugar. You’ll need one cup sugar that will be divided between the filling and the topping.
- Butter, melted – You will need a 1/4 cup butter, and you can melt the butter in the bottom of the dutch oven or in the microwave.
- Shortcut Version: An alternative to the ingredients of the above topping is to substitute a yellow cake mix to use as a topping, which would turn this recipe into a Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler with cake mix.
Alternatively, if you want to make a lazy cobbler, then all you need are canned peaches, peach pie filling, yellow cake mix, butter, and cinnamon and sugar.
How Do I Make Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler?
First of all, get a Dutch oven to use for baking. If you don’t have one, don’t worry. You can use a 9 x 13 pan instead.
Secondly, Place the cast iron dutch oven on top of hot charcoal briquettes, or place on a charcoal grill on top of the hot coals.
Then follow the instructions for baking in an oven below.
Next, Prepare The Peaches.
Peel and slice the fresh peaches. Don’t slice the peaches too thin. Instead, slice the peaches into thick equal slices. If the peaches are sliced too thin, then they cook down too much and become mushy and lose their shape.
How Do I Make The Peach Cobbler Filling?
(Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see the printable recipe for all ingredient amounts and detailed instructions.)
Add the peaches to the Dutch Oven and then sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice, and stir. (Or alternatively, add the cans of peaches if using those instead.)
Add a few blueberries for color and sweetness.
Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.
How Do I Make The Topping for the Peach Cobbler?
Some people make a Bisquick or Cake Mix topping, but this one is made from scratch.
In a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, which include the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, melted butter, and milk.
Then drop spoonfuls of batter on top of the peach cobbler filling, or if you prefer, you can create a checkerboard pattern on the top.
Note: If you don’t want to make the topping from scratch, you could just add a yellow dry cake mix over the top of the cobbler.
How Long Do I Bake a Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler?
Times may vary from oven to oven. However, in general bake for 45 minutes or until the topping is a light golden brown and if you stick a toothpick in the middle of the topping (not filling) it should come out clean.
How Do I Cook the Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler Over a Camp Fire?
Arrange the coals in a circle and place the dutch oven on top. Pile coals on top of the lid of the Dutch oven.
To increase heat add more coals, to decrease heat remove some coals. Lift the lid and check the peach cobbler about every 10 minutes to see if you need to increase or decrease the heat. Then place lid back on the dutch oven and cook for up to 45 minutes
How To Serve Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler?
The sweet, fresh peaches are what make this dish. I highly recommend topping it with ice cream just before serving. There is nothing better than a scoop of vanilla ice cream dripping down onto the peaches and biscuit topping. It makes one of the most delicious desserts.
I hope this Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler brings back wonderful memories for you and creates new memories for you and your family.
How To Store Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler?
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler
Peach Cobbler Filling
- 8 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
Peach Cobbler Topping
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
- Add the peaches to the Dutch Oven and then add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cornstarch, lemon juice, and stir.
- Add the blueberries for color and sweetness.
- Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, melted butter, and milk.
- Then drop spoonfuls of batter on top of the peach cobbler filling.
- Mix 2 tablespoons sugar with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Spoon over the top of the peach cobbler.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes.
- Serve hot with ice cream.
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shauna carson says
How much corn starch needs to be added?
Hi Shauna, good question. Use 2 teaspoons of cornstarch. I updated the ingredient list to include that.
shauna carson says
thanks, going to make tonight, looks delicious
This was delicious. Made it with canned peaches and everyone loved it!
Can this peach cobbler be made in a cast iron dutch oven?
R Neely says
The cobbler gets topped twice?
#5, #7, and #8 ?
The first is the batter for the cobbler topping, and I just sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top.
You say that if we don’t want to make the topping from scratch to just spread the dry cake mix over top. Is that just that, dry? With no extra liquid?
Yes. If you don’t want to leave it dry, you could add a few pats of butter in various places over the dry cake mix. It makes a cobbler crust.