Peach cobbler is a popular southern dessert. My Raspberry Peach Cobbler is loaded with sweet peaches and tart raspberries then topped with a sweet, buttery cake-like topping.
My husband’s not a big fan of biscuit type toppings on cobblers. So I searched for a recipe that had a more cake-like top I could pair with my sweet peaches.
I found this highly rated Paula Dean recipe on the Food Network with a cake-like topping. Now my husband raves about it too.
Since the recipe starts with fresh peaches, first check out my tutorial on how to slice peaches. Fresh peaches are easy to slice if you know a few tricks to make it easier.
Once you have the peaches sliced, you’re going to cook them briefly with sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch to thicken the luscious peach juices.
Baking Tip: Whisking the sugar and cornstarch together before adding it to the peaches helps keep the cornstarch from clumping together and not dissolving quickly.
Once you’ve cooked the peaches and the juices have thickened, you’ll mix in the raspberries. Then, you’ll set the fruit aside and make the cobbler part of the recipe.
I made several changes to the original cobbler part of the recipe, including reducing the butter and sugar. My mom always made peach raspberry jam, so I added raspberries, to add a little tartness to the sweet peach filling.
My final change was to top the cobbler with some turbinado sugar. It gives the top a prettier color and adds just a little bit of crunch. If you don’t have it at home, you could sprinkle on a little bit of regular granulated sugar.
Of course, I had to serve it ala mode. I love the creamy ice cream melting into the hot fruit. So good! Definitely give this recipe a try with the beautiful, juicy peaches now at the market.
Be sure and check out the video to see just how easy and delicious this raspberry peach cobbler is to make!
- 1/2 cups (4 ounces) sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 cup (2 ounces) water
- 3 cups (1.5 lbs.) peeled, sliced peaches
- 1 cup (1/3 lb.) fresh raspberries
- 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) unsalted butter
- 1 cup (8 ounces) sugar
- 1 1/2 cups (7.5 ounces) all purpose flour
- 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw), optional
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- Whisk together 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch in large microwave-safe bowl. Stir in water and peaches. Microwave on high, stirring occassionally, for 6-8 minutes or until the peaches have softened and liquid has thickened. Remove from microwave and stir in raspberries.
- Put the butter in a 9x13 baking dish and place in oven to melt.
- Whisk together 1 cup sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually whisk in milk and vanilla. Pour mixture over melted butter. Gently spoon fruit mixture evenly on top of batter. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes until golden.
- Optional: After 25 minutes cook time, sprinkle turbinado sugar over the top of cobbler and continue cooking until golden.
- To serve, scoop onto a plate or bowl and serve with vanilla ice cream.
More peach recipes you might like:
Peach Cobbler Muffins, Barbara Bakes
Peaches and Cream Crumble Top Pie, Barbara Bakes
Grilled Peach Pie à la Mode, A Farm Girl Dabbles
Vegan Peach Crisp with a Hazelnut Pecan Topping, Vintage Mixer
Peach Maple Bundt Cake, Completely Delicious
Crockpot Peach Cobbler, Leftovers Then Breakfast