Peaches And Cream Cobbler

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Peaches and cream cobbler is a sweet dessert treat that I enjoy making for my family and guests. The fresh peaches and cream flavors pair wonderfully with the smell of sweet shortbread crust as it bakes in the oven. It’s an easy OLD FASHIONED PEACH COBBLER dessert to make and always compliments a good meal you might be serving.

Peaches And Cream Cobbler

Fruit cobbler has so many variations based on where you live, or what you grew up with. Cobbler is typically a dish consisting of a fruit filling that’s poured into a large baking dish and covered with a batter, biscuit, or dumpling before being baked.

Peach cobbler meets cheesecake in this delicious dessert duo! An easy and unique twist from a traditional peach cobbler. There's cake mixture on bottom and on top, with peaches and cheesecake in-between.

In this peaches and cream cobbler, there is batter on the bottom and the top. It’s a stiffer cake batter, almost like a biscuit or crumble, and there are peaches and cheesecake batter in-between the crusts. If you let it cool slightly after it’s baked, you can slice it into squares, otherwise it kind of looks like slop on a plate. Definitely not as appetizing looking — one big reason why I re-did these photos.

This peaches and cream cobbler is delicious warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or eaten cold like a dessert bar or piece of cake. My kids definitely enjoyed making and eating this again!

PEACHES AND CREAM COBBLER

  • prep time: 15 MINUTES
  • cook time: 30 MINUTES
  • total time: 45 MINUTES
  • YIELD: 12 SERVINGS

Peach cobbler meets cheesecake in this delicious dessert duo! An easy and unique twist from a traditional peach cobbler. There’s cake mixture on bottom and on top, with peaches and cheesecake in-between. 

INGREDIENTS

  •  1 box yellow cake mix
  •  1/3 cup butter (salted or unsalted)
  •  2 large eggs, DIVIDED
  •  2 (15 oz) cans peach slices in natural juices
  •  8 oz cream cheese
  •  1/3 cup granulated sugar
  •  1 tsp vanilla

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cut the butter into the cake mix until crumbly. Then add ONE egg and mix until just combined. Reserve ½ cup of the crumble for the topping.
  2. Grease a 9×13-inch pan and press the remaining crumble into the bottom of the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl with a hand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, sugar. Add ONE egg and the vanilla. Mix completely.
  4. Drain peaches, cut into cubes, and distribute evenly over the top of the cooked crust. Dollop cheesecake batter over the peaches, filling in gaps, and spread slightly. Sprinkle with remaining crumble and bake again for 30 minutes or until crumble topping is browned and cheesecake is solid when the pan is shaken. (Test cheesecake batter with a toothpick, if needed. May take up to 45 minutes for glass/ceramic pans.)
  5. Cool slightly, cut into squares, and serve with ice cream. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator. Delicious cold or warm.

NOTES

*Use 5 to 6 fresh large peaches, that have been peeled and pitted in place of canned peaches.

Peaches and Cream Cobbler

Peaches and Cream Cobbler is an easy creamy, gooey twist on peach cobbler recipe. Made with frozen peaches, cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla, and butter.

Classic Peach Cobbler made with fresh peaches is a favorite late Summer Dessert when its peak peach season. This creamy frozen peach version is delicious all year long!

Peaches and Cream Cobbler serving in bowl with whipped cream

PEACHES AND CREAM COBBLER

You don’t need to wait for peach season when you are craving yummy peach desserts. Frozen peaches are picked at the peak of the season so they are extra juicy and sweet. With a handful of pantry ingredients, sliced peaches from the freezer aisle, and about 45 minutes to you can make this fruit cobbler any time of year!

Peaches and Cream Cobbler has an extra layer of goodness with bursts of sweet cream flavor in every bite. A velvety mixture of vanilla, brown sugar, and cream cheese is spooned over the peaches before the cobbler bakes. Peaches and sweet cream are a match made in heaven and the cream cheese holds together without melting so you don’t lose any of that creamy flavor. 

This peach cobbler recipe is made a bit differently from a traditional peach cobbler with a thick crust on top of a sugary peach pie filling. Instead, the flour and butter mixture bakes up around the peaches and cream cheese mixture for a crispy topping with a gooey, cake like filling. You want to to be careful as you add the flour mixture over the melted butter so that it doesn’t really mix together. To make it easy, spoon the dry ingredients evenly over the butter and gently even out before adding the peach layer.

If you want more cream flavor for your Peaches and Cream Cobbler, serve with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream or fresh homemade Whipped Cream! This easy to make and budget friendly peach dessert is perfect for potlucks. You can make it ahead of time and freeze for later, or pop it in the slow cooker with our variation instructions below. Double the recipe for an extra peach dessert ready to go whenever the craving hits!

Peaches and Cream Cobbler in baking dish

VARIATIONS ON PEACHES AND CREAM COBBLER

  • Peaches: You can use fresh peaches or canned peaches instead of frozen peach slices. Fresh peaches are going to be more firm and could be more tart. If you use canned peaches, rinse off any peach syrup and reduce the white sugar to ½ cup.
  • Berries: Peaches taste delicious with fresh berries! Layer up to 1 cup fresh blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, or blackberries with the peaches. Be sure to thaw and drain frozen berries before using.
  • Fruit: Instead of peaches, try this cream cheese cobbler with bananas, apples, plums, pineapple, strawberries, cherries, or figs. You can do a mixed fruit cobbler too, using fresh or frozen fruit and berries.
  • Cake Mix: Swap all dry ingredients (except the brown sugar) in the cake layer with a boxed cake mix. The best ones to use are white cake mix or yellow cake mix. You could also use a package of dry sugar cookie mix. If you use cake mix or cookie mix, you should still use the brown sugar to get a nice caramel flavor.
  • Cream Cheese: Instead of cream cheese, you can use mascarpone cheese, ricotta cheese, greek yogurt or sour cream. You could also use vanilla pudding mix or use cream cheese and add the dry pudding mix to the cake batter.
  • Spices: Give your Peaches and Cream Cobbler a little warm spiced flavor with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or Pumpkin Pie Spice.
Peaches and Cream Cobbler serving in bowl with whipped cream

Slow Cooker Peaches and Cream Cobbler

  • Pour melted butter into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Mix milk with flour, sugar, brown sugar, salt, and baking powder and pour mixture into crockpot.
  • Add peaches over cobbler batter.
  • Warm cream cheese in microwave and combine with brown sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Spoon cream cheese mixture over peaches evenly.
  • Cover slow cooker insert with paper towels and lid.
  • Cook on high heat for 2 – 2 ½ hours until peaches are bubbly and cobbler is cooked through.

HOW TO STORE PEACHES AND CREAM COBBLER

  • Serve: Cool for a few minutes before serving because filling will be very hot. You can keep Peaches and Cream Cobbler at room temperature for up to 2 hours.
  • Store: Cover baking dish tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate up to 4 days, although its best within the first couple days. Reheat in cobbler in the oven or bring to room temperature.
  • Freeze: Once cooled completely, wrap Peaches and Cream Cobbler tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Freeze Peaches and Cream Cobbler for up to 4 months and reheat from frozen, covered in the oven.

OLD FASHIONED PEACH COBBLER

  • yield: 9
  • prep time: 15 MINUTES
  • cook time: 1 HOUR
  • total time: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

This old fashioned peach cobbler has a creamy twist. A traditional “cuppa cuppa cuppa” peach cobbler with the addition of a lightly lemony sweetened cream cheese batter drizzled over the peaches makes this the peaches and cream cobbler of your dreams!

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CREAM CHEESE LAYER

  • 1 8oz block cream cheese, very soft
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream

FOR THE BATTER

  • 1 cup self rising flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

FOR THE PAN

  • 1 stick butter

TO FINISH AND BAKE

  • 4-5 large ripe peaches, peeled and sliced

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Set a rack in the center of your oven and preheat to 350F.

FOR THE CREAM CHEESE LAYER

ingredients for creamy cheese layer in a bowl and then stirred together
  1. Mix together the cream cheese, sugar, salt, and lemon zest until smooth. You can do this by hand in a small bowl as long as your cream cheese is very soft.
  2. Mix in the heavy cream, and set aside.

FOR THE BATTER

  1. Whisk all dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the milk and the vanilla.
  3. Pour the milk into the dry mixture and mix just until combined.

TO PREPARE THE PAN

  1. Choose a 9″x13″ baking dish or a square or round baker with a similar capacity. If you use a 9″x9″ pan, your cobbler will be deeper and will take a bit longer to bake.
  2. For whatever pan you choose, place a cold stick of butter into the pan and put it into the oven.
  3. It will take about 5-7 minutes for all the butter to melt.
  4. While it is melting, prepare the peaches.

TO FINISH AND BAKE

  1. Peel 4-5 large ripe peaches. If they are very ripe, they’re easy to peel. Use a sharp paring knife to slice right under the skin. Use your thumb to “pinch” the peach skin between it and the knife blade and then pull away. The skin should come off in large strips. Repeat until done.
  2. Slice the peaches into about 1/2-3/4″ slices.
  3. Once the butter has melted, carefully remove the pan from the oven.
  4. Pour in the batter, then pile on the peaches making sure to place them so the edges gets peaches too!
  5. Drizzle the cream cheese mixture evenly over the peaches and then return the pan to the oven.
  6. 2 images, one showing sliced peaches on top of cobbler batter and the other with the cream cheese layer poured over the peaches
  1. Bake until deeply golden brown and bubbling all over. If the batter seems to be browning too much, loosely tent the pan with foil. To use an instant read thermometer to test for doneness in the center, check for a temperature of at least 195F.
  2. (See Notes about the butter in the above photo)
  3. Remove from oven and cool to warm before serving plain, with ice cream, whipped cream, or even unsweetened Greek yogurt of sour cream.
  4. Store leftovers covered in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat portions in the microwave until warm.

NOTES

NO SELF-RISING FLOUR?

If you don’t have self-rising flour, substitute 1 cup of all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

WHAT’S UP WITH ALL THAT BUTTER IN THE BAKING DISH IN THE OVEN?


Weirdly, one of the ways to tell your cobbler is done is when all the butter has been absorbed. In the photo of the cobbler in the oven, it still needed about 15 minutes. I thought it was dark enough, so I tented it with foil at this point.

By the time the cobbler finished baking, there was no longer “free” butter floating on top of the cream cheese layer.

WAYS TO MAKE IT A LITTLE HEALTHIER (BUT IT’LL NEVER BE HEALTH FOOD!)

  • You can sub 1% or 2% milk for the whole milk in the batter
  • Cut down some on fat by using 1/2 stick of butter instead of a whole stick
  • Use Neufchatel cheese in place of the cream cheese
  • Use a sugar substitute for the granulated sugar. My preference is the Lakanto Monkfruit/Erithritol blend
  • In the cream cheese layer, substitute milk for the heavy cream

HEALTH BENEFITS OF PEACH

1. Peaches Promote Healing

Don’t be fooled by a peach’s small size and delicate skin. Just one medium peach has about 11% of the vitamin C you need each day. This nutrient helps your body heal wounds and keeps your immune system going strong. It also helps get rid of “free radicals” — chemicals that have been linked to cancer because they can damage your cells.

Help Your Eyesight

2. Help Your Eyesight

An antioxidant called beta-carotene gives peaches their pretty golden-orange color. When you eat it, your body turns it into vitamin A, which is key for healthy vision. It also helps keep other parts of your body, like your immune system, working like it should.

Keep Digestion Running Smoothly

3. Keep Digestion Running Smoothly

One medium peach can give you as much as 6% to 9% of the fiber your body needs each day. High-fiber foods can protect you from health problems like diabetes, heart disease, and colorectal cancer. But the benefit you may notice the most happens in the bathroom: Getting enough fiber can help prevent constipation.

Help You Stay a Healthy Weight

4. Help You Stay a Healthy Weight

Clocking in at fewer than 60 calories, peaches have no saturated fats, cholesterol, or sodium. And more than 85% of a peach is water. Plus, foods high in fiber are more filling. When you eat them, it takes you longer to feel hungry again.

Get Your Vitamin E

5. Get Your Vitamin E

Nuts and seeds are the best-known sources of vitamin E, but peaches are ripe with it, too. This antioxidant is important for many of your body’s cells. It also keeps your immune system healthy and helps widen blood vessels to keep blood from clotting inside.

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