Skillet Peach Cobbler is the ultimate summer treat! A simple biscuit crust topped with fresh, sweet peaches and all baked in a cast iron skillet. Top with vanilla ice cream for the perfect bite!
I’ve been wanting to share the recipe for this Skillet Peach Cobbler ever since we moved to Colorado. As you probably already know, I’m obsessed with the local peaches here. They’re sweet, juicy and hands down the best I’ve ever had.
It’s taken me so long to share this recipe because for one, I don’t make dessert that often for fear I’ll eat it all in one day. Second, peaches don’t last long in our house and every time I considered making it I either didn’t have enough or they weren’t ripe. Sad excuses, I know, but the wait is over so go grab some peaches!
She called this recipe Southern Peach Skillet, but I thought that might be confusing since it really doesn’t give you any indication if it’s a sweet or savory recipe. Honestly titling this recipe was harder than any one I’ve done in the past. There seems to be a big debate about the correct way to make a cobbler.
Is the dough on top or the bottom, is it more like cake, a biscuit or pie dough? I read more articles about it than any person should and finally decided it’s mostly a regional debate about how it should be prepared. Since some articles mentioned the “crust” on the bottom I decided it was ok to label my grandma’s recipe as a cobbler.
So the dough for this crust is just a basic biscuit dough, but sweetened with sugar. You only need a bowl and a spatula to make it, nothing fancy. The dough gets rolled out and placed in the bottom of a greased cast iron skillet. You should have some overhang, which you’ll end up folding over the peaches. It’s basically like making a galette in a cast iron skillet.
The peaches are tossed together in sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, then the mixture gets dumped on top of the dough. Fold the extra dough towards the center, then brush it wish an egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Once it’s baked let it cool for a little bit, waiting for it to cool is probably the hardest part!
Serve the Skillet Peach Cobbler warm and topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream…or both. I hope you love this simple summer dessert as much as I do!
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