Southern Peach Cobbler is a fruity and comforting Summer dessert recipe. This classic dessert can be easily made in an Instant Pot in just 12 minutes.
Peach Cobbler in an Instant Pot is easy to make and tastes just as good as it does in the oven.
If you're looking for a perfect Summer dessert to take with you for Camping nights or Potlucks or Picnics, then you should not skip out on a good old Peach Cobbler with that hint of Cinnamon and a buttery biscuit topping.
How to make Southern Peach Cobbler
A classic Southern Peach Cobbler is the best dessert which you could ask for during hot Summer months.
Juicy Peaches are tossed with Cornstarch, Cinnamon, and Sugar and topped with a buttery biscuit topping and "Baked"
Below is a detailed description of how to make the best Peach Cobbler in an Instant Pot.
STEP 1: Make the Filling
- Peel the Peaches (Make a small X at the bottom of the Peach and peel off the skin)
- Chop the Peaches into thin slices
- Place them in a mixing bowl
- Toss them with Cornstarch, Salt, Brown Sugar, Ground Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract, and Lemon Juice.
- Toss to combine everything.
STEP 2: Making the Biscuit Topping
- In a mixing bowl, combine - Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, and Granulated Sugar.
- Add cold butter cubes and mix it with your hands until it gets close and resembles a bread-crumb-like mixture.
- Add 1 tablespoon of Sour Cream and toss to combine with the dry ingredients.
STEP 3: Place in the baking dish
Generally, a Peach Cobbler or any Fruit Cobbler for that matter is baked in a 9x9 inch baking dish. Since I am "baking" this in the instant pot, so I am using an 8x2 inch round cake pan.
- Grease the Cake Pan with cooking spray
- Pour the peach filling
- Top with dollops of the Biscuit filling (DO NOT SPREAD IT OUT)
- Cover with aluminum foil.
- Pour water in your Instant Pot
- Place the trivet and then place the Cake pan
- Cover with the lid and put the valve in a sealing position.
- Cook on high pressure for 12 minutes in manual mode.
- After that, allow 5 minutes for the pressure to release naturally.
- Carefully, remove the lid and get the cake pan out
- Remove the foil and
- Place it in the oven to broil mode until you have a golden-brown crust on top.
- Serve Peach Cobbler with a scoop of Vanilla Ice cream or Whipped Cream.
Serving Peach Cobbler
Peach Cobbler is generally served with a scoop of Vanilla Ice cream on top. You can also serve it with a scoop of Whipping Cream. It's the Summers and no one's to judge right!
How to make Peach Cobbler in the oven
Place the Peach filling in a 9x9 inch baking dish or an old-fashioned cobbler baking dish.
Preheat the oven to 375F or 190C
Place the Peaches in the oven and allow to reduce for 10 minutes.
Then add the biscuit topping and bake for 20-minutes.
Finally, when it's golden brown, serve hot.
Are Peach Cobbler and Crisp the same?
Well no! Cobblers are desserts that have a fruit base that is topped with a biscuit or a Pie dough topping. These are then baked until the topping gets golden brown.
Next comes in line is a Crisp. A Crisp is just as same as a Cobbler, except that it's not a biscuit topping. Its basically all the same things, without the Sour Cream, but with Oats topping. It really feels like Oatmeal cookies broken on top and served!
Should I remove the Peach Skin before use?
Well, there is no rule as to should you remove the skin of the Peaches or not.
Traditionally in Southern Recipes, the Peach skin is kept intact. The Peaches are chopped thinly and when they get baked, the skin gets all mushy and doesn't bother you.
However, I prefer to remove the skin and then use the Peaches. I do not like the fuzzy Peach skin and find that removing the skin makes the Cobbler just a little bit juicier!
Tips to make the Best Peach Cobbler Ever!
I really consider myself a Cobbler and Crisp Expert since my recipes are so hugely popular and loved by everyone!!!
So, here are some quick tips on how to make the best Peach Cobbler.
- Skin the Peaches - Yes! Please skin the Peaches and then use them. You'll have a juicy cobbler and it's going to taste so much better.
- Do not spread the Biscuit topping - A biscuit topping should always be placed like a dollop of it over the fruit filling. Do not spread it out all over.
- Use cold Butter for the biscuit - I cannot stress this enough on how important cold butter is for the topping. The Cold butter will account for an extra crispy and golden-brown top as the butter will melt slowly in the oven.
- Do not forget the Cinnamom - Peach, and Cinnamon go hands in hands together. Do not forget the Cinnamon or your Peaches are going get lonely and are going to miss that extra bit of taste of home!
- Do not forger Lemon Juice - Lemon Juice brings in a slight tartness to the filling which blends so perfectly with juicy Peaches and sugar. You'll really taste the Lemon juice in every bite. It's not Lemony, but just that hint of lemon with sweet peaches is heavenly!!!
- Wrap with foil when "baking" in the Instant Pot. For even baking, wrap the cake pan with aluminum foil and then place it in the Instant Pot.
- Allow the steam to release naturally. Do not be in a hurry to release the steam or face the direction of the valve steam release. Allow the steam to release naturally. Not only is this safe but that extra 5-minutes is going to make the topping extra crispy and delicious.
- Do not forget to broil. If you're making Instant Pot Peach Cobbler, broil it in the oven until the top turns golden brown. Without Broiling the top it will be whitish in color, which you certainly don't want in your cobbler
This Instant Pot Peach Cobbler is a boon for all of us who are busy all day or just want to make a quick dessert for the family that reminds them of home.
This Instant Pot is such a boon. It's mess-free, quick, and easy.
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Instant Pot Southern Peach Cobbler
- 4 medium sized Peaches skinned and chopped into thin slices
- 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamom
- ½ cup Cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1 pinch Kosher Salt
- 1 cup AP Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 2 sticks Cold Unsalted Butter cubed
- 1 pinch Kosher Salt
- ¼ cup Granulated Sugar
- 2 tablespoon Sour Cream or Thick Greek Yogurt
- 1 scoop Ice Cream or Whipped Cream to serve
- Skin the Peaches and chop them into thin slices. Place them in a bowl. Add Brown Sugar, Vanilla Extract, Lemon Juice, Cornstarch and Ground Cinnamon. Toss to combine.
- In a mixing bowl, combine, Flour with Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Granulated Sugar and Cold butter cubes. Combine with your hands until the flour gets coarse and resembles a bread-crumb like mixture. Add some Sour Cream and mix with the dry ingredients. You can do this entire step in the food-processor as well.
- Grease a 8 inch cake pan with cooking spray. Pour the Peach Filling in it. Top with dollops of the biscuit topping. Donot spread it out. Cover with an aluminium foil. Fill the Instant Pot with some water, place the trivet and then place the wrapped cake pan over it. Cover the lid and allow it to cook on high pressure for 10-12 minutes. After it gets cooked, allow the steam to release naturally for 5-minutes and then quick release.
- Remove the foil and get the Cake pan out of the Instant Pot and place in the oven at broil mode. Broil for 2-4 minutes or until the top of the cobbler gets nice and golden-brown. Then take it out in a bowl and serve with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream or Whipped Cream. Enjoy!