Magic Peach or Blackberry Cobbler

6 Servings
1 hr

This Magic Peach Cobbler is a winter cobbler using canned peaches, but fresh in season peaches can also be used. This is my absolute favorite cobbler recipe!!!! Fluffy on the inside with a delicious crispy topping!!!! The secret ingredient to this crispy topping is sugar and boiling water!

When I think of the perfect summer dessert peach cobbler always comes to mind. I don't think there's anything better than the aroma of a fresh picked peach. When peaches are in season my cobbler of choice is always my favorite Buttermilk Peach Cobbler.  But, I do have times when I'm in a pinch and I need a dessert rather quickly, so canned peaches come in very handy. Some folks turn their noses up at using canned peaches in a cobbler, but I like to use them to make my favorite Magic Peach Cobbler. This recipe is especially useful in the winter when fresh peaches are not available.

You see this homemade cobbler has a crispy topping that is too die for. The secret ingredient to make this crispy topping is sugar and boiling water! Once the boiling water is poured over the sugar topping something magical starts to happens. I don't know what it is, but it makes the topping so crispy and delicious. 

If you're looking for an easy dessert for your next barbecue, potluck or get together, give this magic peach cobbler a try. I just know everyone will love it.

You can also use fresh blackberries to make a blackberry version of the delicious cobbler. To make a Blackberry version follow the recipe above and substitute 2 1/2 cups fresh blackberries in place of peaches, omit the cinnamon and continue with the recipe as directed. 

Magic Peach or Blackberry Cobbler
Recipe details
  • 6  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 45 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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  • 3 - cups canned sliced peaches in juice, drained
  • 1/2 - cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 - cup sugar
  • 1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 - cup milk
  • 1 - cup all purpose flour
  • 1/8 - teaspoon salt
  • 1 - teaspoon baking powder
Crispy Cobbler Topping
  • 1/3 - cup sugar
  • 1/2 - teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 - tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 - cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 8 x 8 inch baking pan with non stick spray. Drain the sliced peaches and arrange them in the bottom of the baking pan.
In a large bowl or kitchen aid mixer, cream the butter with 3/4 cup sugar. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
Add the milk, flour, salt and baking powder to the sugar butter mixture. Mix until creamy. Spread the batter over the peaches and smooth.
In a separate bowl, mix 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon with the cornstarch. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the batter.
Pour the boiling water over the sugar mixture making sure to cover all of the sugar with the water. This is where the magic happens and what makes the crispy topping.
Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes. If cobbler starts to brown too quickly cover with a sheet of aluminum foil and continue baking.
Cool slightly before serving.
  • Fresh or frozen peaches can also be used in this recipe.
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