Easy Peach Cobbler

Annjolie Seng-Kim /HIGHLANDER

In my family, we always have the best desserts for Thanksgiving. My favorite is my dad’s special peach cobbler. It is a sweet and spice filled dessert that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy after eating it. It’s just the right amount of ooey and gooey and goes amazingly with vanilla ice cream. 

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, I realized that it is a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving for the less culinary gifted. It is one of the most forgiving, versatile and unfussy desserts to make. The flavor is enough to fool friends and family into believing that you are a culinary genius. 

However, for some of us Thanksgiving may get a little more expensive with the large feast to be made for the family. A lot of us are also college students that don’t have the money to go all out on Thanksgiving. With that in mind, I modified the recipe a little to be more budget friendly, so that we all can enjoy a nice delicious dessert for Thanksgiving this year. The estimated price for the ingredients in the recipe is about $15.


  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose self rising flour (if you don’t have this, use 1 cup of all purpose flour with 1 tablespoon of baking powder)
  • 1 cups sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 can of peaches sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)


  1. Butter the baking dish with warm butter. For less mess, I recommend having it melt slightly in the oven and then taken out and spread across the dish when it is liquid enough. Be sure to watch it carefully so that it does not burn.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients, flour, sugar and salt. 

3. In a separate bowl, combine your wet ingredients: milk, a little of the syrup from the peach can (just a small pour for peach flavor in the batter) and vanilla extract.

4. Combine your dry and wet ingredients. Do not over stir. Stir just until all the dry ingredients are moistened. 

5. Pour batter over the hot or warm butter (do not stir).

6. Arrange the peaches over the pan any way you’d like. Pour the syrup from the can over it. The amount you pour depends on how soft you want the cobbler to be. My family prefers for it to be soft, so we use all of the syrup. If you want it more solid, you can use half of the remaining syrup.

7. Sprinkle with cinnamon as much as you desire.

8. Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. 

9. Serve cool or warm. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice scream to make this dessert even more delicious!

10. Enjoy!


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