With fresh peaches and just a few other simple ingredients, you can make this from scratch, easy peach cobbler recipe (without box cake mix!) for your family to enjoy!

This peach cobbler recipe comes from an old, out-of-print cookbook that was created by the residents of the small North Dakota town where I grew up.

It’s one of my family’s favorite peach recipes. It’s so quick and easy which is great for busy days.

Any other 3 to 4 ingredient peach cobbler recipe I’ve found uses canned peaches and a box of yellow cake mix.

Our recipe is different in that it is made without cake mix and incorporates fresh fruit so you can make the most of peach season in your area. 

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with substituting cans of peaches if that’s what you have so you can enjoy this recipe year round!

There’s nothing better than a fresh ripe peach but it’s just a personal preference to use them, especially when they’re seasonally available :)

You know those drip down your chin kind of peaches? Those are the best kind to use to make this the most flavorful old fashioned peach cobbler recipe you’ve ever enjoyed!

Quick and Easy Peach Cobbler (4 Ingredients, No Cake Mix)


  • Juicy peaches, between 4-6 depending on size
  • 1 cup self-rising flour (or all purpose flour)
  • 1 cup sugar (optional)*
  • 1 egg
  • One stick of butter (1/2 cup)

*Yes, technically that is five ingredients for this homemade peach cobbler, however, the sugar is optional according to the original 4-ingredient recipe, depending on how sweet your peaches are already.

If you go this route and omit the sugar, you may like to sprinkle a little bit of brown sugar on the top after it’s baked as a “garnish”. I’ve also seen people add ground cinnamon to the topping mixture.


1. Grease your pan with cooking spray or the inside of the butter wrapper so the cobbler doesn’t stick to it.

2. Slice peaches to cover the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. As I mentioned above, this is likely going to be four to six peaches depending on size and how “tight” you like your peach slices to be in the baking dish.

3. Mix together the flour, optional cup of sugar, and egg. 

4. Spoon this mixture over the top of the peaches. 

5. Melt butter, let cool a bit, and drizzle on top of the rest of the ingredients.

6. Bake at 350 degrees Farenheit until golden brown on top.

Enjoy this simple peach cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (not pictured because my kids ate it too fast!) or whipped cream.

You could even pour milk over it and eat this fresh peach cobbler for breakfast!

I hope you’ll try making this easy dessert for your spouse, kids, or friends. It may become a new family favorite. 

Can you freeze whole peaches?

If you want to enjoy the flavor of a perfectly ripened peach year-round, you can freeze peaches whole!

It’s easy and simple to freeze whole peaches. Just lay them on a baking sheet, leaving a bit of space in between, then put the whole sheet in the freezer. 

After they are frozen solid, transfer them to a gallon-size plastic bag or other airtight container and store them for up to 12 months in a deep freeze or 4-6 months in a regular freezer.

When you are ready to use your peaches, rinse under some warm water and the skins will come right off. Then slice and enjoy. Slicing them while they’re still frozen will give you the best results. If you add them to a recipe, let them partly thaw so you can drain off some of the peach juice if desired, which keeps your recipe from being too juicy. 

Looking for more favorite peach dessert recipes? Try this fresh peach pie!

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