How To Make Homemade Peach Cobbler Using Canned Peaches

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Peach cobbler is one of my favorite dessert recipes. This simple peach cobbler recipe uses canned peaches and is baked in a 10″ cast iron skillet. Quick enough to bake on a random weeknight yet special enough for company.  

Peach cobbler baked in cast iron skillet using canned peaches. #TexasHomesteader

Raise your hand if you love peach cobbler. (me, jumping up & down raising hand!!) Check out this easy recipe, y’all.

Can You Make Peach Cobbler With Canned Peaches?

You bet you can! My peach cobbler is made with canned peaches and baked in a 10” cast-iron skillet. 

Cast Iron is my favorite surface to cook on. #TexasHomesteader

I love baking cobblers in cast iron. It just seems to add a little sumpin’ to the presentation. Plus the buttery crust seems to get just a little more crispy right at the edges in cast iron. And c’mon, I love my cast iron cookware!

This easy peach cobbler recipe uses canned peaches so you can whip it up any time of the year. But when it’s peach season you can use fresh peaches instead. Both options are included in this recipe.

How Many Fresh Peaches In A Can Of Peaches?

If you’re using fresh peaches, it’s helpful to know that two medium peaches equals about a cup of sliced peaches.

And a 16-oz can of peaches yields about 2 cups of peaches.

So if you’re using fresh peaches for this recipe you’ll want to set aside 7-8 peaches for the two cans of peaches called for in this recipe (depending upon how large your peaches are, and how peachy you want your cobbler!) 

Fresh peaches in white paper bag. #TexasHomesteader

If Using Fresh Peaches For This Peach Cobbler:

4 cups freshly peeled & sliced peaches

2 cups sugar

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Place into a saucepan & heat the mixture gently. The peaches will release their juice and help dissolve the sugar. When the sugar is dissolved, turn off the heat. Now your peaches are ready to use in this recipe

But if it’s not peach season and you’re in the mood for homemade peach cobbler, don’t worry. This recipe uses a couple of 16-oz cans of sliced peaches as well. It’s super easy too.

Homemade Peach Cobbler Ingredients

First I bring out my simple homemade peach cobbler ingredients:

      • Two 15-oz cans of sliced peaches. (one drained, one undrained)

      • Self-rising flour

      • Granulated sugar

      • Room-temperature butter

      • Milk

      • Vanilla extract

BAKER’S NOTE: I’ve made this cobbler with only 1 can of peaches, but to me there was not enough peach in the cobbler that way.

I use TWO cans of peaches – one drained & the other undrained. 

While I’m preheating the oven I like to add my 10” deep-side cast iron skillet to the oven too.

That way my skillet is heated at the same time. To me, preheating the skillet jump-starts that crispy edge delightfulness I spoke of earlier.

Can You Make Self-Rising Flour From All-Purpose Flour?

You sure can. In this recipe using self-rising flour instead of all purpose flour is important, y’all.

Self-rising flour helps the batter to magically turn into that fluffy buttery top crust you’ll love. Using all-purpose flour here will not yield the same results. (ask me how I know. Eh hemmmm…)

So if you don’t have self-rising flour, don’t worry. You can easily Make Self-Rising Flour Using All-Purpose Flour

Making self-rising flour from all-purpose flour is simple. #TexasHomesteader

Just measure 1 cup all-purpose flour and add 1.5 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. BOOM! Self-Rising Flour!

Making Homemade Peach Cobbler Crust

Now that all my ingredients are ready and the oven is preheating, I get to mixing up my cobbler batter.

Cream the sugar, softened butter & of vanilla extract.

Add milk & flour and mix just until combined.

Now my oven is preheated & my cast iron skillet is good & hot. I carefully remove the skillet from the oven and run a stick of butter along the hot interior of the skillet. The butter sizzles and coats the surface, pooling in the bottom of the skillet.

How To Layer Homemade Peach Cobbler Ingredients

Now I pour my batter into the bottom of the hot skillet. I use a spatula to make sure to scrape every bit of this buttery sweet deliciousness from the mixing bowl and spread it evenly on the bottom of the skillet.

Then I open the first can of peaches and carefully pour the juice over the top of the batter. DON’T STIR, you just want to pour it semi-evenly over the surface. I’ll then spoon the sliced peaches evenly over the batter. Again, DON’T STIR!

I drain the second can of peaches because although I want lots of peachiness in this cobbler, I don’t feel the recipe needs more juice.

And for the second can of drained peaches I’ll also lightly chop them. By doing this I’m able to spoon the peaches more evenly over the surface of the batter, filling in any less-peachy spaces. 

Canned peaches layered onto batter for peach cobbler baked in cast iron skillet. #TexasHomesteader

I want to get plenty of peach flavor with every bite, y’all. Again, DON’T STIR. You just want to layer these ingredients.

Cinnamon/Sugar Topping Option

Sometimes I’ll mix up a little sugar/cinnamon to sprinkle on the top. I’ll use a couple of tablespoons of granulated sugar to about a teaspoon of cinnamon, blend it well and sprinkle evenly over the whole shebangie.

But you have to be careful here, too much cinnamon flavor can easily overpower the delightful peach flavor you’re after. So more times than not, I skip the cinnamon/sugar topping.

Baking Homemade Peach Cobbler

Now I slide that cast-iron skillet filled with all that peachy goodness into the preheated oven. Here’s where the magic happens, y’all!

The dough on bottom will rise as it bakes, covering the cobbler. In about an hour the crust is light, fluffy and golden brown. 

Peach cobbler made with fresh or canned peaches baked in cast iron skillet. #TexasHomesteader

I prefer to bring the skillet out and allow it to sit on the counter for about 5 minutes before digging in. Then I spoon hearty servings into pretty vintage dessert bowls and serve my homemade peach cobbler warm.

Some people like to add vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to the top. Whatever your preference, enjoy!                    

Did you make this Peach Cobbler? Please rate the recipe in your comment below!

Simple peach cobbler recipe baked in a cast-iron skillet.
5 from 2 votes

Simple Peach Cobbler Using Canned Peaches Baked In 10” skillet

This simple peach cobbler uses canned peaches and is baked in a 10" cast iron skillet. (Or you can use a 9x13 pan if you wish.) Delicious & simple yet company worthy! #TexasHomesteader

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword canned peaches, cast iron, cobbler, comfort food, dessert, peach cobbler
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people
Author Texas Homesteader



  • 2 15-oz can Sliced Peaches, 1 drained, 1 undrained
  • 1 cup Self-rising flour or 1 cup all-purpose flour + 1.5 tsp baking powder + ¼ tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/3 cup Butter, room temp (2.7 oz)
  • 1/8 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, optional to melt in pan



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (Can use this time to pre-heat a 10" deep-side cast iron skillet for the cobbler if desired)

  2. In a medium bowl, mix 3/4 cup sugar, 1/8 tsp vanilla extract and 1/3 cup softened butter and mix until thoroughly blended.

  3. Add 1 cup self-rising flour & 1 cup milk. Mix just until blended.

  4. Take the hot skillet out of the oven and pour batter mixture evenly over bottom of pan.

  5. Gently pour juice of undrained can of peaches evenly over batter.  Do not stir.  Spoon sliced peaches evenly on top. Again, do not stir. The batter will rise to the top as it bakes to make the cobbler topping.

  6. Drain away juice of 2nd can of peaches, chop drained peaches lightly and spoon chopped peaches evenly over batter. Do not stir!

  7. Bake cobbler for 1 hour or until top is golden brown.

Recipe Notes


Fresh Peaches: If you prefer to use fresh peaches, substitute the canned peaches in step 4 with this boiled peach mixture:

Combine 4 cups of freshly peeled & sliced peaches, 2 cups of sugar and 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice into a saucepan. Then bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, stirring gently to keep from burning. Now your peaches are ready to use in this recipe

Use a baking sheet underneath skillet in case it bubbles over. Mine didn't bubble over, but it was full!

I like to preheat the cast-iron skillet & also melt 2 Tablespoons of butter in the skillet before pouring in the cobbler batter. It adds a nice buttery crust to the cobbler.


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4 thoughts on “How To Make Homemade Peach Cobbler Using Canned Peaches

  1. Ronda Dickeson

    5 stars
    Oh my gosh, that sounds delicious and I have all those ingredients, yay!!!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      It’s one of our favorites Ronda. And the cast iron skillet has a nice presentation too so it’s great for company, but you can totally make it in a regular baking dish instead. ~TxH~

  2. Catherine

    5 stars
    Best peach cobbler I’ve ever eaten!! And the easiest. I accidentally spilled more vanilla than called for, but it didnt hurt at all. I used all-purpose flour and followed your ecipe to convert it to self-rising, and it worked great! Make this cobbler. You won’t be sorry!!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      So glad you love it as much as we do Catherine. I love an easy delicious recipe. I enjoy making it in my cast-iron skillet for a little extra ‘wow’ in the presentation too. ~TxH~


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