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Crockpot peach cobbler is the perfect summer dessert! Sweet peaches combined with a buttery, crumbly topping are made better with a big scoop of ice cream.
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This Crockpot peach cobbler takes me back to lazy summer evenings out on the back patio, enjoying a dish of fresh peaches and cream. There’s just something about those tender, juicy peaches that melt in your mouth with each bite. Slow cooker peach cobbler is perfect to enjoy year-round and can be made at any time!
I’ve tried making peach cobblers in the oven, in a dutch oven, and even in the microwave and this recipe is not only delicious, but it’s so easy to make! And the best part is, the peaches retain their sweet, fresh flavor and bright peach color, while the topping stays nice and crisp. Perfection!
Easy Crock Pot Peach Cobbler Ingredients
Dump cake peach cobbler is just what you need to make the best dessert any day! We used a 6-quart slow cooker that is smaller for this recipe. This will help it cook properly. The slow cooker will help cook the peaches and bake the topping for a balanced dessert!
- Peaches – Fresh or frozen peaches work for this cobbler recipe.
- Old-fashioned oats – This gives a crispy topping with a soft bite to it. Oats are good for you and when cooked can have a firm texture that gives the cobbler a type of crust on top.
- Brown sugar – Added in for sweetness and texture.
- All-purpose flour – Gives the topping a structure to it and when adding in the butter it gives a crumbly topping.
- Cinnamon – A sweet and savory flavor to top off the peach cobbler.
- Baking soda and powder – Builds up the crust and helps form and cook properly in the slow cooker.
- Butter – Keep the unsalted butter cold. Thinly slice or dice in pieces to mix together with the topping ingredients. It is best to use a pastry blender when making the crust.
How to Make Peach Cobbler in the Crockpot
Simply make the topping, add in the peaches, and let the crock pot do the work. It is that simple! Layer the cobbler and create an easy dessert in minutes. Get ready to scoop ice cream or whipped cream as a topping!
- Prepare – Spray the slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray or lightly coat it with butter.
- Slice – Place peeled and sliced peaches in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Mix – In a bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder.
- Topping – When ingredients are well mixed, place the butter slices evenly on top of the mixture then mix in the butter using a pastry blender or wooden spoon until it becomes nice and crumbly. Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the peaches.
- Paper towel – Cover the top of the slow cooker with a paper towel then place the lid on top of the towel. The paper towel will absorb the moisture instead of it forming on the lid. This keeps the excess liquid from dripping onto the crumb mixture when the lid is removed. Cook on high for 2 hours.
- Serve – Scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for the topping.
Tips for the Best Crockpot Peach Cobbler Recipe
Follow these helpful tips to make the best cobbler ever! Really, you can’t go wrong with this peach cobbler. This is a dump-and-go dessert that takes minutes to put together. It is the perfect combination!
- To avoid sogginess, here’s a smart tip: Place a paper towel over the top of the Crockpot before replacing the lid. The paper towel collects moisture as the peaches cook. Without the paper towel, moisture forms on the lid, and when the lid is removed the excess liquid drips onto the crumb topping making it soggy.
- Crockpot – I prefer using a crockpot for this recipe now because it doesn’t heat up the house and the smell of the baking peaches is divine!
- Fresh or frozen – If you don’t have fresh peaches, you can definitely use frozen or even canned. Just be sure to thaw them out and drain them before adding them to the crockpot, to avoid excess liquid in the recipe.
- Blanch peaches – If you are using fresh peaches in this recipe, be sure to blanch the peaches before you peel them. It makes peeling so much easier!
How to Blanch Peaches
Blanching peaches are not necessary for this recipe but it will enhance the peaches ahead of time. These are simple steps that can be done quickly and easily. Prepare your peaches and be ready for a delicious homemade cobbler for dessert tonight!
- Prepare – To blanch the peaches, prepare a large pot of boiling water. Score the bottom of each peach with an X.
- Boil – Place peaches in the boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Make sure each peach is completely covered by water. If you have a smaller pot, you may need to do this in a couple of batches.
- Peel – Remove the peaches with a slotted spoon and immediately rinse with cold water or place them in a cold water bath. Once they have cooled to the touch, they can be peeled easily with a paring knife.
“My husband really enjoyed this dessert! I used frozen peaches so I can make it in the winter as well. Very easy to make.”-Marsha
Frequently Asked Questions
Either way is great! You can use either fresh, frozen, or canned peaches. It is best to have fresh peaches, especially during the summer.
Before adding the peaches to the slow cooker, toss the peaches in cornstarch ahead of time. The cornstarch will help thicken the juices to avoid the cobbler from getting runny.
Yes! This is the perfect way to incorporate blanching the peaches.
Since we are making this in a slow cooker the middle should and will be cooked through. If there are any issues just let the slow cooker continue to warm up the peach cobbler until it is baked through.
The goal is to reach 200 degrees Fahrenheit in the thickest part of the cobbler. The topping will be a little bubbly around the sides and edges and the top will be a darker golden brown.
A cobbler is a fruit dessert that has a crust similar to pie dough or biscuit dough on top of the cobbler rather than on the bottom whereas a crisp dessert is more of a streusel topping with oats and a combination of seasonings. This cobbler is a mixture of both dessert references.
Usually, when you have a runny cobbler, it means that the fruit was extra juicy and had a large amount of liquid. Let the cobbler cool a little longer to soak in the juices. This will also help it thicken up.
Storing Leftover Peach Cobbler
It is easy to store this peach cobbler! Grab an airtight container and scoop the leftovers in the container and store them in the refrigerator for two to three days. Once ready to enjoy, place in the microwave and reheat until it is warmed through. Have leftovers for a few more days!
More Crockpot Desserts
Slow Cookers aren’t just for roasts and chicken anymore! Try a few of our favorite Crockpot desserts with all your favorites. From chocolate to peanut butter and nuts. The options are endless!
Crockpot Peach Cobbler
- Crockpot Slow Cooker
- 6-7 peaches large, peeled and sliced (6-7 cups frozen or bottled peaches)
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup butter cold, thinly sliced or diced in pieces
- Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray or lightly coat with butter.
- Place peeled and sliced peaches in the bottom of slow cooker.
- In a bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder.
- When ingredients are well mixed, place the butter slices evenly on top of the mixture then mix in the butter using a pastry blender or wooden spoon until it becomes nice and crumbly.
- Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the peaches.
- Cover the top of the slow cooker with a paper towel then place the lid on top of the towel. The paper towel will absorb the moisture instead of it forming on the lid. This keeps the excess liquid from dripping on to the crumb mixture when the lid is removed.
- Cook on high for 2 hours.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
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My husband really enjoyed this dessert! I used frozen peaches so I can make it in the winter as well. Very easy to make.
Great recipe. I love your cooking tips throughput the site. I hate to nit-pick. But, isn’t this a peach “crisp”? Not a cobbler? I was taught that the oatmeal crumbles made something a crisp, and that a cobbler had a more cake-like topping. I am not trying to be rude. Just wondering.
Yeah, I’ve heard it both ways!
Do u need to drain the juice from peaches if you use canned??
Great thank you it’s a recipe I will make for the kids often. They love peaches and I think they will love this I just started it at night so it would be ready in the morning.
Should the butter be salted or unsalted or does it make any difference?
I like to use salted butter!
This was a hit! Loved that it was made in a crockpot. Perfect.
One of my FAVORITE desserts ever!! Making it in the crockpot is SO EASY!
This is the perfect classic dish! Love how you made it in the crockpot!
I love when peaches are in season for recipes just like this one! Can’t wait to serve this after dinner tomorrow; delish!
Yum!! Peach desserts are one of my favorites!! I love that the slow cooker does all the work!
Mmm! Making it!!
Yum – thank you. I love it. Have a great week!
Woah! that tip might just change my life! It could be used for anything of the dessert/breakfast sorts! Love this crisp! Pinned!
Haha, thanks Emily!