Charleston Peach Cobbler: The Dessert You Need In Your Life

Does anyone else have certain foods that instantly remind them of a place they have traveled to? For my husband Josh and I, food and travel go hand in hand – we love trying local foods and restaurants anytime we’re on vacation. While I know Georgia is most well-known for their peaches, peach cobbler instantly reminds me of Charleston, South Carolina (one of my most favorite coastal cities). I wish I could remember what restaurant kick-started my obsession, but I bought some amazing fresh peach cobbler at an outdoor street fair in Charleston’s historic downtown about five years ago. Days later, I was still thinking about it and soon after returning home I tried to recreate it. While I wasn’t 100% successful re-creating the peach cobbler that I had in Charleston, I think mine might actually be better. 🙂 

Ever since that trip to Charleston, I make this fresh peach cobbler every summer after The Georgia Peach Truck comes rolling into town on their East coast road trip. My mother and I always split a 25lb box of these incredible peaches. The juice literally rolls right down your arm as soon as you bite into one of their peaches and they are worth every penny!

25lbs of peaches from the Georgia Peach Truck. With this many peaches, fresh peach cobbler is a must!
25lbs of peaches from the Georgia Peach Truck
Georgia Peach Truck's East Coast Road Trip

This Dessert Can Be Prepped And In The Oven Within 20 Minutes!

  1. Peel, remove the pits and slice the fresh peaches into small wedges.
Peel, remove the pits and slice the fresh peaches into small wedges.

2. Combine the fresh peaches, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly.

For fresh peach cobbler, combine peaches, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly.

3. Pour into a 2 quart baking dish and bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Pour into a 2 quart baking dish and bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

4. While the peaches are baking, make your biscuit topping by combining flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with your fingertips (or a pastry blender) until mixture resembles coarse meal. Next, stir in boiling water until just combined.

While the peaches are baking, combine flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with your fingertips (or a pastry blender) until mixture resembles coarse meal. Next, stir in boiling water until just combined.

5. Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of the topping over them. Then, sprinkle entire cobbler with the cinnamon and white sugar mixture noted below.

Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of the topping over them. Then, sprinkle entire cobbler with the cinnamon and white sugar mixture noted below.

6. Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.

Bake your fresh peach cobbler until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.

Enjoy every spoonful of this Charleston Peach Cobbler!

Top the fresh peach cobbler with ice cream and enjoy every spoonful of this Charleston Peach Cobbler!

Charleston Peach Cobbler

Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

For the peach filling: 

  • 8 fresh peaches – peeled, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cornstarch

For the biscuit topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup boiling water

For sprinkling:

  • 1.5 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven: 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Make the peach filling: in a large bowl, combine peaches, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a 2 quart baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  3. Make the biscuit topping: while the peaches are baking, combine flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with your fingertips (or a pastry blender) until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in boiling water until just combined.
  4. In a small ramekin or bowl, combine the cinnamon and white sugar to sprinkle over the biscuit topping.
  5. Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of the biscuit topping over them. Then, sprinkle entire cobbler with the cinnamon and white sugar mixture. Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.


For the ultimate coastal-inspired night, start with these healthy, yet incredibly flavorful grilled fish tacos and then enjoy this fresh Charleston peach cobbler for dessert! I LOVE eating the cobbler slightly warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. It’s so summery and delicious! 

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