Peach Cobbler For Two
Peach Cobbler For Two is a mini peach cobbler baked in ramekins. They’re warm, bubbly individual peach cobblers topped with tender dough from scratch (no cake mix or biscuits).
In fact, I spent more time than necessary trying to figure out the difference between a crisp, a cobbler, a crumble, a buckle, a pandowdy, a grunt, the list goes on.
Why are there so many names for baked fruit in a dish anyway?
After staring at my bowl of peaches I got from the farm, I knew I wanted to make a mini peach cobbler because I didn’t want leftovers.
Making desserts for two is my specialty (see my brownies for two), so this Peach Cobbler For Two is another one for the list.
It’s a homemade peach cobbler from scratch baked in two ramekins. No boxed mix or premade biscuits for the cobbler dough.
Warm, bubbly peaches. Tender dough on top. Cold yet slightly melted ice cream.
Can you taste that? It’s the taste of summer as it starts to wind down.
What is a cobbler?
A peach cobbler is a fruit-based dessert where there is dough on top, as opposed to a streusel topping like you would typically find on my raspberry crisp, apple crisp for two, or apple crumble for two.
After researching multiple recipes, it looks like the traditional way to make a cobbler is by plopping thick biscuit-like dough on top (looks like a cobblestone, hence cobbler).
Sometimes you use biscuits, like I did for my Strawberry Shortcake Cobbler.
You can even have fun and use marshmallows as I did for my Strawberry Smores Cobbler.
I did see recipes where you pour pancake-like batter on top. My mini peach cobbler is in between – you plop thick pancake-like batter on top.
What baking dish do I need for small peach cobbler?
To bake a small peach cobbler, I used two 6-ounce ramekins (affiliate link).
Don’t have ramekins? You can put the entire recipe into a 1 quart casserole dish (affiliate link).
If all else fails, you can make my Cherry Cobbler Bars in an 8×8 pan but substitute peach for the cherry.
Ingredients For Peach Cobbler For Two
To make ramekin peach cobbler, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Peaches: Use yellow peaches, although most peaches would work.
- Lemon juice: Balances out the sweetness
- Sugar: Helps with sweetness and caramelization
- Cornstarch: Helps thicken the peach filling once juices are released
- Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove: The trifecta of spices when baking
- All-purpose flour: Helps thicken the cobbler dough and makes it less sticky
- Baking powder and baking soda: Helps make a tender cobbler dough as well as helps it rise
- Salt: Enhances the flavor of the dough
- Butter: Adds fat and moistness
- Buttermilk: Adds a bit of tang and tenderness to the dough
- Vanilla: Brings out the other flavors
Do you need to peel peaches for peach cobbler?
No, you don’t need to peel peaches for peach cobbler.
However, if you really don’t like the skin you can follow my instructions on how to peel peaches.
Can I use canned peaches instead of fresh?
Although nothing beats ramekin peach cobbler with fresh peaches, you can certainly use canned peaches when it’s no longer peach season.
How To Cook Peach Cobbler For Two
To make homemade peach cobbler from scratch, first you make the peach filling.
You bake the peaches before adding the batter for two reasons. One – to help soften the peaches and two – the heat from the peaches will help bake the batter from underneath.
Mix together the peaches, lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.
You can also use leftover peach pie filling.
Divide evenly between your ramekins then bake at 375F degrees for 8-10 minutes or until peaches are hot and start to bubble.
While waiting for your peaches to bake, make the cobbler dough. Whisk together your flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt then whisk in the melted butter, buttermilk, and vanilla.
Spoon your dough over the baked peaches, spreading to cover as much as you can. It’ll spread a little once baked.
Sprinkle the cobblers with cinnamon sugar. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool for 15 minutes then serve with ice cream on top.
What is a good substitute for fresh peaches?
This peach cobbler for two recipe is so versatile, you can use whatever fruit you have available.
Next time I want to throw in raspberries for a peach melba cobbler.
Why is my peach cobbler runny?
There are two reasons your individual peach cobbler is runny:
- Peaches are known to be juicy, and sometimes they can be a little TOO juicy.
- The cobbler hasn’t cooled long enough. It’ll thicken up as it cools down.
Do you need to refrigerate peach cobbler?
You can let peach cobbler sit out overnight for one day, especially if you bake at night and it’s cooling down.
However, I highly recommend you refrigerate it after that because cooked fruit is more perishable at room temperature.
How To Serve Peach Cobbler
If you really love peach, you can go all out and use my peach ice cream.
But if you don’t want to use peaches, you can make regular homemade caramel sauce.
- 1 cup chopped peaches (roughly 1 medium peach)
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground clove
- 1 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt (preferably kosher)
- 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 tablespoons buttermilk, room temperature
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375F. Have two 6-ounce ramekins, one 1-quart casserole dish, or similar small baking dish ready.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the peaches, lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.
- Divide evenly between the ramekins. Bake 8-10 minutes or until peaches are hot and start to bubble.
- Meanwhile, make the batter: In another medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk in the melted butter, buttermilk, and vanilla.
- Spoon over the baked peaches, spreading the dough to cover as much as you can.
- In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle on top of the cobblers. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes then serve warm or cool to room temperature.