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Peach Cobbler for Two

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Prep Time: 10 minutes     Cook Time: 25 minutes

5 from 12 votes

Do you remember the last romantic dessert you made? This peach cobbler for two is a wonderful dessert for sharing. It’s a tasty Southern recipe that boasts the sweetness of peaches and hints of cinnamon and orange in every bite.

Two bowls of peach cobbler.
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This peach cobbler for two can be prepared ahead and then it just takes 25 minutes to bake in the oven. So, while you are enjoying your main dish, you know this amazing cobbler is going to be ready to serve afterward. In fact, the aroma will be making you anticipate it while it’s still baking!

A fresh peach cobbler for two makes the perfect ending to any meal. The fruity sweetness pairs beautifully with the crumbly topping. This easy-to-make dessert is one of the best desserts for two out there. You will love the amazing flavors it offers.

Whenever I have extra peaches on hand or I'm craving some, I oftentimes go to my favorite peach cupcakes recipe. I also like to use them in this peach overnight oats recipe which makes for such a delicious and hearty breakfast dessert!

Main Ingredients

The ingredients to make peach cobbler laid out on a table.

Let’s take a look at the key ingredients you need to make it:

  • Peaches: For a fruity flavor. I love using fresh peaches since it’s the main flavor in this exciting recipe. You could use canned or frozen peaches, but the texture of the cobbler would suffer. So use fresh ones and you’ll be pleased you did!
  • Lemon juice: To add a tangy touch. The zesty flavor of lemon contrasts with the sweetness of the peaches. You don’t need much; just a teaspoon is sufficient.
  • Cinnamon: For a spicy hint. Cinnamon adds a warm, earthy flavor. Nutmeg is an alternative if you prefer that, or even a pinch of allspice.
  • Orange zest: For a citrusy hint. A little orange zest contrasts with the peach flavor. Although you won’t really be able to pick it out in the overall flavor, it’s worth adding a little fresh orange zest to the mix. You can omit this ingredient if you don’t have it.

Instructions Overview

The fruity cobbler mixture is the first thing to make, so you need to dissolve cornstarch, water, and sugar together in a pan before adding the sliced peaches. After a brief boil, you can stir in the lemon juice and butter.

To make the topping, combine the flour with baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix in butter, milk, and orange zest. Put the fruit mixture into a baking dish and add the topping.

Bake until golden brown and serve warm! What will you serve with it? Ice cream or whipped cream? Or both!

Peach cobbler for two ready to serve.

Common Questions

What can I bake for my girlfriend?

If you're planning a romantic dessert for your girlfriend, boyfriend, wife or husband, think about this peach cobbler. A dessert which is homemade with love is so much more appreciated than something grabbed last minute from the bakery or grocery store.

This dessert is quick and easy to make and would be delicious after any kind of main course. You can either make it ahead then warm it back up before serving or else pop it in the oven just before serving the main course. That way it will be ready when you guys are!

How do you thicken peach cobbler?

This peach cobbler for two uses cornstarch which is a natural thickener. You will boil it with the sugar and water before adding the peaches and this ensures the fruit mixture thickens up well. Make sure the finished dessert is bubbling hot so you can ensure the cobbler got hot enough for the filling to thicken up some more while it was in the oven.

What is the difference between a cobbler and a buckle?

A cobbler is a baked dessert that has a biscuit-style or dough-style topping, hence the name (the topping is supposed to resemble cobblestones). A buckle, on the other hand, is fruit and cake baked together, and this dessert often has a streusel topping. Another similar dessert is a dump cake but that's made with cake mix instead of the cobbler-type topping.

How should I store leftovers?

As this is a recipe that makes two servings, you shouldn’t have any leftovers. If you do though, keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a few days.

Can I freeze it?

Freeze individual portions well-wrapped in plastic for up to 6 months. You might like to make extra if you want to take advantage of fresh peaches in season. Reheat it in the oven at 350°F for 25 minutes or until warm in the center.

What is the best way to serve it?

Enjoy it a la mode with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or with some whipped cream. The cobbler is also nicely served just as it is.

Can I make it ahead?

It takes a while to cool down enough to eat (without burning your mouth!) You can make it a day or so ahead if you like and then just warm it back up.

Do I have to peel the peaches first?

I have made this both ways and I find the peels literally melt into the fruity mixture, so you can absolutely forego the peeling if you want.

A close up of a spoonful of peach cobbler.

Chopnotch Tips

  • This is a perfect romantic after-dinner treat, especially if you add a scoop of top-quality vanilla ice cream.
  • Swap some of the peaches for strawberries or even blackberries to add a different flavor to this tasty recipe.
  • You can either use a pair of 10-inch ramekins to make this dessert or a small baking dish. If you want to double it, use 4 ramekins or a medium baking dish.
Overhead shot of finished cobbler with ice cream on top.

As romantic desserts go, this peach cobbler is perfect if it's just the two of you. When peaches are in season, this is a wonderful recipe to make.

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How to Make

Peach Cobbler for Two

A perfect ending to a romantic meal. The juiciness of peaches contrasts with the crumbly topping and hints of cinnamon and orange so well.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 ½ cups peaches, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

For the topping:

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 ½ teaspoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons milk, preferably whole
  • ¼ teaspoon orange zest, grated
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  • Mix the brown sugar, cornstarch, and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until smooth, and then add the sliced peaches. Bring to a boil and stir for 2 minutes, and then stir in the butter and lemon juice.
  • Mix the flour, white sugar, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon in a bowl until combined. Then stir in the melted butter, milk, and orange zest.
  • Now transfer the peach mixture into a 2 cup baking dish, pour the topping over it, and then bake uncovered at 400°F for about 25 minutes or until the cobbler is golden brown on top. Enjoy!
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  • This is a perfect romantic after-dinner treat, especially if you add a scoop of top-quality vanilla ice cream.
  • Swap some of the peaches for strawberries or even blackberries to add a different flavor to this tasty recipe.
  • You can either use a pair of 10-inch ramekins to make this dessert or a small baking dish. If you want to double it, use 4 ramekins or a medium baking dish.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 386kcal (19%), Carbohydrates: 60g (20%), Protein: 4g (8%), Fat: 16g (25%), Saturated Fat: 10g (63%), Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 41mg (14%), Sodium: 290mg (13%), Potassium: 395mg (11%), Fiber: 3g (13%), Sugar: 40g (44%), Vitamin A: 859IU (17%), Vitamin C: 9mg (11%), Calcium: 94mg (9%), Iron: 2mg (11%)
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  1. Hello, my question is do you have a recipe for a different pie doe for two people?

    • Hi Brenda, thanks for reaching out! I do not have a recipe for pie dough for two at this time, but perhaps I will soon!