Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler. You will love this traditional peach cobbler recipe that is made with fresh peaches and a real suet cobbler topping. Only problem is that you will struggle to have just one serving.
This is classic peach cobbler at its best that is worthy of a mention in an old school Bero or Mrs Beeton cookery book. Best of all, you will love its simplicity and how you can dump the ingredients into the slow cooker and come back to perfectly cooked slow cooker peach cobbler.
This slow cooker peach cobbler with fresh peaches is an update on a 2016 slow cooker recipe. We have made the recipe more old school and updated photos and added extra info for you.
Slow Cooker Cobbler
I often get asked what cookbooks I have in my kitchen and who inspires me with my cooking. I will often reference my love for Jamie Oliver and how his Naked Chef cookery show inspired me to start cooking. (this is the book that started off my obsession) and also that married to a chef, I learnt a lot of the tricks of the trade.
But beyond this, it has always been an old school influence. I have read my mother in laws Mrs Beeton book from cover to cover several times over the years and consider it to be the thing I would rescue in a fire. I also love to use the Bero small baking books for a quick reference when baking.
One part of my Bero book that I adore is the recipes featuring suet. From cobblers to classic puddings, its all in there.
That is why when I updated our slow cooker peach cobbler recipe, I wanted to make a suet mix to make it more traditional and remind me about one of my favourite mini cookbooks.
Plus, as they are mainly savoury, I can add extra sugar and make the balance right for the perfect old fashioned cobbler.
If you would like to make a classic cobbler that is free of cake mix and like what grandma would make, then you will love this version.
What Is Peach Cobbler?
Peach cobbler is an old school classic dessert that includes a peach filling with a cobbler topping.
The cobbler topping is traditionally made with suet, flour, and water to create dumplings dough and then the dough is placed over your peach filling.
In modern peach cobbler recipes baking powder is used, but in classic cookery you can make peach cobbler without baking powder.
Can You Make Peach Cobbler With Canned Peaches?
Yes, you can. Even though it is best to make a slow cooker peach cobbler with fresh peaches, many use either fresh peaches, canned peaches or frozen peaches.
I would recommend if making a slow cooker peach cobbler with canned peaches that you drain your liquid from the peaches first, as you don’t want an overly watery peach cobbler.
Also, if you are making a slow cooker peach cobbler using frozen peaches, you can load the peaches into the slow cooker from frozen, without having to defrost them first.
What Is In Peach Cobbler?
Peaches – You can use fresh, canned, or frozen peaches, but fresh peaches produce the best peach cobbler. I used peaches that were almost going bad that needed using up and then sliced them up and loaded them into the slow cooker. You can also swap peaches for nectarines or plums. Or you can mix up the fruit to make other favourites such as a peach and apple cobbler or a peach and pear cobbler.
Cobbler – The ingredients for the cobbler are simple, after all a cobbler was enjoyed during rationing. You need suet, flour, water and then you can flavour it with cinnamon and ground ginger.
Extras. I also included sugar for the peaches to give them a sweeter taste. You can make your peach cobbler even better with some butter.
Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this slow cooker peach recipe, it has just been our Crockpot. We have this one and its wonderful for quick recipes because it can be used on the stovetop making it fantastic for browning your meat, or melting your cheese, or reducing your sauce.
How To Make A Simple Peach Cobbler?
- Slice. Slice up your Peaches and cut them around the edges of the stone, as it saves on buying a peach stoner. Then load your peaches into the slow cooker and sprinkle with sugar.
- Prep. Grab your cobbler ingredients, place into a bowl and mix with your hands until you have coarse breadcrumbs. Add enough water to make a dough and then make into meatball shapes.
- Load. Add your sweet dumplings to the top of your peaches and make sure they are not touching, because thanks to the self raising flour, they will expand as they cook.
- Cook. After a 4-5 hour slow cook you will have yummy peach cobbler that you can serve with either cream or ice cream.
How Long Does It Take To Cook Peach Cobbler?
I found through experimenting with my slow cookers that 4.5 hours was the ideal time. But of course, like many kitchen gadgets some cook quicker than others. I recommend you check a piece of cobbler at 4.5 hours and see if it needs any longer and adjust.
How To Cut Peaches For Cobbler?
The best way to chop your peaches it so have one sat on your chopping board and then slice around the stone. Do a cut to the left, a cut to the right, a cut to the front and a cut to the back.
Then chop them into wedges like this:
A bit like we did when we showed you how to cook air fryer peaches. You can also keep the skin on peaches as its just as delicious and it’s a waste of peach skin to peel.
Peach Cobbler In Ninja Foodi
You can also use the slow cooker of your Ninja Foodi, if you don’t have a classic slow cooker. What I have found is that the Ninja Foodi slow cooker is a LOT better than the slow cooker on other all in one cooking systems and is only slightly slower than my usual slow cooker.
If making peach cobbler in the Ninja Foodi, I would recommend increasing the cook time to 5 hours and then do the rest of the recipe in the same way.
How To Serve Peach Cobbler?
I love to serve slow cooker peach cobbler with some cream. Whenever I am making a fruit filled dessert, I will buy some squirty cream and then squirt a little on top just before serving.
You can also serve with ice cream or add a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.
More Delicious Peach Recipes
- Air Fryer Grilled Peaches
- Air Fryer Peach Cobbler
Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler
Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Ingredients:
- Start by rubbing melted coconut oil around the bottom and the sides of the slow cooker to stop the peach cobbler from sticking. Dice your peaches into wedges avoiding cutting through the stones as you slice. Load your peaches into your slow cooker. Then toss your peaches in sugar.
- In a bowl add your suet, self raising flour, ginger, and cinnamon. Mix with your hands until you have a mixture that resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Mix with a little water at a time until you have a cobbler dough.
- Make your dough in small meatballs and spread out over the top of your peaches.
- Slow cook on high for 4.5 hours or until your cobbler topping is fully cooked and then serve with cream or ice cream.