Do You Eat Peach Cobbler Hot or Cold? (5 things to avoid for best results)

Peach cobbler & vanilla ice cream, if you know a better combination please let me know…


Peach cobbler should be able to stand out on its own, rather than being drowned in a gloppy flavorless batter and overcooked to death (easier said than done).


This leads us to the question: do you eat peach cobbler hot or cold? After doing the research, here’s what I uncovered…


Just so you know, traditionally, it’s served warm or at room temperature rather than cold. As a result of the butter in this variation, as it gets cold, it will firm up and modify the texture of the finished cobbler. Enjoy!



After doing more investigation, I discovered additional facts that you should be aware of, so please continue reading…



When making a peach cobbler, there are five things to avoid for best results

1. Using any sort of fruit that you like


Using canned fruit or, even worse, canned pie filling might result in an overly sweet cobbler that has a gummy filling, which is not what you want for your cobbler!


Consider the following:


Fresh fruit is preferable, although frozen fruit may still be used. Just be sure to properly defrost the fruit before you begin. Another idea is to cut all fruit into bite-sized pieces so that it is easy to scoop up and consume.

2. Overcrowding the topping with too many ingredients


Covering the fruit filling completely with the cobbler topping will cause both the fruit and the bottom of the topping to steam, resulting in a soggy final cobbler that is unattractive to look at.


Consider the following:


Scoop the cobbler topping over the fruit, being sure to leave some space between each chunk of topping to allow for expansion. FYI: This will let steam escape from the filling, resulting in even more of those crags of caramelized fruit that we all like so much.


3. Not covering the fruit with a thin layer of starch


We like cobblers because they are so moist, but overripe fruit may create more puddles than a spring rainstorm. As a consequence, the cobbler is soupy on the bottom and soggy on top.

Consider the following:


Add one to two teaspoons of cornstarch to the filling mixture and mix well. The combination of sugar and lemon juice will result in a delectable sauce for the fruits. When baking, make sure the filling is steaming hot to guarantee that the cornstarch has been boiled long enough to thicken the mixture before baking.


4. Cooking it for an insufficient amount of time


The baking of cobbler presents a unique set of challenges: since you can’t see the bottom of the biscuits and the filling won’t entirely thicken until it cools, you have to guess when it’s finished.


Consider the following:


Given that the cobbler topping is a variant on a quick bread, we may measure its temperature to check that it is fully baked. An internal probe thermometer put in the middle of the cobbler should register 200°F in the thickest area of the topping when the topping is at its thickest. The filling should be bubbling around the edges, and the tops of the biscuits should be a deeper amber color rather than golden in appearance.

5. Covering the top of the cobbler with pie crust


To be honest, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I must inform you that fruit covered in pastry crust is truly a pandowdy. When making cobbler, a somewhat sweet biscuit-like topping should be used, however, certain regional varieties use more cake-like tops which is good for pies, but it is not appropriate for cobblers or other desserts.


Consider the following:


Our favorite cobbler topping is a sweetened cream biscuit that comes up in a flash and takes just a few simple ingredients to make it delicious. Pour it directly atop the fruit filling using a spoon.


Questions & Answers:

1. Is it possible to prepare the cobbler the night before?


Cobbler may be prepared 6 hours ahead of time and let to cool fully on a wire rack before being refrigerated, covered. To reheat, allow the dish to rest at room temperature for 1 hour before placing it in a preheated 350°F oven for 20 minutes, or until it is warm.

2. Is it necessary to refrigerate peach cobbler after it has been baked?


Is it necessary to keep peach cobbler refrigerated? Yes, any leftover peach cobbler should be preserved in an airtight container in the fridge. Keeping the cobbler topping from becoming too mushy can help prevent it from becoming mushy.


3. Is there a bottom crust on a cobbler pie?


FYI: Cobblers do not have a bottom crust, as opposed to other types of baked goods. Cobblers are often made with a fruit filling at the bottom and a sweet biscuit dough on top, but they may alternatively be made with a cake-like consistency as well.


4. What is the best way to tell when a cobbler is finished?


An internal probe thermometer put in the middle of the cobbler should register 200°F in the thickest area of the topping when the topping is at its thickest. The filling should be bubbling around the edges, and the tops of the biscuits should be a rich amber color rather than golden in appearance.

5. Should peaches for cobbler be peeled before baking?


Yes! It is important to note that the skins of the sliced peaches will soften while baking, making them very delicate in the final dish. However, if you choose not to use them in your cobbler or other peach dishes, peeling the peaches is totally acceptable.


6. When should peaches be ripe enough to make cobbler?


Gently press the top of peaches, near where the stem was, to see whether the flesh gives slightly. If it does, the fruit is ripe and ready to eat. If you have hard peaches, you may ripen them at home, but you should avoid picking those that are rock hard because they were harvested too soon. Peaches that are really soft are overripe, but they are still suitable for baking.


7. Is cobbler still tasty the second day after baking?


A peach cobbler does not need to be refrigerated for the first two days after baking, according to the USDA. In the next 2 days, it should be refrigerated in the refrigerator, where it will keep for up to 2 further days, but the topping may turn soggy. FYI: I suggest using an excellent pie storage container to ensure that your cobbler lasts as long as possible.

8. What should I do to keep my cobbler warm?


Removing the cobbler from the refrigerator or freezer and placing it in an oven-safe dish is the next step. Place the cobbler on the middle rack of the oven after it has been preheated through to the desired temperature. Reheat for 10-15 minutes if you are making individual serving sizes. Reheat the cobbler for 30 to 45 minutes if you’re making the whole thing (depending on the size of the cobbler).


9. What is the best way to cure a runny cobbler?


If you’re making a family-sized cobbler, start with 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch and increase the amount as needed. Put the dish back in the oven to finish baking. The key to getting the cobbler to thicken is to keep it heated for as long as possible. It is the heat that will activate the cornstarch and cause it to thicken the remainder of the fluids.


10. Is it necessary to let the cobbler cool?


Make sure to allow enough time for the cobbler to cool completely before serving – 20-30 minutes should be plenty of time! Always serve this cobbler with some vanilla bean ice cream (or whatever flavor you desire).

11. Why is it referred to as a cobbler?


Cobblers are a fruit dish that is baked and topped with a biscuit-like coating. This dessert is referred to as a cobbler because the top crust is not smooth and uniform in texture like a pie crust, but rather “cobbled” and grainy. In most cases, it’s dropped or spooned over the fruit before being cooked.


Final Thoughts

So, class, what did we learn? Peach cobbler is traditionally served warm or room temperature. Because this variant uses butter, it will harden up and change the texture of the final cobbler…


Cobbler may be made 6 hours ahead of time and refrigerated, covered. Rest at room temperature for 1 hour before reheating at 350°F for 20 minutes, or until warm.


Enjoy the rest of your day, always stay safe, and treat others with kindness and respect. Peach cobbler anyone?

Do You Eat Peach Cobbler Hot or Cold? (5 things to avoid for best results)