Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Recipe

Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Recipe – A southern treat you can cook all day while you’re working. Then enjoy with a scoop of ice cream in the evening!

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Southern Slow Cooker Cobbler

We southerners know our cobbler.

There are many fruity desserts that are often labeled cobbler… Crisps, crumbles, buckles, brown bettys.

However true southern cobbler has a thick sweet biscuit-like top that seeps down into the fruit while baking, creating caky “roots.”

As with so many classic dishes, there isn’t just one method for preparing a perfect cobbler.

I’ve found you can make a wonderful traditional cobbler in the slow cooker, on days you want to meal-prep in the morning and forget about cooking the rest of the day.

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Fresh Peach Cobbler

Here in North Carolina, we are on the cusp of peach season.

All the glorious peaches from south of the border (The South Carolina border, that is) are almost ready, but not quite.

I made this Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Recipe with frozen peaches today but will be making it again soon with fresh summer peaches.

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Secret Ingredients

Peaches are fabulous on their own, yet even better when doctored with spices and booze.

I used two surprise ingredients to flavor the peaches for the cobbler:

  • Musselman’s Apple Butter – Believe it or not, the deep apple flavor and spice in the apple butter make the peaches taste even peachier.
  • Bourbon –  The bourbon provides a rich caramel note to the filling.

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Cobbler Topping

I covered the peach filling with a classic cobbler topping made with a bit of cornmeal for texture.

After pouring the cobbler top over the peaches it’s important to spread it all the way to the edges to create a barrier.

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Easy Peach Cobbler

Then cover the slow cooker with a paper towel to absorb the condensation and place the lid on top.

Now it’s time to wait patiently… Or to not think about the Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Recipe at all for quite some time.

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Peach Cobbler Recipe

Once the top puffs up and gets crispy, the slow cooker peach cobbler recipe is ready to serve.

If your Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Recipe is finished a little earlier, no worries.

You can turn the slow cooker off and leave it to rest until you’re ready to enjoy it.

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Topped with Ice Cream

Then scoop out big portions of hot juicy peaches with the rich apple butter bourbon glaze and place it in bowls.

Make sure each scoop has a hefty piece of thick cornmeal crust on top and don’t forget the ice cream!

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See The Recipe Card & Video Below For How To Make Peach Cobbler. Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Recipe

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 15 mins

This Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Recipe is a southern treat you can cook all day while you're working, then enjoy with a scoop of ice cream in the evening.

Servings: 10 servings
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0.75 cup)
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 310mg 13%
Potassium 497mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 40g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 15.5%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 10.3%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


For the Peach Filling:
For the Cobbler Top:


  1. Place the peaches, Musselman’s Apple Butter, bourbon, sugar, and salt in a large 6-quart slow cooker. Stir to coat. Then spread them out evenly.

  2. For the Cobbler Top: In a large bowl, mix the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk in the milk. Then whisk in the melted butter until smooth. Pour the batter over the peaches making sure it coats the entire surface.

  3. Place a long piece of paper towel over the slow cooker and cover with the lid. Pull the paper towel tight so it doesn’t sag. (The paper towel absorbs the condensation so the top can crisp.) Cook on high for 4-6 hours or on low for 7-9 hours. Once the middle of the top has puffed up and is golden around the edges, the peach cobbler is ready to serve. Check the center with a toothpick to be sure it’s baked through. Spoon the cobbler into bowls and top with fresh whipped cream or ice cream.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

All slow cookers differ in temperature a little – Know thy crockpot. Cooking time may vary base on the make and model of your slow cooker. If you start with frozen peaches, expect the cobbler to take at least an hour longer. This recipe can also be made in the oven to reduce cook time. Prepare in a 5-6 quart baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-45 minutes.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Musselman’s Apple Butter. All opinions are my own.

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63 comments on “Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Recipe

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  2. Cathy Pollakposted April 5, 2019 at 2:09 pm Reply

    This is brilliant in the crock pot!

  3. Becky Hardinposted April 5, 2019 at 12:45 pm Reply

    I love peach cobbler and I am loving that you posted how to make in the crock pot!!!

  4. Julieposted April 5, 2019 at 11:34 am Reply

    I love how easy this is! We also never have leftovers, which is an added bonus.

  5. Lizposted April 5, 2019 at 10:18 am Reply

    I had some frozen peaches and this was such an easy way to make a delicious cobbler!!

  6. Bethposted April 5, 2019 at 9:37 am Reply

    I made this last weekend and it is fabulous! One of my favorite recipes!

  7. Marieposted March 30, 2019 at 2:07 pm Reply

    Have you tried using cloth towel under the crock pot lid? Seems like it would work but be a little more eco-friendly?

    • Sommer Collierposted April 2, 2019 at 9:47 am Reply

      Hi Marie,

      Yes, you can definitely do that! :)

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  10. Rosemarie (aka Rosie)posted December 23, 2018 at 12:33 pm Reply

    Apple Butter is not a common staple in my area and I was wondering what I can replace it with.
    Also, how long can this cobbler remain in the crockpot once it’s fully cooked? Should it be stored in the fridge if it’s not all consumed in one sitting?
    Many thanks for your help and Merry Christmas!

    • Sommer Collierposted December 28, 2018 at 2:40 pm Reply

      Hi Rosemarie,

      You could use peach preserves and a little cinnamon and nutmeg in its place. If you give it a try, please report back. :)

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  17. Rosemarie Châlesposted April 1, 2018 at 2:17 pm Reply

    I don’t have any yellow cornmeal. What can I substitute it with, please? Many thanks for your reply.

    • Sommerposted April 5, 2018 at 7:56 am Reply

      Hi Rosemarie,

      You can definitely use white cornmeal or masa. However in a pinch, you can also just substitute more flour. Happy baking!

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  20. Nayrhaposted August 4, 2016 at 10:06 am Reply

    I’m going to try this recipe this weekend during a summer cook out. I’ll be using frozen peaches. Do I need to let the peaches thaw before mixing them in the bourbon and apple butter or can I mix them frozen??? Thanks!

    • Sommerposted August 9, 2016 at 9:17 am Reply

      Hi Nayrha,

      You can pull them straight out of the freezer and place them in the crockpot! :)

  21. Charlesposted July 5, 2016 at 2:54 am Reply

    This looks so yummy. I’ll try them out.

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  29. Aprilposted August 31, 2015 at 6:45 pm Reply

    This looks absolutely beautiful! Your recipe is the best that I have found for a true peach cobbler in a slow cooker!!!  Thank you for sharing…can’t wait to try it out!

    • Sommerposted September 2, 2015 at 9:01 pm Reply

      Thanks so much April!

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  31. Darlene Weatherlyposted July 3, 2015 at 1:41 pm Reply

    Have you tried this with other fruits? like apricots or others?

  32. Evansposted June 18, 2015 at 5:22 am Reply

    Looks so tasty!!!. Will try it

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  35. [email protected]posted May 23, 2015 at 2:28 pm Reply

    I love this!  I have to try it.  I am sharing it on my Sunday Links on my blog, with full credit, of course!  Thanks for such a great recipe!

  36. pragatiposted May 20, 2015 at 2:04 am Reply

    I have never tried making a cobbler before. Your cobbler top sounds simple enough that even I can dare to try it out. Mangoes are in season here and I so want to try making a mango cobbler..

    thanks for sharing this :)

  37. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchenposted May 14, 2015 at 6:52 am Reply

    Well you don’t have to tell me twice! I’m sold!! Come to mama!!

  38. Gabyposted May 13, 2015 at 9:36 am Reply

    This cobbler looks fantastic! Love that it’s made in the slow cooker!!!

  39. Jenny Flakeposted May 13, 2015 at 8:25 am Reply

    Love the idea of a slow cooker cobbler!  This looks fantastic!

  40. Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchenposted May 13, 2015 at 4:36 am Reply

    What a gorgeous looking cobbler, I can’t believe it’s so easy to make in the crockpot!

  41. Deniseposted May 12, 2015 at 7:08 pm Reply

    Is there a possibility to substitute the Bourbon?  We are not drinkers but this sounds so great and love the slow cooker method.  

    • Sommerposted May 13, 2015 at 6:55 am Reply

      Hi Denise! You can substitute a favorite fruit juice or even water. :)

      Happy Baking!

  42. Marlyposted May 12, 2015 at 3:09 pm Reply

    This looks fabulous! I love the idea of throwing the ingredients in a crockpot and having it ready to eat at the end of the day. Oh, and bring on the peach season!

  43. Mary Ann | the beach house kitchenposted May 12, 2015 at 11:16 am Reply

    This look awesome and so nice and easy! Perfect for those hot summer days when I don’t want to be slaving over a hot stove! On my list!!

  44. Briannaposted May 12, 2015 at 10:37 am Reply

    I will be raiding my parents peach tree this summer to make this! ;)

  45. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted May 11, 2015 at 10:29 pm Reply

    This is such a fabulous recipe! Love that it’s whipped up simply in the slow cooker! 

  46. Meagan @ A Zesty Biteposted May 11, 2015 at 4:06 pm Reply

    What an awesome no mess dessert idea made in the slow cooker.  My husband is going to LOVE this recipe.

  47. Heather Christoposted May 11, 2015 at 12:56 pm Reply

    This is the coolest idea!! I love that you can get a crust like that in a slow cooker!

  48. Angie | Big Bear's Wifeposted May 11, 2015 at 12:04 pm Reply

    This is 100% a southern dessert haha. Love that it’s made in the slow cooker too! 

  49. Nicole - Coking for Keepsposted May 11, 2015 at 11:27 am Reply

    Up until recently I was TOTALLY guilty of blanketing cobbler under crisps and pies. Oops. This cobbler is getting me seriously giddy for summer, we don’t have fresh peaches yet, but I’m anxiously awaiting their arrival! 

  50. Mariaposted May 11, 2015 at 11:24 am Reply

    I want this ASAP!

  51. Lizposted May 11, 2015 at 10:51 am Reply

    What a divine dessert—one of my favorite summer treats! Send some of your Carolina peaches up this way :)

  52. Melanie @ Carmel Momentsposted May 11, 2015 at 10:30 am Reply

    I could gobble this up real quick! Can’t wait for local peaches.

  53. Naomi Robinsonposted May 11, 2015 at 10:05 am Reply

    Slow Cooker dessert – yesss! Love this.

  54. Marla Meridithposted May 11, 2015 at 9:58 am Reply

    Totally making this for my next Telluride soiree!

  55. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted May 11, 2015 at 9:39 am Reply

    I love your slow cooker recipes! Adding this one to my must-make list! 

  56. Julie @ Table for Twoposted May 11, 2015 at 9:22 am Reply

    I love that this can be made in the slow cooker!! Perfect summer recipe!

  57. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted May 11, 2015 at 8:15 am Reply

    Love this!!!!! Such a great twist on a very southern cobbler! Love the addition of Musselman’s Apple Butter!