The easiest individual peach cobblers that can be made for one, two, three people or more! Made with fresh ripe peaches and a sweet and buttery pie crumble topping. Then topped with a big scoop of cold creamy vanilla ice cream that melts on the peach fresh from the oven. Baked on a sheet pan and ready in under 30 minutes, they are less labor intensive than regular cobbler and they make the best quick weeknight dessert.
How to Easily Peel Peaches
Peeling peaches is easier than you think! You'll need just a few items to peel them:
- Small pot for blanching the peaches
- Tongs to remove them from the hot water
- Large bowl for the ice bath
- Small pairing knife to score the peaches
Scoring the bottoms
The first step to easily peeling your peach is to use a sharp knife to score the bottom of the peach. You want to cut an X on the bottom of the peach, just deep enough to cut through the skin and barely cut into the flesh of the peach.
Giving the peaches a bath
After the peaches have been scored, its time to give them a quick bath in some hot boiling water!
The hot water will make its way underneath the skin of the peach through the X you cut on the bottom, this will make it super super easy to peel the skin off the peach!
First put a small pot filled half way with water on the stove and bring it to a boil. When the water is boiling, add the peaches two at a time and set a timer for 2 minutes.
Cooling down the peaches
After the peaches have been boiled, you want to stop them from cooking for now. To do this, you want to throw them into a cold water ice bath. It's much easier to peel the peaches when they're cold vs. hot.
Grab a large bowl and fill it with cold tap water. Add some ice cubes to the water to make it extra cold. When the peaches are done boiling, use the tongs to remove the peaches from the boiling water and immediately add them to the ice water. Let them sit in the ice water for 2-3 minutes to cool them down completely before removing.
Peeling the peaches
Now the peaches are primed for peeling! Starting from the bottom where you cut the X, slowly peel back the skin from the peach. It should peel very easily and come off in four large sections. Discard the peel and set the peeled peaches aside.
Making the Pie Crumble Topping
This recipe combines what I think are the best ways to eat peaches- peach cobbler and peach crumble. Very similar but also very different. The pie crumble is basically pie dough in crumble form. It still has all of the sweet and buttery taste and texture you would get from a peach pie, but is easier and quicker to throw together!
It's all about the crumble
The peach cobbler crumble comes together in one bowl and easily bakes up with the peaches in the oven.
In a medium bowl, add the melted butter, flour, oats or oat flour, sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Combine them all together with a spoon until it forms a crumbly texture. When the peaches are peeled and ready to go, you'll put a mound of the crumble on top of the individual peaches and then sprinkle the rest of the crumb on the remaining portion of the tray.
FAQ and Expert Tips
Do I have to peel the peaches?
- You can definitely skip peeling the peaches if you don't mind eating the peel!
Can I make just one serving?
- Absolutely! This recipe is for one single serving of peach cobbler, but you can easily double or triple it (or more) if you're looking to feed more people.
How long do they last?
- The cooked peaches will last for 1-2 days in the fridge!
- Make sure your peaches are ripe
- If you buy peaches that are still hard and firm, let them ripen more on your counter for a few days before making. They will not peel easily if the peaches aren't ripe enough.
- Always spoon measure your ingredients for the crumble topping
- Measuring out dry ingredients should always been done with a spoon, you should never scoop directly with your measuring cup. This will ensure your ingredients are measured correctly!
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Easy Individual Peach Cobblers
- 2 ripe peaches
- vanilla ice cream, for topping
Cinnamon Oat Pie Crumble
- 2 tbsp melted buter
- ⅛ cup brown sugar
- ⅛ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup flour
- ⅛ cup oats or oat flour
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
Making the Pie Crumble
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Set bowl aside.
- Boil a large pot of water. Prepare a large bowl with very cold ice water and place it next to the stove.
- Take each peach and with pairing knife, score the bottom in the shape of an X.
- When the water is boiling, add each peach and boil for 2 minutes exactly, then remove and immediately place in the bowl of ice water.
- Remove the peaches from the water when they're chilled and gently peal back the skin to remove it.
- To remove the pit, take a pairing knife and slice a small circle around the top and bottom of each peach. Use your finger to scrape out a bit of the top of each circle. Stick your finger through the top hole and press the pit through the bottom hole. Discard the pit.
Baking the Peach Cobblers
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the peaches on top.
- Take the pie crumb and place a mound of it on top of the peaches. Sprinkle the remaining crumb around the pan. Bake the peaches for 20 minutes or until the crumb is golden brown. Remove and serve immediately with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!