Who doesn’t love a good cobbler? It’s one of my favorite desserts to make, especially when it's time for seasonal fruits.
When peaches are in season in the summer, I try to use them in all nearly all the dishes I make! Whether you use it in pie or compote, a savory dish, or in this Instant Pot Peach Cobbler recipe, it's guaranteed to be bursting with flavor.
And this peach cobbler recipe is so easy to make! Once you see how easy and delicious it is, you’ll want to make it again and again.
Why This Recipe Works
In my opinion, the best fruity dessert recipes are the ones that let the fruit flavor shine through. And that’s the case with this Instant Pot Peach Cobbler. It contains only a small amount of ingredients to make a simple topping.
The topping is meant to add a bit of texture to the dessert. It contrasts perfectly with the juicy, tender peaches!
Peaches – fresh, juicy, ripe peaches are ideal for this recipe. However, I realize peach season is sadly rather short. If the peaches at the supermarket look less than ideal, it is better to use canned peaches.
Flour – I use regular, all-purpose flour, but you can substitute wheat flour to make it a little healthier.
Sugar – you can use granulated sugar, light brown sugar, or half of each if you want!
Butter – use salted butter, since a little salt brings out flavors even in sweet recipes! If you have unsalted butter, you can add a small pinch of salt to the dough for the same effect.
Nutmeg – warm spices like nutmeg pair so well with peaches! Try fresh grating whole nutmeg for a flavor that is out of this world.
Cinnamon – another warm spice that goes well with nutmeg and peaches. You can add as much or as little cinnamon as you’d like. Or if you don’t like it, just leave it out.
- You want the butter to be room temperature to more easily incorporate into the flour. This can be done with a stand mixer or a hand mixer, or in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.
- A bit of nutmeg and cinnamon can be added right to the dough and mixed into the topping, if you prefer. Or, you can do as the recipe says and just sprinkle it on top after the cobbler is done baking.
- If your peaches are a bit underripe, toss them with a little bit of sugar to add sweetness and release more of the juices.
How to Serve Instant Pot Peach Cobbler
Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy a delicious and (somehow) fairly healthy dessert! If you want something a little lighter than ice cream to keep it healthy, you can serve it as is, or topped with a lightly sweetened fresh whipped cream.
More Instant Pot Desserts
Making desserts in the Instant Pot is a lifesaver in many instances. For example, it’s perfect when I don’t want to turn on the oven in the summer. It’s also great for making Thanksgiving dessert, since I am using the oven and stovetop for lots of other dishes.
Here are some impressive and tasty desserts for you to try next, all made in the Instant Pot!
FAQ About Peach Cobbler
What is a cobbler ?
Cobbler is a fruit dessert that is topped with some kind of biscuit dough before being baked. It is similar to a pie, but easier to make, since it doesn’t require rolling out the crust. It differs from crisps and crumbles that have a topping more like a streusel rather than a dough.
A cobbler also happens to be a person who fixes shoes 🙂
Can I make this recipe with other fruits?
Yes! This recipe works with a variety of fruits. The important thing is that the fruit is ripe and in season so that the sweet juices release. Try making this recipe with apples, berries, or cherries.
Is this Instant Pot Peach Cobbler recipe gluten free?
No, but you can make it gluten free if you want! It’s an easy swap. Just use a gluten free flour blend. It would also be great with almond flour or oat flour.
Instant Pot Peach Cobbler
- 1 cup water
- 5 peaches
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup butter
- Nutmeg to taste
- Cinnamon to taste
- In a bowl, mix flour with sugar and butter until you obtain a dough.
- Slice your peaches.
- Place your peaches into a dish that fit in your Instant Pot and add the dough on top. Note: This doesn't have to look perfect!
- Cover with foil.
- Pour water to your Instant Pot place a trivet.
- Place the dish on the trivet.
- Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes.
- When cooking time ends, wait for a natural pressure release.
- Once done, open the lid and dish out.
- Sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon and serve warm.