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posted November 03, 2021

Smoked Peach Cobbler

Nothing quite compares to a tasty dessert cooked on the smoker, and this smoked peach cobbler is always a fan and family favorite. It’s the perfect amount of sweet and pairs perfectly with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Smoked peach cobbler and a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a serving dish with text overlay - Smoked Peach Cobbler.

Smoked Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler is one of those recipes that sticks with you. It’s a great recipe for just about any time of the year and any occasion. I’ve made cobbler in the summer, winter, while camping, and at home. It’s a great dessert after Sunday dinner, but you can also make a large batch for a party.

This recipe is also a breeze to make. Everything gets dumped in the same 12-inch cast-iron skillet then cooked on the smoker. You can also cook this in your oven or over the fire when camping. Consider it a perfect go-to BBQ recipe.

Cobbler batter being poured into a 12-inch cast iron skillet full of melted butter.

Ingredients for Smoked Peach Cobbler

This cobbler is one of my most requested BBQ desserts. I’m especially a fan of this recipe because most of the ingredients you should already have in your house. Here’s what you’ll need to make this cobbler. Start off with the peaches:

  • Peaches
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Lemon zest and juice

For the batter, you’ll need to assemble the following:

  • Salted butter
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Whole milk

Peaches being mixed into cobbler batter in a cast-iron skillet.

How to Make Smoked Peach Cobbler

Here’s how to make an easy and delicious cobbler for dessert this week.

  1. Peaches. Prepping the peaches for this cobbler is probably the most time-consuming part of the process. Peel, core, and slice 5 ripe peaches for this cobbler. You should have around 4 cups of peaches once finished. Pour a hot mixture of sugar, salt, lemon zest, and lemon juice over the peaches.
  2. Batter. Once your peaches are prepped, heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet on the smoker preheated to 275 degrees F and melt butter in the skillet. Combine all ingredients to make the batter in a separate bowl, then pour it over the melted butter.
  3. Smoke. Spoon the peaches over the batter, close the lid on the smoker, and smoke for about an hour. (Add additional time as needed). This smoked peach cobbler is ready when the peaches are mostly on the top and the batter has browned.
  4. Dish up. Allow this cobbler to cool a bit before serving. I prefer to dish mine up with a large scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream. 

This is an easy dish that is difficult to mess up, but keep an eye on it as you near that 1-hour mark so you can ensure the cobbler is cooking well.

Smoked peach cobbler in a cast iron skillet next to whole fresh peaches.

Tips for Making Smoked Peach Cobbler

Before you make this cobber, I have a few tips to help make it work best for you and yours.

  • Swap the fruits. This recipe works great for peaches, but also is awesome with plums, nectarines, cherries, or blackberries. You can use apples if you’d like, but I would recommend cooking them slightly first if you like soft fruit. Otherwise, the apples will stay slightly crunchy.
  • Change up the cooking temperature. The low temperature in the recipe card below will yield a smokier, and slightly more dense/dumpling consistency in the batter. If you like that ooey-gooey consistency, stick with the recipe as written. If you like crispier edges, less smoke, and a lighter, more cake-like topping, increase the heat to 350 degrees F.

More Desserts on the BBQ

Meals just wouldn’t be complete with a serving of dessert! 

Smoked Peach Cobbler Recipe

If you only have one smoked recipe in your arsenal, this smoked peach cobbler needs to be the one. It’s easy, fresh, sweet, and delicious. It has the slightest smokiness to it that gives it a beautiful BBQ edge that will compliment your dinner perfectly.

Hey Grill Hey is dedicated to helping you make better BBQ so you can feed the people you love. Please let us know how this recipe worked for you in the comments below.

Smoked peach cobbler and a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a serving dish.

Smoked Peach Cobbler

Susie Bulloch
Nothing quite compares to a tasty dessert cooked on the smoker, and this smoked peach cobbler is always a fan and family favorite. It's the perfect amount of sweet and pairs perfectly with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook Time : 1 hr
Total Time : 1 hr 15 mins
Servings : 9 people
Calories : 318kcal

Ingredients
 

Peach Filling

  • 5 peaches (peeled, cored, and sliced (about 4 cups))
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)

Cobbler Batter

  • 6 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup whole milk

Instructions

  • Preheat. Preheat your smoker to 275 degrees F and place a 12-inch cast-iron skillet directly on the grates.
  • Make the peach filling. In a medium saucepan, heat the sugar, salt, lemon zest, and juice over medium heat. Stir just until the sugar dissolves completely (about 1-2 minutes). Pour the hot sugar mixture over the peaches in a large bowl and stir to coat thoroughly.
  • Melt butter. To the preheated cast iron skillet, add the 6 tablespoons of salted butter. Close the lid and let the butter melt.
  • Make the cobbler batter. While the butter melts, prepare the batter. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Slowly stir in the milk until the batter is just combined. Some lumps in the batter are encouraged.
  • Smoke the peach cobbler. Pour the batter over the melted butter in the cast iron skillet. Carefully spoon the sugared peaches (and any juice in the bowl) over the top of the cobbler batter. Close the lid and smoke for about 60-70 minutes. The edges of the cobbler will be browned and the cobbler dough will have swapped places with the peaches and be mostly on top. Serve warm.
  • Serve. Remove the cobbler when the edges are browned and the cobbler dough has swapped places with the peaches and is mostly on top. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 541IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg
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