Old School Smoked Peach Cobbler: A Classic Family Recipe With a Twist!

Old School Smoked Peach Cobbler: A Classic Family Recipe With a Twist!

If you’re craving a nostalgic recipe like Grandma made, you won’t want to sleep on my Smoked Peach Cobbler. I took my Grandma’s formula and added my own twist to it, giving it the perfect hint of BBQ flavor. There’s a reason this recipe has been passed down for years! It’s easy, delicious, and makes enough for a crowd. 

This cobbler is the perfect dessert to bring to your next family gathering. Dare people to guess what the secret ingredient is. They won’t believe it’s a touch of smoke! 

Peach cobbler is a universal favorite. Who could resist a rich dessert made with Summer’s best fruit? Thanks to canned peaches, you can enjoy this decadent treat all year long. Smoked Peach Cobber is a  wonderful recipe to bring to potlucks, as it comes together in no time. Everyone will think you spent hours in the kitchen! 

The Ingredients

Back in Grandma’s day, basic ingredients were key. You’ll appreciate the simplicity of this recipe and the fact that it only requires six ingredients! Here’s what you’ll need to add to your shopping cart. 

  • Unsalted butter. Unsalted butter is a must for baking. It allows you to add the salt separately, ensuring your desserts aren’t oversalted! There’s nothing worse than working hard on a treat only to discover it’s saltier than the ocean. Plus, unsalted butter is minimalistic, bringing out the flavor of sweet, smooth cream.
  • Dry ingredients. The cobbler batter consists of salt, flour, and sugar. Adding a touch of white sugar brings out the peaches' natural sweetness and gives the batter a cake-like flavor. 
  • Milk. Milk pulls the recipe together, creating a wet batter that puffs to perfection on the smoker. You can use 1 cup of milk if you prefer a drier cobbler. This ingredient is flexible, so use whatever milk you have on hand! 
  • Canned peaches. Shortcut ingredients keep this recipe easy, just how it should be. Adding the peaches AND their juice gives the Smoked Peach Cobbler a well-rounded flavor. I used sliced peaches to keep the bites uniform.

The Smoker Setup

Here’s the main equipment I used for this recipe. More of my grilling favorites can be found in the Equipment and Tools section. 

  • Pellet grill/smoker. I used a Traeger Timberline 1300 for this cook. This pit is incredible because you can use it to grill or smoke. The Traeger Timberline 1300 has many excellent features, like a pellet sensor, a super smoke button, and easy transportation. If you’re looking for a pit that looks good and cooks even better, go with Traeger. 
  • Charcoal. I stoked the pit with Royal Oak Charcoal Hardwood pellets. I love this brand because you get clean smoke with no fillers. It gives the steak a rich, deep flavor that tastes authentic. The charcoal burns hot and fast! 

The Process for Making Smoked Peach Cobbler

  • Fire up the pit. I stoked the Traeger Timberline 1300 with Royal Oak Charcoal and fired it up to 350℉. 
  • Melt the butter. I set the Lodge Cast Iron 9 x 13-inch pan on the pit and added a stick of unsalted butter. I let the butter melt completely, then removed the pan from the grill. 
  • Mix the dry ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, I combined the salt, flour, and sugar until homogenous. 
  • Add the wet ingredients. I slowly drizzled in the milk, stirring until it resembled a wet batter. 
  • Assemble the cobbler. I poured the batter into the bottom of the Lodge Cast Iron 9 x 13-inch pan, then added my sliced peaches and their juice. If you’re a fan of cinnamon, you can sprinkle a dash over the top.  
  • Bake. I placed the Smoked Peach Cobber on the Traeger Timberline 1300 and let it cook for 1 hour and 40 minutes until it was set and golden brown. Watch the video to learn how to make your cobbler set faster. I removed the dessert from the pit and let it cool before digging in. 

The Results

The Smoked Peach Cobber came off the grill with a beautiful, crisp crust. The juicy peaches paired with a kiss of smoke is a combination you never knew you needed! 

Serving Suggestions for Smoked Peach Cobbler 

Serve your Smoked Peach Cobbler warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Add a garnish of Heath Riles BBQ Peach Rub if you're feeling adventurous. 

Storing Leftovers

You can store leftover Smoked Peach Cobbler in the fridge for up to four days. You can also freeze leftovers, covered tightly, in the freezer for up to three months. 

Equipment and Tools

Traeger Timberline 1300, Royal Oak Charcoal Hardwood pellets, Lodge Cast Iron 9 x 13-inch Casserole Pan, ThermoWorks Hotpad/Trivet, mixing bowl, ThermoWorks Hi-Temp Spatula.

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