If you like the crust then this Recipe calls for way too many peaches. I’m going to use the leftover peaches from the already cooked cobbler and remake the the four batter to make a new cobbler.
Nothing but 5 Star reviews, this was the only desert at thanksgiving dinner and it went fast!
This is a very good recipe in it's execution although I modify it quite a bit. I use a lot of peaches and like to use really sweet ripe peaches. First modification, cut the sugar back to 1/3 cup with the peaches and then add a half cup of Bourbon. The Peaches will have a wonderful boozy taste going in but the alcohol will evaporate out during baking. Trust me on this, I have been baking Peach pies for years with Bourbon. The Bourbon will be there when it is done, but it will be subtle and delicious. As I do use a lot of Peaches and tend to make a very big Cobbler when I do this, I also do the cake portion of this recipe X 1.5 with the following changes. I use only a half cup of Sugar for the cake, even with the other ingredients increased by 50%. Since I am using 1.5 cups of flour then, I use 1 cup all purpose and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour. I have found that the whole wheat flour gives a little sturdier cake against all the ripe Peaches and also yields a beautiful brown color on baking. I also substitute half n half for the milk in the recipe. I have found that one stick of butter (half cup) is fine even when making a large Cobbler. The Peaches seem to hold their color better if you leave some of the peels on. I don't recommend leaving the Peaches entirely unpeeled as I tried this once and the skins were just tough enough that you could not cleanly cut the Cobbler by jamming the edge of a metal spatula down into it which was kind of unappealing. The trick is just to leave your Peaches mottled if you will.
So, to summarize, cut the sugar way back, pour some Bourbon with a heavy hand, substitute some whole wheat flour for some of the all purpose flour, substitute half n half for the milk, and do a very poor job of peeling your Peaches.
It was very delicious! I added vanilla extract to both the peaches and dough. Also the pumpkin spice to it as well. The middle didn’t want to cook at first so I lowered the temp and ended up wrapping it with foil and highering the temp again. Overall so easy to make and it was very good, paired well with ice cream. Definitely recommend.
The dough was gooey even after a few minutes more in the oven. Not my favorite.
Made it and it came out 😋 delicious. I used 1 1/2 cups of sugar instead of two, added vanilla and cinnamon. This will be one of my go to recipes.
This recipe was just so-so In my opinion it definitely needs a splash of vanilla. The topping rose nicely all around the edges but not across the middle. This could be my fault though, I used fruit that my daughter canned for me and it was really thick, [the way we like it.] but that may be the reason for it not raising evenly. Also, some of the melted butter rose to the top giving the finished look a less then appetizing look. If I were to use this recipe again, I would use less butter. Maybe also add a touch of cinnamon.
made this for after dinner last night and it was AWESOME. Follow the recipe straight and there is no way you can go wrong.
I made this just now and it came out awesome! I've always wanted to make peach cobbler but was always to intimidated. Thank you for sharing this recipe. So simple and delicious😍
I made the peach cobbler it's now baking in the oven, will let you how it turned out for sure
Easy recipe. Tastes delicious. This is the second time we've made it. Great dessert. I used frozen peaches thawed.
Hi from Canberra (capital of Australia),
Thanks for the inspiration. We tweaked your recipe a bit because we like things a bit less sweet. Also, we're currently in COVID lockdown so are using tinned peaches. But it's a lovely cold weather treat and works well. Stay safe and stay well,
Pam and Trevor from the land of Oz
I’m on vacation and all of the peaches ripened at once! Found your recipe and it was simple and , of course, delicious!!! Thank you!
Wish I could add more stars.
Peach season -YAY! Wife made a complicated shortbread cobbler that I found delish but didn’t impress her. Next basket of peaches were great so I went looking for an easy recipe. This one had me questioning the directions too, but I stuck to the instructions. Wow! Blew my wife’s socks off. This belongs in a fine pastry shop. Just follow the directions, period.
Overflowing pan? Your pan was too small - read directions.
Anyone who could rate this as “1-star and bland” has no taste buds. It is a superb recipe, and my go-to for cobbler, having made it dozens of times with all types of fruit. To answer some questions:1/ Yes, one tbsp, NOT tsp baking powder. The batter has to rise through the fruit, and it will. 2/ When you add the sugar and fruit and put on HIGH heat, it makes it’s own liquid. Peaches only need a few minutes, apples 5 or more. 3/ Yes, you also add the liquid. Seems like it would be soupy, but 45 minutes at 375 cooks off the liquid, and leaves a crispy-edged, fruity, absolutely delicious desert. I am not a baker, and this has turned out perfectly every time. Sooo easy, so good. Everyone loves it!!
So bland, virtually no debth of flavor. Skip this one, there are far better versions of the peach cobbler elsewhere.
I'm not sure what happened .
I thought maybe it didn't have enough peaches so I added some . When I put it all together it was at the top of my baking dish ! Then when I put it in the oven (hot oven) it over flowed and went on the vottom and started burning ! Kitchen was full of smoke. Anyways while my eyes burn I'll wait to see if it tastes good
I wasn’t sure about this recipe at first, since you put the batter for the crust on the bottom, but I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly!!!!! The crust rose to the top and turned out perfectly!!! Don’t change a thing! Just have faith!!
Can some one clarify if it is one table spoon or teaspoon of baking powder? Also, do you drain the peaches or not? Thanks 😊
Delicious!! Instructions are correct for sure! Only thing I changed was 1/2 cup of the white sugar I changed to brown. Loaded on the cinnamon, delicious!!!! Thank you.
Fabulous as is!
Bring what to a boil? I’m using fresh peaches. Do I put the peaches in sugar water to boil, then drain? Help please! Want to make for grand kids.
Do not follow any reviews that tell you to alter the recipe. It is perfect as is and will not disappoint you. Yes it's sweet, yes you need 1 TBSP of baking powder, yes the batter is runny, yes you layer it butter, batter then peaches and yes you need to top it with vanilla ice cream. Its a PERFECT summertime dessert!
Easy and delicious! I made this recipe substituting a 29oz large can of peach halves in light syrup. This omitted cooking fresh peaches in syrup and adding lemon juice. I drained and sliced the peaches and layered on top of the batter. Then I sprinkled the top with a cinnamon and sugar mixture. I still want to try using fresh peaches, but I needed a quick dessert to bring to a summer picnic. This was quite a hit served with vanilla ice cream!
Such an easy recipe that tastes wonderful. Enjoyed it very much.
I tried this recipe because it's almost identical to my grandmothers that I have using all my life. I have never used fresh fruit(always used frozen fruit) so I was looking for instructions. I use selfrising flour and omit the salt and baking soda. Turned out almost perfect. Next time I will use more fruit.
Super easy and delicious!
Note: you need 1 TEASPOON of baking powder, not 1 TBS. It will be super bitter if you use a TBS.
Easy to make, I boil my peaches a few minutes then dunk in ice water. This makes them easy to peel, also added a baby spoon full of vanilla. It's cooling while grilling.
This is the best cobbler recipe I’ve ever used! Oh my gracious it is perfect in every way. I disagree with some reviews and left as is for the perfect dessert. I used fresh peaches and scooped vanilla ice cream on top for those who wanted it. It doesn’t need it and is perfect on its own. It was a true Father’s Day hit! I will use this forever. Huge huge thank you!!!
I substituted the peaches for cherries and added almond extract as well. It was awesome. You can substitute any fruit.
Great post! I like the part about the recipe. I tried the recipe and really enjoyed it, another place to find great recipes is at https://learn-it-fast.com/quick-easy-recipes/
Excellent !! Easy to make and easy to follow instructions. I like a little bit more lemon in my peaches, but that's to taste. Great recipe.
The batter tasted bitter and I followed the recipe exactly. I think it may have need vanilla extract or brown sugar.
Best peach cobbler recipe hands down. I have used this recipe several times. Will continue to use this recipe.
Best and easiest. I only used 1.5 cups of sugar total (I’ll try 1 cup next time), didn’t use lemon and added a tsp of vanilla extract to the batter mixture. This will be a go to for cobbler recipes for the rest of my life!!!
I used a combination of canned peaches and fresh blackberries. I only used half of the sugar, using unbleached cane sugar and gluten-free flour as my significant other and I do a lot of "clean eating" and both have a medical allergy to gluten. I'm going to try further with different fruits this summer and try one time with honey instead of sugar. I may add some fresh mint, depending on the fruit I am using in the saucepan when boiling with lemon and other sugar.
My family loved it. I made the batter exactly as the recipe says but I used canned peaches and added a splash of cinnamon. I don't eat flour and sugar but my husband said it was amazing. This was quick aaz and easy. Thanks
Made the cobbler and liked it. Altered the ingredients: doubled the flour but used self raising (so no need of baking powder); halved the sugar (1 cup instead of 2); one and half cups of milk instead of 1 cup; did not cook the peaches.
It was a hit with the family and friends.
Thank you so much for one of the most simple yet delicious recipes ever! I have made this peach cobbler dozens of times. My kids love it, my husband loves it, EVERYONE loves it. It's so easy and simple and I have never messed it up. I always double and sometimes triple the recipe because there is never enough! Lol! I also use about half the sugar for both the "crust" and the "filling". It is perfect. And, I also usually use about double the fruit, because it's just so good.
You cannot go wrong with this. The "crust" rises to the top with all the peachy goodness flavoring it and settling underneath.
Some suggest serving it with whipped cream or ice cream, but it needs NOTHING! It's just perfect all on its own.
Again, thank you so much for this awesome recipe that I swear by and will use for the rest of my life. It's now "my" recipe! Lol! 🤭🤫😅
Very similar to the Cobbler my grandma and mother made years ago and what I still make today. Butter is blended with the sugar and we don't cook the peaches prior to adding to top of the dough. Will try and see if I notice a difference.
I love this recipe and have made it so many times! So easy, and I don’t bake that much! Decided I’d finally write a review. Initially I made it exactly as the recipe is written and it is very good that way. However since I’ve made it so many times now, I have found I prefer it when I cut the sugar in half (for both the fruit mixture and also in the breading), and I just about double the fruit. It is still so sweet and good with half sugar, and I just personally like more fruit to bread ratio. Try it different ways yourself though! I’ve made it with fresh peaches, apples and cinnamon, and frozen dark berries. About to try with canned peaches since fresh aren’t in season. All worked and were delish! I’ve made this probably 10 times are so and the only time it didn’t come out was my fault because I couldn’t find my little measuring spoons and I estimated the baking powder - big mistake! I didn’t put in enough - which makes the breading not rise to the top and it doesn’t turn out. In response to the 3 star review from January (someone who hadn’t even made the recipe) - yes this recipe is works and is correct and delicious! The breading starts out on the bottom but then rises to the top during the baking process because of the leavening. Anyways - highly recommend this one. It’s so easy and so good !!!
is it just me or is this kinda backwards? do i flip it off the pan? why would the crust be on the bottom? it seems like the writer should have gone further into detail. im a cooker, not much of a baker... i picked an easy recipe to start off with but i feel like i should have went to another one... hope it turns out!
I love the recipe. Never made Peach Cobbler before cause I'm not so good with making pie crust. After discovering this recipe I have been baking this more than once and my husband just loves it. I gave a friend to test whether this recipe will pass her discriminating southern taste. She just LOVED it 💕 Thank you for creating this easy, simple and famous Peach Cobbler recipe 😊
Loved it, I made half the recipe, used less sugar and canned peaches. It was sooooo good, served with vanilla ice cream.
This recipe is delicious, my only complaint is it's too sweet for me. I think next time i will use half the sugar for the breading and half for the filling and see how that goes.
I made this recipe ALMOST as written. I only had a few peaches left, so I tried to half it. I forgot to half the lemon juice and baking powder, though, and it still came out wonderful!
I think if our peaches had been fully sweet, I would have wanted to half the sugar I put with them. And I actually really liked it with double the lemon juice. This was fantastic with vanilla ice cream!
This was a great recipe and a crowd pleaser. The only thing our dinner guests all agreed on is we would have all liked it more with a bit less sugar. My instinct when I was making it was to cut back on the sugar but the reviews were all so good I thought for once, I would follow the recipe as written (Something ever I very rarely do). Anyway, half the amount of sugar would’ve been just perfect for us but that’s all a matter of taste it with something like this.
This is amazing
My first try at peach cobbler, not sure if there will be any left by morning
This recipe definitely needs tweaking ...wish I had read all the reviews
! It needs more flour in the batter...I got a very thin batter which
just ended up being chewy and sickly sweet...no substance to it at all.
The peaches need not be cooked prior to adding and cut the sugar by at
least half or add no sugar to the peaches. What a waste of ingredients !
My plan is to try to use squares of this on an unsweetened biscuit with
unsweetened whipped cream . This recipe needs to go back to the test
Fantastic simple recipe. I question that 1 tablespoon of baking powder is a type and it should be 1 teaspoon. I halved the sugar as others suggested. Thank you. Next time going to skip cooking the peaches.
My mom was a superb cook, and this tastes just like hers. I used unsalted butter and self-rising flour; then 15 minutes before taking the cobbler from the oven, I sprinkled freshly ground nutmeg and cinnamon mixed with a tablespoon of sugar. The topping was shiny, crunchy, and flavorful. Thanks for sharing!
To make the crust a little thicker I used 3/4cup of Milk and 1/4cup of buttermilk to make the crust a little thicker. It was AWESOME!!! Give it a try. 🤗
Lo my goodness..your photos look so good my mouth is watering...can't wait to make with your additions...
When I find a recipe I think I'll like, I always read reviews first. After reading many, I opted to make the recipe basically as written, the exceptions being I used less sugar and frozen peaches. I did follow somesuggestion to add cornstarch, but I wish I hadn't. I would have liked it a little jucier because the crust also absorbs some of the juices (maybe canned have more juice than frozen). I tried a bit after cooking it and thought it tasted "ok", but when I ate it the next day it was much better! The crust was perfectly golden and some crispy and the peaches had a real fresh taste with less sugar. I would make it again. It's easy and just about gone!
CLR - District Heights, MD
I made this peach cobbler today for the first time and my husband and I loved it. I read the reviews and took the reviewer advice and used 2 cups of milk and 2 cups of self-rising flour and ½ cup of sugar when making the batter to cut down on the sweetness I eliminated the baking powder or salt. I used 3 cans of peaches in juice not syrup draining and slicing them next time I will use 4 cans. I put the peaches in a pot adding, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/2 of cup brown sugar, 1/4 tsp. of vanilla, cinnamon & nutmeg simmering the filling on top of the stove for a few minutes. I then poured the filling on top of the batter, sprinkled cinnamon on the top and baked for one hour. While baking the batter will bake over the filling. This recipe is very easy, quick to make and delicious I will be making this again. Hubby and I agree this one is a keeper.
This is a really simple recipe, but read the comments! There are some good suggestions. I personally used 1/2 cup of sugar for the crust and 1/4 cup of brown sugar for the peach filling. I only boiled the filling for 5 minutes since the peaches do cook in the oven, and they become extremely soggy if you use canned peaches. You can even add berries! Overall, this recipe is great and definitely worth 5 stars.
As many others will tell you, there is nothing new about this recipe. My grandmother raised her family on it a hundred years ago .. and passed it on to me.
It is timeless .. and never fails. When fresh peaches weren't in season she used her home canned peaches .. one quart, juice and all. I'm now 82, and just made it a week ago. It's my kids (and grandkids) favorite dessert. Easy peasy .. and always good
This recipe had a 5 star taste, but the bread was very spongy like eggs (no eggs added). I thought the bread would be more pie like instead of spongy. It this the way it is suppose to be? Thanks.
I am a southerner with 40+ years of experience in the kitchen. In my humble opinion, this Peach Cobbler recipe is by far the best I have ever made. I followed the recipe step-by-step with a few minor adjustments. My peaches were already somewhat sweet and juicy, so I only added 1/3 cup of sugar to them instead of a cup. I also added a 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and sprinkled the top with cinnamon. I made a bowl of homemade whip cream (2 tsp of sugar, 1 cup of cream) for topping. The cobbler came out of the oven at 4:30 p.m. and was completely annihilated in less than an hour.
this is nothing new. my mother was making this when I was a small child. I am now 72. this is good and can be used with almost any fruit.it is good , but not nearly as good as a cobbler with an old fashioned rolled double crust. still my favorite !
Great recipe. Super easy but absolutely delicious.
We really enjoyed the cobbler. The only thing I didn't like was my own fault - I added cornstarch to the peaches because I was worried it would be too juicy and my plan backfired. The texture of the fruit became gelatinous and slimy. If you are thinking about adding a thickening agent, either think again or use very sparingly. Also, take into account what kind of peaches you are working with first - mine were very sweet and not super juicy so I definitely didn't need cornstarch or the full amount of sugar. I ended up cutting the amount of sugar added to the peaches in half and probably didn't need that much. Other than the amount of sugar, the recipe would have been perfect if I'd just left it as is. My husband absolutely loved it.
I have never made a peach cobbler before, I had some peaches I knew we wouldn't be able to eat them so I found this recipe, it is the best I've ever had, cannot believe I made it ,it was very easy. I did add chopped pecans on top , little ice cream on side ,can't stop eating....
This is exactly the way my Grandma made hers, and the way I make mine!
I loved everything about this recipe. My guy adored it! So much so he asked how I made such a great crust. I think it was the butter. I will make this again and pass on this recipe site to friends. Thanks Southern Living. Marsha Green, Ennis, TX (Dallas area)
Can i use lime juice dont have lemon juice
Followed recipie but added a teaspoon of vanilla to the batter. Used fresh Georgia peaches from Peach World on 95. Looks too good to cut into after dinner. Peaches we're very ripe by the time I used them but perfect for cooking.
Wasn't that impressed...still searching for a good cobbler recipe. I didn't add any sugar to my peaches - they were ripe and sweet. No problems there. I did add a bit of cornstarch. I thought the cobbler topping was uninspired and rather flavorless, unfortunately. I won't be making this again...
WOW!!! This was BY FAR the absolute BEST peach cobbler I have ever tried. It was easily prepared in no time and the outcome was amazing. Perfectly crisped on the outside and deliciously gooey on the inside. I'm not one who typically writes reviews, but I felt I had to share how incredible the cobbler turns out when you use the recipe. Would highly recommend for a quick, easy dessert!
My 10 y/o daughter made this for her father just as is for Fathers Day. It was a hit. Top comments, is the crust was perfect. Some did say it was sweet sweet so we may try Anna's popular tip next time. Perfect for first timers. Enjoy!
I used free peaches because they were just sitting in the fridge. I used half light brown (in the peach mixture)and half came sugar. We like more juice and thicker syrup so I added about 2tbs. Cornstarch to peaches as well(add water if peach juice because to thick, you determime the viscosity of syrup. I also used buttermilk instead of 2% or whole milk. I added 1tbs. Vanilla and 1qtr cup buttermilk pancake mix to batter since I had so many peaches ...cinnamon 1tsp and nutmeg wet added to peaches...
It looked strange pouring peach mixture over the batter but it came out floating lol...
IT WAS SOOOO GOOD , 2SCOOPS OF VANILLA ICE CREAM SET IT OFF BEAUTIFULLY 😋😋
So easy and absolutely yummy!! We think 5🌟Isn't good enough!!! The only thing that was an issue was peeling and de-pitting the peaches! We so recommend this scrumptious recipie!!!
For a portion size about 1/2 cup or less, I really only got 9 servings. I would call this a serving size for 6. I bought exactly 10, clear 9oz plastic cups to serve and ran out before the 10th cup using just 1 large spoonful. I was disappointed I didn't fill the cups more, but every bite was eaten, so keeping this recipe for sure!!
I just made this, and I eliminated that second cup of sugar entirely. The batter was the same as written, and I just stirred some fresh squeezed lemon juice into the peach slices before adding them. It came out perfectly, and I can't understand why you would add an ENTIRE second cup of sugar to the peaches.
Yasssss! That's the one I was looking for! I'm mad I didn't read the comments first! It's okay next time. Thanks for sharing!
After making this about a half a dozen times, yes we loved it that much, I made a few changes. The crust is half whole wheat half cornmeal, I used 4 tablespoons of cognac a tablespoon of vanilla and light brown sugar to the peach mix as well as zest from the lemon as well as the juice. The neighbors want more; that's a good thing yes?
this is super delicious. i make this every holiday.
This is one of the best!
I have a large jar of peaches rather than fresh. Do I just skip the step of boiling them with sugar?
It actually calls for 1 cup of flour and 2 cups of sugar
Followed recipe exactly and it was so good. It gets better even 3 days later. Will definitely make again.
Anna, I just pulled your cobbler out of the oven. IT'S FABULOUS! I cut the sugar (Splenda) in half after reading various other posts but next time I'll add the full amount. Kudos to your great grandmother, grandmother and mother!
Great recipe, but I had to ADD EXTRA FLOUR because the batter was very thin. Was there a misprint in the amount needed? I noticed, too late, that another reviewer mentioned this. I also reduced the sugar by a third, which was a good move also because the cobbler was very sweet even with this change. Toasted almonds sprinkled on top gave crunch and a nice flavor.
Came out pretty good after I realized it needed TWO cups of flour. Might want to do a quick re-write. 😳
I have used many different Peach Cobbler recipes and this is far better the best. It is easy and it makes the perfect crust and creamy consistency. The best part is all of the ingredients are fresh and nothing out of a can! Love it@JenettaHockless
This is a super easy recipe to make. It was good. However, the crust came out more like pie crust than what you would expect from a cobbler. Overall - great though! No one was left disappointed. Our full review with pictures can be seen here: http://www.nickandalonakitchen.com/2016/07/peach-cobbler.html
I used these small adjustments and also added a little cayenne pepper to the peaches for a southwestern twist. Yum!
I must have done something wrong because mine turned out soupy. I cooked my peaches but it don't say how long and when I place the peaches on the batter it was okay but the product came out horribly soupy like the flour didn't rise and it turned to liquid. The peaches were swimming in this soup of utter and liquid batter. What did I do wrong?
I have tried several cobbler recipes & this one is by far the best!!! I used another reviewers comment on skipping the second part where you cook the peaches if you have "good" peaches. My peaches from SC were perfect & I didn't need to do anything to them but just place them in the melted butter in the casserole dish. I loved this cobbler warm & cold with my homemade whipped cream. My husband was like "you need to get more peaches & make this again"!!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!!!
Thank you for this! I can try it now this more healthy way. I appreciate you taking the time to post!
I made this last night for the first time, and it was beyond fabulous! This will be my go-to recipe from now on!
...and a culinary instructor for a local college. I decided to make this recipe exactly as it is written (amazingly, I didn't change a thing), omitting the optional cinnamon. It was absolutely perfect and extremely quick and easy! I will be throwing my other peach cobbler recipes away! It isn't too pretty to look at, but the flavor will win you over!
I have tried many peach cobbler recipes, but this one is my keeper from now on. It was too sweet, so I only used 1/2 cup sugar in the peach mixture instead of the 1cup. We love it served with vanilla ice cream!
I followed the directions to a tee- even though my instincts told me the dough was too runny and I had never had the crust layer on the bottom. the crust did not rise. I have nice carmelized fresh peaches on top but a tough chewy crust on bottom- not good. also, I agree with other comments that 2 cups of sugar is too much- obviously can't speak about crust because mine didn't work, but as for peaches, they did not need additional cup of sugar
I like to try different recipes for different things and when I came across your for peach cobbler I knew I had to try it.I sprinkled cinnamon over the top and used fresh peaches and it was delish!!!! My fiance said that was the best he'd ever had and even went back for seconds.So glad I came across this recipe! I'd like to add that I didn't change a thing I made it just like the directions.
I've always wanted to make peach cobbler, but I honestly thought it would be too difficult. This is a fairly simple recipe, although I did heed the warnings from the comments section & altered mine just the same. I divided & lowered the sugar as other reviewers said to do, down to 1 cup of sugar, I used 1/2 cup light brown sugar for the batter & 1/2 cup white sugar for the peaches, for a total of one full cup used between the batches. I also added 1 tsp. of Vanilla Extract to the peaches (mixed gently with a small spatula) & sprinkled some ground cinnamon a few times just to give them flavor, & a couple light shakes of ground nutmeg. I used the full amount of self rising flour (1 cup) instead of baking powder & salt. I baked at the original temperature of 375° F. But I added an additional 5-10 minutes, (checking it constantly) because at 30 minutes it still looked too 'mushy' for my own liking, so I cooked it all together to a nice brown at 40 minutes in a 13x9 glass dish. I also sprinkled some light brown sugar on top of the peaches prior to baking as well. I used real fresh peaches, which gave it a healthy tart flavor to accompany the sugar that was added. I think the canned peaches might be way more sweeter than fresh. My batch didn't come out overly sweet this way, however next time I might like to try it a bit sweeter. Also, I saw a few photos showing the entire crust covering the top, the way mine cooked, it cooked but cracked slightly into irregular shapes. Not every cobbler cooks perfect, but I might need to up the batter next time to 2 cups of flour to make it more "crust-covered", however this in no way lessened the yummy taste, it's just a preference I might change in the future. I did see a few people commenting that they were confused by why they would add the peaches on top, instead of adding the batter over the peaches, etc. I did what the directions said, which states to pour batter on top of the melted butter, then add peaches last. It still didn't rise to cover my entire cobbler, so perhaps next time, I might try the other way around? I pretty much followed everything else in the recipe, but I did add 2 scoops of Breyers ice cream on top a fresh slice that was cooled, to make a bit of peach cobbler a la mode & it was so yummy! The cold & hot combination was wonderful. All in all, there's many ways you can alter this recipe, & I think no matter what you do, it's still delicious! :) 4 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐