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Peach Cobbler with White Cheddar Biscuit Topping

Peach Cobbler in a blue baking dish with dessert plates and spoons next to it.

The weather is South Carolina has been so strange. It’s been cold and rainy all weekend. Yuck! I feel so strange posting a Peach Cobbler recipe because the weather is so October-like. A Pumpkin Pie recipe would be more suitable.

But this recipe is too good not to share. It has a sweet, juicy peach filling topped with a cheddar cheese biscuit-style topping.


Yes, you read that right- cheddar cheese. In a cobbler. And not just a little cheese, but a full 2 cups.

Now I’ve seen plenty of apple recipes that incorporate cheese, but this was the first peach recipe I had seen with cheese. It comes from the The New Southern Garden Cookbook: Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers’ Markets, Roadside Stands, and CSA Farm Boxes by Sheri Castle. If you like to cook using fresh seasonal ingredients, this is a great cookbook to have on hand. It contains more than 300 recipes organized alphabetically by type of fruit or vegetable.

Peach Cobbler with White Cheddar Biscuit Topping in baking disg with fresh peaches in background.

This was apparently Sheri’s grandmother’s cobbler recipe and she’s not sure what gave her grandmother the idea to combine cheese and peaches. She describes the cobbler as tasting like little fruit dumplings.

The cobbler filling is super sweet (but I cut the amount of lemon juice in half) and thickens nicely due to the cornstarch. The sweet filling contrasts nicely with the biscuit topping which adds a slightly savory touch.


The cheese really blends into the biscuit topping, and while you can taste it, it’s not at all overpowering. Plus it helps give the topping a wonderful golden brown coloring.

Add a scoop (make it a large one 🙂 ) of vanilla ice cream for a delectable summer dessert, even if it feels like fall.

P.S.- I’m giving in and looking through my fall baking recipes as I type.

Slice of Peach Cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream.

Peach Cobbler with White Cheddar Crust

Peach Cobbler with White Cheddar Biscuit Topping

Peaches and white cheddar combine to make an unexpected but delicious peach cobbler.


  • 8 cups ½-inch thick peeled peach slices, preferably white peaches
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small cubes and chilled
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups self-rising flour, I used Martha White
  • 2 cups grated sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup well-shaken buttermilk
  • vanilla ice cream


  • Preheat oven to 400º and butter a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • Spread peach slices evenly along bottom of baking dish. Combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl and mix well. Spoon sugar mixture evenly over peaches. Sprinkle lemon juice and almond extract on top. Stir to distribute. Scatter butter cubes over the top. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • While peach filling is baking, stir together flour and cheese in a large bowl. Combine melted butter and buttermilk in a small bowl and slowly pour into flour mixture, stirring gently with a fork. Mix just until a dough is formed.
  • Remove baking dish from oven once it has baked for 15 minutes and stir gently to make sure sugar has dissolved.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoons on top of filling. Return to oven and bake for about 20 minutes, until biscuit topping is golden brown and firm.
  • Serve warm with ice cream.
Course: Dessert

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Adapted from The New Southern Garden Cookbook: Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers’ Markets, Roadside Stands, and CSA Farm Boxes

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12 thoughts on “Peach Cobbler with White Cheddar Biscuit Topping”

  1. Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper

    That’s such an interesting flavor combination. I bet it’s delicious!

  2. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker

    I love the addition of cheese in the biscuits!! And I am with you…it’s been cold up in NY as well and I am refusing the urge to start fall baking.

  3. Laura Dembowski

    SO creative to add cheese to the topping for this cobbler. I’ve seen it done with apples before but not peaches, though it makes total sense.

  4. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    Wow cheddar and peaches must be a fantastic combo! I’d never thought of it, but now, I’m longing to try this recipe. We’re having super hot summer days here, so I’ll be a nice recipe to try next time we’re ertetaining. Thanks for the idea! :-*

  5. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

    Looks amazing Christin! I love the idea of using white cheddar cheese here with something sweet. Delicious!

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Thank you Anne! It’s funny how your tastes change as you get older. This is something I never would have eaten 15 years ago.

  6. Bam's Kitchen

    Savory and sweet are always a delicious combo. Love the looks of your peach cobbler with a little cheddar sound delightful. It has also been rainy and nasty in Hong Kong. We have had rain for the last week as we had a typhoon blow through. I guess fall is on its way. Have a super weekend. Take Care, BAM

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Thanks Bam! A typhoon! Wow! Hopefully we will all have beautiful fall weather at least.

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