When it comes to sweet summertime desserts, nothing quite compares to a delicious yet healthy peach cobbler. It’s the perfect dessert to serve after a weeknight dinner and will also go down a treat amongst party guests. But this recipe can be leveled up by cooking your peach cobbler on the grill – it requires minimal effort yet delivers a mouth-watering smoky flavor.
To find out how to make a peach cobbler that’ll taste better than grandma’s every time, keep reading our recipe.
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Ingredients for Smoked Peach Cobbler
You’ll need a few things to make this smoked peach cobbler. The filling requires peaches, light brown sugar, light brown sugar, and salt. For the crumble topping, you’ll need butter, self-rising flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, and cinnamon. The proportions for the ingredients are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
How to Make Smoked Peach Cobbler, Step-by-Step
Preheat your Z Grills pellet smoker to 300˚F
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Make the peach cobbler finish
In a bowl, goes 4 peaches that have been evenly sliced. Add half a cup of light brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of corn starch, and a pinch of salt to your peaches, mixing thoroughly to ensure that they’re fully coated.
Scoop your peach cobbler mixture into an 8-inch cast iron pan, spreading it out evenly.
Make the peach cobbler crust
In a separate bowl, add ¾ cup of flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 4 tablespoons of butter, 1 tablespoon of milk, and a pinch of salt. Mix these with a fork until the mixture is of a crumble consistency, sparingly adding more milk if necessary.
Assemble and grill your smoked peach cobbler
Sprinkle the crumble mixture evenly on top of the peaches. Then, top this with an extra sprinkling of cinnamon and white sugar for an added crunch and flavor.
Once your Z Grills pellet smoker is at 300˚F, place the skillet onto the smoker and close the lid, ready to smoke your peach cobbler on the grill.
Check on the peach cobbler after 40 minutes
After approximately 40 minutes of cooking on the pellet grill, your smoked peach cobbler should be ready. If the topping has browned up and the peach filling is bubbling around the edges, this means it’s time to remove it from the grill.
Serve and enjoy!
Let your peach cobbler cool for at least 5 minutes before serving, then dish up on a plate and enjoy! The 8-inch skillet is the perfect size to feed the entire family, but we won’t blame you if you can’t resist keeping it to yourself!
This healthy peach cobbler has a delightful sweetness from the ripe peaches combined with a subtle BBQ smoky edge, making it a refreshing and delicious dessert for summer evenings. The peaches are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and the crumbly peach cobbler crust ties it all together.
We recommend serving this smoked peach cobbler while still warm and with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream – the flavors go perfectly together!
Tips for Making Smoked Peach Cobbler
How long does it take to smoke a peach cobbler?
For this recipe, it took around 40 minutes for the peach cobbler to smoke at 300˚F. To double check that it’s done cooking, a probe thermometer should show an internal temperature of 200˚F, the peach cobbler crust should be golden brown, and the peach mixture should be bubbling around the sides.
If you want a gooier consistency, feel free to experiment by lowering the heat. We prefer the crispier edges achieved from cooking the peach cobbler on the grill at a higher temperature, but this depends on your preference.
What are the best wood pellets for smoked peach cobbler?
We recommend using the Z Grills wood pellets for this recipe, which work perfectly with the 700D4E smoker.
You don’t want a pellet that is too overpowering for this bake, so we recommend using cherry pellets to subtly enhance the sweetness. Apple pellets also pair nicely with the smoked peach cobbler’s fruity flavor.
How small should I chop my peaches?
If you prefer smaller slices in your cobbler, don’t be afraid to chop them finely into cubes. However, we recommend using slightly bigger slices to retain the juicy flavor of this sumptuous, healthy peach cobbler.
How do you achieve the perfect peach cobbler crust?
The peach cobbler crust should be the star of the show, so you’ll want this to be as crumbly as possible. The key is to keep your butter at room temperature, as cold butter will be impossible to combine, and melted butter will soak right into the mixture.
We also recommend cutting your butter into cubes, as these smaller pieces will help it to mix better with the dry ingredients and create pockets of crumble.
What to Serve with Smoked Peach Cobbler?
A healthy peach cobbler is a scrumptious dessert that could follow up any evening meal, whether you’re dining alone or feeding the entire family.
Since this peach cobbler recipe is cooked on the Z Grills 700D4E, we recommend pairing it with a dish that also uses this and cooking them simultaneously for an even easier method of how to make a peach cobbler.
Our favorite recipes to serve with smoked peach cobbler are:
Whatever recipe you choose to serve it with, we can guarantee that cooking peach cobbler on the grill will be full of flavor and leave you wanting more every time.
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Smoked Peach Cobbler Recipe
- Preheat your Z Grills pellet smoker to 300˚F using cherry pellets.
- Put the evenly sliced peaches into a bowl. Then, add half a cup of light brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of corn starch, and a pinch of salt to your peaches, mixing thoroughly.
- Scoop your peach cobbler mixture into an 8-inch cast iron pan, spreading it out evenly.
- In a separate bowl, add ¾ cup of flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 4 tablespoons of butter, 1 tablespoon of milk, and a pinch of salt. Mix them until a crumble consistency is achieved.
- Sprinkle the crumble mixture evenly on top of the peaches. Then, top this with an extra sprinkling of cinnamon and white sugar.
- Place the skillet onto the preheated smoker and close the lid. Smoke for around 40 minutes.
- After 40 minutes, if the topping has browned up and the peach filling is bubbling around the edges, it’s time to remove it from the grill.
- Serve and enjoy.