Better Than Gladys Knight Peach Cobbler Recipe


Better Than Gladys Knight Peach Cobbler Recipe

Peach cobbler is a delicious treat that is great to enjoy any time of year. Today we are excited to share our recipe for peach cobbler with you, which we believe can easily compete with Gladys Knight Peach Cobbler Recipe. Don’t take our word for it though. This is one that you should definitely try out for yourself to taste just how good it really is.

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Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler can be made in a variety of ways. Typically, a cobbler is defined as a dessert that has fruit as well as a type of batter that covers the top. The batter can be made from a cake batter, biscuits, dumpling type batter, or another type of batter. Some cobblers have only the batter on top, while others have a bottom layer of batter as well, with fruit in the center. 

I am excited to share our peach cobbler recipe with you today. Our cobbler is instructed to be made with only the batter on top. However, you may choose to make this with a bottom crust as well if you wish. Now let’s take a deeper dive into delicious peach cobbler. 

Peach Cobbler A La Mode

Peach cobbler à la mode is delicious because it is always stylish, and fashionable to enjoy peach cobbler. Peach cobbler à la mode is wonderful when topped with ice cream. There’s no need to get fancy here, serving fresh peach cobbler with your basic vanilla ice cream is divine. 

Old School Peach Cobbler

Old school peach cobbler does not need to be fancy in appearance, because it tastes amazing. While it may not look fancy, old-school peach cobbler tastes like it could melt in your mouth, it’s just that good. Typically, old school peach cobbler is made from fresh or canned peaches topped with a basic batter and then baked together until it results in pure goodness. 


Typically, a peach cobbler’s appearance is a baked batter that looks golden on top and underneath you’ll find sliced peaches in their juice making a tasty dessert. While peach cobbler may have other appearances due to the various ways that can be made, this is the most common appearance for peach cobbler to have. 

The Best Peach Cobbler Recipe

Now we are going to turn our attention to how you can make the best peach cobbler recipe in your kitchen. We believe that this makes an amazing peach cobbler that can rival all the others.  Please note that this recipe is not the actual Gladys Knight peach cobbler recipe, but a copycat recipe to make a similar cobbler. Now let’s look at what you will need to make the best peach cobbler recipe. 

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What You Will Need

To make this peach cobbler recipe, you will want to be sure to gather all of the necessary kitchen gadgets as well as the ingredients needed to make this recipe. Below we will list out for you what specific kitchen items you will need, as well as what specific ingredients are needed to make this recipe. 

Ingredients Needed

yellow cake mix
quick oats
canned peaches (in syrup)
corn starch
brown sugar
granulated sugar

How To Make Copycat Gladys Knight Peach Cobbler Recipe

Begin by pouring your canned peaches including the liquid into a medium saucepan. Place over a burner turned to medium heat. 

In a measuring cup add cornstarch and mix it with water, until there are no lumps remaining. Add brown sugar and granulated sugar to this mixture, then pour into your saucepan. Allow your peach filling to warm until it begins to bubble and thicken slightly. Pour onto your greased baking sheet. 

Next prepare your topping by mixing a cake mix, butter, eggs, quick oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Mix them together then add droppings of the batter on top of your peach mixture and bake, until the topping is completely baked through. 

Now it’s time to serve alongside some vanilla ice cream and enjoy. It’s really quite a simple process of making this delicious peach cobbler that everyone will enjoy! 

Peach Cobbler Recipe


Time: 50 minutes 
Yield: 6 servings 
Number Of Ingredients: 12 



1 box yellow cake mix
8 Tbsp butter
2 eggs
1/3 cup quick oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves


2 cans peaches (in syrup, about 30 ounces total of peaches)
2 Tbsp corn starch
1 cup water
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
½ tsp cinnamon


Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F

Step 2

Begin making this recipe by taking a medium saucepan, and adding two cans of peaches in syrup, and heating them until they become warm.

Step 3

In a small mixing bowl combine corn starch with water. Whisk until corn starch is dissolved. Add brown sugar granulated sugar and cinnamon stir to combine. Pour this mixture into your peaches. Stir then allow to come to a simmer. Simmer stirring occasionally until the peach mixture starts to thicken. Remove from heat. 

Step 4

Once your peach mixture has started to get thick, pour it into a lightly greased Dutch oven, or casserole dish. Set aside.

Step 5

In a mixing bowl combine one yellow cake mix, butter that has been melted, eggs, quick oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Stir until combined.

Step 6 

Taking your prepared batter, scoop portions of it on top of your peaches. Repeat this process until all your batter has been added on top of the peach mixture. 

Step 7

Place your peach cobbler into the oven uncovered and bake for 30 minutes. Once the time has passed check on your peach cobbler to see if it needs additional time. Set a timer for five minutes and check on it again. 

Step 8

Once your peach cobbler is fully baked, the batter on top should be a golden-brown color, and there should not be any gooey batter remaining. Once fully baked, remove from the oven, and serve while hot. Add vanilla ice cream when serving for additional wonderfulness. 

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Nutrition Facts:

The nutritional facts for this recipe may vary depending on the specific ingredients you use. Based upon the ingredients that we used above, we estimate that this recipe contains a total of six servings. 

One of those servings is estimated to contain 598 calories. One serving is also estimated to contain 27.4 g of fat, 97 mg cholesterol, 705 mg sodium, 83.1 g total carbohydrates, and 6.9 g protein. Please note one easy way to lower the overall calories is to cut back on butter. Instead of using 8 tablespoons a great option is to instead use 5 tablespoons of butter and you will still get a delicious result. 

Chef’s Note: 

This recipe can have several variations to it. One variation is to prepare it as stated above, only line the pan with the batter, then add your peach mixture, followed by the remaining batter. 

Easy Recipe Variation

There is an easy recipe variation to our above suggested recipe. Instead of preparing each section individually like we have suggested above. You may also add your peach mixture mixed with sugars, water, and cinnamon, omit the cornstarch from this version. You will next dump each individual ingredient from the batter on top of the peach mixture and do not stir. Cover with a lid and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the cover and continue baking. This is an easier dump method that will also give you a delicious peach cobbler to enjoy. 


What kind of spices do you add to peach cobbler?

You can add several different kinds of spices to your peach cobbler. Our favorite is by far cinnamon, we have also added nutmeg and cloves to our recipe and it makes a delicious cobbler. There are others you may wish to add as well, feel free to do so by adding little bits at a time until you are happy with it.

What type of peaches should I use?

There are many kinds of peaches you can choose to use. If you are looking to make this recipe when peaches are in season then by all means try to use fresh peaches to make the ultimate peach cobbler. 

However, since peaches are sometimes difficult to come by, you may also use canned or frozen peaches. We recommend using canned peaches, for the convenience factor as well as the extra peach juice that is included in the canned version. Please feel free to use whatever kind of peaches you like best.

How to make peach cobbler with store bought crust?

You may also choose to make peach cobbler using a store-bought crust if you prefer. This will make your peach cobbler turn out to be more of a pie rather than a cobbler, but this will still taste good. To make a peach cobbler with a store-bought crust you will simply prepare your peach filling as instructed above, then add it to your cooking dish. Place your store-bought crust on top of those prepared peaches until your peaches are completely covered. Brush with a little bit of milk, then sprinkle sugar on top before baking.

What is the difference between a crisp and a cobbler?

That’s between a crisp and a cobbler can be quite confusing. The main differences are that a crisp has a crumbly topping on top of it that is usually made with a combination of flour, butter, and sugar. As opposed to a crisp, a cobbler is compared to a pie only a cobbler has a much thicker crust or batter on top of it.

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Soul Food Peach Cobbler Recipe

Peach cobbler in the south is traditionally made with a crust on the bottom and on top. This is usually made from a pastry, but it may also be made from dough resembling a biscuit type of batter. You can simply take the above recipe and add the batter below and on top of your peaches to get a very Southern-style peach cobbler. 

Crisp Peach Cobbler

If you enjoy your peach cobbler a bit on the crispy side simply bake it uncovered, and a little longer and then you might normally bake it. Be sure to keep an eye on it so that it does not become overly cooked. When your cobbler topping becomes a golden brown and is quite done, add a little bit of butter on top and enjoy your crisp peach cobbler.

Gladys Knight Peach Cobbler Recipe

Gladys Knight is known for her peach cobbler and chicken and waffles. This recipe that we have shared with you today for peach cobbler makes a divine recipe that can easily compete with Gladys Knight’s original recipe. Our copycat recipe is easy to make and will be loved by everyone who has the delight to taste it. Don’t take my word for it though, give this recipe a try today and let us know what you think! 

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6 thoughts on “Better Than Gladys Knight Peach Cobbler Recipe”

    • Hi Mary,
      If you would like to leave the oats out, I would suggest replacing them with 1/4 cup flour, or you can simply just leave them out. If you do decide to leave the oats out and not replace them at all, I would suggest using one egg instead of two. Hopefully, this helps you out! 🙂

    • Hi Anne,
      I use two 15-ounce cans of peaches. If you enjoy extra peaches, then you can use larger cans, however, you will want at least a total of 30 ounces of peaches for this recipe. I hope this helps you out! 🙂

    • Hi Debee,
      Good question! We would recommend treating your peach filling as follows for fresh peaches. 

      3 2/3 cup fresh peaches, peeled, sliced, and pitted
      2 Tbsp corn starch
      1 tsp lemon juice
      1 cup water
      1/4 cup brown sugar
      1/4 cup granulated sugar
      1/2 tsp cinnamon

      This allows you increase the sugar content, which will help to make up for the lack of syrup from canned peaches. Hopefully this will help to answer your question! Please let me know if we can help further! 🙂  


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