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Peach cobbler is a summer staple, and this Coconut Peach Cobbler recipe takes a traditional peach cobbler and gives it a delicious coconut twist.

Coconut Peach Cobbler Recipe

Originally posted August 10, 2011. Photos and post updated August 2014.

The Utah peaches are still going strong. Thank goodness. Because I feel like I haven’t taken proper advantage of them this year, which is a shame, because if you are a regular reader, you’ll already know that I think that Utah has pretty much the best peaches. Ever.

I’ve enjoyed my fair share this year straight from my hand, but as far as actually cooking or baking with them, I’ve pretty much failed. But just a couple of days ago, after looking at some gorgeous peaches sitting on my counter, I had a craving for peach cobbler. And this peach cobbler recipe is the first one that popped into my head.

Coconut Peach Cobbler Recipe

Since I am not one to ignore my cravings, I checked the pantry to make sure I had all the ingredients I needed on hand, and decided to make this peach cobbler recipe, even though I was knee deep in other recipes that I was trying to finish up. It was a crazy busy day in the kitchen, but totally worth it since this was my reward.

I originally posted this recipe over at the Cafe Zupas website a few years ago. But after making it again, and falling in love with it all over again, I just knew that I had to share it here with all of you.

Peach Cobbler recipe filled with coconut flavors

This recipe takes a traditional peach cobbler recipe and gives it a coconut twist. Almond extract is my secret ingredient for fruit cobblers, and combining the peach with the almond and then the coconut – it is magic.

You can eat this cold or room temperature, but my favorite is to eat it when it’s warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. When the ice cream melts into the cobbler, it gives it a whole new layer of flavor with the creamy vanilla.

This is definitely a peach cobbler recipe that you want to try before summer is over!

This Coconut Peach Cobbler recipe takes the sweet peaches of the season and turns them into a delicious cobbler with a twist.

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Coconut Peach Cobbler Recipe
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Peach cobbler is a summer staple, and this Coconut Peach Cobbler recipe takes a traditional peach cobbler and gives it a delicious coconut twist.
Serves: 6 servings
  • 1½ lbs peaches, pitted and sliced
  • 7 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract
  • ½ cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 5 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • ½ - ¾ cup buttermilk
  1. Combine the peaches with the sugar, flour, lemon juice, almond extract, coconut extract and coconut in a 2 quart baking dish. Stir to coat, then let sit until the peaches have started to release their juices, about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  3. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 3 teaspoons of the sugar. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or a fork until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the coconut. Add in ½ cup of the buttermilk and stir just until moistened - do not overmix. Add more buttermilk if the mixture is too dry.
  4. Drop rounded tablespoons of the topping over the peaches. Sprinkle the remaining 2 teaspoons of sugar over the top.
  5. Bake until the fruit is tender and the top is lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

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11 Responses to Coconut Peach Cobbler Recipe

  1. Rosa says:

    Very yummy! Nice flavor combo.



  2. I dont know if ive ever had peaches and coconut together…how sad, im sure they are a wonderful pair! Going to check out this lovely looking treat righhhtt away

  3. Such a yummy cobbler! I’ve seen peach cobbler all over the internet recently (understandably) but your recipe is a refreshing change! The coconut in this sounds lovely!

  4. Ah it looks so good! Sadly the most recent batch of peaches I got were not as good as the rest. Guess peach season is really about over :-(

  5. Liz says:

    A nice recipe. Thanks so much.

  6. One of my favorite comfort food desserts! Gorgeous!

  7. Regina says:

    Yummy, this looks so good!!!!

  8. Min says:

    Saw this on Instagram and couldn’t come over here fast enough! Just made a mental note: MUST add almond extract and coconut to peach cobbler! Can’t wait to try 😉

  9. The peaches are so good right now and I’m trying to eat as many as I can get my hands on. I love the idea of pairing them with coconut!

  10. How have I not had peach cobbler yet this summer?? I grew up eating it, so it’s super close to my heart. Love your coconut twist!

  11. Oh, that biscuit-y topping looks insanely delicious!

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