Comfort of Home 4th of July & Peaches n’ Cream Cobbler Pie

Duke 4th

We celebrated the 4th of July (Happy Birthday, America!) in just my style.  I was hoping to stick close to home for a couple reasons and my husband thought that was fine, too.  Ahhh, there’s nothing like staying at home for real comfort.  And so says one of my favorite gals, Jane Austen.  Can’t disagree with her.

DSC_1004 walk on 4th pm

After a relaxing morning we took a stroll up the road to lunch.  The marine layer burned off quickly in the a.m. and we enjoyed the sunny skies and cool breezes–perfect.  My husband teases that I have little tolerance for temps rising over 78°.  Kind of the truth. 🙂

DSC_0978 carnitas taco pm

We spread our picnic blanket in the shade of our favorite tree in the park and Munchie sang us patriotic songs she composed herself (“USAaaaaaaay, it’s your bir-irthdaaaay…Happy Birthday, USAAAAAA, I love your flag and your wavy waaaay…I love fireworks todaaaay…ANT!”) while she drew pictures.  I gobbled up a carnitas taco that really hit the spot.  I appreciate a taco that needs little more than flavorful meat.

Peaches n' Cream Cobbler Pie (peach layer) Cozycakes Cottage

We continued our leisurely ways until dinner hour hit.  We grilled out and I had a pre-fireworks celebration in my head because Munchie asked for a serving of salad!  My girl eats so well and always has–she eats whatever I put on her plate without complaint even if she doesn’t love something.

Peaches n' Cream Cobbler Pie (whole): Cozycakes Cottage

Veggies are her favorite, but raw veggies are not.  For about a year I have given her salad on occasion, but usually just leave the bowl on the table in the hopes that one day soon she’ll join in our salad-loving ways without pressure.  Yesterday was the day!

Peaches n' Cream Cobbler Pie (Cut): Cozycakes Cottage

Of course we had to celebrate such a momentous occasion (oh yes, and the 4th!) with dessert.  Any excuse for dessert, right?  I tell ya, this pie (which is more a pie-cobbler hybrid) is so easy to make and tasty to boot.  If you’ve never had this and like peaches and cobbler, I urge you to give it a shot.

Peaches n' Cream Cobbler Pie (top slice): Cozycakes Cottage

I haven’t found perfect peaches yet this summer (boohoo) so while you can certainly use them, canned or home-canned peaches suit this dessert.  The juices from the canning add great flavor to the cream cheese layer.

Peaches n' Cream Cobbler Pie (slice fork): Cozycakes Cottage

I like to mellow out the cream cheese layer with a little sour cream and top it all off with a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar.  I make it in a springform pan instead of a pie dish because I like the way it rises up and cooks on the edges.  Plus, I have a tendency to add a lot of peaches and this prevents overflow when baking.  Though I prefer it refrigerated for a couple of hours (which also helps the top layer to firm up), you can certainly enjoy it warm.  We had our cobbler while we sat in the backyard watching the fireworks display.  Happy ♥.

Peaches n’ Cream Cobbler Pie

Peaches n' Cream Cobbler Pie
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
  • Ingredients
  • •3/4 cup flour
  • •1 tsp. baking powder
  • •1/2 tsp. salt
  • • 3¼ oz. dry Jell-O vanilla pudding & pie filling (not instant)
  • •3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • •1 egg
  • •1/2 cup milk
  • •1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • •2-15 oz cans sliced peaches (I use 1 and ½ of the cans) OR your own canned peaches OR fresh peach slices, drained with 4 Tbsp. juices reserved
  • •1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • •8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • •3 Tbsp. sour cream
  • •1/2 cup sugar
  • •the 4 Tbsp. reserved peach juice
  • •Bit of cinnamon and sugar (I use about ¼ tsp. cinnamon mixed with 3 tsp. sugar)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a springform pan with Baker's Joy or butter it well. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, Jell-O pudding, butter, egg, milk, and vanilla. Beat with a hand mixer for about 2-3 minutes until thoroughly mixed and smooth. Pour into pan. Gently place peaches in batter. You can use as many as you like and place them however you wish (I like to place them in a circular form as pictured). Sprinkle with brown sugar. Set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, use a hand mixer to blend the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and reserved peach juice until smooth. Spread evenly over the peach layer leaving about a 1-inch space around edge of pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the top. Bake for about 30-40 minutes. The middle of the pie won't be completely firm (it will jiggle a bit when you shake the pan), but will firm up as it cools. Cool and refrigerate for a few hours until ready to serve. Serve with whip cream or vanilla ice cream. Enjoy! ♥


52 thoughts on “Comfort of Home 4th of July & Peaches n’ Cream Cobbler Pie

  1. List made for the grocery store to try the cobbler! It looks yummy! Sounds like the only thing missing from your party was an Uncle Sam in costume! What size is Mr. Cozycakes?
    Love the pictures!

  2. Totally Awesome I Have been searching for tis recipe for ages. This is the best Thanks so much for posting this recipe is a keeper.

  3. Sounds and looks yummy! I am going to use fresh peaches, do I need to add some sort of liquid since I won’t have any juice from canned peaches?


    1. Hi Donna! I wouldn’t worry too much about that. The canned/homemade juices add a little extra peach flavor, but it won’t be a big deal. I have added a bit of chopped fresh peaches (chopped finely) to the cream cheese mixture/layer and the juice from that added flavor and thinned it slightly for me as well . Hope this helps and thanks so much for coming by!

  4. Hi! this looks yummy and I’f love to try it but I live in Switzerland and I don’t think I can find the “3¼ oz. dry Jell-O vanilla pudding & pie filling”
    Is there anyway I could make this from scratch?
    Thanks a million!

      1. Thanks for your quick answer! That sounds easy to make but I’m just worried that it says “instant” and you warned in your post above that it shouldn’t be instant?

        1. Hi! Okay, I’m so sorry I didn’t clarify when I shared the link to the homemade mix: Though she calls it “instant” it isn’t really instant because it has cornstarch as the thickener which then will mix with the milk/liquid in the recipe. It should be fine. The “instant” pudding mixes I believe use a gelatin as the thickener so it doesn’t need to be cooked. The “cook and serve”/pudding and pie filling (which this recipes uses) contain a cornstarch or something very similar that cook up better in this type of recipe when mixed with liquid and heated in oven. So I would think her homemade recipe will work well and just measure out 3 and 1/4 ounces of it. If you don’t have vanilla beans on hand, I also wouldn’t worry too much since you’re adding vanilla extract into the dessert, too. I hope this helps you and I’m sorry I have not tried her homemade mix yet so I can’t offer an opinion. But I think I will definitely try it, too! Best of luck! ~Danielle

    1. Hi Angela! I haven’t tried thawed and frozen peaches, but I don’t see why they wouldn’t work. Should be just fine. 🙂

    1. Hi Carla! Jell-O is the brand of dry pudding mix so if you a boxed dry pudding and pie filling there that’s a different brand, it should work just fine. 🙂 Enjoy! And thank you so much for stopping by!

        1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Peggy! Hip hip hooray! You’re so welcome! Thanks for letting me know how it worked out for you. ~Danielle

  5. So , would a packet of Vanilla Custard Powder do as well , since you only really wanted the ” corn flour ” as the ” thickener ” in the cake mix ?? Live in Australia , so no ” Jell O ” is available here .

    1. Hi Corinna,
      I’ve not tried the vanilla custard powder in this, but I would think it would work. Taste might vary a little bit. I’m not sure about measurements either, but if you do try it, I’d love it if you let me know if it works for you. Best of luck!

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  7. Thank you f or having this recipe available on Pinterest! I am making this for the 2nd time. It was a hit last time. I’m making this for a Kentucky Derby Party today

    1. I missed this comment, so sorry! But happy you’re enjoying this recipe! Thanks for stopping in to let me know! 🙂

  8. Thank you for this yummy recipe. I live in the UK and we don’t have the type of pudding mix here that you have in the states so I made the base just like a basic sponge recipe, 4oz butter, 4oz caster sugar, 4oz self raising flour, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and a little vanilla. Of course I can’t say if it was the same as yours but it was delicious. I made it last night when some friends came to dinner, one of them is not a pudding person but he loved it and asked for seconds, I’m making it again for Easter Sunday tomorrow. I thought I’d share my adaptation incase any other Brits wanted to try it. Thank you again.

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