Peach Cobbler with Ginger Biscuits

Ginger gives the biscuits of this delicious peach cobbler a flavor boost. Plus, the dish comes together in less than an hour. If you don't have a 2-inch round biscuit or cookie cutter, you can use a narrow drinking glass to cut the biscuit dough. Just dip the rim in flour first to prevent sticking.

Peach Cobbler with Ginger Biscuits
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins



  • 5 cups sliced firm ripe peaches (about 2 pounds)

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup whole-wheat pastry flour

  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

  • ¼ cup finely chopped crystallized ginger

  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk plus 2 teaspoons, divided

  • 1 teaspoon turbinado sugar


  1. To prepare filling: Place a medium ovenproof skillet in the oven; preheat to 425°F.

  2. Combine peaches, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, lemon zest and cornstarch in a large bowl and stir gently. Carefully coat the pan (the handle will be hot) with cooking spray and add the peach mixture. Cover with foil. Bake until the peaches are starting to soften, about 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, prepare biscuits: Whisk all-purpose flour, pastry flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Using your fingertips, rub butter into the dry ingredients until crumbly. Stir in crystallized ginger. Make a well in the center and gradually pour in 6 tablespoons buttermilk, stirring with a fork, until just combined and no streaks of flour remain.

  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and sprinkle with a little flour. Gently knead the dough 8 times, then pat or roll out to an even 3/4-inch thickness. Using a 2-inch biscuit or cookie cutter, cut the dough into rounds. Reroll the scraps and cut more rounds to make 8 total. Brush the tops with the remaining 2 teaspoons buttermilk and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.

  5. Arrange the biscuits over the peaches. Bake, uncovered, until the biscuits are golden brown, about 15 minutes more. Let cool for about 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

176 Calories
3g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 3/4 cup
Calories 176
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Vitamin A 409IU 8%
Sodium 222mg 10%
Potassium 214mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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