Whether served for dessert or breakfast, sweet & gooey cinnamon roll peach cobbler is a delight. All you need is 5 ingredients & 35 minutes to bake this simple recipe.
This is an easy twist on a classic Southern dessert. Instead of a biscuit crust in traditional recipes, like my Strawberry Peach Cobbler, canned cinnamon rolls are the topping. No better way to fancy up canned cinnamon rolls!
Ingredients for Cinnamon Roll Peach Cobbler
As promised, just 5 simple ingredients make this easy cobbler. The fresh peaches and the ready-made cinnamon rolls are key for this short-cut recipe. Plus 3 pantry staples and that's all it takes.
- Fresh Peaches - pitted & sliced fresh ripe fruit works best in this recipe. Using a freestone variety makes this so easy.
- All-Purpose Flour - the thickening agent for the peach filling base.
- Sugar - sweeten the peaches even more.
- Vanilla Extract - adds depth of flavor to the peach cobbler filling.
- Canned Cinnamon Rolls - store-bought refrigerated ones with the premade icing make for the easiest cobbler crust. The original size Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, not the Grands gives the perfect topping to filling ratio.
See the recipe card for the quantities.
How to Make Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Rolls
I promise this will be one of the fastest fresh fruit cobbler recipes you have ever made. 10 minutes of prep time is all you need. Here are the steps for making a homemade cobbler with a cinnamon roll crust.
- Make the peach cobbler filling
- Top with cinnamon roll pieces
- Bake the cobbler at 350°
- Top with icing & serve
1 - Make the Peach Cobbler Filling
Before making the cobbler, preheat the oven to 350°. While it is preheating, spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray.
Next, prepare the fresh fruit base for the cobbler. Begin by washing, drying, & pitting the peaches. You can peel or leave the skins on, whichever you prefer. I do half & half.
To your prepared baking dish, add the peach slices, all-purpose flour, vanilla extract, & sugar. Stir to combine and spread it out in an even layer.
2 - Top with Cinnamon Roll Pieces
Once the peach filling is ready, it is time to add the topping. In this recipe a timesaving ingredient is being used; store-bought canned cinnamon roll. Any brand will do such as Pillsbury, Great Value from Wal-Mart, Immaculate Baking Organic, or Annie's.
Open the canned rolls and set the icing to the side. Each cinnamon roll will be cut into smaller pieces. This results in an even layer of bubbly, fluffy, & doughy goodness in every bite.
Using kitchen shears or scissors, cut each cinnamon roll into 6 pieces.
Arrange all the pieces over the top of the peach filling. Be sure to cover it in a single even layer reaching the corners & all sides. Do not overcrowd or overlap any pieces.
3 - Bake the Cobbler at 350°
Once the oven is preheated, it is time to bake it in the oven. Cover the cobbler with foil. Place the baking pan in the oven on the middle rack.
Bake the cinnamon roll peach cobbler in a preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake for another 15-20 minutes.
How do you know when the cobbler is done baking? The peaches will be bubbly and the cinnamon rolls will be golden brown & cooked through.
When it looks like the picture above, it's ready. Remove from the oven and let set on the counter to cool for 5 minutes.
Hint: Covering with foil to start is an important step. This ensures the cobbler bakes evenly. The cinnamon rolls will be cooked through without overcooking, burning, or drying them out.
4 - Top with Icing & Serve
While it is still warm, add the premade icing that comes with the canned cinnamon rolls. Using a spoon, drizzle it over the entire top using a back & forth motion.
TIP: If the icing seems too thick to drizzle, remove it from the plastic container to a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 10 seconds to thin it out. The icing should be easier to drizzle & drip once warm.
How to Serve Cinnamon Roll Peach Cobbler
The best way to enjoy this yummy recipe is fresh & warm from the oven. The gooey icing, fluffy cinnamon rolls, & warm peach slices are heavenly.
Top it with some fresh whipped cream or ice cream. I love it with vanilla, caramel swirl, or butter pecan ice cream. If you are a peach lover like myself, go crazy & add a scoop of homemade peaches & cream ice cream.
Substitutions & Variations
Here are some great recipe variations & ingredient substitutions that can be made. Add, omit, or use one of these alternatives for other delicious recipe ideas. These may help you enjoy this recipe even with dietary, health, or personal nutritional preferences.
- Peaches - instead of fresh peaches, use frozen (defrosted) or canned peaches drained.
- Vanilla - use almond extract instead for an old-fashioned taste.
- Fall Fruits - use thinly sliced apples or pears instead of fresh peaches.
- Berry - use a combination of peaches & your favorite berries (blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries), just keep the total amount still at 3 cups for perfect results.
- Nutty - add ½ cup finely chopped pecans, almonds, or your favorite nut to the fruit mixture.
- Deluxe - add a sprinkle of nutmeg to the filling & for more icing, slather the cobbler topping with a thick layer of Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll Icing before serving.
For another great recipe using Pillsbury cinnamon rolls from the can, try my Cracker Barrel Copycat Cinnamon Roll Pie. It is another holiday favorite & great for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.
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Storing & Reheating
This cobbler will last in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To reheat a serving at a time, microwave for 20-30 seconds.
I do not recommend freezing this recipe after it is baked. The topping will be soggy once defrosted. You can assemble this and freeze it before baking which is much better. Store for up to 30 days before baking - a great make-ahead holiday breakfast!
To bake from frozen, set the oven to 350° to preheat. Once the oven is ready, cover the cobbler with foil & bake for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.
All of these great tips are shared in the post. But these are so good and important they are worth mentioning again so you don't miss them.
- Use regular-sized cinnamon rolls, not Grands.
- Freestone peaches are the easiest to pit & slice.
- Cutting the cinnamon rolls into 6 smaller pieces creates an even topping.
- Make sure to cover the pan in foil for half of the baking time.
- Warm up the icing in a microwave-safe dish for a thinner texture that is easy to drizzle on.
- Serve warm with whipped cream or make it a la mode!
This recipe used fresh peaches which is best. When they are in season, there is no substitute in all honesty. However, if it is not summer, you can use frozen instead but be sure to thaw them & drain off as much liquid as possible. As a last resort, canned peaches in their own juice (no added syrup) can be drained & used.
Ripe peaches should be fragrant and yield slightly when pressed gently. If they are too soft and overripe they tend to fall apart and become mushy when baked. If the peaches are not ripe enough and hard they will not cook well nor release enough juices to combine with the flour that creates the sweet glaze filling.
There are 2 important steps not to skip in this recipe. By following both you will get a perfect baked cobbler topping every time. So that the crust does not burn, it needs to be covered during half the baking time. So the crust doesn't get soggy, make sure the cinnamon roll pieces are separated and evenly distributed. Overcrowding can result in undercooked, gummy, or soggy areas.
Well yes, you can. However, this recipe is meant to be made with fresh summer peaches. Nothing beats the taste & texture of real peaches cooked in this dessert.
Cinnamon Roll Peach Cobbler
- 8x8 baking dish/ 2.5quart casserole dish
- 1 can refrigerated cinnamon rolls ** canned tube that comes with icing
- 3 cups sliced fresh peaches (pitted & skins removed) ** see the substitutions section above for frozen or canned peaches
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°. Spray an 8x8 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- In the baking dish, add the peaches, sugar, flour, & vanilla. Stir to combine and spread out into an even layer.
- Remove a cinnamon roll one at a time from the tube. Using kitchen scissors or shears (sprayed with nonstick spray if needed), cut each one into 6 evenly sized pieces. Top the peaches with the cinnamon roll bites. Repeat with the remaining cinnamon roll dough.
- Cover with foil. Bake the cinnamon roll peach cobbler in a preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake for another 15-20 minutes. The peaches will be bubbly and the cinnamon rolls will be golden brown & cooked through. Remove from the oven and let set on the counter to cool for 5 minutes.
- Spoon out the icing that came with the cinnamon rolls. Drizzle it onto the top of the cinnamon roll cobbler topping.
- Scoop or slice & serve in bowls or on a plate. Enjoy immediately, while warm.
- Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat each serving in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5.4g||7%|
|Saturated Fat 1.5g||8%|
|Total Carbohydrate 44.8g||16%|
|Dietary Fiber 2.8g||10%|
|Total Sugars 30.3g|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
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