Cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies, brownies and pound cake — these are just a few of the mouthwatering sweet treats that can be made easily all year round with guaranteed success. But when it comes to those fruit-focused desserts that depend on the ripest produce, it’s often best to wait until their shining season, to make sure the finished product turns out as sweet as possible. While strawberry and rhubarb season is coming to a close and the fall harvest of apples is still a few months away, now is the time to celebrate juicy peaches, and one of the easiest ways to do that is to bake them into a deliciously decadent cobbler. Start with a base of sweetened, spiced sliced peaches and finish it with an indulgent topping of crumbled oats or buttery pastry before baking until it’s tender and bubbly. For more summertime dessert inspiration, check out Food Network’s top-five peach cobbler recipes below to find must-try picks from Alton Brown, Sunny Anderson, Guy Fieri and Trisha Yearwood.
5. Slow-Cooker Peach Cobbler — A hands-off dessert that requires only 15 minutes of prep time, Alton’s fuss-free cobbler lets the slow cooker do the work for you.
4. Blueberry-Peach Cobbler — Save time in the kitchen by using a prepared pie dough as the topping for Sunny’s two-fruit dessert, laced with nutmeg for added flavor.
3. Individual Peach Cobblers — Thanks to the built-in portion control of individual ramekins and only a modest use of butter, Food Network Kitchen’s sweet tooth-satisfying cobbler is surprisingly healthy.
2. Cin-ful Peach Cobbler — Next to the peaches, fragrant cinnamon is the star ingredient in Guy’s big-batch cobbler, as both the filling and the buttery topping are laced with the warm spice.
1. Easy Peach Cobbler — True to its name, Trisha’s go-to cobbler (pictured above) is a cinch to prepare. The secret to making it is using self-rising flour, which will help the topping fluff up in the oven, but if you don’t have any on hand, just stick with the all-purpose variety and add a pinch of baking powder to achieve a similar effect. Click the play button on the video below to watch Trisha make it.