Fresh peaches make the BEST peach cobbler. They shouldn’t be rock hard meaning they aren’t ripe, but they shouldn’t be squishy or soft or you’ll end up with a mushy topping and a … I am a southerner with 40+ years of experience in the kitchen. Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe. In my humble opinion, this Peach Cobbler recipe is by far the best I have ever made. recipe adapted from Eve’s Pudding serves 6 As always, I recommend the use of a scale for best results.. My peaches were already somewhat sweet and juicy, so I only added 1/3 cup of sugar to them instead of a cup. Ingredients for the Fruit Base. The goodness of fresh peaches can’t be duplicated, so I typically make this primarily when peaches are in season. I followed the recipe step-by-step with a few minor adjustments. 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 lbs (about 2 1/12 to 3 cups) organic, peeled (or with the skin on), sliced peaches (fresh, frozen or canned, drain the canned peaches) 1 tsp fresh lemon juice Nothing~simply nothing~can compare to a fresh, ripe peach. When selecting fresh peaches for cobbler, I like to choose ones that yield to pressure and ready to eat. Fresh peaches – use firm but ripe peaches (yellow cling or freestone variety). Homemade Peach Cobbler Ingredients.