There’s really only 3 ingredients needed for this peach cobbler plus a little cinnamon sugar for good measure. So next time you’re in a pinch and need a quick dessert for company, check your pins or bookmarks for this one. You’re going to need it!
French Vanilla Peach Cobbler
Have you ever been so busy cooking Thanksgiving dinner or wrapping Christmas presents and cleaning the house that you flat out forgot about dessert? Or maybe you were supposed to make a pie and forgot to make the dough? Now you’re tired, your back hurts and you just wish you had something quick. It’s those moments that I praise the grocery gods for boxed cake mix. I always have a few different kinds on hand and will stock up when they are on sale.
I love, love, love to bake from scratch! In fact, here’s a peach crisp from scratch that I adore. Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that. But, I also truly appreciate the convenience of a box mix. And frankly, there’s something so nostalgic about the flavor of cake mix cakes. My mom always made box mix cakes, so that’s what I grew up on. They honestly bring back lots of memories for me!
This peach cobbler reminds me of bread pudding with its soft consistency. Maybe I should call it cake mix bread pudding?? But, without bread.. I think that might be a tad too confusing. :)
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3 ingredients or 4 or 5??
The ingredient list below includes cinnamon sugar. Some people will argue that this recipe has 4 or even 5 (if you separate the cinnamon and sugar) and not 3 ingredients. Here’s the deal. The cinnamon sugar is optional. If you want to call this 4 or 5 ingredient French vanilla peach cobbler, have it. You won’t hurt my feelings.
Ingredients you will need:
- 2 15-ounce cans peach chunks in light syrup
- 1 box French Vanilla cake mix
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar (1/4 teaspoon cinnamon + ¾ teaspoon sugar) OPTIONAL
You will also need:
- 13×9 baking pan
- ice cream for serving (optional)
To make this quick peach cobbler, drain one of the cans of peaches, reserving the syrup. Empty the peaches into a 13×9 baking pan. Empty the entire contents of the other can of peaches (with syrup) into the 13×9 pan. Spread the peaches out evenly. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar across the top of the peaches. Sprinkle the cake mix on top of the peaches and press down with your hands.
Cut butter into 16 pieces and distribute across the top of the cake mix. Pour reserved syrup over the cake mix and run a knife through the mix and the syrup to spread it around a bit. Bake in preheated 375 F oven for 45 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream, fresh cream or milk.
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More cobblers and “low ingredient” desserts
If you love cobblers, I’ve hand picked a few for you below, or you can browse all my dessert recipes here. Even farther down are several other desserts with less than 5 ingredients. And this post has 23 three-ingredient slow cooker recipes!
I’m a huge fan of the apple and cranberry flavor combination. So this Apple Cranberry Crisp has always been among my favorites. It’s perfect in the fall when fresh picked apples are in abundance. You can make it anytime though as apple pie filling is one of the ingredients. So whether you make and can your own, you freeze it or just buy it from the store, you can enjoy this crisp anytime.
This particular cobbler IS my all time favorite. I love pears TONS but was never really a huge peach fan. However, the combination of the two in this Pear-Peach Crisp is absolutely amazing. I make this at least a few times every year and it’s very easy to throw together.
This next cobbler I’m going to share with you is super popular on this blog. It’s made in the crock pot, which means your house is going to smell amazing too. You’re not taking up space in the oven, so it’s a great dessert to make when you have company over. This Crock Pot Apple Cobbler also uses a cake mix, so it’s super convenient!
Desserts with less than 5 ingredients
I promised you some desserts with very few ingredients. Let’s start with these 3-ingredient cherry cupcakes. You will be amazed at just how good these taste and how simple they are to make. Top with whipped cream and a cherry and they make for a beautiful presentation as well!
These 4-ingredient blueberry hand pies can be made with any flavor pie filling that you want. I used blueberry, but you can make peach, raspberry, blackberry or cherry if you like. But all you will need are 4 ingredients!
These little gems are great for the fall season. They are delicious while warm or at room temperature and great for a quick holiday sweet treat as well. You’re probably wondering how you could only need 2 ingredients for these pumpkin peanut butter crescents? The secret it a pumpkin peanut butter flavored spread.
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