Peach cobbler is a delicious family dessert that can be made quite easily, and which is usually a crowd-pleaser!
If you have made up a batch of peach cobbler at home and have quite a bit leftover, or if you are wanting to batch cook up a whole lot of peach cobbler to save you from future baking, the best way to keep it fresh should be to freeze it.
Can you freeze peach cobbler? Yes, you can freeze peach cobbler — freezing it is a great way to keep it at its best quality for longer! However, it is best to freeze peach cobbler only after it has been cooked, as raw peach cobbler will turn soggy when frozen and thawed.
There are some things to be aware of when freezing peach cobbler in order to keep it in the best condition possible, so read on to find out everything you need to know about freezing peach cobbler!
Is It Okay To Freeze Peach Cobbler?
You can freeze peach cobbler successfully, but it is important to only freeze peach cobbler that has been cooked, as raw peach cobbler is not ideal to freeze.
During the freezing process, raw peach cobbler will become soggy and turn to mush, and will not be great to eat afterward.
Freezing peach cobbler whole is fine to do, but if you are able to, you can try to separate the topping from the batter, and freeze them separately.
This will prevent the topping from becoming too soft, and they can be combined and baked together after freezing.
However, if you have cooked up peach cobbler at home and aren’t able to separate the topping from the batter, then you can freeze it all together.
The topping might be a little mushy, but it will still be fine to eat, especially once warmed and baked in the oven.
How To Freeze Peach Cobbler
Freezing peach cobbler is fairly easy, but you do have to make sure that you protect the peach cobbler before freezing so that it does not develop freezer burn and lose its taste and texture.
Here is how to freeze peach cobbler successfully:
- If you have just baked the peach cobbler, you will need to leave it to reach room temperature before you freeze it.
- When allowing it to reach room temperature, do not let it sit out for longer than 2 hours — after this, there is a higher risk of bacterial contamination.
- Once cooled, you will need to place the peach cobbler into a freezer-safe container, or a resealable freezer bag.
- Label the container or bag with the date of freezing, plus the name of the contents, so you can keep track of it in the freezer and know when to use it by.
Tips For Freezing Peach Cobbler
There are some tips to keep in mind when freezing peach cobbler to ensure it is protected from freezer burn and that the peach cobbler still tastes great when it is time to eat it!
1. Freeze In Small Portions
It is a good idea to freeze the peach cobbler in smaller portions so that you do not have to defrost the whole lot just to enjoy a small amount.
The easiest way to do this is to portion the peach cobbler into resealable freezer bags — this way you can remove as many portions as you want from the freezer at a time, without any going to waste.
2. Expect A Small Change
While peach cobbler does freeze well, you should be prepared for a small change in taste and texture once it has been thawed and baked again.
The flavor will be fairly similar to a fresh cobbler (maybe a little milder), but the texture will likely be softer and slightly mushy. However, it will still taste great as long as it has been frozen properly and eaten within the recommended timeline.
3. Use The Right Freezer Container
You would have likely baked the peach cobbler in a ceramic or glass dish — as easy as it might seem to just wrap this container up and place it directly in the freezer, however, it is not advisable.
There are some ceramic or glass dishes that are fine to use in the freezer, but many are not, and there is a chance they might break or shatter when exposed to cold temperatures in the freezer.
Plastic containers are better options, but make sure to check that they are freezer-safe and airtight.
How Long Can Peach Cobbler Be Frozen For?
It is important to know how long peach cobbler can be kept in the freezer — once it has been left in the freezer past a certain point, it will begin to decline in quality and it will lose its taste and texture.
For peach cobbler, you should use it within 3 months of freezing. It will be okay to eat after 3 months, but the build-up of freezer burn will cause it to become soggier and less tasty, so it really is worth using it within this time frame.
Labeling the freezer container with the date of freezing helps you to keep track of this, so you can make sure to enjoy it while it is at its best quality.
How To Reheat Peach Cobbler
Thawing and reheating peach cobbler after it has been frozen requires a little bit of preparation, but it is an easy enough process.
If you have the time, it is best to remove the peach cobbler from the freezer and leave it in the fridge overnight or for a few hours to thaw a little bit.
Once the peach cobbler has thawed, you can preheat the oven to 300°F. Place the peach cobbler into an oven-proof dish, and cover the top with a sheet of aluminum foil.
Leave the peach cobbler to reheat fully, which should take around 25 minutes. You can then remove the foil and place the cobbler back into the oven for 5 minutes. After it has been reheated throughout, let it cool slightly and serve.
Just keep in mind that all ovens heat differently — keep a check on the peach cobbler as it reheats and adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Can You Reheat Peach Cobbler In The Microwave?
If you do not want to spend time waiting for the oven to preheat and for the peach cobbler to reheat in the oven, you can reheat peach cobbler in the microwave.
You can leave the peach cobbler to thaw in the refrigerator overnight, but you can also defrost it in the microwave before reheating. If defrosting the peach cobbler in the microwave, then it might be slightly soggier.
Place the portion of peach cobbler in a microwave-safe plate, then set the defrost function on and defrost for the recommended amount of time. If there is no defrost function on the microwave, microwave the cobbler at low for 1 minute.
Once thawed, reheat the cobbler on medium heat for 1 minute. Remove the peach cobbler from the microwave and check that it is fully heated throughout.
If not thoroughly reheated, place it back into the microwave for another 30 seconds until fully reheated.
Can You Freeze Other Types Of Cobbler?
There are other types of cobbler to make and enjoy at home, such as apple cobbler and blackberry cobbler, and you might be wondering if you could freeze them the same way as peach cobbler.
Thankfully, you can successfully freeze apple and blackberry cobbler, as well as other types. Follow the same advice for freezing as a peach cobbler, and make sure to use the cobbler within 3 months of freezing.
Peach cobbler can be frozen to be kept fresh for longer, but you need to make sure that the cobbler is cooked before freezing, as raw cobbler does not freeze well.
Prepare the peach cobbler for freezing by placing portions into freezer-safe containers, then label these with the date of freezing. Once frozen, use the peach cobbler within 3 months, to ensure it keeps its best quality.
You never have to let leftover peach cobbler go to waste, simply freeze it, thaw it and reheat it at a later stage for a quick and easy dessert!
Now that we’ve learned all about peach cobbler (plus how to freeze, thaw, and reheat it), here are some additional questions that we thought you might have.
How long can peach cobbler be kept in the refrigerator?
Once peach cobbler has been baked and left to cool to room temperature, it can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days. Keep the peach cobbler in an airtight container in the fridge so that it keeps its taste and texture.
Why is my peach cobbler soggy?
Peach cobbler can turn soggy for two reasons. The first is that the peaches broke down during baking — this usually happens when the peaches are too ripe. The other reason is that the peach cobbler was overbaked.