Cherry Peach Brown Betty Recipe

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This recipe was originally published on July 7, 2011, and updated with new photos and content on June 23, 2017.

Cherry Peach Brown Betty Recipe – Delicious and easy to make skillet-baked Brown Betty packed with juicy peaches and sweet cherries!

Cherry Peach Brown Betty Recipe - Delicious and easy to make skillet-baked Brown Betty packed with juicy peaches and sweet cherries!

AND served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream FTW!

Hello, dear friends! Happy Friday to you all! I thought we should welcome this glorious day with a wonderful Brown Betty recipe, and I am pretty sure I made the right decision.

I think it’s too hot for the oven, I do, I really do, but how can you pass up a brown betty?!? Or a cobbler, a crisp, a crumble?! I couldn’t resist. I think they’re all the same! …with a couple of super small differences.

Cherry Peach Brown Betty Recipe - Delicious and easy to make skillet-baked Brown Betty packed with juicy peaches and sweet cherries!

Did you know that a brown betty is different in that the flour mixture is at the bottom of the fruit AND over it? Yep, google it. The rest of them crumbly fruity desserts have the flour/sugar/oat mixture over the fruit and not under it. 

Honestly, I had no other choice. Or I had too many choices, but I really liked this one the best.

Cherry Peach Brown Betty Recipe - Delicious and easy to make skillet-baked Brown Betty packed with juicy peaches and sweet cherries!

As always, last week while I was at the farmer’s market, I bought too many nectarines, peaches, and cherries. We inhaled the nectarines and most of the cherries. For whatever reason, the peaches sat there. Untouched. Sorry boys.

When I finally went to grab one and bit into it, the juices that started to run down my arms reminded me of a warm cobbler. With a scoop of ice cream, of course.

Then my mind kept on going and going until I reached for the skillet and a bag of pecans…
Sidenote: is it pea-kuhns OR is it pea-cans? I say pea-kuhns. I could be totally wrong, BUT English is my second language so I am allowed to be wrong. Please, though, correct me if I am wrong. Thanks! 

Cherry Peach Brown Betty Recipe - Delicious and easy to make skillet-baked Brown Betty packed with juicy peaches and sweet cherries!

The process is very basic. We’re going to combine flour, pecans, sugar, butter and eggs + a few other minor things into a food processor to make our sweet crumbly crust.

Cherry Peach Brown Betty Recipe - Delicious and easy to make skillet-baked Brown Betty packed with juicy peaches and sweet cherries!

The fruit filling is just that: fruit. You can use whatever you like, but peaches and cherries should be your choice. They pair up so, so well in this amazing, summery, warm dessert.

30 minutes into the oven and you end up with this amazingness…

Cherry Peach Brown Betty Recipe - Delicious and easy to make skillet-baked Brown Betty packed with juicy peaches and sweet cherries!

It’s the weekend – no better time than now to make this brown betty!


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Cherry Peach Brown Betty Recipe - Delicious and easy to make skillet-baked Brown Betty packed with juicy peaches and sweet cherries!

Cherry Peach Brown Betty Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 15
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Delicious and easy to make skillet-baked Brown Betty packed with juicy peaches and sweet cherries!
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 424



  • 1 1/2 cups white, whole wheat all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans , divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar or your choice of artificial sweetener (I've used Stevia)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure strawberry extract


  • 3 cups sliced peaches
  • 3 cups cherries , pits removed
  • 1/2 cup sugar or your choice of sweetener (I've used honey, stevia, and maple syrup at different times)
  • 1 teaspoon pure strawberry extract



  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Coat a 10-inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine flour, 1/2 cup pecans, sugar, and salt in a food processor; pulse until the nuts are finely ground.
  • Add in the butter and continue to pulse until well incorporated.
  • Add egg, canola oil, and strawberry extract to the food processor; continue to run the food processor until the mixture is combined and clumpy.
  • Measure out 1 cup of the crust mixture and set aside.
  • Take the remaining mixture from the food processor and transfer it to previously prepared cast iron skillet.
  • Spread the mixture evenly over the skillet and press firmly into the bottom to form a crust.


  • Combine peaches and cherries in a mixing bowl and gently stir in the sugar.
  • Layer the fruit mixture over the prepared crust.
  • Top with the reserved topping and remaining pecans, spreading it evenly over the entire fruit filling.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then lower the temperature to 350F and continue to bake for 20 more minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Serve with ice cream or without. 
  • Cover and refrigerate leftovers.


(inspired by Eating Well
If watching your calorie-intake and/or WW smart points, I would stick to 1/2-cup serving instead of the whole 1 cup. 
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Peach Brown Betty Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 183
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.3g31%
Saturated Fat 4.8g24%
Cholesterol 38.8mg13%
Sodium 155mg6%
Carbohydrates 58.5g20%
Fiber 4.2g17%
Sugar 36.6g41%
Protein 5.6g11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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71 Responses
  1. Caroline

    I made this tonight. The flavors came out well, but the bottom “crust” was pretty mushy. I think next time I’d either preheat the skillet or just do the top crumble part. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Mary Ellen Jafari

    I made this and it turned out very well. I think one could use oatmeal instead of the pecans for a person with a nut allergy. I didn’t have a cast iron pan so I made it in a glass baking dish and it worked out just fine. I omitted the strawberry flavoring because honestly, who has strawberry flavoring on hand?
    This recipe is definitely a keeper!

  3. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

    That sounds heavenly! I’m picking up three 25 lb boxes of bing cherries tomorrow morning – I’ve got to put some of them to use by making this scrumptious dessert!

  4. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

    LOVE making desserts in the iron skillet. I adore the combination of peach and cherries! YUM!

  5. Alexia M.

    I brought this to a friend’s house who has a gluten sensitivity. This was the first time I’ve ever made a gluten free dessert. I used Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Mix and swapped out pecans for hazelnuts because our store didn’t have hazelnuts, anyway, it was awesome.
    Also, I upped the fruit to 3.5 cups of peaches and 1.5 cups of cherries. Then I spread the crust out very thin more like pie crust–I pulled it um the sides of my skillet. When it was cut, it came out almost like pie. It was awesome. Flavor and texture was great. Served warm with vanilla ice cream. YUM! Would love to make it again with hazelnuts if I can find them.

  6. Val

    I’ve never made cobbler in a skillet before but it has to be the best way to bake anything in summer and totally beats turning on the oven.

  7. La Phemme Phoodie

    I always buy way too much stuff at the farmers’ market. I get so excited to see so much fresh local produce. Peaches are almost in season here. I can’t wait to bite into them and enjoy it the way you described. I’ll pay the price of a little extra heat in the kitchen for this yummy treat.

  8. Terris@Freeeatsfood

    This looks beautiful and so comforting. I have always wanted to try a cobbler in a skillet. I have apricots and cherries in my kitchen right now, so I may have to try that combination!

  9. Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz

    Oh I love fruits in this cobbler. I am the same when I go to the farmer’s market…way to may fruits after you have to cook. Ever though of trying a bbq cobbler version…to keep the house cool?

  10. Anna

    I LOVE anything cooked in a skillet, and this looks especially delicious – peaches and cherries is a combo I, for some reason, have never tried! Soon to be remedied 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  11. Heidi @ Food Doodles

    That looks incredibly good! Love the hazelnuts in the crust! And I love cooking and baking in my cast iron skillet but I never thought I could make a cobbler in it! Awesome! I need to do that soon 😀

  12. Sunny @

    Have you ever had leftover cold cobbler for breakfast with a tall glass of milk? Oh, my fav! You should try it!

  13. Adora's Box

    The best part of summer is having all these soft fruits available to make as desserts and eat with ice cream. This is a lovely no fuss recipe. Charming photos.

  14. The Harried Cook

    Gorgeous cobbler there! I would love some with some whipped cream! Mmmmmm… The photos are just gorgeous! 🙂 Great post!

  15. Felice - All That's Left Are The Crumbs

    It is definitely the best time of year for peach and cherry cobbler. And if it is hot it just means you will need more ice cream and/or whipped cream to go with it. As always your photos amaze me, just beautiful.

  16. Nami @ Just One Cookbook

    Another delicious dessert Kate! I haven’t peaches this year yet, but I can’t wait to try… I wish I can make a cobbler with peaches and cherries… must be so delicious with ice cream on top… sigh… do you eat dessert every day? Lately I’m worrying about my weight even though I’m NOT making dessert at all (minus ice cream, but I’m in control)….imagine when I make this cobbler. In 30 minutes entire thing could disappear in my tummy…. this looks that good!

  17. Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

    Kate – who doesn’t like a cobbler and heck it is summer but you can still enjoy it. Especially with cherries being so wonderful, this is a delightful dessert. Delish!!

  18. EA-The Spicy RD

    This looks so good! I’ll take mine with whipped cream AND ice cream please! I’ll make mine with gluten-free flour, and I love the addition of hazelnuts!

  19. Emily @ Life on Food

    I love using skillets like this. This cobbler looks delicious. I don’t know if I ever combined cherries and peaches. Both are great though so mixing them up couldn’t be bad.

  20. Peggy

    This looks great Kate! I don’t think there’s ever a bad time for cobbler of any sort – may have to make an apple one this week because we got a bunch in our CSA =)

  21. Claudia

    MN is too cold for stone fruits so I have to settle for the aroma in the grocery store (heady but not the same). I buy 2-4 every day – because they do need to be eaten right away. But maybe I’ll let today’s peaches sit… and tomorrow enjoy a cobbler! Hazelnuts are always a good idea.

  22. Liz

    What a fabulous cobbler….the addition of cherries just kicks it up a notch 🙂 I’d like mine with ice cream, but I would never refuse a bowlful with a dollop of whipped cream!

  23. Audrey and Christina

    Wow!! This looks amazing. We’ll definitely have to try it out! What a delicious summer dessert, and cooking it in a skillet is so creative!

  24. Kristy

    Is it ever really too hot for cobbler? LOL. I love this recipe. And I love that it’s assembled and baked in a skillet. That’s a fun little twist! Fantastic!!!! I’ll take mine with vanilla ice cream. 😉

  25. marla

    I am all about this skillet cobbler – no matter what the temperature. Especially with all those hazelnuts.

  26. Baking Serendipity

    I love cobblers. I always want to say it’s too hot for them too, and cave every time. Peach and cherry is such a fantastic fruit combination! I’ve always topped mine with vanilla ice cream….will definitely have to try your whipped cream trick 🙂

  27. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    wow cobbler in a skillet? awesomeeeee!! and i love peach in dessert. this is just delish, kate!

  28. nancy

    I love peach cobbler and always make it during the summer. I also will make blueberry cobbler with the 40 pounds of blueberries I pick each summer. The only bad thing…..I EAT THE WHOLE THING BY MYSELF…..IN 1 1/2 DAYS……..

  29. Kim Beaulieu

    Looks so yummy. And my two fave fruits in it. Must try this one out. If it’s ever cool enough here to turn on the oven. I wonder if it could be done on the grill.

  30. Mi Vida en un Dulce

    I love hot cobbler, and now it’s winter here, so it’s the best opportunity to try to make this at home.
    Thanks for sharing.

  31. Steph@stephsbitebybite

    I really need to get a cast iron skillet so that I can make this dessert. Your pictures are so yummy!

  32. Dana Salvo

    Um yes please! This kind of treat get’s me in trouble. Midnight munchies roll around & all I break out is a spoon & by morning it’s gone! lol Buzzzz

  33. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time

    It’s never too hot for cobbler, especially if ice cream is involved! I adore the addition of the hazelnuts and think that was pure genius. Much better than Nutella, trust me. 🙂

  34. Claudie

    Lovely! It might be hot outside, but I can totally imagine myself eating this in the evening, on the patio, after a long day 🙂

  35. Juju

    Looks like a delicious recipe! The fresh fruits from the farmers market must of added a special touch to the cobblers! =]

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