Peach cobbler is a delicious dessert and easy to whip up. But just because peaches are at their best tasting in the late summer months doesn't mean peach cobbler is limited to the same season. As a baked dessert with cooked fruit, cobbler is stored just like a fruit pie, with both refrigerator and freezer storage options.
Cool the peach cobbler and separate into smaller portions for quick and easy storage.
Packaging peach cobbler for refrigeration is a simple matter of covering the pan with foil or plastic wrap to keep excess air and moisture out. When freezing the dessert, freezer-safe containers are easy to seal and stack in a limited space. If you're wrapping it, use a freezer-safe plastic wrap around the peach cobbler first, then add a layer of foil to keep as much moisture out as possible.
For short-term storage, place the covered peach cobbler in the refrigerator. Cooked fruit desserts should be eaten within two to three days to be safe. Frozen cobblers will keep for six to eight months, so you can cook peaches in season yet enjoy their flavor for months ahead. If available, you can use containers that are both freezer and oven safe for ease of use and minimal extra dishes.
You can freeze unbaked peach cobbler as well. Its frozen shelf life decreases to two to four months, and you need to bake it directly from the frozen state. Freeze the unbaked fruit dessert in an oven-proof baking pan. Adding about 20 minutes to your recipe's cooking time will result in a delicious dessert.
Reheating frozen peach cobbler requires only minimal steps. Cooked foods do not need to be thawed before you reheat them, just reheated to a center temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit to be safe to serve. Place the dessert in a baking dish and reheat it at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 and continue to bake for another 20 minutes. You should check the core temperature of the cobbler before serving to make sure it's hot throughout.