peach cobbler

Saturday, September 15, 2012 |
Here it is almost fall (or actually fall, in some places that aren’t DC), and I’m showing you a summery peach recipe.  It’s a little cruel of me, I admit.  BUT.  If there still are any local peaches available in your neck of the woods, I can vouch for this recipe 100%.  And I can also assure you that it works like a charm with canned peaches.  In fact, I made this recipe twice last week, and it’s delicious no matter what kind of peaches you put in it.  YUM.


Peach Cobbler (modified from a Paula Deen recipe)

INGREDIENTS

2 cups peeled, sliced peaches
1 cup sugar, divided
1/4 cup water
4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
Ground cinnamon, optional



DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Put the butter in a 8”x8” baking dish and place in oven to melt.

Combine the peaches, 1/2 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Mix remaining 1/2 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Remove baking pan from oven, and pour flour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, and gently pour in half of the syrup (discard the rest). Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. Batter will rise to top during baking. 



Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until cobbler at edge of pan is a very light brown. Let cool for at least 10 minutes, and serve with ice cream or whipped cream.  Yields 4 or 5 servings.

Do you want a definition for easy crowd pleaser?  This cobbler is IT.  I’d never made a cobbler before (all these baking firsts!), but I have a lovely blue casserole dish that a friend gave me for my birthday two years ago, and I’ve been looking for recipes to make in it.  And then this dessert was DELICIOUS and worth the (very little) effort.  So I’m pretty much set for life.   Just call before you come, and bring extra peaches.



Recommended for: using up the bounty of summer peaches, impressing everyone with your baking prowess, a scrumptious treat for the end of a summer feast, and a recipe that has simple ingredients and outrageous flavor.

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23 comments:

Liyana said...

This looks amazing! I'll be making it for my dad's birthday soon!

Ryan said...

Yummy!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

OMG if you lived closer I would SO try to bride you into cooking for me.

Joanna said...

This looks so good! I'll definitely try it, either with canned peaches or with apples or pears, I'm sure it would work with other fruit!

Linda said...

Yum. I need to get some peaches so I can make this immediately!

Carole said...

fantastic dessert. So many great things this week on Weekend Cooking. Have a super weekend.

Fay said...

It will be canned peaches here. They work in coffee cake, so why not cobbler? Had not thought to try that.

April (BooksandWine) said...

GET IN MY BELLY!

Oh my goodness that peach cobbler looks delicious.

Beth said...

That looks delicious! I'm from Georgia (like Paula Deen) and grew up eating peach cobbler that looked a lot like that. I can just taste it!

Patty said...

this is serious business!!!

Joy Weese Moll said...

I love cobblers in the fall -- peach just means starting fall a little early!

Tina said...

We just bought peaches with the intent to make a pie. But I simply placed them over pound cake...good eating. Your cobbler looks good and juts the thing for my sweet tooth. Don't you just love fresh peaches?!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Your cobbler looks fantastic. My husband's favorite is peach. Good to know it works with canned in a pinch.

caite said...

I am sure it would work with apples too...and autumn is apple time!

Liviania said...

Worst mistake I've ever made with a cobbler: accidentally doubling the butter. Tasted good, but was like pie filling under shortbread instead of crumbly.

Best mistake I've made with peach filling: a fried dumping in a bunch of lemon extract instead of the vanilla. (She wasn't familiar with our kitchen, since the vanilla is homemade and thus in a distinctive bottle.) But it turns out a touch of lemon brings out the sweetness of the peach.

Beth F said...

This does look easy seems like a like melding of traditional cobbler & clafoutis. Yum.

Peggy Ann said...

Looks so yummy! My one and only try at peach cobbler this year was a dude I'll try this recipe! My peaches were from Maryland! Delicious peaches!Where my son lives, he is surrounded by peach orchards!

Cayce said...

This looks absolutely delicious! And we still have peaches - I'm so gonna try this!
Thanks for the recipe! :)

Trish said...

YUM!!!! I actually just bought several peaches at our farmer's market yesterday. But plan to make some peach jam. I do have some peaches in the freezer that I keep meaning to use for cobbler.

Our fall in Dallas doesn't arrive until Thanksgiving. Jealous of all y'all on the Eastern Seaboard!

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

I enjoy making cobbler, but I have yet to try a peach one. Yours looks so good, I'm going to try it.

SprungAtLast said...

Oh, that looks lovely. And I think we still have peaches here. Oh ... my ...

Chinoiseries said...

That looks delicious!! I love peaches so I'll have to try this one sometime (even though every recipe naming Paula Deen makes me shudder a little...)

Meg @ write meg! said...

I'm a peach fanatic and can definitely put aside my excitement for fall to make one more summer recipe! Yum!

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