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Easy Fresh Peach Cobbler

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This super easy Peach Cobbler is a delicious and extremely popular recipe (especially during the summer months when peaches are in season) featuring juicy peaches topped with a sweet biscuit-like crust. The cobbler is baked until the peaches are bubbling and the crust is golden brown and crispy.

Homemade peach cobbler is a warm, comforting dish that’s perfect for celebrating the summer harvest. The contrast between the sweet, gooey peach filling and the golden biscuity topping is a match made in heaven.

Whether you serve it plain or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, it’s sure to be hit. Peach cobbler is more than just dessert; it’s a slice of nostalgia. It goes back to simpler times, invoking memories of grandmother’s kitchen and summer family gatherings. 

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The cobbler is a truly versatile dessert. It can be served piping hot, straight from the oven, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream that melts over the top, creating a creamy sauce. Alternatively, it can also be served at room temperature, making it a great choice for picnics or potlucks. Whether you choose to indulge in this delicious peach cobbler for dessert, breakfast, or a sweet afternoon snack, it is a heartwarming treat.

What is a cobbler?

A cobbler is a traditional dessert that typically consists of a fruit filling topped with a batter or biscuit dough. The fruit filling can be made from a variety of fruits, such as peaches, apples, berries, or cherries often mixed with sugar and spices to enhance their flavor.

Cobblers are baked until the filling is tender and bubbling, and the topping is golden brown and slightly crisp. They are usually served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

The name “cobbler” is said to originate from the idea that the uneven toppings look like a “cobbled” stone street. Cobblers are a beloved dessert in many parts of the world, where they are enjoyed as a classic comfort food.

Recipe Notes & FAQ:

  • For the best results, try to use ripe, juicy peaches. Fresh peaches are ideal when they are in season, however, you can use frozen peaches as well. If using frozen peaches, thaw them before using them.
  • You can substitute unsalted butter for salted butter. You need to skip or adjust the amount of salt in the recipe accordingly.
  • A standard 9×13-inch baking dish is commonly used for peach cobbler. But you can use a cast iron skillet or individual ramekins.
  • The peach cobbler is best enjoyed warm, either on its own or with a scoop (or 2!) of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

To store:

If you have any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving. 

To freeze:

After baking and cooling the cobbler, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil (to prevent freezer burn) for up to 2-3 months. Thaw the cobbler in the refrigerator overnight before reheating it in the oven.

Can I use canned peaches instead of fresh or frozen?

Yes, you can if fresh or frozen peaches are not available. Drain the canned peaches before using.

Can I use other fruits for the cobbler?

Sure! Cobbler is a versatile dessert that can be made with various fruits such as berries, apples, cherries, or a combination of fruits. Adjust the sugar based on the fruit you choose.

Can I make a peach cobbler ahead of time?

Yes, you can. Assemble the cobbler in the baking dish, cover it tightly, and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours before baking. Alternatively, you can prepare the peach filling and the batter separately, refrigerate them and then assemble and bake the cobbler when you are ready to serve.

How To Make Peach Cobbler:

Preheat your oven to 375ºF.

In a baking dish (9×13) toss the peaches with 1/4 cup sugar and set aside.

In a large bowl combine the flour, remaining 3/4 cup sugar, melted butter, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt, until a soft dough forms.

Add scoops of dough over the peaches, and spread it with a spoon or even your fingers.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until juicy and bubbly. Sprinkle the top with turbinado sugar (optional) and bake for 5-10 minutes more or until golden brown.

Allow the cobbler to sit for 10 minutes or so before serving. Serve warm with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Variations:

  • Peach & Blueberry: add fresh or frozen blueberries to the peach filling for a delightful combination of flavors.
  • Rustic Peach Cobbler: make the cobbler entirely in a cast iron skillet for a rustic presentation that goes straight from the oven to the table.
  • You can also add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to spice it up!
  • Feel free to use brown sugar instead of white granulated sugar.

Easy Fresh Peach Fritters

Easy Fresh Peach Fritters

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh peaches, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Toppings (optional):
  • 1-2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • Whipped cream
  • Vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375ºF.
  2. In a baking dish (9x13) toss the peaches with 1/4 cup sugar and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, remaining 3/4 cup sugar, melted butter, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt, until a soft dough forms.
  4. Add scoops of dough over the peaches, and spread it with a spoon or even your fingers.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes until juicy and bubbly. Sprinkle the top with turbinado sugar (optional) and bake for 5-10 minutes more or until golden brown.
  6. Allow the cobbler to sit for 10 minutes or so before serving. Serve warm with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 436Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 73mgSodium 424mgCarbohydrates 83gFiber 3gSugar 49gProtein 8g

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