Fresh peaches, with a delicious cake topping, served warm with vanilla ice cream. A summertime treat! And this recipe for Simple Fresh Peach Cobbler could not be any easier!
This recipe is adapted from a recipe I have been using for years to make a berry cobbler. So if you don't want to use peaches, the topping works great with a variety of fruit.
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Why we love this recipe
- It is simple - You know we all like a simple, delicious, recipe. And this is the perfect dessert for warm, summer days and nights.
- It is delicious - If you haven't had a fresh fruit cobbler, served warm, with some ice cream or whipped cream on top, you are missing out! Yum!
- Use up those extra peaches - Does it ever seem like you may have purchased (or your own tree produced) too much fruit? This is a perfect recipe to use up extra fruit.
- Peaches - This recipe was written strictly with fresh peaches in mind, though I imagine that canned peaches would also work. Just remember to drain them well before using them.
- Milk - Since I always have regular milk and lemon juice available, that is what I use. However, buttermilk is wonderful in this recipe.
Wash and dry the peaches. If the peaches are really ripe, they should peel really easily. Otherwise, you might need to blanch them first.
To blanch the peaches, place them in a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds to one minute. Then place them in an ice bath. At this point, they should peel easily.
Add the lemon juice to the milk and set aside to thicken slightly.
Melt the butter.
Slice the peaches.
Add cornstarch, half of the cinnamon, and a dash of nutmeg to the peaches. Stir until combined.
Place the peaches in a baking dish that has been sprayed with no-stick spray. A cast iron skillet also works great to cook the cobbler in.
Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, half the cinnamon, dash of nutmeg, melted butter, and milk.
Pour the prepared cobbler batter over the peaches.
Place the peach cobbler in the oven and bake until golden brown. A toothpick inserted into the center of the cobbler will come out clean when the peach cobbler is ready.
When the Simple Fresh Peach Cobbler is ready, remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly on a wire rack. Our favorite way to eat peach cobbler is slightly warm with some vanilla ice cream.
Try this cobbler batter recipe with other fruit such as apricots, a berry mixture, or nectarines.
In short, no. However, we always do since that is the way we prefer it. If you decide not to peel the peaches, wash them well to remove all the fuzzies off the skin
Use cornstarch to thicken the peaches in the cobbler. If the peaches are extra juicy, you may want to slightly increase the amount of cornstarch asked for in the recipe.
We store leftover peach cobbler in the refrigerator. So, to reheat a piece before eating we use the microwave. Place your piece of cobbler in a microwave-safe bowl, lightly cover with a paper towel, and warm at a reduced heat, about 50% power, until warm. Do not reheat on high heat. Be careful and avoid hot spots.
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Simple Fresh Peach Cobbler
- 6 cups Peaches peeled (if desired) and sliced
- 1 ½ tablespoons Cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon divided
- ⅛ teaspoon Nutmeg divided
- 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 cup Granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 cup Milk or buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice not needed if using buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons Butter melted
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- If you are not using buttermilk, add the lemon to the milk and set aside for a few minutes.
- Peel and slice 6 cups of ripe peaches and place them in a large bowl.
- Add the cornstarch, ½ teaspoon cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg to the peaches. Stir well.
- Place the peaches in a cast-iron skillet or baking dish that has been oiled or sprayed with non-stick spray.
- In a separate bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, and a dash of nutmeg. Add the buttermilk (or lemon milk) and the melted butter. Stir until mixed.
- Pour the batter over the peaches.
- Bake the cobbler in a 375-degree oven for 45 - 50 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown.
- Let cool slightly, but it is best served warm.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream, vanilla frozen yogurt, whipped cream, or just by itself!