I cannot believe I have gone all summer and not posted a peach cobbler recipe. I mean, peach cobbler is a staple of summer. A must-have or the season is not complete. And now that we're into August, well, it's time correct this.
Now we've had many discussions over the years as to what cobbler really is. Up north, cobbler tends to be more cakey while here in Texas people prefer theirs more crust-like. The first time I had cobbler in Texas I called it pie without a bottom crust and I was not a fan.
Since I'm married to a Texas, I spent years trying to come up with a happy medium. Then a friend gave me this recipe and I knew I'd finally found the one.
Here's what you'll need:
- 4 cups peaches, peeled and sliced (frozen peaches are a great shortcut for this one, since the peaches are cooked a bit before baking)
- 2 cups of sugar, divided
- 1/2 cup water
- 8 tablespoons (one stick) unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- Ground cinnamon to taste
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
Now combine your peaches (no need to thaw if using frozen), water and 1 cup of sugar in a medium sauce pan and mix well.
Bring mixture to boil over medium-high heat.
Once boiling, turn heat to low and simmer for ten minutes.
Remove pan from heat.
Put butter in a 9X13 baking dish and place in preheated oven to melt.
Meanwhile, mix together your flour and remaining cup of sugar.
Right about the time the butter has completely melted, add the milk to the dry mixture and stir until combined. You can use a whisk, if you like, to insure there are no clumps.
Remove melted butter from oven.
And pour batter over the hot butter, but DO NOT STIR.
Next, using a slotted spoon, place the peaches on top of the batter.
Then gently spoon the syrup over that.
Sprinkle with cinnamon. You can be as light or heavy-handed as you like.
And bake for 40-45 minutes until crust is golden.
By now, your kitchen, if not your whole house, should smell absolutely wonderful. The sweetness of the peaches, the fragrant cinnamon...
Serve warm with your favorite ice cream.
Or au naturel.
Since we're on the topic of fruit and it is still summer, what is your favorite fruit dessert? The one that really says summer to you? One that, perhaps, brings back fond memories, or is just so delicious you can't wait for summer so you can dig into it again.
Three time Carol Award finalist Mindy Obenhaus lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, the youngest of her five children and two dogs. She passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. When she's not writing, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more a mindyobenhaus.com.