Peach Cobbler

Classic Peach Cobbler Recipe: A Southern Delight

Peach cobbler is a beloved dessert that perfectly showcases the sweet, juicy flavor of peaches. This classic recipe features a buttery, golden crust that pairs wonderfully with the tender, caramelized peaches. Whether made with fresh, frozen, or canned peaches, this cobbler is sure to be a hit at any gathering.

Ingredients

For the Filling:

  • 6-8 fresh peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced (about 6 cups) or 2 (15-ounce) cans of sliced peaches, drained, or 4 cups of frozen peaches, thawed
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of cornstarch

For the Batter:

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  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. Prepare the Peaches:

  • If using fresh peaches, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Score the bottom of each peach with a small ‘X’ and blanch in boiling water for about 30 seconds, then transfer to an ice water bath. Peel off the skins, then pit and slice the peaches.
  • In a large bowl, combine the peaches, granulated sugar, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cornstarch. Toss until the peaches are evenly coated. Set aside.

3. Make the Batter:

  • In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Stir in the milk until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Pour the melted butter into a 9×13-inch baking dish. Pour the batter over the melted butter but do not stir.
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4. Assemble the Cobbler:

  • Spoon the peach mixture evenly over the batter. Again, do not stir; the batter will rise to the top during baking and create a crust over the peaches.

5. Bake the Cobbler:

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the batter comes out clean.
  • If the top starts to brown too quickly, cover loosely with aluminum foil for the last 10-15 minutes of baking.

6. Serve:

  • Allow the cobbler to cool slightly before serving.
  • Serve warm, topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

Tips for the Perfect Peach Cobbler

  1. Use Ripe Peaches: For the best flavor, use ripe, juicy peaches. If using canned peaches, ensure they are well-drained.
  2. Adjust Sweetness: Depending on the sweetness of your peaches, you may want to adjust the amount of sugar in the filling.
  3. Crispy Top: To get a crispy top, sprinkle a little extra sugar over the batter before baking.
  4. Avoid Overmixing: When making the batter, mix just until the ingredients are combined to avoid a dense, heavy crust.
  5. Serve Warm: Peach cobbler is best enjoyed warm. Reheat leftovers in the oven to maintain the crispiness of the crust.

This classic peach cobbler recipe is a perfect way to enjoy the sweet flavors of summer. It’s a comforting, easy-to-make dessert that’s sure to please any crowd. Enjoy!

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