How to Make a Peach Cobbler
First it was rhubarb, then strawberries, then blueberries…I have been switching from fruit obsession to fruit obsession lately! My newest summer fruit favorite is fresh peaches! And the best way to serve them? Peach cobbler, of course! Keep reading to learn our favorite way of preparing this yummy dessert.
This basic peach cobbler recipe mostly calls for ingredients you already have at home. Just head to your local farmer’s market or grocery store for some fresh peaches, and you’re all set!
Here’s what you’ll need:
* 1/2 C. sugar
* 1 Tbs. cornstarch
* 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
* 4 C. sliced fresh peaches
* 1 tsp. lemon juice
* 1 C. flour
* 2 Tbs. sugar
* 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 3 Tbs. butter, softened
* 1/2 C. milk
And here’s what you need to do:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a large saucepan, mix the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon. Fold in peaches and lemon juice.
3. Cook, stirring, until the contents boil and it thickens. Boil for about 1 minute.
4. Pour the contents of the saucepan into a shallow 2-quart casserole dish.
5. Meanwhile, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter. Blend until fine crumbs are formed. Mix in the milk.
6. Drop the dough onto the hot peaches in six very large spoonfuls.
7. Bake the cobbler for 30 minutes or until the topping is a golden brown. This is delicious served with whipped cream or ice cream.
Super simple, right? Want to see more peach cobbler recipes? Click here for 10 more of our faves.
Here’s a quick user-submitted tip for ripening your peaches:
“Peaches are best ripened at room temperature, just out on the kitchen counter. If you’re pressed for time, place them in a paper bag with a few holes poked into it, and leave at room temperature. If you’re really pressed for time, place an apple in the bag with the peaches, as the ethylene gas will speed the ripening process even more. Just be sure to check the fruit twice a day to prevent over-ripening.”
Visit our Encyclopedia of Tips for more great cooking and baking tips like this!
What is your favorite way to eat fresh peaches?