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Fresh peaches are in season and they are delicious. They are ripe, juicy, and sweet, all a the same time. Our first thought is this old fashioned easy peach cobbler is a fast and sinfully delicious dessert. Some other great ways to use peaches are in peach pie and ice cream.
This is an old-fashioned easy peach cobbler recipe. The fruit is super easy to peel because we drop them in boiling water, then into an ice bath. Then, you can simply peel off the peach skin using your hands. This doesn't mean you can't use a potato peeler, if you want.
For a sweet, spicy flavor, we add some sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon to make the delicious rich syrup that melds with the peaches and makes you wanting more.
Our family looks forward to this super fruity dessert each year. It is the number one summertime dessert. There is nothing better than a backyard barbecue, followed by a fresh peach cobbler. To guild the lily, just top with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream on the warm cobbler. it is just the best use for the peaches you buy or maybe have the chance to pick your own.
- Peaches - For that great fruity taste of summertime peach cobbler. Mix with the sugar, salt, lemon juice, and cinnamon to bring out all the flavors and turn the juices thick.
- White sugar - To add a little more sweetness to those juicy peaches.
- Salt - To help bring out the taste and sweetness of the peaches.
- Lemon juice - Adds a little hint of tartness to the fruit; good combination.
- Cinnamon - The perfect spice to add to your juicy peaches.
- Flour - It is used to mix with the baking powder, milk, and vanilla, making a great cobbler that will eventually top the peaches.
- Baking powder - For the rising action.
- Milk - We used whole milk; always needed to make a dough.
- Vanilla - A little vanilla ads just a hint of flavor to the cobbler.
Prepping to make the summertime dessert:
- Get a 9 x 13 inch rectangular dish.
- Boil water to drop the peaches into, in order to start the easy peeling process.
- Make an ice bath to drop the peaches into after they have been in boiling water.
Making the cobbler:
Take a large pan and fill it with water and bring it to a boil. Have ready a bowl with ice and water to cool off the peaches. This makes peeling the peaches really easy to do.
On the bottom of each peach, slice a small x so you can peel the peach skin off from here. Drop about 6 or 7 peaches into the boiling water for about 30 to 40 seconds, then scoop them out and put them into the bowl of ice water for about 30 seconds. Now, you can easily pull the skin off of the peaches for the peach cobbler. Slice them, to make 5 cups; it depends on the size of the peaches and how many you need.
Slice the peaches into slices, making 5 cups of juicy fruit for the peach dessert.
The peaches, sugar, salt, lemon juice, and cinnamon are put into a saucepan over medium heat to cook until slightly soft, about 5 minutes depending on the hardness of the peaches. No one wants hard peaches in their cobbler.
It's ready when the peaches are soft and the sugar is dissolved.
Now, take 1 stick of butter and melt it, then set aside.
Now, it is time to make the delicious cobbler topping.
In a bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix together with a whisk until combined. Then, add the milk and vanilla and mix till combined, preferably with a spoon or a spatula.
In the 9 x 13-inch, dish pour the melted butter into the bottom of the pan to start the dessert.
Now, add the peach cobbler mix onto the melted butter, do not stir. This is what reminds us of a deep dish pie; it makes the mix come to the top.
Spoon the peaches onto the cobbler mix without stirring.
Bake in a 350ºF oven for about 35 to 40 minutes. This deep dish pie should be golden brown and the peaches bubbly. Let cool slightly, but not too much, about 15 minutes after baking.
For extra goodness, top this old-fashioned easy peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.Print
Old Fashioned Easy Peach Cobbler
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 to 40 minutes
- Total Time: 45 to 50 minutes
- Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x
- Category: dessert
- Method: stove top and oven
- Cuisine: American
- 5 cups peaches, blanched, peeled, and sliced
- ½ cup sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup of flour
- 2 ¾ teaspoons baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup of sugar
- ¾ cup of milk
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- In a large pot of boiling water, place some peaches, about 5-6, in the pot and blanch for about 30-40 seconds. Then, place blanched peaches in ice water for about 30 seconds.
- Using a knife, make a crisscross pattern on the bottom of the peaches and peel them by using your hands.
- Put the peaches into a saucepan along with the sugar, salt, lemon juice, and cinnamon, and cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat or until the sugar is dissolved and the peaches are soft. Set aside.
- Melt 1 stick of butter. Then, set aside.
- In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Mix until incorporated.
- Now, add the vanilla and milk and mix until combined.
- In a 9 x 13-inch dish, pour the melted butter into the pan.
- On top of the butter, add the cobbler batter and spread carefully on top of the butter. Don't mix it into the butter.
- Now, take your peaches and spoon them onto the top, making sure to add all of the juices into the pan.
- Put the pan into a 350ºF oven for about 35 to 40 minutes. The cobbler will be nice and golden and firm. Let cool slightly, about 15 minutes, but still hot enough.
- Serve warm with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and enjoy!