I am the family’s go to person when comes to “What’s for dessert??” requests. And everyone’s favorite request is Peach Cobbler. It all started about 5 years ago and I read a recipe on allrecipes.com for a Southern Style Peach Cobbler. After baking my first cobbler, I was hooked and over the years have added my own spin to it. Baking is so good for the soul. It allows you to relax, focus and put nothing but love into the pan. I dressed up this sweet and sassy dessert with vanilla ice cream and a martini glass. I hope you give the recipe a try.
5-7 Whole Peaches: Makes up to 2 lbs (If not in season, canned or frozen will do)
Sugar 1 cup
All Purpose Flour 1 cup
Brown Sugar 1/2 cup
Nutmeg 1/8 tsp
Cinnamon 1/2 tsp
Cornstarch 1 tbsp
1 stick of Unsalted Butter (Cut into cubes)
Lemon Juice 1/2 tsp
Vanilla Extract 1/2 tsp
Almond Extract 1/4 tsp
Salt 1/4 tsp
Baking Powder 1 tsp
Hot Water 1 tbsp
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F
Fresh Peaches: Remove skin and pit. Cut each peach into 6-8 slices. Place in bowl.
Removing Skin Tip: Boil Peaches for up to 60 seconds. Remove and place in an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Skin should easily peel. *(No worries if the peaches started to cook, it’s a learning process)
If using Canned or Frozen peaches, drain or thaw thoroughly.
In same bowl with peaches: add lemon juice, 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cornstarch, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, nutmeg, 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Mix well and place into baking pan or dish.
Bake Mixture in oven for 15-30 mins.
In a mixing bowl: add flour, butter, 1/2 white sugary, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 vanilla extract, 1/4 almond extract, baking powder, and salt. Place on stir or level 1.
As the mixture blends, carefully add the hot water. The mixture should resemble a sand-like texture. Open the oven and pull the baking pan rack forward (not removing pan completely) and spread the topping over the filling. Place rack back in oven and continue to bake.
Bake for 45 mins. The peach cobbler should be golden brown and bubbly.
Remove from the oven and let sit for at least 15 mins. Serve with your favorite ice cream. Enjoy.
Option: Set the table and use a stylish glass for guests