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Introducing: the perfect Peach Cobbler! Made with ripe, juicy peaches, fresh lemon, perfectly sweetened, and a rise-to-the-top cobbler. It’s not just magic as it bakes, it’s magic in your mouth! Served warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream; you’ll be in heaven.
Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe
Picture this: it’s Sunday evening. Your kitchen fills with the warm smell of peaches, butter, and a hint of warm vanilla. The timer dings; your cobbler has finished baking. The edges of the baking dish bubble with glossy peach juice, releasing aroma of fresh lemon. Let the bubbles settle as you grab the ice cream from the freezer.
You spoon yourself a healthy scoop from the corner. The edges of the cobbler golden brown and crisped from caramelized peach. Make sure you go back for the sauce left in the pan! Finally, you top the steaming cobbler with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and watch as is melts ever so slightly and pools with the sauce in the bottom of the bowl. Are you hungry yet? Let’s get started!
Why You’ll Love This Peach Cobbler
- Exceptional Flavor: The fresh, juicy peaches combined with the tangy lemon and sweet, buttery topping create a dessert that is both incredibly flavorful and satisfying.
- Ease of Preparation: This Peach Cobbler is a breeze to make. With basic ingredients and straightforward steps, even novice bakers can create this impressive dessert with ease.
- Versatile Dessert: Perfect for any occasion, this Peach Cobbler can be a sweet ending to a family dinner, a treat to share at a potluck, or a delightful dessert to enjoy on a cozy night in. Plus, it pairs beautifully with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, allowing you to adjust the indulgence to your liking.
- Peaches – The star of the show, they provide a naturally sweet and fruity base for our cobbler. If peaches aren’t in season, you can substitute with canned peaches or other fresh fruits like nectarines or plums.
- Sugar – Enhances the sweetness of the peaches. Feel free to adjust the amount based on the sweetness of your peaches or your personal preference.
- Cornstarch – Acts as a thickener for the peach filling, giving it a pie-like consistency. If you don’t have cornstarch, you can use all-purpose flour as an alternative, but note that the texture might slightly differ.
- Lemon – Both zest and juice. Adds brightness and tang to balance the sweetness of the peaches.
- Flour – All-purpose.
- Baking powder – Leavens the cobbler topping, making it rise and become fluffy as it bakes.
- Salt – Enhances all the other flavors in the cobbler.
- Butter – Contributes to the rich, buttery flavor of the cobbler topping. If you’re dairy-free, you can use a vegan butter substitute.
- Egg – Helps bind the cobbler topping ingredients together.
- Milk – Moistens the cobbler topping ingredients, helping them combine into a smooth batter. You can use any dairy or non-dairy milk you prefer.
Trust me, this Peach Cobbler is a piece of cake…or should I say, a piece of cobbler? Anyway, let’s get to the good stuff and get this beautiful dessert in the oven!
First thing’s first, let’s preheat the oven to 375℉. You want it nice and hot by the time we’re ready with the cobbler.
Now, grab those juicy peaches and toss them into a saucepan with the sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Cook this over medium heat until it starts bubbling. We’re looking for the peaches to soften and the sauce to thicken, which should take about 5 minutes.
While the peaches are doing their thing, scatter your butter cubes in a 9×9-inch baking dish and pop it in the oven. It’ll melt quickly and get all bubbly, creating a delicious base for our cobbler.
n a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, egg, vanilla, and milk. Just mix until the flour is incorporated – we don’t want to overwork it.
Okay, here comes the fun part. Pour the batter right into the dish with the melted butter. Don’t stir! Then, spread the peaches evenly over the top. Again, resist the urge to stir. We’re building layers of flavor here!
And now we bake! Slide the dish into the oven and let it do its magic for 40-45 minutes. You’re looking for a golden brown, set topping. Then, pull it out and let it cool a bit before serving. And remember, a scoop of vanilla ice cream takes this from delicious to ‘I can’t stop eating this’ level.
Don’t mix the batter and melted butter together! This unusual method creates the perfect fluffy, golden crust that’s a trademark of a classic peach cobbler.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use canned or frozen peaches instead of fresh peaches?
Absolutely! You can substitute with canned peaches (drained) or frozen peaches (thawed and drained). It’s a great way to enjoy peach cobbler year-round.
How can I tell if the cobbler is done?
Your cobbler is ready when the topping is golden brown and set, and the peach filling is bubbling around the edges. If in doubt, an inserted toothpick should come out clean.
Can I make this recipe gluten-free?
Yes, you can swap the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Make sure it’s a blend designed for baking, as it will include necessary binding agents.
- Perfect Peaches: When possible, choose ripe, juicy peaches for the best flavor. But remember, canned or frozen peaches can also do the trick during off-season.
- Lemon Love: Don’t skip the lemon juice and zest. These ingredients help to enhance the flavor of the peaches, providing a nice balance to the sweetness.
- Mind the Melt: Remember to let your butter melt in the oven while you prepare the peach filling. This step is what gives the cobbler its uniquely buttery, crispy crust.
- Easy Does It: While it may be tempting, don’t stir the batter and melted butter together. This can interfere with the formation of the crust.
- Check for Doneness: Depending on your oven, baking times may vary. Keep an eye on your cobbler, and look for a golden-brown topping and bubbling edges to know it’s done.
Storing your peach cobbler is a breeze. Simply allow it to cool to room temperature after baking. Once it’s cool, you can cover the dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in the refrigerator. It’s best to enjoy your cobbler within 4 to 5 days, reheating in the oven or microwave when you’re ready to serve it again.
For longer storage, consider freezing the cobbler, either whole or in individual portions. Just ensure it’s wrapped well to avoid freezer burn, and it can keep up to 3 months.
Other Delicious Recipes You’ll Love
- Cherry Cobbler
- Blueberry Cobbler
- Peach Pie
- Peaches and Cream Strudel
- Apricot Clafoutis
- Apple Pie Cake
- The Best Apple Crisp
- Preheat the oven to 375℉.
- Add the peaches, sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest, and lemon juice to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a bubble and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, until the peaches begin to soften.
- Spread the cubes of butter evenly in a 9×9-inch baking dish. Place in the preheated oven and leave it in until the butter has melted and is bubbly.
- Add the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and egg, vanilla, and milk to a bowl and whisk just until you no longer see any flour.
- Pour the batter into the baking dish with the melted butter. Pour the peaches evenly over the batter.
- Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until the cobbler topping is set and golden brown. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- Canned or frozen peaches can be used as a substitute when peaches aren’t in season. Just be sure to drain any excess syrup or water before using.
- Add a touch of spice! A bit of cinnamon or nutmeg can be added to the peach filling for extra flavor.
- This peach cobbler is heavenly served warm, ideally with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
- If you’d prefer a less sweet dessert, you can reduce the amount of sugar in the peach filling to suit your taste.
- While this recipe calls for a 9×9-inch baking dish, you can also use a deep dish pie plate or a similar sized oven-safe dish. The baking time should remain the same.
- If you’re planning to freeze the cobbler, remember to wrap it well in plastic wrap, then in foil, to prevent freezer burn. It can be frozen up to 3 months. Reheat in the oven for best results.
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