Monday, August 20, 2012

Country Peach Cobbler

Nothing says summertime like peaches. And of course, it wouldn't be summertime without some delicious peach cobbler. There are as many ways to make peach cobbler as there are stars in the sky.  Everyone has their own favorite or family recipe I suppose. Some folks enjoy a sweet cake-like topping. Other folks prefer a thick biscuit topping. This recipe is a happy marriage between those two I think. The topping is like a sweet cakey-biscuit.

Now, I'm making it with canned peaches, but it is simple to make with fresh peaches as well.  It just involves a little bit more work. But if you've got some sweet fresh peaches, see my notes below on how to make this with fresh ones.
1 ( 29 oz.) can sliced peaches, drained well
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. table salt
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed and cold
1 cup heavy cream
cinnamon and sugar (for sprinkling on top)
Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Drain your can of peaches.
Pour drained peaches into bottom of baking dish (spreading them out evenly).
Sprinkle peaches with a little cinnamon or cinnamon sugar mixture.
For the topping, in a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Then add in the cubed butter. And begin to "cut" it into the flour mixture.
You can use a pastry cutter.
Or better yet, use your fingers. 
Just work it in with the flour until it becomes small pebbles and has been worked in with the flour/sugar mixture.
Then pour in heavy cream. 
Combine until all the flour mixture has become moist. It will be very thick.
Using a spoon, begin plopping the topping all over the peaches. 
Just put it on in clumps. Doing your best to cover the peaches. Don't worry about smoothing it out.
Sprinkle the top with sugar or a cinnamon/sugar mixture. Note: the cinnamon will make the topping appear darker as it cooks.
Bake for about 40 minutes.
Top will be golden brown, and you can stick a toothpick in the top to make sure the topping has completely baked through. 
Then eat it while warm. And if you'd like, serve with some vanilla ice cream.
Cook's Notes: You can make this with fresh peaches. You'll need about 6 medium peaches, sliced.  Combine sliced peaches with 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour since fresh peaches will produce a lot of juice.  Then continue with above steps.  To make cinnamon sugar, combine 2 tbsp. granulated sugar with 1 tsp. ground cinnamon.



Genies57 said...

Can't wait to try this, gotta run to the store & buy some nilla ice cream to top it off! Tnx!

Sandra Lee said...

Sweet cakey-biscuit topping? I'm there!!!!

Savory Sweet said...

Looks and sounds perfect! Pinned and can't wait to try it!

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Joan said...

Baking this as soon as I get home tonight and cannot wait to try it! LOVE your recipes. Keep them coming!!!

Medeja said...

That's a lovely cobbler! I should probably try it :)

Anita at Hungry Couple said...

I've been all about the peaches this month but hadn't gotten around to making a cobbler. It looks so good, I may have to add another peach recipe to my repertoire. :)

Lizzy Do said...

I adore peach desserts and a peach cobbler is right at the top of the list! So yummy, Brandie~

Anita Stafford said...

Looks yummy, making me hungry! I know my husband would love this!

Jeanne Dillon said...

I made this the other day. It was perfect. So good.
Thank you!

The Country Cook said...

Thank you so much everyone for the sweet comments! I always love reading them!
Jeanne, thank you for taking the time to come back and let me know how it turned out for you. So thrilled to hear you liked it!

Shari said...

i love looking at your recipes. i'm an extremely visual person, and your photos really make me feel confident that i can do these recipes. thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

This looks yummy! Can you use frozen peaches instead of fresh, do you have to make any other changes, just figure out how many cups of peaches for the fresh ones. Love peaches. Thanks

Laura Harrison said...

If I needed to make a 9x13 cobbler do you think doubling the recipe would be sufficient?

Rachel 'n' John said...

has anyone tried using half & half rather than heavy cream?? I have a lot of half & half and no close by is closed...

Heather Carr said...

If I wanted to make blackberry cobbler would I just use blackberries instead of peaches or would it be a different recipe entirely?

Kim said...

Just stuck this in the oven, I can not wait to smell it cooking. :-) We're taking it to a friends house for a cookout. Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day Weekend and don't forget to remember what this day is about. God Bless all of our Men and Women that gave their all for our freedom.

Kim said...

My car smelled scrumptious on the way to the picnic. Still waiting to eat dinner then we'll be digging in. We all keep going up to it and smelling it :-D

Kim said...

Omgosh this was the absolute best peach cobbler I have ever had. I pinned it and it will be my go to forever. It was so easy to make and delicious. I will hand this recipe down to my grandkids. :-D

Brandie Skibinski said...

Kim, you made my day with that comment! I'm thrilled to peaches! (hee, hee) So happy you loved it!!

Jill said...

I have made this 2 times and its so good. Thanks for the recipe. I'm wondering if it will be good with strawberries instead of peaches? I have a lot of strawberries from my patch and trying to find stuff to make with them.

Christina Higdon said...

Very easy to make

Kelli said...

This looks too good not to make, but I can't ingest heavy cream. Are there any other substitutes I can use?? Thanks :)