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.