OLD FASHIONED PEACH COBBLER — Fresh peaches, cinnamon and a simple cobbler batter come together in this old fashioned recipe.
I know Georgia is famous for their peaches, but we grow some pretty delicious peaches here in Colorado too! I look forward to their appearance at the farmers’ market every summer.
And in my humble opinion, one of the best things you can do with fresh peaches is make this Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler.
Made your peach cobbler last night and as soon as my 3 guys walked in they devoured it. Holy Smokes was it good! ~ Cindy
Warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this is about as wonderful as dessert can get. And it’s so easy to make.
Once you have the peaches, everything else you need for this cobbler recipe is probably already in your pantry. I’m talking things like flour, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.
After all, it wouldn’t be “old fashioned” if you needed a bunch of fancy, new-fangled ingredients. And since this is a great, basic cobbler recipe, you can switch up the fruit to use what’s in season–like apples, for example.
This was amazing! I was a little worried that there would not be enough of the topping, but the dough expanded while baking for just the right amount. Love this recipe and will be making again many times! ~ Becks
You can even mix fruit together–peach and blueberry is one of my favorite cobbler combinations!
I like to bake this in individual serving dishes, but it tastes just as delicious baked in a single larger dish. However you choose to make this old fashioned peach cobbler, it’s the perfect dessert for summer!
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I live in Nairobi Kenya . I made the peach cobbler using canned peaches and it come out perfect. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. My four year-old daughter can’t get enough of it. ~ Basra
Tips for Choosing and Storing Peaches
Look for color: Peaches should have vibrant colors and tones. If a leaf was shielding part of the peach, that area might be lighter in color, and that’s okay.
Just beware of green tones–they’re a sign that the peach was picked too early. A fragrant peach is also a good sign!
Squeeze: Gently press or squeeze the area around the stem. If it gives a little, it’s ripe and ready to eat. If the peach is still firm, you may want to wait a day or two to eat it.
Store them properly: Peaches are best stored at room temperature, side down, in a single layer to avoid bruising.
If your peaches ripen before you are ready to use them, put them in the refrigerator for a few days, but eat them before they start to get wrinkly–that means they’re starting to dry out.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler
- Brown sugar
- Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg
- Lemon juice
- Vanilla or almond extract
For the filling:
- 8 fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
For the topping:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Vanilla ice cream, for serving
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, combine sliced peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, vanilla or almond extract, and cornstarch.
- Toss to coat peaches evenly and pour into a 2-quart baking dish or 5-6 individual baking dishes. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with a pastry cutter or your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in boiling water until just combined.
- In a small bowl, stir together the 3 tablespoons of white sugar with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
- Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture evenly over the topping. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 470 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 40mg Sodium: 283mg Carbohydrates: 83g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 62g Protein: 5g
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