Every summer I always look forward to biting into the perfect seasonal ripe peach. You know it’s a good peach when its juices run down your chin and you don’t care. Straight from the farmers market and to my belly, I have a known weakness for peaches when they are sun-ripened and picked at their peak. The good ones are perfect in every way from sweetness to texture and never disappoint.
Today I am sharing with you an easy recipe for peach cobbler. The key to making a good cobbler is using fruit in its prime. Generally speaking, using under or over ripe fruit never bodes well in baked desserts – the flavor is always not quite right or is masked by sugar. However, if you use fruit when they are at their peak, the fruit becomes the star of the dessert (as it should) showcasing its natural sweetness and goodness. With peach season here, now is the ideal time to make a cobbler – just be sure to use sweet peaches. I say, let the peaches do all the work so you receive all the compliments.
The topping is cake-like and pairs well with the spiced baked peaches especially when served warm and topped with vanilla ice cream.
If you are looking for the quintessential summer dessert to serve friends and family, this is it. Enjoy!
Recipe: Peach Cobbler
Seasonal ripe summer peaches coated in a sugar cinnamon mix, baked with a cake top crust and topped off with vanilla ice cream makes this a popular crowd-pleasing dessert everyone loves.
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons corn starch
2 teaspoons cinnamon
8 large ripe (but not mushy) peaches, peeled, pitted, and cut into thin slices ½-inch wide
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup milk
6 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
Optional: Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
Spray a 13- x 9-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
In a medium bowl mix the sugar, corn starch, and cinnamon together. Add the peaches and lemon juice and gently stir. Transfer the spiced peaches into the baking dish.
To make the topping, whisk the milk, butter, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until just combined. Pour the batter over the peaches.
Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm or cold with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.