Peachy and mildly sweet, Mom's Easy Peach Cobbler is the
perfect ending to a summer meal.
Ok, we admit
it. We are crazy about peaches. Every year we make sure we go to our favorite grower in Georgia to purchase
peaches, even if it means a special (loooong) day trip to get there. This year we made a swing through Georgia on
the way back from a work training trip to make sure we got our peaches.
So there we were with 3 bushels of fresh, marvelous peaches!
Of course, we had to share, so one crate went in to work with me and everyone was happy to take a few. That
crateful lasted a couple of hours, only until word spread that there were fresh peaches in the building. So we were
down to two bushels. One more bushel was used for breakfast, lunch, dinner and occasional snacks throughout the day
for a couple of very juicy, sticky, lovely weeks. Half of the last bushel were sliced and frozen for treats during
the rest of the year. There are a few remaining in the refrigerator, but we also made some really nice peach dishes
Mom's Easy Peach Cobbler is so simple to make. We made it for
an Independence Day get-together at our friends’ house. One of our friends is from Georgia and when he saw the pan
of peach cobbler, he mentioned that he really likes cobbler. He ended up having two large helpings.
Cobblers are so easy to make. This simple dessert shows off
the fresh peach flavor wonderfully. We used a bit of vanilla to flavor the cobbler, but next time we make it I
think I’ll try a little almond extract, too. We love almond and peach flavors together. Be creative and let us know
how it turns out.
For an easy way to peel peaches, go here. Make sure your baking powder is fresh. Check the date on the
quart peaches, peeled and sliced or diced into ½
inch thick pieces (about 5 medium peaches)
scant cup of milk (1 cup minus a couple of
teaspoon cinnamon powder
1.Preheat oven to 3500 F. Heat the butter in the
microwave or in a sauce pan just until melted. Pour it into a 9” x 13” ovenproof cake pan and tilt
the pan to spread the butter evenly over the entire bottom.
2.Mix the flour, sugar, and baking powder together. Add enough milk to
make a thin batter and mix together well.
3.Spread the peach pieces evenly
over the bottom of pan. If you want, sprinkle half of the cinnamon over the peaches. Pour the
batter over the peaches, making sure to cover them with the batter. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon
over the top of the batter.
4.Place the pan in the oven and bake until tester comes out clean and
top is light brown, about 40 minutes. Let sit for several minutes before serving. Serve warm or at
room temperature. The cobbler keeps for 2 to 3 days if well covered.