Monday, June 9, 2014

The Best Ever Southern Peach Cobbler


The Best Ever Southern Peach Cobbler is the simple recipe of your dreams.  Fresh sweet peaches baked in a spiced sugar mixture and topped with the most amazing cobbler topping.  Sprinkled with sugar for a caramelized topping it is heaven on a plate.

Living in Southwestern Florida for so many years I developed an appreciation for many Southern things (not really the south, but a lot of Southern exposure).  One of which is Southern desserts such as pies, crisps, and cobblers.  None have stuck with me quite as much as this recipe that my friend Mary shared with me, long after I moved to Arizona.

The peach mixture is luscious and creamy.  The cobbler is absolutely divine.  It is crisp on the outside and cakey on the inside.  Served along side a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you'll be in heaven.

This cobbler transports me to a small Southern town, where your neighbor bakes you a fresh cobbler with peaches they picked off their tree.  You sit on your porch drinking iced tea watching the sun set.  Your kids play out front with the neighborhood kids and you haven't a worry in the world.  You leave your front door open during the day and sleep with the windows open at night.  You hear musical phrases such as "all ya'll", "fit to be tied" and "down yonder" where they are "fixin' to" do something and they don't think or consider...  They "reckon".

Such fond memories with every bite of this fabulous cobbler.  I know you will enjoy it as much as I do!  Chad and Munchkin are HUGE fans too. This cobbler is calling to me in my dreams, so I reckon' I'll be fixin' to make another!

Enjoy!

With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com 

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Southern Peach Cobbler
8 fresh peaches - peeled, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch

For Cobbler:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1/2 cup boiling water

FOR SPRINKLING:
3 tablespoons white sugar

Preheat oven to 400° (if you are using a dark or glass pan - 425° if you are using a light color pan).

In a large bowl, combine peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a 2 quart baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. 


Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt. 


Blend in butter with your fingertips, or a pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined. 


Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them. 


Sprinkle entire cobbler with the sugar. Set your baking dish on a baking sheet (this cobbler can drip into the oven otherwise).  Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes. 


Serve and enjoy!!


Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
Copyright ©2011 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.

41 comments:

  1. I know what you mean here in south Florida we are exposed to a lot of southern food but we are not really considered southern. We do have grits for breakfast in the school that I work at! :) I love peach cobbler and yours looks delicious! Funny how you used Utah peaches!

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    1. Utah peaches are the BEST, and they are in season right now! Best time of the year!

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    2. Utah peaches are the BEST! And they are in season right now, best time of the year!

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  2. Truly the best peach cobbler recipe EVER! I LOVE this dessert. Please have some for breakfast for me, k?

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  3. This look awesome I love peaches!! gloria

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  4. I love cobblers.I love peaches.I love how you made it;)

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  5. Ohhh - yummy! You know this speaks to me. I can smell it now :)

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  6. Wow, this looks wonderful. I have a new appreciation for all things SOuthern too. We've lived in the South six years now.

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  7. This looks great... I make the same recipe and love it,that crust is so delicious~

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  8. could you use apples instead of peaches and do the same thing?

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    1. Absolutely. You would cook at 400 degrees for 35-45 minutes (until top is golden brown and juices are bubbling). Enjoy!

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  9. Your peach cobbler looks wonderful!

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  10. I am born and bred Southerner and this is the first cobbler my grandmother taught me to make. It is the best. Thanks for the memories.

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  11. This is a great recipe! My family really enjoyed this for the holiday. I had to bake a 2nd cobbler the next day! Thanks for this recipe!

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  12. Made this for dessert tonight ~ it looks wonderful, I'll have to come back to tell you if it tastes as good as it looks and smells. :)

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    1. This is truly the best ever peach cobbler I have ever eaten. Can't wait to hear your thoughts.

      Enjoy!

      Donna

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  13. I made this cobbler for dinner this evening. Everyone raved about it and said it was the best peach cobbler they've ever eaten. Thank you for the recipe. Delicious!

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  14. Could you use frozen peaches?

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    1. Frozen peaches would be great. You may want to add a little more flour (frozen peaches will release a lot of liquid as they cook) and may need to adjust the cooking time by a few minutes. Enjoy! Let us know how it goes.

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  15. Can you use can peaches ?

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    1. I have not made this recipe with canned peaches. They tend to be softer so the final product would be different. Try it, (drain all the juice) let us know how it goes. Enjoy!

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  16. Please stop doing this to me! This made me immediately hungry!

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  17. Hoping to get me some good ole Georgia peaches at the Farmers Market to make this.

    Lexington Barbecue in Lexington, NC makes an awesome peach cobbler. If you're ever in the area, I highly recommend it along with a block of vanilla ice-cream in it.

    Thanks for the recipe! I pinned it!!

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  18. How important is it to use brown sugar with this recipe? Could Stevia be used instead of white sugar... and the brown sugar for that matter?

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    1. I have never baked with Stevia. The purpose of the sugar with the fruit is a sweetener so it would be replaceable in that part. In the cobbler there is a possibility that it could effect how light the cobbler is. The sprinkling on top, I would say do not use stevia here, you can just omit it.

      I am excited to hear how it comes out, come back and let us know.

      Best,

      Donna

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  19. What are your thoughts using a cast iron skillet?

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    1. I have never prepared it in a cast iron skillet, but I imagine it would be amazing. I am going to try it next time I make this recipe. Let me know how it goes! Enjoy.

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    2. Thank you so much for your recipe post and reply Donna! I tried the cast iron skillet following your recipe and it was delicious! Turned up the heat to 425 and watched it, took it out of the oven at about 25 minutes. Will make this again!!!

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    3. Yay! I am so happy you loved the recipe. I will be trying a cast iron skillet next time for sure. Happy cooking.

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  20. What are your thoughts about using a cast iron skillet?

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  21. Yesterday I bought 40 pds of Oregon peaches (best in the world), so of course I had to try this recipe......its in now. As a rule I mix 1/4 cup of cake flour whenever I bake, cobbler looks & smells good.

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  22. Update on the peach cobbler I made this morning, this recipe didn't work for us. I needed to bake it 10 minutes longer, after 40 minutes biscuits were still raw in the middle. Also, I don't think there's enough cornstarch, I would suggest 1 TB.

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    1. Wow! Surprising to hear that about needing more cornstarch. The topping always sets for me. So odd. Did you make any substitutions?

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    2. Hi Donna,
      I think the mistake was on my part! I put peaches in lemon water while peeling 'em, I don't think they would have been so runny if I hadn't done that. But, it did take an extra 10 minutes to bake, no biggie. I'll make this again since we have about 30 more pds of peaches left :-)

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    3. Yes, the lemon water may cause them to release extra juice or perhaps your peaches were extra juicy. Wow! I miss those days of having an over abundance of peaches. Enjoy!

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  23. How important is it to use UNsalted butter?

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    1. If using salted butter, just cut the salt in the recipe by 1/2 teaspoon and you will be fine. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

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  24. what happens if I use salted butter?

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    1. Just cut the salt in the recipe by 1/2 teaspoon and you will be fine. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

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    2. I used this recipe as my first attempt in making this dish and it was absolutely marvelous! I made it for Thanksgiving so I didn't have time for a trial or practice run. Its very difficult to find good peaches this time of year in Maryland, so I used 2 (29 oz canned) peaches and drained them completely. For sprinkling, I substituted 1 tablespoon of white sugar for brown sugar. For the cobbler, I had sea salt on hand so I used that and I also used salted butter...which results in a sweet with a hint of salt taste which everyone loved! I will definitely be making this again!

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