Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Although Georgia is known for its peaches,  I think any organic and fresh peaches are pretty darn good.  I was beyond happy when my neighbors generously gave me a giant basket of fresh peaches off the the peach tree at their house.  I had been eyeing the peaches all summer and always wanted to try one of them.  And now I have more peaches than I know what to do with!

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Choosing peaches: You want to pick ones that are rich in color, firm but a little soft, and very fragrant.

I was over at a friends house and decided to bring a bag of peaches to eat raw or make a dish out of.  I searched my favorite website- Pinterest – for a delicious peach recipe and found a delicious looking old fashioned peach cobbler recipe and decided to give it a shot.  Peach is a perfect summer flavor.  I loved this recipe for cobble because it is very easy to make and tasted AMAZING.  The crumbled part actually was not very sweet and resembling cake a little bit which was the perfect contrast to the sweet peaches and cinnamon topping.

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler Recipe
Serves 6
Prep Time                                   Cook Time                                   Total Time
20 mins                                        30 mins                                        50 mins
Ingredients
For the filling
  1. 8 fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
  2. 1/4 cup white sugar
  3. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  6. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  7. 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
  8. 2 teaspoons cornstarch
For the topping
  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1/4 cup white sugar
  3. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  7. 1/4 cup boiling water
  8. 3 tablespoons white sugar
  9. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  10. Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Let me know how you like this recipe? What are some of your favorite recipes to make with fresh fruit in the summer?

xx, Kendall

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