Southern Peach Cobbler
Southern Peach Cobbler is to die for! I never dreamed when I tried this recipe it would turn out to be a family favorite! Really??? Yes, Southern Peach Cobbler is so marvelous, truly one of those “to die for” desserts. I love my Double Crust Peach Cobbler, and last year’s favorite (out of about 2o different kinds) was Magic Peach Cobbler, but this cobbler was absolutely terrific. Plus, I’ve tried it with other fruits and it works wonderfully no matter what kind of fruit you use!
When I made this back in July, I made a large one to give to my realtor and her family, and a small one for us. I had peaches coming out the kazoo so I was always on the hunt for great looking recipes to try. I really wasn’t planning on making ANOTHER cobbler since I have so many already on my blog.
But I just couldn’t resist this one. I am so glad I tried it. This one is filled with fresh peaches, although I’m sure you could use canned or frozen if fresh peaches aren’t available. It’s also spiced up with cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice. Then it has a lovely topping that’s dolloped over the top and sprinkled with sugar before baking. I can’t rave enough about this amazing Southern Peach Cobbler.
My realtor and her family fell in love with this dessert and so did we. I made this after we had sold our house and were in the option period of the sale. Only a few days after making this dessert I would have to stop harvesting peaches and making peach desserts because we moved into full packing/moving mode and were done in just over two weeks. (A record considering how much “junk” we have). 🙂 We were exhausted with all the moving so baking wasn’t a priority after that for a couple of weeks. Thankfully, I am now back in full baking mode. 🙂
Now let me explain the pictures below. Because I gave our realtor the large 9×13″ baking dish of this dessert, I took pictures from the small bowl I saved back for us. My favorite picture was after I’d cleaned out all of the cobbler out of the bowl, put it on plates for pictures and then piled it back into the bowl with ice cream! It didn’t go in prettily but you can see more of the peaches that way, so it’s easier to see the consistency. Even though John’s serving had melted ice cream (by that time), he still enjoyed this cobbler.
All I can say is this: Make this dessert for your family at least once before peaches go out of season. You won’t regret it. Your family will bless you. But don’t just take my word for it. Make it yourself and you’ll see.
Southern Peach Cobbler is one of the best cobblers you’ll ever eat.
This is a great way to use up fresh peaches!
Southern Peach Cobbler is great served warm with ice cream.
Here’s what I did.
These are the ingredients I used for the peach filling.
Place sliced peaches, sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice in a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
Grease a 9×13″ baking dish. Pour peach mixture into bottom of prepared dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
I used these ingredients for the topping, plus boiling water.
Mix flour, sugar, brown sugar, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Stir until well combined. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until coarse crumbs form.
Add boiling water.
Stir ingredients to combine.
Remove partially cooked peaches from oven. Dollop the topping over the peach filling. Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake an additional 30 minutes or until peaches test done with a fork.
Serve Southern Peach Cobbler hot out of the oven!
Or serve it with ice cream.
Here’s the recipe.
SOUTHERN PEACH COBBLER
(Recipe adapted from Gonna Want Seconds)
- 8 cups peeled, sliced peaches
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 tsp. cornstarch
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup white sugar[br]
- 2 cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 ½ sticks (3/4 cup or 12-tbsp.) unsalted butter, cold
- ½ cup boiling water[br]
- [b]SUGAR TOPPING:[/b][br]
- 3 tbsp. sugar
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Pare peaches and slice each peach in 8 wedges.
- Place in a large mixing bowl.
- Add sugars, lemon juice and spices and stir to combine.
- Spray a 9×13” glass baking dish with cooking spray.
- Pour peach mixture into prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven.
- Meanwhile, prepare topping.
- Dollop topping over top of hot peaches.
- Sprinkle with Sugar Topping.
- Bake an additional 30 minutes or until peaches are cooked through when tested with a fork, and topping is golden brown. [br]
- Mix flour sugars, baking powder and salt with a wooden spoon until well combined.
- Cut in butter with a pastry blender until coarse crumbs form.
- Add boiling water and stir just until moistened.
- (This mixture is very moist. It is not like a crumb topping).
- Dollop topping over top of hot peach mixture.
- Sprinkle with Sugar Topping.
- Bake at 400° an additional 30-40 minutes or until done.[br]
- Sprinkle sugar topping evenly over regular topping before baking.
Doesn’t Southern Peach Cobbler look scrumptious?
This recipe calls for 8 cups of diced peaches so it takes a lot, making it very moist and wonderful.