There is nothing better than Peach Cobbler to celebrate peach season and summer! This peach cobbler recipe calls for fresh peaches and only takes 30 minutes!
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Peach season runs from March in Florida through the summer depending on what part of the south you live in but fresh peaches can be found almost year round now in most grocery stores! Peaches are known for their delicious juicy sweet fruit and bright color! They make a cobbler that is simply perfect for summer BBQ’s and picnics!
Using Fresh Peaches for Peach Cobbler
I love using fresh peaches when making peach cobbler as it provides a more natural sweetness to the dish and a better texture.
Fresh peaches do not have the added preservatives and sweeteners that can be found in canned or frozen peaches. Although feel free to use either canned or frozen peaches in place of the fresh peaches in this recipe, just be sure to adjust the amount of sugar.
Peach Cobbler Ingredients
Ripe Peaches – This recipe calls for fresh peaches, which can be found in most local grocery stores year round. Look for peaches that are bright in color, not too mushy and not too hard.
Sugar – We’ll use a little white granulated sugar to sweeten the filling of our cobbler.
Lemon Juice – I always recommend using fresh lemon juice so grab a lemon!
All-Purpose Flour – This will help thicken the cobbler.
Kosher Salt – I exclusively use kosher salt when cooking. It has a more delicate flavor than regular table salt and larger grains making it perfect for baking!
Spices – A few traditional cobbler spices including nutmeg and cinnamon and real vanilla extract.
Baking Powder – This will help our topping rise!
Heavy Cream – To provide moisture in our cobbler topping.
Water – Again to provide moisture in our cobbler topping.
Unsalted Butter – I recommend unsalted butter for making the topping as we’ll add our own salt. Make sure your butter is well chilled. Well chilled butter in the topping mixes makes it tender and flaky.
Egg White – To make a beautiful golden brown top, we’ll use an egg white wash!
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Making the Cobbler
This peach cobbler is fairly easy to put together and whip up in about 30 minutes!
To get started, pre-heat your oven to 400° F and be sure the oven rack is set to the center position. Grease an 8×8 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Making the Filling
In a large mixing bowl, add your chopped or sliced peaches, sugar, lemon juice, flour, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla extract and toss to combine.
Transfer the mixture to the greased 8×8 pan and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the topping.
Making the Topping
Add the flour, 1/2 cup of the sugar, salt and baking powder to a different mixing bowl and stir to combine.
Chop the chilled butter into very small pieces with a sharp knife. Add to the bowl and using your fingers combine with the dry ingredients until small pebble-sized balls are formed.
Add the heavy cream and water to the flour mixture and stir with a fork until all the dry ingredients are blended and somewhat sticky. Be careful not to overwork your dough.
After 10 minutes, remove the pan from the oven and carefully spoon the dough over the top, making sure the dough is the same thickness throughout. If you want a more rustic look, leave some spacing between the spoonfuls of dough.
Return to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until the topping just begins to brown. Remove from the oven and brush the top with the egg wash. To make an egg wash mix 1 egg white and 1 teaspoon of water until well blended. Sprinkle the remaining sugar on top.
Return to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the top is a beautiful golden brown.
Allow the pan to cool slightly before serving. Top individual servings with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream! Enjoy!
- 8 large, ripe peaches, pitted and chopped
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sugar, divided
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup water
- 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, very well chilled
- 1 egg white, beaten with a teaspoon of water
- Whipped Cream or Ice Cream, to serve with, optional
- Place the oven rack in the venter position and pre-heat the oven to 400° F and grease an 8x8 pan.
- Add chopped peaches, sugar, fresh lemon juice, flour, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl and toss to combine.
- Transfer the peaches mixture to the greased 8x8 baking pan and spread into an even layer.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar over the peach mixture.
- Bake the peach mixture for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, add the flour 1/2 cup of the sugar, salt, and the baking powder to a separate mixing bowl and stir to combine.
- Chop the chilled butter into very small pieces with a sharp knife.
- Add to the bowl and combine with the dry ingredients with your fingers until small pebble-sized pieces form.
- Add the heavy cream and the water to the flour mixture and stir with a fork until all the dry ingredients are moist and somewhat sticky. Be careful not to overwork your dough.
- Remove the baking pan with the peach mixture from the oven and carefully spoon the dough over the top making sure the dough is the same thickness throughout. For a more rustic look, leave spaces between your spoonfuls of dough as pictured.
- Return the pan to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until the top begins to brown.
- Meanwhile, add your egg white to a small bowl with a teaspoon of water and mix well to create an egg white wash.
- Remove from the oven and brush the top with the egg white wash and sprinkle the remaining sugar on top.
- Return to the oven to finish baking, approximately 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven when the tops are golden brown.
- Allow the pan to cool slightly before serving with ice cream or whipped cream!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 565Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 536mgCarbohydrates: 89gFiber: 5gSugar: 68gProtein: 6g
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