Me love me some Peach Cobbler!
Once you try this Peach Cobbler Recipe you are going to stalk me just to tell me how much you love me!
I am often asked what the difference is between cobbler and pie. I always say that pie has crust on the top and the bottom and cobbler just has the crust on the top. I don’t know if there is a more educated reason other than the one I just gave but that has always described the difference. I also think cobbler is more rustic and pie is more put together. I would not be surprised if cobblers was developed by accident. If so, what a beautiful accident it is!
What I also love about cobbler is that you can make them to be whatever you want them to be by using your choice of fruit! Of course you can use fruit such as peaches, cherries, apples, and other berries. But you can also make a combination like peach and strawberry cobbler, blueberry and blackberry cobbler, mixed berry cobbler, pineapple and mango cobbler, the sky’s the limit! Although I wouldn’t do anything with bananas, oranges, lemons, watermelon, or grapefruit. In any case, cobblers was made for people like you and me who may don’t care about making food look pretty as long as it tastes good!
My Peach Cobbler Recipe is pretty basic. The only thing that I add is some extra love! I didn’t use frozen or canned peaches. Now that peaches are in season, I use fresh peaches! Here is a tip, anytime a particular fruit or vegetable is in season, use them! Don’t take shortcuts and use the can or frozen (although there is nothing with frozen). Peel those apples or whatever fruit that requires peeling in your dishes. You can really taste the difference. In fact, that is what I want you guys to do this summer. I want you guys to start using fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables in your dishes. I promise that you will make difference. I am sure there is a Farmers Market nearby that you can go to and buy fresh food from. There are a couple that I go to for different reasons because they have different things that I like. I feel that when you cook with something that is straight from the Earth, there is nothing better. Your food tastes fresher, the colors are brighter, and taste is incredible. Let’s start by making this Peach Cobbler Recipe! Let me know how it turns out!
- 12 Ripe Peaches
- 1 c. sugar
- ¼ c. brown sugar
- 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 1 ½ tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 ½ c. flour
- 1 ½ c. sugar
- 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- ½ tsp. Salt
- ⅓ c. cold water
- Preheat to 350 Degrees
- Carefully peel the peaches with a paring knife. The more ripe the peaches are the easier it should be to peel the skin off with your fingers after the initial first slit. Once the peaches have been peeled, slice the peaches into long slices and discard the pit. TUrn the sliced peaches to a bowl.
- Add both sugars, vanilla extract, cinnamon and toss together. Pour the peaches into a 9X13 casserole dish. In a separate bowl, add the flour, sugar, salt, and butter. Mix the flour mixture together with a pastry cutter, fork, or work through very quickly with your hands. Add the cold water and the dough will look crumbly. Sprinkle the dough across the top of the cobbler and bake in a preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until the top is slightly golden brown. Allow to cool and serve with ice cream, if desired!