There are certain foods that exude Summer!I see a peach and think of delicious freshness, sweetness, and dessert! Although eating a ripened peach is truly one of life's pleasures, I also like to serve them in a peach cobbler after a summer meal. Such comfort food! This recipe is a bit unique because the pastry goes on the bottom of the pan and is then topped with this beautiful fruit.
The pastry then takes on the flavor of the fruit while it is baking.
Of course everyone loves cobbler with vanilla ice cream.
You have to try it the way I have eaten it since I was a kid! Let a scoop of ice-cream melt in the bottom of your bowl and then serve the cobbler on top of it. The melted ice-cream serves as a kind of a rich sweet cream. Trust me, it's YUMMO!
Edited from the last publication on June 23, 2017.
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
- 2 pounds peaches, 6-7 medium peaches, each peeled and sliced (see Gr8 Tip below)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- To make the batter, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
- Add the milk to the dry mixture and whisk to combine to make the batter.
- Pour the melted butter into a 9 x 13-inch pan and move the pan around so that the bottom and sides of the pan are covered with butter.
- Pour the batter over the butter. Do not stir them together.
- To make the topping, combine the peaches, vanilla, lemon juice, cinnamon, and sugar in a large bowl and gently stir with a rubber spatula.
- Drop the peach mixture by spoonfuls onto the batter. Again, do not stir the two together.
- Bake for 1 hour or until golden brown.
- Serve warm or cold, alone, or with whipped cream, or my favorite, vanilla ice cream.
Gr8 Tip:Sometimes I am a bit lazy and I don't bother peeling the peaches and it still tastes Gr8! If you would prefer to have skinless fruit, check out this easy video from King Arthur Flour, on how to easily peel your peaches…without a knife!