Classic Peach Cobbler Recipe
For the Filling:
- 8-10 fresh peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
For the Cobbler Topping:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (optional)
Step 1: Preheat the Oven
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Step 2: Prepare the Peaches
- In a large mixing bowl, combine sliced peaches, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss until the peaches are well coated, and set aside to macerate for about 15-20 minutes.
Step 3: Make the Cobbler Topping
- In another bowl, mix together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the cold butter pieces and use a pastry cutter or your hands to incorporate the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Pour the boiling water over the mixture and stir until just combined. The batter will be thick and sticky.
Step 4: Assemble the Cobbler
- Transfer the peach filling to a greased 9×13-inch baking dish, spreading it evenly.
- Drop spoonfuls of the cobbler topping over the peaches, covering as much as possible.
Step 5: Bake
- Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the topping is golden brown, and the peach filling is bubbling around the edges.
Step 6: Serve
- Allow the peach cobbler to cool for a few minutes before serving. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream if desired.
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- Fresh or Canned Peaches: While fresh peaches are ideal, you can use canned peaches (drained) as a time-saving alternative.
- Adjust Sugar: Depending on the sweetness of your peaches, you can adjust the sugar in both the filling and topping to suit your taste.
- Add a Hint of Spice: Enhance the flavor with a dash of ground ginger or a pinch of cloves in the filling.
- Storage: Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat before serving.