I know Georgia is famous for their peaches, but we grow some pretty delicious peaches here in Colorado too! I look forward to their appearance at the farmers’ market every summer. And in my humble opinion, one of the best things you can do with fresh peaches is make this Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler.
Warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this is about as wonderful as dessert can get. And it’s so easy to make.
After all, it wouldn’t be “old fashioned” if you needed a bunch of fancy, new-fangled ingredients.
And since this is a great, basic cobbler recipe, you can switch up the fruit to use what’s in season–like apples, for example. You can even mix fruit together–peach and blueberry is one of my favorite cobbler combinations!
I like to bake this in individual serving dishes, but it tastes just as delicious baked in a single larger dish. However you choose to make this old fashioned peach cobbler, it’s the perfect dessert for summer!
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Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler
Fresh peaches, cinnamon and a simple cobbler batter come together in this old fashioned recipe. Best served warm with vanilla ice cream!
For the filling
- 8 fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
For the topping
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, combine sliced peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, vanilla or almond extract, and cornstarch.
- Toss to coat peaches evenly and pour into a 2-quart baking dish or 5-6 individual baking dishes. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with a pastry cutter or your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in boiling water until just combined.
- In a small bowl, stir together the 3 tablespoons of white sugar with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
- Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture evenly over the topping. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
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