Yesterday was my lovely mother's birthday. Despite the fact that she insisted on not having a cake, I happily ignored her request. Plus, I don't really consider desserts based around fruit to be unhealthy. It's fruit after all. I had recently picked up a ton of fresh peaches from Verrill Farm (the best spot for fresh produce), so I figured it was the perfect opportunity to throw those into a dessert.
This recipe is super easy. It probably takes a total of 30 minutes, most of which is spent just cutting the peaches. Everything else is things most people have lying around in their pantry so it's really very low hassle. And even for a girl who is more prone to chocolate cake than peach cobbler -- it was delicious! A perfect summer dessert during the height of peach season. Scroll down for the recipe:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup milk
- 4 cups fresh peach slices
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Ground cinnamon
- Melt the butter in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. (As you can see, I used a 9x9 baking dish because I wanted a thicker cobbler. If you do choose to go this route, I would cut back on the butter and melt only 5-6 tablespoons into the baking dish. Also, put a baking sheet on the rack below in the oven in case there is some drippage.)
- Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the milk until dry ingredients are fully mixed. Pour batter over butter (do not stir).
- Bring remaining 1/2 cup sugar, peach slices, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly; pour over batter (do not stir). Sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve cobbler warm or cool.