Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Easiest Peach Cobbler

We're in the thick of it....peach season, that is, and if you're anything like me there's nothing like a good peach cobbler to make it feel like summer.  Well, that and 100 degree days.  I've made many cobblers over the years, and they have all been a little different while still carrying the name cobbler.  Some were topped with strips of buttery pie crust while some had dollops of dough baked into the filling.  Still some, like my Old-Time Peach Crumb Pudding, taste just like something your grandmother would have made or a dessert you would get in a little country diner.  But the cobbler I am talking about today has something going for it that those others don't.  It is, by far, the easiest and quickest to make and it doesn't dirty up a bunch of dishes in the process. 

My sister-in-law turned me on to this cobbler which comes from Pioneer Woman.  Ree used blackberries, but others fruits work just as well, and I found the peaches to be perfect.  The batter is mixed first and poured into a shallow baking dish, and the sliced peaches are gently placed on top.  As the cobbler bakes, the batter puffs up around the peaches to create a light breading that is gooey on the inside, crisp on top, and delicious through and through.  

Easiest Peach Cobbler- serves 8

I am renaming this Easiest Peach Cobbler to distinguish it from other cobblers I make.  I have not changed this recipe except to substitute peaches for blackberries, and I can claim no credit for it in any way.  It is all Pioneer Woman's genius.  I am posting it here so that I have a record of it for myself made with peaches.  Check out Ree's original post for yourself, and enjoy!

1 stick butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup milk
2 cups peeled, sliced peaches

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter a shallow baking dish (I used a 1 1/2 quart oval dish). 
Melt the butter. Pour 1 cup of sugar and flour into a mixing bowl, whisking in milk. Mix well. Then, pour in melted butter and whisk it to combine. 

Pour the batter into the buttered baking dish.  Gently lay the peach slices on top of the batter, distributing evenly. Sprinkle ¼ cup sugar over the top.

Bake for 1 hour until golden brown on top.  Serve plain or with ice cream or whipped cream on the side.

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1 comment:

  1. That does sound super easy--and obviously delicious! :)