The end of summer equals peach season for us. It's one of our fave times of year simply because of the yummy fruit it brings! Grab some fresh peaches from your local farmer's market stand for this delicious and easy peach cobbler recipe.
Is there anything better than a juicy and ripe peach at the height of harvest season? We don't think so, either. They are so good that there was an entire episode of Seinfeld devoted to the quest for a perfectly ripe peach.
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Since now is the best time of year to harvest them or buy at a great price, use up all that fruit with this amazing, homemade peach cobbler recipe for dessert. Is your mouth watering yet? Let's make one together!
NO PEACHES ON-HAND? MIX IT UP WITH ANOTHER VARIATION
This recipe is absolutely delicious as is, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or with homemade whipped cream on top. However, if you have other seasonal fruit that needs to be used up, you can create an UH-MAZING, unique dessert by substituting out the peaches. Here are a few of our favorite fruit variations you can try:
- Apples (sweeter varieties are better)
You could even try combining two of your favorite fruits for a delicious combo! Try an Apple Blackberry Cobbler for the perfect summer harvest fruit combo… Mmmmmm!
FREEZE AHEAD FOR COBBLER YEAR-ROUND
If you are lucky enough to have peach trees at home, you probably have more peaches available than you know what to do with. You can set yourself up for delicious desserts year-round by prepping several cobblers' worth of peaches at a time and freezing them for later.
Just wash and slice your ripe peaches in bulk, then place 2 cups of fruit into a freezer bag along with one cup of sugar. Seal and shake it like a polaroid picture, then store it flat in the freezer.
When you are ready to cook up a cobbler, let the fruit filling thaw in the fridge before adding it to the recipe.
In the very unlikely instance that you have leftovers of this dessert, it's easily stored for later. Simply cover the cooled baking dish with an airtight lid or plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Simply reheat the dessert in the microwave and serve.
HOW TO MAKE THIS EASY DESSERT
We don't want to jinx it, but you really can't mess this up. This is truly one of the simplest desserts to throw together with ingredients from your pantry. You can go super traditional with the tried-and-true recipe or get creative with your own fruit variations.
Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe
- 2 cups fresh peaches, sliced*
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup butter (1 stick)
- 1 cup self-rising flour**
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- cinnamon, for sprinkling optional
- Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
PREPARE THE FRESH PEACH FILLING
- Wash and slice the fresh peaches. Peeling the skins off is optional.
- Mix 2 cups peach slices with one cup sugar and one cup of water.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Stir often to make sure the sugar dissolves completely.
MAKE THE COBBLER
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Place the butter in a 9 x 12" oven-safe baking dish. Heat the butter in the oven until it's melted.
- In a medium bowl, mix the flour and 1 cup sugar.
- Slowly add milk and continually stir to keep the batter from lumping.
- Carefully remove the hot baking dish from the oven, and pour the batter directly over butter in the dish. Do NOT stir.
- Spoon your fruit on top of the batter, then gently pour the syrup (or reserved syrup from canned peaches) on top. Do NOT stir.
- Optional – If desired, sprinkle cinnamon on top of batter. Do NOT stir.
- Bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown. The batter will rise above the fruit and create a delicious crust.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh, homemade whipped cream.
Once that yumminess comes out of the oven, serve it up warm! It's oh so comforting and delicious. Go for that second helping. We won't judge.
Our mouths are watering just thinking about this dessert! Grab some fruit today and serve up some warm, homemade yumminess at your next family dinner. Let us know what your favorite fruit cobbler is in the comments below!
Looking for more delicious homemade goodness? Try these ideas.
- Make your fruit last longer with these tips.
- This peach cobbler would follow up a homemade pizza and sauce perfectly!
- Be sure that you're meal planning your food for the week based around what you already have!