Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler
Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler. Diana Rattray
  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
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What could be more inviting than a warm peach cobbler after a summer evening meal? Peach cobbler makes me think summer cookouts, Fourth of July celebrations, and birthday parties.  It's a great choice for Father's Day, too! 

Fresh is best, but if you can't find fresh peaches in season, make the cobbler with frozen (thawed) peach slices or canned and drained slices. 

Top this delicious old-fashioned peach cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or heavy cream for a perfect dessert any time of the year.

If you prefer a biscuit type of cobbler topping, you might like the down-home peach cobbler. For a cobbler made with canned peaches, try this quick and easy version.

What You'll Need

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/3 cup milk, low fat is fine
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, 4 1/2 ounces, plus 1 tablespoon for the filling
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups sliced peeled peaches, about 8 medium peaches
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to Make It

  1. Grease a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Heat oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas 4). 
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat egg with 1/2 cup of the sugar, the melted butter, and the milk.
  3. Combine the 1 cup of flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl and blend thoroughly.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the first mixture until smooth and well blended.
  5. In another bowl combine the peaches with 1 tablespoon of flour and the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and the spices. Transfer the peaches to the prepared baking dish. Spoon the batter evenly over the peaches then gently spread to cover.
  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the crust is nicely browned and a toothpick inserted into the crust comes out clean.