I love peach season…. the hot summer days when the peach trees are heavy with fruit just waiting to be harvested. And what could be better on a balmy summer’s evening than a dish of warm peach cobbler with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream melting on the side? The amazing smells that fill the kitchen as the cobbler bakes make you drool with anticipation.
If you have the time and some of those fresh summer peaches I mentioned, by all means go ahead and use them. They’re so delicious, you won’t regret it. That being said, this recipe is “easy” because it uses canned peaches. No need to peel, slice, or cook them. Can’t beat the ease and convenience of that on a lazy summer day!
EASY PEACH COBBLER
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter
- 1½ cups sugar
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 large can (28-ozs.) sliced peaches, undrained
- 1 medium can (15-ozs.) sliced peaches, drained
- cinnamon, for sprinkling over top (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Melt butter in a 9×13 baking dish in the oven.
- While butter is melting, drain syrup from medium size can (15-oz.) peaches and discard syrup or save for another use.
- Using a wire whisk, stir sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt together very well in a medium bowl.
- Slowly add milk, stirring continuously until well combined.
- Pour batter directly over melted butter in baking dish. Do not stir!
- Carefully spoon drained peaches from medium 15-oz. can on top of batter. Do not stir!
- Then gently add the peaches with the syrup from the large 28-oz. can. Again, do not stir!
- If desired, sprinkle cinnamon (as much as you like) over top.
- Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until top is golden brown.
- This is great served warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.
NOTE: If you prefer to use fresh peaches for this recipe, you’ll need 4 cups of peeled, pitted and sliced peaches (about 5-8 peaches depending on how big your peaches are). Place the peach slices in a saucepan with 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to medium and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. You will use the peaches with the syrup for this recipe.