Southern Peach Cobbler

It’s peach season in the Texas hill country! I absolutely love fresh peaches and can enjoy them in just about any way. These sweet, juicy, full of nectar little beauties go well in cocktails (like my Hill Country Peach Spritzer I did last season), for pies and cobblers, on top of pancakes and waffles, jams & preserves, accompanied on a charcuterie board for a nice cheese pairing, or just eaten fresh! I am a huge fan of cobblers and pies, as I feel they are such a staple in the south. I grew up on peach cobbler, and wanted to make it for a family BBQ recently. This recipe is easy and is as authentic and comforting as it gets! Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or some whipped cream for the perfect summer (or anytime) dessert!

Ingredients

Peach Filling

  • 8 medium-size fresh peaches peeled and sliced into thin wedges or bite size chunks
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Crust Topping

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 tablespoons butter chilled and grated (use cheese grater)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Cinnamon Sugar Topping Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Place a large baking sheet covered in foil on the lowest rack in the oven. This cobbler overflows a bit almost every time I make it. The baking pan will catch the drips and prevent a mess in the oven.
  • In a large bowl, combine the peaches and the lemon juice and then add the rest of the filling ingredients. Stir to coat and then pour into a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Bake the peach mixture in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. While the peaches are baking, combine the  dry topping ingredients and whisk to combine. Toss the grated butter in the flour mixture. Stir in the boiling water, just until combined, leaving plenty of little lumps of butter.
  • Remove the peaches from the oven and drop the topping over them in spoonfuls. Sprinkle the cobbler topping with the cinnamon sugar topping. Bake until the crust is golden and a toothpick inserted into the crust comes out clean, about 28 minutes. Serve warm. Enjoy!
  • FREEZER DIRECTIONS: The peach filling can be prepared and frozen in advance. I have frozen it for up to a year without any problems. Combine the peach filling ingredients in a large ziploc bag, press the air out and freeze flat. When you are ready to bake the cobbler, thaw in the refrigerator and then pour into the baking dish and proceed with the recipe.

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