Sometimes it's hard to remember what has been posted here in the past. I looked up Peach Cobbler, but didn't find this version. I'm going to share it with you because it's so easy and delicious. I don't know why I had never heard of this before.
On the net, it's widely known as Southern Living's Easy Peach Cobbler. But as I was opening the packages of frozen peaches, by golly, there it was again. Just a hair different in terms of quantities, but it was called Aunt Somebody's Peach Cobbler. I'm going to take a wild guess that it's a recipe that has been around for a long time.
Around the holidays, for some reason that I cannot remember, I felt compelled to buy a couple of bags of frozen peaches. I kept seeing them in the freezer, and decided the bleary days of March were the perfect time for sweet brightly-colored peaches. And I stumbled upon this recipe. Not only do I like easy recipes, but I love recipes that seem like they wouldn't work.
In this recipe, you melt the butter in the pan, add the flour mixture, and then put the fruit on top! Crazy, huh? It's so backwards. But it works! I'm definitely going to try this with frozen berries.
You can use fresh fruit, in fact, that's what the recipe calls for, but those of us in colder climates are digging in our freezers for last summer's fruit now. I had a little moment of doubt about the exact amount of peaches. The recipe calls for 4 cups of peaches. Hmm, it's a little bit difficult to measure frozen peaches by the cup. In the end, I used two 16-ounce bags of frozen peaches. I was glad I did. Once they're heated, they have half the volume.
I will warn you that it's very sweet. Southern sweet, you might say. If you are not a fan of overly sweet desserts, you should definitely cut back on the amount of sugar.
Easy Peach Cobbler
(from Southern Living)
(from Southern Living)
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar (divided)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup milk
2 16-ounce bags frozen peaches or 4 cups fresh peaches
1 tablespoon lemon juice
cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
Place butter in a 13x9 baking dish. Place in oven and preheat oven to 375. Keep an eye on it so the butter will melt but not burn. Meanwhile, dump (seriously!) the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and milk in a bowl and mix just enough to wet the dry ingredients. Don't over-stir.
Remove the baking pan from the oven, if you haven't already, and pour the flour mixture over the butter. Do NOT stir or mix with the butter. Let rest while you prepare the peaches.
Pour peaches in a pot with the remaining 1 cup sugar and the lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Spoon over top of the dough. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, or both if you wish. Bake 40-45 minutes or until lightly brown.
|Dump flour and milk together.|
|Pour flour mixture over melted butter but don't stir!|
|Bring peaches and sugar to a boil.|
|Look, it fizzes!|
|Bake 40-45 minutes.|
|The taste of summer in the winter!|