Today, we are having Peach Cobbler. Yay! I know you are excited, as it should be. I mean, it is the perfect comfort food.
It is sweet, sugary, and cinnamon-y—the blend of fresh, sweet peaches, creamy batter, and melted butter. Yummy!
It is super easy to make. Plus, all the ingredients are readily available in your pantry or the grocery store.
You can have this recipe all year round so long as you have your peaches, but if you don’t, you can just modify it to suit your choice of fruit.
Before we dive into the delectable peach cobbler recipe, here are some frequently answered questions you would find useful. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask in the comments.
How to Easily Peel Peaches?
Well, you can just use a potato peeler to remove the skin of the peaches. This is the exact method I used in this recipe or…
You can also use the hot water method. Here’s how to get it done:
- First, place the ripe peaches one at a time in boiling water and leave for 30 seconds.
- Use a slotted spoon to take the peaches out of the water into a large bowl containing ice-cold water.
- As soon as the peaches get cool enough to handle, use your fingers to gently peel off the skin (it should come off easily).
How Ripe Should Peaches Be for Cobbler?
The fresher and riper the peaches are, the better the peach cobbler would taste! You really shouldn’t use unripe peaches for your cobbler; they have lower sugar content and will take a longer time to bake.
You know a ripe peach by its feel, color, and texture.
A ripe peach doesn’t feel firm when you gently squeeze or press our thumb into it; it will feel soft and supple instead. Also, its color is deep golden or yellow, not a depressed/pale red.
Lastly, a perfectly ripe peach will have shriveled skin around the stem. You can tell by the wrinkles around its stem how ripe it is.
How Do I Soften Peaches for Peach Cobbler?
Naturally, fruits ripen from the synthesis and release of the fruit-ripening hormone, ethylene. If you’ve got unripe peaches on your hands and can’t wait for them to get ripe so you can try out this recipe, you can fast-track the ripening process.
Just place all the unripe peaches in a paper or perforated plastic bag, add a banana or apple to increase the ethylene levels, close the bag and keep it in a dry place at room temperature. It will ripen in the next 24 – 48 hours, then you can take it out of the bag and use it for this delicious peach cobbler recipe.
This method works with many other fruits.
How Do I Avoid Getting A Runny Peach Cobbler?
This is one thing I didn’t like about how mine turned out; I felt it could have come out thicker and gooier rather than watery-ish.
Your peach cobbler might turn out runny if your cooked peaches are extra juicy.
In this case, you can use a thickening agent, cornstarch. While you cook the peaches, you can add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch along with the sugar and salt. This will help to thicken it and prevent your peach cobbler from getting watery.
Or, you can just let your cobbler cool for a while if it turns out a bit watery. It will get thicker as it cools.
How Do I Know When My Peach Cobbler Is Done?
Now, I said to let your peach cobbler bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour; It might fully cook sooner or later, so here’s how to know when it’s done.
The easiest way is to look at it; If you can’t see any bubbles while it cooks and if the top looks deep golden brown and crusted, you know it’s ready.
A better method is to place your food thermometer in the thickest part of the peach cobbler; you’ll know it’s done when it reads 200 degrees F.
How Can I Store My Leftover or Extra Batch of Peach Cobbler?
Your peach cobbler can be left out on the same day it is prepared, but you must preserve it if you intend to have it the next day.
You should cover it up with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate it for up to 3 days.
Peach cobbler is best served and enjoyed warm out of the oven after baking. So, to reheat the cold cobbler, simply heat the oven to 360 degrees, cover the cobbler with some foil, and bake until it’s warmed. This should last for about 15-20 minutes.
Can I Make A Peach Cobbler Ahead of Time?
You most definitely can! It’s easy.
- Peel and slice the peaches, and store in an airtight container or zip-lock bag. You can squeeze a little lemon juice all over it to stop it from getting brown if it gets exposed to air by chance.
- Prepare the batter and store it in an airtight container.
- Store the peaches and batter separately in the fridge. Once you are ready to cook, let them thaw to room temperature, then toss them into the baking dish according to the recipe and bake.
Can I Use Canned Peaches for Peach Cobbler?
Sure. But why? I mean, the freshness is one outstanding signature of this dish. Canned peaches would taste nothing like fresh ones but if you insist, make sure you skip steps 1 and 3 of the recipe.
And, go easy on sugar… We all know that canned fruits have added sugar and preservatives to it. Let’s keep this dish healthy, shall we?
Peach Cobbler Recipe
- Potato peeler
- Kitchen knife
- Large saucepan
- Wooden spatula
- Large mixing bowl
- Egg whisk
- Baking dish
For the Filling:
- 12 peaches peeled and sliced
- 2 cups sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
For the Topping:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ cup milk
- 1 ½ stick (¾ cup) butter
- Cinnamon powder
- Brown sugar optional
- Whipping cream optional for serving
- Start by peeling and slicing all 12 peaches. Use the potato peeler to remove the skin of each peach, then proceed to cut around the pit with a kitchen knife and slice them up.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place a large saucepan on medium heat, add your sliced peaches, sugar, and salt, stir it up until the sugar dissolves and the fruit starts to let out its juice. Leave it to cook for 5 minutes, let it down, and set it aside.
- Into a large bowl, measure in the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and milk. Combine all the ingredients by whisking for up to 5 minutes until it is evenly mixed and smooth.
- Slice the butter sticks into your baking dish and place it in the preheated oven to melt. Once it melts, take the dish out of the oven.
- Pour the thick creamy filling into the baking dish. Please do not mix/stir it together with the melted butter.
- Now, pour the cooked peaches and its juice over the filling and sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon powder generously all over the top.
- Place the peach cobbler in the preheated oven to bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour.
- Serve warm or room temperature, with some whipping cream or a big scoop of your favorite ice cream for maximum enjoyment.
I’m sure you loved this one. It is perfect. I’d be rolling out more delicious recipes this new month and I hope you are ready for all of it. Have you seen my Pumpkin Dump Cake recipe yet? Go check it out.
If there’s any recipe you’d love for me to try, do let me know. I Love You!