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Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

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Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler is a crowd-pleasing cobbler that can be made with canned or fresh peaches for a simple yet delicious dessert you can make all year round.

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Growing up peach cobbler seemed a quintessential summer dessert. It was always served in a casserole-style baking dish and topped off with a scoop of french vanilla ice cream. In those days it seems as though it was a rarity when anyone would use real peaches to make their peach cobbler.

Although summertime is peach season it makes sense that people might still opt to make a peach cobbler with the canned version.

As adding real peaches does have the added step of slicing and simmering the peaches in a pot with sugar to draw the juice out. Now you can certainly do that in this recipe if it is your preference to use fresh peaches. In this recipe, I have included the steps for doing so. Be sure to see the baking notes below for the fresh peach variation.

However, as written this recipe is using the canned version. To my absolute surprise making a peach cobbler, the canned peaches work amazingly well. No wonder so many ladies stuck with the canned style for their peach cobblers and still do. They work and it skips another step! So why fix what isn’t broken?

On this blog, I don’t often mention using canned anything as I opt for fresh ingredients when it comes to food. But this Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler is so simple and delicious even when using canned peaches that it has gained a place on this blog.

Besides, having a few pantry-style desserts in our back pockets doesn’t hurt. I can’t tell you how many times, I have had to either change what I wanted to make. Or, had to do that all-so inconvenient extra trip to the grocery for something I didn’t have. This is a great dessert for such occasions.

I have, however, included a fresh peach version for those of you who would like to use fresh for this recipe. Either way, it is a dessert you can make all year round and one I know you will love.

Why I Love This Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

The simple straightforward method for baking a homemade peach cobbler allows me to bake a wonderful homemade dessert just about effortlessly. Within minutes I have this batter mixed up and put together so quickly. It has now become one of those go-to dishes for get-togethers.

For the most part, I have all the ingredients on this list on hand as I know a lot of us to try to do. Even the canned peaches. I like stocking them to have just in case we run out of fresh fruit. Something that tends to happen pretty quickly around here. However, as I mentioned above, you can use your fresh peaches for this recipe as well.

Whichever way you decide to go on your peaches, fresh or canned. It’s a dessert that I am excited to share with you on the blog and one I know you will love.

What You Will Need To Make This Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 tbsp baking powder

6 tbsp salted butter

2 cans of sliced peaches in juice OR (5 fresh peaches and 3/4 sugar, see baking notes)

3/4 cup of milk

1 cup of sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

Directions

Begin by heating the oven to 350℉. Place the butter into the baking dish and place it in the oven to melt while it heats.

In a large bowl, combine the milk, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon. When the butter is melted remove the baking dish from the oven.

Spread the cobbler batter over the butter and smooth out until evenly distributed in the baking dish. Pour both cans of the peaches and their juice over the batter. (If you are opting to use fresh peaches be sure to see the baking notes on how to simmer your peaches for this recipe.)

After adding the peaches to the top layer, make sure to take a fork or use your spoon to spread them out.

Garnish with a bit of cinnamon on top (optional)

Pop the baking dish into the oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes.

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old fashioned peach cobbler

Baking Notes

  • If you would like to use real peaches instead of the canned ones for this recipe you absolutely can. To do so you will need 5 peaches cored, and sliced. Add them to a pot with 3/4 cup of sugar. Allow them to get nice and juicy which takes about 5 minutes on medium heat. When peaches are ready remove them from heat. Use peaches and juice from a pot in place of the canned juices in the recipe.
  • Be sure to use real butter for this recipe.
  • In this recipe I have used unbleached organic all-purpose flour.
  • I used a 9×13 baking dish for this recipe.

Serving Tips for Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

This Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler is perfectly delicious on its own however you can make it extra special here’s how:

  • Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler is best served warm. Preferably fresh from the oven.
  • Adding a dollop of homemade whipped cream. To make: Add 1 cup of heavy whipping cream to a mixer with 1 tbsp of sugar. Beat with the whip attachment until light and fluffy.
  • Adding a scoop of French Vanilla Ice cream to top off a slice
  • Adding a drizzle of caramel over the top to garnish

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old fashioned peach cobbler

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Yield: 1- 9 x 13 cobbler
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

a perfectly sweetened old fashioned peach cobbler with cinnamon

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of sliced peaches in juice
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp salted butter

Instructions

    1. Begin by heating the oven to 350℉. Place the butter into the baking dish and place in the oven to melt while it heats. In a large bowl, combine the milk, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon.
    2. When the butter is melted remove the baking dish from the oven.
    3. Spread the cobbler batter over the butter and smooth out until evenly distributed in the baking dish.
    4. Pour both cans of the peaches and their juice over the batter. (If you are opting to use fresh peaches be sure to see the baking notes on how to simmer your peaches for this recipe.)
    5. After adding the peaches to the top layer, make sure to take a fork or use your spoon to spread them out. Garnish with a bit of cinnamon on top (optional)
    6. Pop the baking dish into the oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes.

Notes

*If using real peaches see baking notes below

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 195mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 2g

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