Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe

Indulge in the classic taste of Southern comfort with this delicious and easy-to-make peach cobbler. Perfectly ripe peaches, a buttery crust, and a hint of cinnamon make this dessert an irresistible treat for any occasion.


Ingredients

For the Filling:

  • 6-8 fresh ripe peaches (about 2 lbs), peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk (or buttermilk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  1. Prepare the Filling:
  • In a large bowl, combine the sliced peaches, granulated sugar, brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Mix well until the peaches are evenly coated.
  1. Cook the Filling:
  • Transfer the peach mixture to a large skillet or saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes, until the mixture starts to thicken. Remove from heat and set aside.
  1. Prepare the Topping:
  • In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the chilled butter pieces and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in the milk and vanilla extract until just combined.
  1. Assemble the Cobbler:
  • Pour the cooked peach filling into a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the topping mixture over the peaches, spreading it out as evenly as possible. It’s okay if the topping doesn’t completely cover the peaches; it will spread as it bakes.
  1. Bake:
  • Place the cobbler in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the peach filling is bubbly.
  1. Cool and Serve:
  • Allow the cobbler to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. Serve warm, optionally with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Enjoy your homemade Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler! This delightful dessert is sure to become a family favorite.

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