Summer is my favorite season and part of the reason I love it so much is due to the freshness of fruits and vegetables this time of year. I love snacking on fresh, juicy peaches from the farmer’s market and enjoy cooking them up in recipes like this simple peach cobbler. A recipe doesn’t have to be complicated to be good and this sweet concoction doesn’t disappoint. (Recipe below – you absolutely MUST use self-rising flour!)
I always hope there will be leftovers so I can enjoy it the next morning for breakfast!
Super Simple Peach Cobbler
- 4 c. peaches; peeled pitted and sliced
- 2 c. sugar divided
- 3/4 t. ground cinnamon divided
- 1/8 t. nutmeg
- 1/2 cup water
- 8 T. butter
- 1 1/2 c. self-rising flour if you don’t use self-rising flour, your crust will not rise to the top!
- 1 1/2 c. milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the peaches, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, and the water in a saucepan and bring to a light boil. Lower heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cut up the butter and place in a 3 quart baking dish. Place it in the oven to allow butter to melt. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and remaining sugar. Slowly stir in the milk, stirring well by hand.
Take the melted butter out of the oven and slowly pour the batter over it, covering the bottom of the dish. Do not stir! Carefully lay the fruit on top as though you were layering it and then carefully drizzle the syrup into the baking dish, but not all in one spot. Again, do not stir! The peaches will sink to the bottom and the crust will rise to the top, but ONLY if you use self-rising flour. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon over the top. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes. (This is a slight variation of a recipe shared by Paula Deen.)
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