Peach Cobbler and Key Lime Pie – my two favorite summertime desserts to make and to eat.
My intent when we restarted Pretty in the Peak was to post more healthy foods – salads, smoothies, lightened up entrees. While I do have my Gazpacho recipe ready to post soon, I had to admit to myself that while I do eat lots of healthy food every day, when we are talking recipes that I love and cherish, they are probably more like these.
I guess the reason is because recipes like Key Lime Pie and Peach Cobbler aren’t ones I eat or make every day. They are for special occasions or parties. They are the recipes you take to a summer picnic or bake for family on Father’s Day. These are the recipes that my kids will look back on and say they loved – just like I look back on my mom’s cooking. They will remember when I made that cookie cake for their birthday that everyone loved. I love the recipes that they ask me to make again and again. These are the recipes I love and if I am being honest with myself that is what really inspires me to bake or make a great meal. Even if it isn’t as healthy is a salad or a smoothie.
All of that isn’t to say I don’t love or make healthy food – I do! I am a fruit and veggie girl all day and every day and so is the rest of my family (hey even this dessert has some fruit in it.). I love some grilled chicken with a dollop of guacamole on top or a nourishing green smoothie. If you saw my Instagram story you saw I downed some pretty intense Green Juice on Sunday. However, when it comes to recipes that make me happy and excited to prepare and post about, they are more like this Amazing Peach Cobbler. Just being honest.
I make Peach Cobbler quite a bit and have made quite a few different versions. I don’t think I have made one I didn’t like, but this one was my favorite by far. The crust is like a sweet biscuit. Almost cookie like and a definite vanilla flavor. I made this with canned peaches because I didn’t have fresh and I was a bit pressed for time. I honestly love it with canned, however it would be out of this world with fresh.
You can get this in the oven in about 20 minutes and I double the recipe for a 9X13 pan. It is pretty sweet so if you want a little less sweetness you could forgo sprinkling the sugar on top. I don’t think you will miss it that much – especially if you add a dollop of whipped cream or some vanilla ice cream.
One tip – the topping is thick – like cookie dough. I used my Cookie Dough Scoop to place the dough on top of the peaches. I then lightly pressed down with clean fingers to spread it out. It does spread out when baking so you don’t have to get it perfectly distributed.
So, enjoy this Peach Cobbler – it is a classic and a great recipe to make if you are not a baker. Take it to your next cookout or family dinner. Next week there will be Gazpacho. It is all about balance, right?
Recipe from Life in the Lofthouse. If you are looking for a great blog to read with some delicious recipes check her out!
- 2 cups sliced peaches - I used canned (2 15oz. cans of lite peaches not in syrup, drained)but if you have ripe peaches this would be amazing.
- 2 Tablespoons + 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 350 and grease an 8X8 baking dish (9X13 if doubling)
- Place peaches in your prepared pan and sprinkle 2 Tablespoons of sugar on top (you can omit this if you don't want it overly sweet - especially if you are using canned peaches.)
- Using your electric mixer, beat 1 cup of sugar with the softened butter until combined.
- Using a spatula or your cookie dough scoop, carefully spread batter over peaches.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes until the top is set and lightly browned.
- Dollop with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some freshly whipped cream.