Sutton has been asking for peaches, so her grandparents brought us back some fresh ones from Georgia yesterday. This morning, I realized we needed to eat them soon before they went bad…so OF COURSE they were destined to become some kind of dessert. After a quick google search, I found @sallysbakeblog fresh peach cobbler with a yummy biscuit topping and knew this was my winner. I had everything I needed on hand and it was quick and easy (I literally made it while the kids ate breakfast). I love how it has a more rustic look to it…so no one will question it’s homemade quality We ate some tonight with ice cream and it was so delectable. I halved the recipe, which I’ve made the adjustments to below but you can just double it if you want to bake it in a 9×13 dish.
Fresh Peach Cobbler
•4 medium peaches, peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks (about 5cups)
•1/8 cup brown sugar
•1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch
•1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
•1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
•1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•a pinch of ground nutmeg
•a pinch of salt
•1 C flour
•1/4 C sugar
•3/4 tsp baking powder
•1/8 tsp baking soda
•1/4 tsp salt
•1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
•1/4 C buttermilk, cold*
•egg wash: 1 large egg beaten with 1 Tbsp milk
•1Tbsp sugar mixed with 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
•preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9×9 pan
•combine peach chunks, brown sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a large bowl and gently stir.
•Pour the peach mixture into the pan and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside as you prepare the topping
•For the biscuit topping, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.
•Add the cold, cubed butter and using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut the butter into the mixture.
•While slowly stirring, drizzle in the buttermilk and mix until combined.
•Take handfuls of dough and gently flatten out and place the dough all over the top of the peach filling.
•Brush the top with the egg wash and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture.
•Bake for 40-45 min and serve warm with vanilla ice cream.