Published by Harmony Books, a division of Crown Publishers, Inc.
Editor's Note: This summer, make full use of the abundance of fresh peaches by making this easy Southern dessert recipe! The delightful Peach Cobbler is super easy to make (it has fewer than 10 ingredients) and can be ready to eat in about one hour, so keep it mind the next time you need to whip up a dessert at the last minute. This make-ahead peach dessert recipe can look even more special and elegant when you include a scoop of vanilla ice cream or yogurt on top of each serving! The next time you want to add some Southern baking to your menu, keep this recipe in mind.
Cooking Vessel Size8-inch square baking pan or 1 1/2-quart casserole dish
Make Ahead RecipeYes
Occasional Fresco, Casual Dinner Party, Family Get Together
Taste and TextureChewy, Sweet
Type of DishDessert, Fruit
- 5 cups sliced fresh peaches
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or unsalted butter, melted
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan or a 1 1/2-quart casserole.
In the baking pan or casserole, combine the peaches, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, 1 tablespoon of the flour, and the lemon juice.
In a medium-size bowl, combine the remaining sugar and flour with the baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, combine the oil or butter, egg, and vanilla. Stir the oil mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined. Spoon the batter over the peaches in the baking pan.
Bake until the peach filling bubbles and the crust is golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.
Set aside to cool 15 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Copyright 1992 Joanne Lamb Hayes and Bonnie Tandy Leblang