This Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler has the perfect sweet biscuit crust on top. People go crazy after this old fashioned, from scratch recipe and you will too!
Can I use frozen peaches instead of fresh?
Yes, you can, but the end result may a bit runnier since the peaches end up having extra moisture once thawed. To compensate for this, double the amount of cornstarch in the recipe. Let the peaches thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes prior to using them in the recipe.
Can I used canned peaches?
This recipe calls for fresh peaches. You can also use canned peaches. Purchase peaches that are canned in a light syrup or no syrup at all for best results. Syrup will provide additional sugar content to the recipe. You can rinse off canned peaches that have been canned in syrup for better results.If you would like to use home canned peaches, the same rules apply: if you canned peaches in syrup, simply rinse off the syrup for best results and continue on with the recipe.
Do cobblers have a bottom crust?
Cobblers do not traditionally have a bottom crust, though some families make it as such. Generally a cobbler with a bottom crust and a top crust is more of a pie. The bottom of a cobbler is the fruit of your choice. The top is a delicious dough that is baked to perfection and makes cobbler a great treat!
What is the difference between a cobbler and a crisp?
A cobbler is topped with a batter while a crisp is topped with a crumbly mixture usually consisting of flour, cereal (like oatmeal), butter, sugar, and sometimes nuts.
How can you tell if a peach is ripe?
There are three main signs you can look for to tell you if the peach is ripe and juicy. 1. You should be looking for the peach to have a nice deep golden look to it its yellows. The more golden look to the peach the better. 2. Grab the peach and give it a gentle squeeze. If there is a little give to it but not much you the peach is not quite ready to eat. You want your peaches to be very soft when you squeeze them. 3. Sounds weird, but you want to look for wrinkles by the steam of the peach. Wrinkles mean that water has evaporated out of the peach leaving it with a greater peach flavor.
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Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler
- 3 pounds fresh peaches peeled, pitted, and sliced
- 1 lemon zested and juiced
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup cold salted butter cubed
- 1 cup half and half
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a medium-size mixing bowl, toss peach slices with lemon zest and juice, cornstarch, vanilla, and white sugar. Spread them out in the 9×13 pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, powdered sugar, baking powder, and salt. Use a pastry cutter to cut in butter until it resembles a course meal, or pulse the whole thing together in a food processor.
- Pour in half and half and stir to form a thick batter.
- Scoop the batter in large clumps on top of the peaches to form a nice cobbler crust.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Serve warm or cooled.