If I had to pick a fav fruit the choice would be easy...peaches! Peach cobbler has always been a mainstay at our house during peach season. It was the very first dessert I ever made from scratch some 30+ years ago. I figured it was high time I shared with you, my recipe for Easy Peach Cobbler.
On our way home from our vacation we picked up some delicious Georgia peaches at a roadside market.
Now I need to be absolutely honest here....when I've made the cobbler before I've always used canned peaches. But this time I wanted to try my hand at using the fresh ones we had just bought. For the most part I knew how to stew the peaches but called Mother for a quick reminder. After peeling and slicing 5 peaches I placed them in a pot, poured 2/3 cup of Dixie Crystal Sugar on top, added about 3/4 cup water(give or take) and 1 tablespoon of corn starch.
I cooked them on high for about a minute, then turned the heat down and cooked maybe 7 additional minutes on low. This gives the liquid time to thicken. Now I like my cobblers a bit on the "soupy" side so I used more water, if you don't like them that way I'd use less. After cooking, I set the pot off the cook top to cool before pouring the mixture into the dish.
Then I place the cooked peach mixture into the dish sprinkling 1/3 cup of Dixie Crystal Sugar over it. Then add 2 tablespoons of flour, sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 stick of melted butter.
Most of the time I use a premade pie crust...I've never made a pie crust from scratch! But this time I decided to mix it up a bit and used a puffed pastry sheet on top of the peach mixture. Bake at 350 until the crust is golden.
Dixie Crystals is one of the sponsors for the Blog Life University Conference that I will be attending later this month. In addition to being a sponsor they have organized a Sweet and Southern recipe contest among those attending. The rules were simple...all we had to do was use 1 tablespoon of sugar! I've already seen the most divine recipes up on several blogs!
So here is my finished product.....
Ya'll it is oh so delish....and Sweet and Southern...right down to the antique pink depression glass bowl.