Pecan Peach Cobbler :: Tis the season

I have been so exited that peaches are in season that I bought a huge box of them, but I knew there was no way I would eat them all before they went bad. So naturally, I started thinking about all the fun things I could make with peaches. I came up with a peach bread recipe that will be fabulous, but my roommates wanted to stick to the traditional peach cobbler. Don’t worry though, those that were excited about peach bread will see that post soon!

I adapted the below recipe from Paula Dean’s Peach Cobbler.  I like Paula’s recipe, but hers turned out a little too runny for my style. Plus the added cinnamon, all spice, pecans and brown sugar take it up a notch in flavor.   I served this to my friends that evening and it was gone in about 20 minutes.

Pecan Peach Cobbler - Adapted from Paula Dean - delicious

Serves 8-10

Prep time: 15 minutes  /  Cook Time: 30-45 minutes  /  Total Time: about 1 hour

Ingredients

4 cups :: peaches, peeled and sliced

1 1/2 cups :: sugar, divided in half

1/2 cup :: water

8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) :: butter

1 1/2 cups :: flour

1 1/2 cups :: milk of choice (I used almond milk)

1/2 cup :: chopped pecans

1 teaspoon :: vanilla

 

Topping

Ground and/or allspice cinnamon

1/2 cup :: brown sugar

1/2 cup :: flour

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

1. Toast chopped pecans in a pan for 8-10 minutes.  This will help bring out the flavor.

2. Wash, peel and chop your fresh peaches.  To peel quickly, you can put your peaches in slightly boiling water for 30 seconds, remove, score on one end and the skin will peel right off.

Peel a peach in 30 seconds - Peach Cobbler
3. Combine the peaches, 3/4 cup sugar, vanilla, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Pecan Peach Cobbler - Adapted from Paula Dean - delicious
Did you know making your own vanilla is easy?
Pecan Peach Cobbler - Adapted from Paula Dean - delicious

 

4. Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.

 

5. Mix together the other half of the sugar (3/4 cup), the flour and the milk.

 

6. Pour the mixture over melted butter. Do not stir as batter will rise to top during baking.

Pecan Peach Cobbler - Adapted from Paula Dean - delicious

7. Spoon peaches on top, sprinkle with pecans and gently pour in syrup remaining in the peach pan.

 

Pecan Peach Cobbler - Adapted from Paula Dean - delicious
Pecan Peach Cobbler - Adapted from Paula Dean - delicious

You can also use small soufflé bowls if you want individual cobblers.

 

8. Sprinkle mixed topping of ground cinnamon/allspice, flour and brown sugar on top. This step is optional.

 

9. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes. To serve, scoop onto a plate and serve with vanilla ice cream.

 

Pecan Peach Cobbler - Adapted from Paula Dean - delicious

Pecan Peach Cobbler - Adapted from Paula Dean - delicious
Pecan Peach Cobbler - Adapted from Paula Dean - delicious
Pecan Peach Cobbler - Adapted from Paula Dean - delicious
Pecan Peach Cobbler - Adapted from Paula Dean - delicious

 

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