Quick and Easy Peach Cobbler

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This is the peach cobbler recipe I grew up with. Like so many handed-down family recipes, no one remembers where it came from either. Probably clipped from a newspaper was as close as I could get.

After a bunch of my own research, scouring all of the vintage cookbooks, I can say it is simpler than almost any recipe I could find elsewhere. Okay, not as simple as the Betty Crocker Bisquick recipe.

 

Cinnamon Ice Cream

First things first — you need to do this step ahead of time. Get half a gallon of reasonably good vanilla ice cream, put it in a bowl or some other sort of container on the counter, and let it mostly melt. Once it has, stir in 3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, cover it with a lid or some plastic wrap, and refreeze it.

There is nothing better than fresh peach cobbler and cinnamon ice cream for the perfect summer dessert. Quick, easy, and so good. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

There is nothing better than fresh peach cobbler and cinnamon ice cream for the perfect summer dessert. Quick, easy, and so good. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

There is nothing better than fresh peach cobbler and cinnamon ice cream for the perfect summer dessert. Quick, easy, and so good. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

 

Ta-da.

Well, almost.

You want to use reasonably good ice cream that isn’t all whipped air. You’re going to be pretty disappointed if you melt it down and there’s very little of anything left. But it can happen with some (often cheaper) ice creams.

And you know me and labels, I want it as wholesome as practical.

 

Real Food

Will I buy Three Twins Madagascar Vanilla just to melt it down? Probably not.

It is currently my favorite grocery store brand (shout out!), about the healthiest I’ve found (as much as ice cream can be), and the best tasting. (The cookies and cream? Don’t even talk to me. So good.) Ingredients are: organic milk, organic cream, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolks, organic nonfat milk, organic vanilla extract.

But it’s a bit more expensive than this peach cobbler calls for. Unless it’s someone like your boss coming over for dinner and you want to impress.

I went with Breyers® Natural Vanilla this time. It’s reasonably good. Ingredients: milk, cream, sugar, vegetable gum (tara), natural flavor.

Breyers® Natural Vanilla ice cream, our original vanilla ice cream recipe, is made with simple ingredients like fresh cream, sugar, milk and Rainforest Alliance Certified vanilla beans. Its distinctive taste brings out the natural goodness of your favorite fresh-fruit desserts, like classic Apple Pie a la Mode or Peach Cobbler. Now made with Non-GMO sourced ingredients.

I mean, c’mon, it says peach cobbler! I love the marketing. But still, read the labels. The other Breyers vanillas?

Breyer’s® French Vanilla: milk, cream, sugar, corn syrup, egg yolks, whey, carob bean gum, mono and diglycerides, vanilla beans, natural flavor, rum, natural vanilla flavor, tara gum, annatto (for color), guar gum, salt.

Rum? Really?

Breyer’s® Homemade Vanilla: milk, cream, sugar, corn syrup, whey, egg yolks, carob bean gum, mono and diglycerides, salt, natural flavor, vanilla extract, annatto (for color, guar gum, tara gum.

Oh, wait,” I say in my best Lt. Columbo voice. “Just one more thing?” This old recipe calls for a half gallon of ice cream. The Breyers container is only 1.5 quarts. So I cut back a fourth of the cinnamon. Though I don’t suppose you’d have to, cinnamon is a good thing. (And when did half of a gallon become a quart and a half?)

 

Peaches

Quick word to the canned peaches manufacturers. Why the high fructose corn syrup? And then more corn syrup? And then sugar? Really? Where are you getting your peaches and why are they not naturally sweet? Not from our farmers market, that’s for darn sure. (Gratuitous beautiful peach picture.)

There is nothing better than fresh peach cobbler and cinnamon ice cream for the perfect summer dessert. Quick, easy, and so good. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

 

I peeled and sliced 7 fresh peaches. (You need about 3 cups.) As much as you can, try to slice your peaches, not dice.

Method: With a paring knife, I make one cut all the way around each peach, top to bottom and back to top (pole-to-pole, if  you will, like you were cutting an avocado). I put them all in a big colander in the sink and slowly pour a saucepan of boiling water over them and wait a minute. They peel fairly easy for me.

After slicing (and pitting), I put them in a large saucepan with 1/2 cup sugar and a tablespoon of lemon juice and let them sit on the counter for half an hour, stirring every now and then. It draws a lot of the juice out of them.

Add 1 cup water. On the stove, bring to a boil then reduce the heat a little and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring every now and then. The liquid should by syrupy now and the peaches softened but not mushy.

There is nothing better than fresh peach cobbler and cinnamon ice cream for the perfect summer dessert. Quick, easy, and so good. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

 

Mix well 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl.

There is nothing better than fresh peach cobbler and cinnamon ice cream for the perfect summer dessert. Quick, easy, and so good. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

 

Crack a large egg into it and mix with the fork until the flour becomes crumbly (like the picture).

There is nothing better than fresh peach cobbler and cinnamon ice cream for the perfect summer dessert. Quick, easy, and so good. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

 

Pour the peaches and the syrup into a baking dish.

There is nothing better than fresh peach cobbler and cinnamon ice cream for the perfect summer dessert. Quick, easy, and so good. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

 

Sprinkle the crumbly topping roughly over it. I say roughly because you want it to be a bit rustic-looking but, more importantly, you’re not trying to seal the top shut — steam needs a way out as it bakes. I’m using a 10″ x 6″ pan. You could also use an 8″ x 8″.

There is nothing better than fresh peach cobbler and cinnamon ice cream for the perfect summer dessert. Quick, easy, and so good. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

 

Melt the butter (30 seconds in the microwave works) and drizzle it over the top, again not too perfectly.

Into a 375°F oven for about 35-40 minutes. Don’t overcook it. There should be some browning happening, splotchy-like.

There is nothing better than fresh peach cobbler and cinnamon ice cream for the perfect summer dessert. Quick, easy, and so good. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

 

Serve with a scoop (or two) of the refrozen cinnamon ice cream.

There is nothing better than fresh peach cobbler and cinnamon ice cream for the perfect summer dessert. Quick, easy, and so good. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

There is nothing better than fresh peach cobbler and cinnamon ice cream for the perfect summer dessert. Quick, easy, and so good. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

Peach Cobbler

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Bill

There is nothing better than fresh peach cobbler and cinnamon ice cream for the perfect summer dessert. Quick, easy, and so good. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

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Ingredients

Ice Cream

  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Peaches

  • 3 cups sliced peaches
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup water

Cobbler

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

Ice Cream

  1. Partially melt the ice cream, mix in cinnamon, and refreeze.

Peaches

  1. Put the sliced peaches in a large saucepan and mix with the 1/2 cup sugar and the lemon juice. Let sit for 30 minutes to let the juices extract.

  2. Add 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.

Cobbler

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Mix well 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl.

  3. Add an egg and mix with a fork until crumbly.

  4. Pour the peaches and their syrup into a 10" x 6" or 8" x 8" baking dish.

  5. Sprinkle the crumbly topping over the peaches.

  6. Drizzle the melted butter over everything.

  7. Bake at 375°F for 35-40 minutes until top has started to brown.

  8. Let cool. Serve with the cinnamon ice cream.

Recipe Notes

If using canned peaches, use a large can preferably organic and without artificial ingredients, and skip the peach preparation steps and ingredients. Be sure to sprinkle a tablespoon of lemon juice over the peaches though.

From my family to yours, I hope you enjoy it. If you make it be sure to #suppertimeblues on Instagram!

Until next time, thanks for stopping by.


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3 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Peach Cobbler

  1. As ever, this sounds fabulous. We had a peach tree when I was growing up, so I’m totally spoiled.
    Trader Joe’s has some relatively good canned (bottle/jarred) peaches, but even those, though organic, are drowned in sugar.
    For all your ice cream needs, allow me to introduce one of my favorite kitchen friends. I keep the tub for my little ice cream maker in the freezer at all times, so if the urge for ice cream, sherbet, iced coffeemilk or some kind of slushy hits me, it’s ready to go. So unbelievably convenient and the basic ice cream I make has three ingredients. I got started with it at the time we (Mother Earth News staff) were getting weekly deliveries of fresh milk from a local farmer, so even though it was a rationalization, it was also pretty much true that it was a health food. :=>
    You can start your ice cream before you start the cobbler and by the time it’s done, the ice cream will be ready to serve. Has the consistency of soft-serve, and if I’m going to keep it around, it hardens up nicely in the freezer.

    https://smile.amazon.com/Cuisinart-ICE-21-Quart-Frozen-Yogurt-Ice/dp/B003KYSLMW/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1501187436&sr=1-1&keywords=cuisinart+ice+cream+maker

    • Since you don’t live nearby, I won’t tell you that Christopher Elbow, as in the chocolate wizard of Kansas City, makes his own ice cream now and we can buy it downtown. It’s not cheap but it’s not outrageous and it. is. to.die. for.

      • His chocolate remains the best I’ve had. Second best is Theo chocolate, which, as grace would have it, is on the same block as a building I visit at least once a week. Life is sweet. Actually bittersweet … :=>
        But when we have our village, at least SOMEone has to have mastered making great chocolate and ice cream — I mean, if we’re going to attempt to be self-sustaining.

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