Fall is almost officially here. The days are getting shorter, and the temperature is getting cooler. The horses are beginning to get a little furrier, and my time of riding every night after work will soon be replaced with coming home, feeding the horses, and then finding something to do inside the house.
This time of year is always bittersweet. I love the crispness in the air, and the holidays that will bring all of my kids’ home, and it gives me time to slow down a little bit, and kind of recoup from a very full summer. But after a few weeks of only being able to ride on the weekends it is not long before I begin planning the next summer with days of riding and just hanging out with my horses. Those are my most favorite days of the year.
And even though I am cooped up a lot more during the fall and winter, the positive is I do have a lot of time to go through my photos I have taken, make homemade gifts, create new products for my Etsy store, write more books, and my favorite past time during the winter…baking for my family, friends and even neighbors. So I wanted to share with you one of my most favorite desserts for fall, peach cobbler.
The way I make peach cobbler is more like peaches, with a thick sweet glaze covered in a sugar cookie like biscuit topping. When you pair that with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it is so yummy! I have no other words to describe it, other than yummy.
And I want to share this with you, so in case you are looking for a winter project, this can help you target in on your baking skills. This peach cobbler is so incredibly simple to make. I am willing to bet you have all of the items in your cupboard right now! So without further rambling, here is the recipe!
Easy Homemade Peach Cobbler
What you will need to prepare the peaches:
- 9×11 glass baking dish
- 9 peaches
- 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
First pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Then slice the peaches. I like to use really ripe peaches. They cut really easy, and it is easier to remove the pit when the fruit is very ripe.
Once the peaches are sliced, place them into the baking dish. Then sprinkle the lemon juice, cornstarch and both sugars over the top of the peaches. Mix the ingredients into the peaches so everything is combined, and there is no evidence of the cornstarch left. This means no white clumps in your concoction.
Now put the baking dish into the oven, and bake for 10 minutes.
While the peaches are cooking you will make the biscuit topping. And this is what you will need:
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ½ cup butter melted
- ¼ cup water
Blend all of these ingredients in a mixing bowl. The biscuit mix should have the consistency of a thick batter.
If it is really runny, like pancake batter, this is too thin. Add a little more flour until it is thick. You don’t want it to be like cookie dough thick though, and if this happens, add a tablespoon of water, and a little more melted butter until it is a thick batter. You don’t want it to be too runny, or else it will get into the crevices and reach the peaches, and then when it bakes, it will suck up the juices in the peaches. And then you will have peaches and biscuits basically. By having it a little thicker, there is a separation that keeps the liquid with the peaches.
By the time you get these all blended together, your peaches should have been baking for 10 minutes. Take them out of the oven, and set on the stovetop.
Now grab two spoons, and begin to spoon the biscuit mixture over the peaches. You want to cover the peaches, and not have too many gaps.
Once the biscuit mixture is covering the peaches, I sprinkle a little sugar on top.
The biscuit mix will rise a little, but not much. So if you have spaces with peaches showing, you will have gaps in the end product. It won’t affect the taste of it though, and once it is all spooned out into bowls or on plates, no one will ever know.
Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown. Then remove from the oven, and allow to cool for about 20 minutes.
Now your peach cobbler is all ready to serve! It is really good with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, or you could try whipped cream, or even plain. There are many tasty possibilities with this cobbler.