Fresh, local peaches are now in season here. It was a gorgeous day outside on Friday so we headed out to a local orchard for some peach picking. The kids had fun and we ended up with a half bushel of yummy peaches.
|Picking a perfect peach|
|That's a lot of peaches!|
As soon as we got the peaches home, the kids started begging me to make their peaches into a peach pie. Unfortunately, I'm not much of a baker and I know a homemade pie crust is way outside my skill set, so I set off to find an alternative that was more do-able for me. I found THIS recipe on the Food Network site for an Easy Peach Cobbler ~ what a hit!! It wasn't hard to make and we all thought it was delicious.
|Right out of the oven|
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup milk
- 4 cups peeled, pitted and thinly sliced fresh peaches (5 to 6 medium peaches)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Several dashes of ground cinnamon or ground nutmeg (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup of sugar, baking powder, and salt and mix well. Stir in the milk, mixing until just combined. Pour the batter over the butter but do not stir them together.
4. In a small saucepan, combine the peaches, lemon juice, and remaining cup of sugar and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Pour the peaches over the batter without stirring them together. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg if desired ( I used a little bit of cinnamon).
5. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until the top is golden-brown. Serve warm or cold. (We loved it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!!)
We have a ton of peaches left, so we'll probably make this recipe again soon and try out a few other peach dishes too.