Monday, January 4, 2010

Easy Peach Cobbler

My mother used to make this delicious fruit cobbler on cold nights, and I am sure her mother also made it before her. It's a classic old recipe and can be made with pantry ingredients in a jiffy. It's also a very inexpensive way to serve a bunch. I use more peaches than the recipe usually calls for, otherwise it seems to be mostly cobbler and not enough fruit! You can also substitute canned sliced pears.

In a 9 by 13 pan, plop 1 stick (1/2 c.) of butter. Place in oven and heat to 350, removing pan w/ butter as soon as it is melted. Set aside.

In a bowl, mix by hand:
1 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 c. milk
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt

Squiggle batter over melted butter.

Using two big cans of sliced peaches (29 -32 oz. each can) ladle fruit on top of batter, then pour rest of peach juice on top of fruit.

Sprinkle all this with about 3 T. sugar and 2 t. cinnamon (Optional: chopped pecans are also a nice addition)

Bake for about 30 - 40 minutes or until top of cobbler is golden brown. It will rise and puff up between and on top of peaches.

Serve in bowls, warm, with vanilla or butter pecan ice cream.

Makes 8 -10 servings.


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  2. Mmmm. It sounds a lot like the Dump Cakes of the 70's. Remember those ... where you put fruit in a big pan, dump in a yellow cake mix, dot with pats from a stick of butter (and optional pecans) and bake. Same principle only this recipe has to be more natural and less processed than a cake mix. We've revived the Dump Cakes in recent years and they are just as yummy as they were when we first had them as newlyweds. Cherry and Pineapple is my favorite combo, with peach as the top rival!!! Mmmm. Your family must be so grateful to have you cooking comfort foods for them!! Then when you add all those sprinkles of love and pinches of blessing, your food turns out even tastier. Lucky ducks!!!