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.