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Southern Peach Cobbler!


Not gonna lie. Peach cobbler was never my thing. Until now. Holy cow. This recipe is the one to make for your new fiancé's mom, your boss, your college professor, your office colleagues, your husbands birthday...basically anyone you need/want to feel especially loved and appreciated. This is the dessert for these special, impressionable moments... It's that good.


The batter is so moist, buttery and dare I say, even a bit delightfully crispy on top? And with just a hint of cinnamon, along with the sweetness of the fresh peaches, well, something magical happens. Top this majestic creation off with a hefty scoop of creamy, french vanilla ice cream and a dollop of freshly whipped cream and consider yourself a shoe-in for that promotion...because this bowl of deliciousness is what opens doors and seals deals!


This recipe will make a full 9x13 cobbler. Make sure you have your whipped cream and ice cream handy! You'll want this one fresh out of the oven!


Here we go! Let's cook!


Ingredients:


For the Peaches:

10 peaches, peeled, cored and diced into 1" cubes, approximately 8 cups

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 tsp salt


For the Batter:

12 tbsp butter

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups milk

Ground Cinnamon



Let's start with our fresh peaches! First, here's a lifesaving cooking hack to peel your peaches. Blanche them first!


To blanche peaches:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cut an "X" into the bottom skin of each peach. Blanche the peaches for 10-20 seconds, or until the skin begins to lift. Remove from water and place into an ice bath, (a bowl filled with ice & water) to stop the cooking process. Let cool. Peel the peaches with your fingers and dry them with paper towels. The peaches should peel easily. If not, blanche again and repeat the process.


Once peeled and chopped, pour the peaches into a pot, add sugar and salt and stir to combine. Cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and set aside.









Next up: The batter!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a 9x13 casserole dish place 12 tbsp butter. While the oven is preheating, melt the butter in the casserole dish. Remove and set aside.








The Batter:

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour baking powder, sugar and salt. Mix well. Add milk and whisk until well combined.












Pour the batter right into the butter. Smooth it out into an even layer.

I know. It's a lot of butter (and sugar)!! Trust the process!

















Spoon the peaches and juice over the batter. It should look like this.














Sprinkle with ground cinnamon!













Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until your crust is a golden brown like this!

Every oven is different so check on your cobbler frequently towards the end.


It smells so incredible while it's cooking!














Break open the ice cream and homemade whipped cream and dig in honey! Serve warm and enjoy!


Definitely a crowd favorite!










As always, I hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know what you think and please feel free to share your gorgeous creations to social media! It's always fun to see what everyone is making!


Remember, it's more than just a meal, it's your love language! Express yourself well.

Have a blessed day!

Michele


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