It truly couldn’t get any more simple than this for a dessert, easy peach cobbler. My family grew up on this cobbler, though we usually had it in a dutch oven.
It works either way.
There’s nothing quite like having a dessert that was a staple in your house growing up. The smells fill there air and suddenly everything feels a little tingly and magical. You can’t help but take a trip down memory lane!
There’s a difference between eating peaches and peaches that are better for baking. You see, eating peaches often have a pit that is difficult to remove, while a baking peach has a pit that comes out.
What Peaches are Best for Eating?
A clingstone peach is used for eating and snacking.
You might not get the pit out but with that sweet nectar dripping down your chin, who cares!
What Peaches are Best for Baking
Freestone peaches are best for baking but there’s a gazillion varieties.
Here’s a comprehensive list if you need help.
How Do You Ripen Peaches?
To ripen peaches, place in a brown paper bag and fold the top over.
Or, cover a box of peaches with newspaper and let stand at room temperature till ripe.
How to Remove the Peach Pit
It’s easiest to remove the peach pit by slicing open the peach from top to bottom and all the way around then using your thumb to pluck or push out the pit.
If that doesn’t work you can pop the peach on the grill and the heat will loosen the pit.
The most important thing to remember is a ripe peach releases its stone so maybe you have an underripe peach.
Are Peaches Healthy?
Peaches are low in calories, and contain no saturated fats.
Peaches are a good source for vitamins E and K, niacin, folate, iron, choline, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc and copper.
What Is The Difference Between Cobbler and Crisp?
A cobbler is a deep-dish baked fruit dessert with a thick dropped-biscuit or pie dough topping.
A crisp is a baked fruit dessert with a layer of topping including oats or nuts.
Easy Peach Cobbler
Easy Peach Cobbler
- 8 Peaches Peeled, and sliced (see note)
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Box White or Yellow Cake Mix I use white
- 1 Stick of butter 1/2 cup is the equivalent
- Heat oven to 350
- Add the peaches into a bowl along with the butter, cinnamon, sugar and cornstarch. Fold to combine.
- Sprinkle cake mix over the peaches and chop the butter then sprinkle over the cake.
- Bake 30 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly