easy peach biscuit cobbler
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Peach Biscuit Cobbler an Easy Sweet Dessert

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Why not enjoy some of the juiciest fresh peaches this summer in a sweet cobbler? This recipe for easy, sweet peach biscuit cobbler is super simple. It is an utterly divine late summer fruit dessert served warm from the oven. The fruit is baked with eggs and sugar for a slight custard around the juicy peaches. The biscuit topping has just a touch of cinnamon to enhance the fruit flavor. You will love this delicious dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream after dinner.

I love this time of late summer because our stores are brimming with baskets of this and that from the local gardens and orchards. It reminds me of growing up off-grid with the bounty that we had from our own gardens. Although we never grew peaches, they are my favorite summer stone fruits.

I love making any fruit dessert for the family because you can always count on them eating it all up, which means they are getting plenty of the good vitamins in the fruit. Did you know peaches are high in vitamin C and a powerhouse of potassium, fiber, and iron?

If you love sweet peach desserts try our buttermilk coconut peach muffins!

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Let’s get skinning those fuzzy peaches!

While it’s true you can make fruit cobbler with the skin, it’s much more luxurious without it. We take the time to correctly shock the peaches in a hot water bath to remove the skins before dicing for the cobbler.

Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil and carefully lower the peaches to not splash yourself with hot water. Leave the beauties in the hot water for under a minute before removing them. I usually put them directly into a colander in my sink and run cold water over them to make them more manageable.

The skins should slip right off as you rub them with your finger. You can then slide a small paring knife around the circumference of the peach and pull it apart to remove the pit/stone.

Now that the most challenging part is done, you can dice or slice the fruit into smaller bite-sized pieces. Put the chopped peaches into a bowl and add the egg and sugar. Let that sit while you work on the biscuit topping.

In a small bowl, you are making the shortbread biscuit topping. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and sugar together. Add to that the softened butter and mix until it resembles coarse meal. Add the milk and mix as you would for a biscuit until it forms a soft ball. If you find the dough is way too dry add a bit more milk.

Remove from the bowl and knead on a lightly floured work surface. Be careful to not overwork this dough, as we will be breaking it into small pieces; not rolling it doesn’t need to be overly dry.

In your eight-by-eight baking pan, pour the peach mixture. Crumble the biscuit topping over the surface, exposing some peaches. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until the surface is golden brown. This light fruit dessert cobbler is best served warm.

You can reheat it if you need to make it ahead; it will keep in the fridge for a day or two if needed.

baked sweet peach biscuit cobbler

Ingredients:

Peaches: The peaches in this recipe are sweet, juicy, and full of healthy nutrients. You will want to remove the skins for the best cobbler.

Egg: There is always debate over what is better, the free-range organic egg or the regular store-bought egg. It’s more of a personal preference. Here in Northern Ontario, Canada, our egg farms work to bring us the best fresh eggs by providing the chickens with quality feed. The chickens are caged, and if you are an animal lover, you may be offended by that. Organic chickens, on the other hand, eat whatever they can, plus their feed, while generally having more of a life outside. Does this make for a better egg? I leave that to you to decide.

Shortening: In this recipe, we use straight vegetable oil, which can either be corn, canola, or sunflower. You could also use butter, if you prefer, with a similar result.

Suggested Serving Ideas:

Serve this peach biscuit cobbler fresh from the oven or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert.

This fresh fruit dessert can also be a sweet breakfast or brunch idea. A scoop of peach cobbler with a cup of milk on top is a complete breakfast idea.

Substitutions for the easy peach biscuit cobbler.

  • Instead of sweet peaches, you can use pears, plums, apples, or other fleshy fruit in the cobbler.
  • You can use chai powder in the biscuit topping to switch the cinnamon out for a more exotic flavor.
  • If you want to make this less sweet, omit the sugar from the peach mixture. Alternatively, you can reduce the sugar content by half if you find one cup too much for your liking.

Expert Tips:

  1. Doubling the recipe: Increase the fruit filling ingredients by two and do the same to the biscuit topping. You could bake in a nine-by-thirteen instead of cooking in an eight-by-eight pan.
  2. Fresh vs. Frozen: You can still make this if you only have frozen fruit on hand. However, I recommend thawing the intended fruit and draining excess liquid before making it. This way, you won’t have too much-added moisture, making the cobbler biscuit topping soggy.
  3. Flour: Do not over-flour your work surface when kneading the dough. In fact, if your dough does not need more kneading outside of the mixing bowl, you can skip that step entirely.
easy sweet peach biscuit cobbler

Easy Sweet Peach Biscuit Cobbler

Amber Bondar
This easy sweet peach biscuit cobbler is infused with cinnamon spice and topped with a light biscuit topping. The whole recipe comes together fairly quickly for a delicious fruit dessert the whole family will love.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Sweet Peach Cobbler Fruit Filling

  • 8 Peaches Pitted and cut up
  • 1 Egg
  • Cup Sugar

Biscuit Cobbler Topping

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Butter Softened
  • ¼+2 Cup Milk ¼+2 Tbsps
  • ½ Tsp Cinnamon

Instructions
 

Sweet Peach Cobbler Fruit Filling

  • After peeling the peaches cut into bite sized pieces.
  • In a small mixing bowl add egg and whisk till fluffy.
  • Add in the sugar and whisk egg and sugar until creamy yellow.
  • Fold the peaches into the egg sugar mixture.
  • Spread the peach filling into a prepared eight by eight baking pan.

Biscuit Cobbler Topping

  • Mix dry ingredients together.
  • Cut in the softened butter until it resembles coarse meal.
  • Make a well in the center and add the milk.
  • Mix well. If you find the dough too dry add a tbsp more milk as needed to form soft dough.
  • *Optional turn out onto lightly floured work surface and knead gently until soft ball forms.
  • Crumble the biscuit topping onto the fruit so as to cover the surface while allowing some fruit to remain seen.
  • Bake in preheated 400℉ oven for 20-25 minutes or until a nice golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and serve while warm.
Keyword Cobbler, dessert, fruit muffins, peach

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