Peaches are in season here, which like everything else is earlier than previous years. Our family took our annual trip to one of our favorite orchards, to find out they were not freestone. For those of you that don’t know the difference cling peaches are just that, they are harder to remove from the pit. If you are in the market to buy an abundant amount of peaches to do more than just eat them, this becomes a challenge!!
Needless to say, we drove the hour and half out there we were going to bring home some peaches. Freestone or Cling a fresh tasting peach is incredible. My kids love coming for the fresh peach ice cream and shakes.
One afternoon this week my daughter had a hankering for baking, wonder where she gets that from. I had her research recipes and to look for ones that I would probably have all the ingredients on hand.
She came up with this Easy Peach Cobbler from Southern Living. Since it served 10 and we decided to make two smaller pans to share with some neighbors. This was a good lesson on fractions and dividing.
For the most part, my 10 year old daughter made this from start to finish. She just needed some assistance taking it out the hot pans out of the oven.
I am so proud of her and it was tasty too. We added some blueberries to the mix as we had purchased some this week that were a little bland so thought they would be more tasty in something baked.
Besides making this into 2 pans we made a few other modifications to this recipe. We reduced the amount of sugar going into the peaches to 1/2 cup and added a little cinnamon per the comments. I also cut up a few extra peaches but I felt I could have used more. I did not observe her measuring so I am not sure if she truly measured the 4 cups of peaches originally needed.
I would say this is best served warm with some ice cream, which we did not have, but whipped cream is a good alternative. Play around with some of the fresh produce of the summer and you will find you will be making this quite often.
Need a few more recipes to enjoy those wonderful summer peaches I thought I would share a few we have done in the past.
Here is another cobbler recipe we made last year but the technique was totally different.