Making a cobbler is super easy. In fact, even I can do it.
What exactly is a cobbler, you ask. Good question. According to one of my favorite research websites, Wikipedia, the definition is:
“…a variety of dishes, particularly in the United States and United Kingdom, consisting of a fruit or savoury filling poured into a large baking dish and covered with a batter, biscuit, or pie crust before being baked. Some cobbler recipes, especially in the South, resemble a thick-crusted, deep-dish pie with both top and bottom crust.”
Most cobblers that I am used to only require three ingredients for the crust – self-rising flour, sugar, and either milk or buttermilk. For the filling you can simply use a can of pie filling. Oh, and you need a stick of butter.
I recently made Three Cup Cobbler using a can of peaches in natural juices. I added a little sugar and a couple of spices and popped it in the oven.
Three Cup Peach Cobbler
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 - 29 oz. can peaches in juice
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place butter in 9-in square baking dish and place in oven to melt.
Meanwhile, combine flour, sugar, and buttermilk and mix well. Set aside.
Combine peaches, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.
Remove melted butter from oven and spoon flour mixture into pan. Spoon peaches on top of flour mixture. (Discard excess peach juice.)
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Allow to cool for approximately 30 minutes before serving.
I like the spongy-texture of the crust. If I am going to eat something with a deep dish pie crust, I am going to enjoy Blueberry Cream Pie. (I will try to make one and post the recipe soon.) Both are great paired with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.