Super Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

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A white bowl with a blue rim holds peach cobbler and a scoop of vanilla ice cream
Peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream is the PERFECT summer dessert. Photo credit: Jay Flaming

We are at the height of peach season!! Peaches are one of our many amazing crops in Washington state and come along in late summer and into early fall. In our family we love to just eat them, but they don’t stay long at the peak of ripeness and it’s fun to use this super easy peach cobbler recipe to make them into a delicious seasonal dessert! I grew up with cobblers (often berry) all summer at my grandparents house, and this is a twist on that favorite that is SO SO EASY and except for the peaches, you can make it with just a few pantry staples. And the ice cream…you MUST EAT THIS WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM! It’s also very easy to make this gluten free by using Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 gluten free baking mix, or whatever gluten free flour mix you normally use. You can also make it dairy free or vegan by using a nut milk or coconut milk instead of cow milk. I’ve tried lots of variations and they all come out delicious.

Where can I get fresh Washington peaches?

Peaches in the orchard waiting to be picked at West Valley U Pick in the Yakima Valley. Photo credit: Jay Flaming

Everywhere! Grocery stores, farmers markets, etc. If you want to try your hand at picking your own peaches and have them EVEN FRESHER, head over to the Yakima Valley for a day or a weekend (you can fit in some hiking and wine tasting too!) and check out West Valley U-Pick, a U-Pick only farm with a variety of fruits and vegetables! It’s nearly impossible for small farms to compete with bigger farms on price so it makes sense to be a U-Pick farm if you want or need to stay small. West Valley U-Pick has peaches from late July through early September, and the experience of walking between the trees and smelling the peaches on the tree is absolutely divine. There’s nothing better than the shade of the peach trees and their intoxicating smell while you anticipate all the delicious peaches you’ll be eating as well as the yummy show stopping peach cobbler you’ll be making! Stop by the checkout stand to get your bucket and then when you’re done, head back, get it weighed, pay and go! No experience or equipment required.

Once you get home and eat your fill of peaches, you may find that your enthusiasm yielded more peaches than you can actually eat fast enough and that’s where this easy peach cobbler recipe comes in!

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Super Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

A white bowl with a blue rim contains a piece of peach cobbler and a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Super easy peach cobbler recipe that this absolutely delicious after a summer barbeque! Add vanilla ice cream for extra yumminess!

  • Author: Jennie
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Ingredients

3 cups sliced peaches

1/4 cup butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup white flour (can substitute Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 for a gluten free option)

3/4 cup milk (can use any type of milk or cream – use nut milk or coconut milk to make it dairy free or vegan)

2 teaspoons baking powder

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350. Put the butter in a square 8 or 9 inch pan in the oven while it’s preheating to melt

2. Peel and slice the peaches. I say three cups because peaches are different sizes so the actual number of peaches can vary a lot! It’s ok if you have slightly less! If you have more than three cups, the cobbler might come out of the pan

3. Remove the pan with melted butter from the oven.

4. Mix the sugar, flour, milk and baking powder together and pour into the pan on top of the butter

5. Put the sliced peaches on top of everything else (no need to make it look good, just spread them out, the batter will bake up and around them).

6. Bake for about 45 minutes (until the top is browned but not burned)

7. It’s best to eat this while it’s still warm, but you do need to let it cool for a few minutes so you can get it out of the pan! Serve with vanilla ice cream if at all possible!!

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Jennie Thwing Flaming, Chief Adventure Officer: Jennie's life has been a continual quest for adventure (of the non-adrenalin inducing kind) from birth till now. Professionally, she pursues adventures in teaching, counseling and working to obliterate institutional racism for students in our region's public schools and also works as a tour and hiking guide. Previous professional adventures include working in schools in Seattle and Alaska, leading tours and managing tour guides and presenting traveling science shows and lessons with Pacific Science Center. She believes in sharing her beloved Pacific Northwest home with visitors. She likes to be outdoors and spend time with the people she loves. Jennie is born and raised in Seattle and has also lived in Alaska and the Netherlands.