culinary review

Peach Cobbler-Cake

Last Modified: 07/24/11
First Published: 07/24/11
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Views: 549

I found this recipe on the New York Times which I thought would be a great dessert to complement our Sunday dinner. So I bought a box of peaches and of course I only needed about a pound! Also I thought it would be quick and easy - and yes it was easy - but I guess they have people doing all the dishes and cleanup. The article called for 1 hour and 15 minutes but it took me a little while longer than that, and of course I followed the recipe closely. Anyway, the end result was a delicious peach cobbler that I would certainly have again. Ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream would also be a nice addition. But the real question is now, what do I do with all the leftover peaches?


  • 3 cups peaches in 1/2 inch slices (about 1 pound)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons Demerara sugar

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the peaches into 1/2 inch slices ( I used 4 medium ) & place in a saucepan with 1/4 cup of the sugar and the lemon juice. Cook on medium heat til simmering while stirring and then remove from heat.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until nutty ( I had the heat too low so it took me a little while longer for the butter to get golden with brown specks). So remember to use at least medium heat. It said 2-3 minutes but it's longer than that. Pour the butter into a 8 by 8 inch baking dish. I used the 8x8 silicone and it was just fine.

In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup of the sugar. Pour the buttermilk ( I didn't have any on hand so I used regular milk and vinegar) into the dry and mix.
Pour on top of the butter and even out batter ( mine didn't need any evening out - maybe because it was a little looser)

Then spoon the peaches and juice over this mixture. Sprinkle with almonds ( I used hazel nuts ), nutmeg and sugar and yes I used regular suagr. Bake about 50 to 55 minutes until golden and serve. about 6-8 servings.