Peach cobbler is one of my favorite summer desserts. Fresh Jersey peaches are plentiful right now, so this easy dessert always seems to find it’s way to our table around this time of year.
This cobbler has just a few simple ingredients, but the batter helps the fruit shine beautifully – I especially love the extra boost from the almond extract.
Not in the mood for peaches? You could swap for any stone fruit or berries in this and it would be awesome. I’m partial to serving this as-is (and warm!) but it’s also great topped off with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
1 stick unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar, plus 2 Tbsp.
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp. almond extract, divided
2 lbs. peaches, peeled and sliced
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the butter in a 9×13″ baking pan and put it in the oven to melt.
In a medium bowl, toss together the peach slices, 2 Tbsp. sugar, and 1/2 tsp. almond extract until evenly combined.
In a larger bowl, whisk together the flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk in milk and remaining almond extract until well combined.
Once the butter has melted, remove the pan from the oven. Pour in the batter and top with the peaches.
Return the pan to the oven and bake for 45-55 minutes, until lightly browned and set in the middle. Serve warm or at room temperature.
adapted from Three Many Cooks