Some recipes have the magical ability to take me instantly back to my childhood, and this recipe for Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler is one of those. This has always been my mom’s go-to peach cobbler recipe, and if you are a crust-lover like we are, you will soon see why! In this peach cobbler recipe, there are two layers of delicious, flaky crust and a sweet-tart fresh peach filling that will knock your socks off. This is the perfect way to use fresh peaches at their seasonal peak, or if you are craving this recipe when peaches aren’t in season, frozen peaches work well, too! Continue reading to grab the recipe for this old-fashioned peach cobbler.
- For the Crust:
- 1½ sticks cold unsalted butter
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ⅓ cup shortening, chilled
- 6-8 tablespoons ice water
- For the Filling:
- 8 cups peeled and sliced fresh peaches (frozen can be substituted)
- 1½ - 2 cups granulated sugar (use more of less, depending on how tart you want the cobbler to be)
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup tablespoons unsalted butter
- Prepare the Crust:
- Place the 3 cups flour, salt and sugar in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse 3-4 times to incorporate. Dice the 1½ sticks of butter into small pieces. Place the butter and shortening in the bowl of the food processor along with the flour mixture. Pulse 10-12 times, until butter pieces are about the size of a pea and are fully incorporated into the mixture. Add the ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, into the mixture, pulsing to incorporate. Continue adding the water in this manner until the dough comes together to form a ball. (Not all of the water may be needed to help the dough come together.) Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.
- Prepare the Filling:
- Place the peaches, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large microwave-safe bowl. Set aside until a syrup forms. Microwave the mixture on high power in 90-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until mixture boils and thickens. Stir in the vanilla extract and ¼ cup butter until the butter melts.
- Prepare the Cobbler:
- Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
- Cut the prepared dough in half. On a well-floured surface, roll one of the halves to a ⅛-inch thickness and trim into an 11x7-inch rectangle.
- Spray an 11x7-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Pour half of the peach mixture into the bottom of the pan, and top with the prepared dough rectangle. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until crust is lightly browned. Spoon the remaining peaches over the baked pastry.
- On a floured surface, roll the remaining pastry to a ⅛" thickness. Cut the dough into 1-inch strips, and arrange the strips in a lattice over the peaches, trimming the strips as needed. Bake an additional 15-18 minutes, or until browned and bubbly. Serve warm with a scoop (or two!) of vanilla ice cream.
Having a summer birthday, I always asked my mom to make this peach cobbler for my birthday instead of a traditional birthday cake.
In fact, this is me enjoying this same peach cobbler recipe for my 18th birthday. Just a “few” years have passed since then. 🙂
Fun Tip: Use leftover crust and cookie cutters to spell out a fun message on top of the lattice top!
Not in the mood to make a crust? No problem! Substitute refrigerated piecrust for an easy alternative.
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Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.