If you love fresh peaches you'll love my easy recipe for Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler. A traditional southern summertime dessert made in under an hours time with fresh peaches and pantry staples. Summer is not complete in my book unless you've made one or two peach cobblers.
Once oven is preheated, melt butter in a 9- x 9-inch baking dish.
While butter is melting, bring ¼ cup sugar, peach slices, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly until softened and juice is extracted from peaches (about 5 minutes). Set to the side.
Using a stand mixer, combine flour, ¾ cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Then, add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter over hot butter pan (do not stir). Then pour peach mixture over batter (do not stir).
Bake at 375° Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve cobbler warm or cool.
Peaches - You can use frozen peaches if you do not have fresh peaches on hand. Just cook then until warm and soft as stated in step 3.
Fruit - You can also add mango or apple into your cobbler. Both are delicious additions to the peach cobbler. Add the apples to the sauce pan to cook. If using mango, it's naturally softer and does not need to be precooked. Simply mix it into the pot right before you are about to pour on top of the batter.
Sugar - If you are concerned that this recipe is to sweet. You can reduce the amount of sugar in the batter from ¾ cup to ½ cup of sugar.
Batter - The batter will be very thin. That is normal--do not be alarmed. I promise it will thicken and taste delicious.