I'm starting to see Alabama peaches at the farmers' markets, but it's still a little soon to eat them. However, you can bake them in a cobbler, and they are sweet and delicious! (NOTE: The worker at one of my favorite fruit stand told me they're fairly sweet, but that these early peaches are much better before they're ripe.) This cobbler recipe is from Southern Living Magazine from many years ago when we had a preschooler and a baby. It's easy, and it's fantastic!
Super-Easy Peach Cobbler
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar, divided
1 tablespoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup milk
4 (heaping!) cups fresh peach slices
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1. Melt butter in a 13" x 9" baking dish.
2. Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt; add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter over butter (do not stir).
3. Bring remaining 1 cup sugar, peach slices, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly; pour over batter (do not stir). Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.
4. Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool a little and serve warm.
This one's a keeper, y'all!
Until next time...