one of my very favorite parts of summer is the availability of fresh produce, especially those of the fruit variety. i usually say berries are my favorite fruit (mostly because you can still get decent ones nowadays even if they are not in season locally), but i think my true favorite fruit is a sweet, ripe peach. i have been buying them in bulk at the farmer's market, and cannot get enough of them (case in point: yesterday i ate five peaches. five.)
i had every intention of making this go-to dessert last weekend, but didn't have any oats. so i decided to go the cobbler route, and tried to keep the ingredient list short to really let the peaches do their thing. the result was pretty delicious (not that i'm taking credit for this: it was all thanks to the peaches).
simple peach cobbler
- 6-8 ripe peaches, peeled and cut into pieces
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons salted butter (if using unsalted, add 1/4 teaspoon salt)
preheat oven to 425 degrees. arrange the peaches in a baking dish (i used this one). in a small mixing bowl, combine the flour and sugars (and salt if using unsalted butter). chop the butter into squares, and blend into the flour mixture using your fingertips. spread evenly over the peaches, sprinkle cinnamon on top, and bake for 30 minutes. best served with vanilla ice cream on the side.
enjoy! serves 6.