Every year on 4th of July and Memorial Day people enjoy gathering together for a big barbecue. 4th of July cookouts can be overwhelming when you want to bring a dish that everyone enjoys. We all know the best compliment is when several people return to the plate you brought for seconds.
We want to share one of our favorite Peach Cobbler recipes from Southern Living that you can bring to your 4th of July cookout. Most of the ingredients in this recipe might already be in your cupboard! This recipe is easy, quick to make, low maintenance, and most importantly, delicious.
Do I need a specific type of peach for a successful recipe?
Ripe, sweet peaches make the best tasting cobbler, but any kind of peach will do!
Do I need to peel the peaches beforehand?
Peach skin is edible, so you could always make it easy and leave it on. However, know that the peach skin will soften after the entire dish has baked, so the texture will be the least of your concerns. If you choose to peel beforehand, it's best to leave your peaches in a brown paper bag for a day or two, so they are ripe enough to peel!
1/2 cup of unsalted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar, divided
1 tablespoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup milk
4 cups fresh peach slices
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
A dash of ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
1) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2) Melt butter into a 13x9-inch baking dish.
3) Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt: add milk, stirring until dry ingredients are moist. Pour batter over butter (do not stir).
4) Bring the 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 or nutmeg, if desired.
5) Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. You can serve the cobbler warm or cool, and if you decide, don't forget to bring some of your favorite ice cream people can top it off!