Easy Oven Peach Cobbler

We have a lot of peaches on our peach tree this year. And they are delicious. I picked a bunch of them the other day and decided to make a peach cobbler.

Typically, I would freeze some of the peaches from our tree to use later in the year. But we accidentally picked 50 pounds of peaches at a farm a couple of weeks ago. We didn’t know how many we were going to get on our tree, so we picked some just to make sure we would have some to freeze. We thought we picked the same amount that we had last year, but we picked double. So our freezer is overflowing with peaches. Therefore, I will be making a lot of desserts with peaches in the near future.

Should I cover peach cobbler when baking?

When baking peach cobbler, it is not necessary to completely cover the topping. This is because covering the cobbler can trap steam and lead to a soggy result. To achieve a delicious outcome, it is recommended to bake the peaches at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes until they are golden brown. This allows for the proper release of steam and ensures a desirable texture and appearance. However, it’s important to note that individual recipes and personal preferences may vary, so consulting a specific recipe or following instructions from an experienced baker is always a good idea for the best results.

How do you keep cobbler crispy?

To maintain the crispiness of a cobbler, there are a few steps you can follow. First, once the cobbler is assembled with the fruit filling and topping, it is recommended to reheat it in a 350°F oven for approximately 15 minutes before serving. Although the dessert is already cooked, this additional time in the oven helps to bring together the layers, allowing them to meld and create a cohesive dish. Moreover, the heat from the oven warms the fruit filling, enhancing its flavors, while also revitalizing the topping, giving it an even crisper texture.

By reheating the cobbler in the oven, the topping can regain some of its initial crispiness, providing a delightful contrast to the soft and juicy fruit. This simple step ensures that each bite offers a satisfying crunch and a burst of flavor. However, it’s worth noting that the specific cooking times and temperatures may vary depending on the recipe and individual preferences. It’s always a good idea to consult a trusted recipe or follow instructions from experienced bakers to achieve the desired level of crispiness in your cobbler

Why is my peach cobbler hard?

To prevent a peach cobbler from becoming hard, it is crucial to avoid overcooking. Overcooking can lead to a hard crust and mushy fruit filling. It is important to check the cobbler frequently while it’s baking and remove it from the oven before the top becomes too dark or crunchy. Following the recommended baking time and temperature specified in the recipe is essential for achieving a tender and balanced cobbler. Additionally, using ripe and juicy peaches can contribute to a softer and more flavorful dessert. By staying vigilant during the baking process and ensuring that the cobbler is not overcooked, you can maintain the desired texture, with a golden brown crust and a bubbling, but not overly cooked, fruit filling.

How do you know when cobbler is done baking?

There are a few ways to know when a cobbler is done baking. Using a food thermometer, the cobbler should register a temperature of around 200 degrees Fahrenheit in the thickest part to ensure proper cooking. Visually, the filling should be bubbling around the edges and the top should have a deep golden brown color, indicating that the fruit filling is simmering and the crust is appropriately baked. However, it is important to note that specific baking times and temperatures may vary depending on the recipe and individual ovens. Therefore, it is advisable to consult a specific recipe and follow the recommended instructions to achieve the best results. By considering both the visual and temperature cues, you can confidently determine when your cobbler is fully baked and ready to be enjoyed.

Easy Oven Peach Cobbler

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
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Ingredients
  

Fruit base:

  • 8 cups of sliced peaches
  • 1/2 cup honey*
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Topping:

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats ground into flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp honey*
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp Earth Balance
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a square baking dish.
  • Fruit base: In a large pot, combine the honey, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Stir in peaches and mix until coated. Stir in the water and bring to a boil. Note: if you use honey like I did, you probably don’t need the water (see noted above about the sauce being thin). Reduce heat and cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into baking dish.
  • Topping: In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. With a fork, cut in the earth balance. Once that is combined, add the honey and mix. Next, stir in the almond milk. Spoon the batter over the fruit.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Notes

*The recipe specifically calls for dry sugar. I used honey instead. The sauce for the peaches probably turned out a little thinner than it would with dry sugar, but I thought it was fine. And tasted fantastic! I don’t think using honey in the topping affected that portion of the dessert at all.
This cobbler tasted really good right away, and was still great the next day.
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