Thursday, August 19, 2010

Grand Junction Peach Cobbler

This recipe was contributed by Sarah McKenna.  It is the favorite dessert of Ryan Nielson, Rachel's hubby and Sarah's brother-in-law!

Don't you just LOVE peach season?!  I do.  Whenever I bite into a juicy, ripe peach I think of poor Kramer with his damaged sense of taste not being able to enjoy those precious Mackinaw peaches!  (That one's for you, Laura!)  They are such a sweet treat!  There are many delectable ways to bake with peaches, including my mom's famous fresh peach pie, but today I want to focus on my current craving and obsession: peach cobbler.  Yum!   Rachel got this recipe at a road-side peach stand in Grand Junction, Colorado, and it is the best cobbler recipe any of us has ever tasted.  Top it with a little vanilla ice cream (the slow churned, half fat Edy's kind is shockingly yummy for low fat!) and you can't get a much more delicious summer treat.  This particular recipe is super easy.  I have made it several times recently, but every time I forget to take a picture.  Oh well.  Enjoy!

Peach Cobbler*

*We suggest 1 1/2 - ing the topping if you want some extra gooey goodness.  Your call.  :)

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
2 cups sugar (SEPERATELY)
3/4 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
dash salt
cinnamon to taste
4-6 peaches, peeled and sliced

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Melt butter in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. 
3.  Mix flour, ONE cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
4.  Add milk.
5.  Pour batter into the pan over the butter, but don't mix/stir.
6.  Lay peaches over the top of the batter.
7.  Sprinkle ONE cup sugar over the peaches.  Sprinkle cinnamon over the peaches to taste.
8.  Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown, about 45 minutes to one hour.
9.  Top with ice cream and enjoy!


BEStrickLoving said...

Hey, this is Esther Martineau, otherwise known as the ALma and Ursula sister. Wow, I found this blog and have been following the recipes for a few months now and had NO IDEA that I was checking into the Westover girls blog! I love it!

Laura said...

I didn't know you had a good cobbler recipe, Sary! I was DYING for the one the other day. Think I will make this tonight . . . :)

Sis. Stokes said...

How am I supposed to lose weight with you posting cobbler recipes?! And my favorite kind of cobbler, no less!

Okay, I'll put my "big girl britches" on make this for a gathering so there will not be leftovers at my house.

Love you, Sary! And your sisters too!

Laura said...

This is DIVINE. I made it tonight and thought it seemed like way too much sugar as I was pouring the second cup on top. No way. It crystallized and made it so chewy and yummy. Make this today!!!