Our classic peach cobbler recipe is a delicious and easy summer dessert that you’ll want to make time and time again. A tasty variation on fruit crumble, this classic American pud combines juicy peaches with an irresistibly crunchy topping. This recipe serves 4 people and will take around 45 mins to bake. Serve with whipped cream, ice cream or warm with custard. It really doesn’t take much to make this dessert – only 3 ingredients for the filling and 4 ingredients for the topping. It’s s easy! A portion of this cobbler works out at only 375 calories per serving. The perfect dessert for the whole family to enjoy on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
- 6 peaches, peeled, stoned and thickly sliced
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 50g caster sugar
- For the cobbler topping:
- 40g butter
- 125g self-raising flour
- 25g caster sugar, plus 4tsp extra for sprinkling
- 100ml full-fat milk
Put the peaches in a large bowl, standing in the sink. Pour over enough boiling water to cover the fruit. Leave for 1 minute, then pour away the water. Cover the peaches with cold water and leave for 2 minutes. Drain, then peel – the skin should come away easily.
Preheat the oven to 200C/ gas 6. Put the sliced peaches in an ovenproof dish. Add the lemon juice and caster sugar, then toss gently so that the peaches are well coated.
To make the topping, rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and all but 1 tablespoon of the milk. Mix to a soft dough and roll out on a lightly floured surface, until 1cm thick. Stamp out 5cm rounds, re-rolling to make as many rounds as possible.
Lay the dough ‘scones’ over the peaches, distributing them evenly. Brush with the rest of the milk and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of sugar. Bake for about 25 minutes. Serve warm, sprinkled with remaining sugar, with ice cream, cream or custard