PhillyBoyJay’s Peach Cobbler Overview
You want a simple but delicious peach cobbler recipe? Well you’ve come to the right place. Everybody loves peach cobbler… well at least most people do. But some get frustrated by the idea of making it, especially a cooking novice who may feel a good dessert is difficult to make. Well, it’s not…. I have a peach cobbler FROM SCRATCH recipe coming next year but i’m just going to be showing you guys how to make delicious peach cobbler in a very simple fun way using canned peaches and store bought pie crust in the box. You can find this pie crust in any local supermarket back in the freezer aisle where all the dairy products are. This peach cobbler recipe is absolutely delicious….. it has the perfect balance of tart and sweetness, and the spices we use such as the vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon gives it a special kick and infuses lots of flavor. Let me not forget to mention how flaky the store bought pie crust is. That’s how peach cobbler should be right? Sweet and tarty, with a flaky crust…. I can’t stand peach cobbler recipes that are just made with peaches and sugar… huh? Nah, that’s that bland old people stuff right there. We want our cobbler to be packed with an abundance of flavors and be so good that you’re going back for second’s after you’re full…. hahaha. So try it out.. all the detailed instructions are below with an explanation to why each ingredient is used.
1. Drain peaches, reserving 1 cup of juice for the cobbler sauce we’re going to create. The reason we’re only using 1 cup is because we don’t want very runny cobbler, that’s unless you like runny cobbler.
2. So after draining the peaches you’re going to move onto the next step. We’re going to combine and mix all the ingredients together now. You’re going to need a big mixing bowl or something large to mix everything in. Add your peaches, peach juice, melted butter, lemon juice, vanilla, 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to the mixing bowl. After adding everything to the mixing bowl, you’re going to give all the ingredients a nice stir until everything is well blended. Now, I know some of you looked at the ingredients list at the top when you decided to try the recipe and 1 ingredient in particular stood out and made you say to yourself “Is he crazy”? SALT? SALT? SALT? Yes, salt…. often used in savory dishes enhances the flavor in desserts. It makes the flavor come out sorta the way makeup brings out your features and enhances your beauty? It gives everything a big BOOST!!! Trust me guys, the salt goes along way. Hahahaha ok back to the cobbler…. We only use a small amount of salt so don’t fright, it WON’T taste like salt people…..
3. The reason we didn’t add the cornstarch along with the other ingredients is because you want to give the filling a taste test first and it’s hard to determine if the cobbler taste the way you like after adding the cornstarch. Besides, who want to eat raw cornstarch yuck!!! So give the filling a taste test to make sure it agrees with your taste buds because once you place this in the oven and bake it, you can’t adjust the taste. So add more ingredients if you feel you need too, until the filling meets your desired taste, then stir in the cornstarch. Stir the cornstarch in very well until it is fully dissolved. If you see a few lumps don’t worry, they’ll dissolve once we place the filling over some heat.
4. Get a big pot, place it over high heat, then add the peach filling. We’re cooking this on high heat because we want the sauce to thicken quickly to avoid burning the peaches.
5. Cook the peaches for about 5-6 minutes or until the juice thickens into a nice thick sauce. Since we’re cooking it over high heat it shouldn’t take very long at all.
6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
7. Break up 1 roll of pie crust and place the crust up against the sides of the baking dish.
8. Afterwards, add the peach cobbler filling. I don’t usually add all of the cobbler sauce but you can if you want. Like I stated earlier… how runny or stiff you want your cobbler is totally up to you.
9. Cover the peaches with the second roll of pie crust.
10. Poke slits into the top layer of crust.
11. Sprinkle with 1 tbs of white sugar and 2 tbs of butter. We top it with butter so that the top crust browns a bit and we add sugar just to sweeten the crust.
12. It only took my cobbler 1 hour to cook so bake your cobbler for exactly 1 hour.
13. Break the crust up with a spatula for a more traditional cobbler look. I usually let the cobbler settle and sit for a few minutes before digging in just to give the sauce additional time to thicken up a little more. Once the sauce hits the cool air it thickens even further. I hope you guys enjoy this recipe.. it is ohhh so DELICIOUS!!!!
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