Peach cobbler is the ultimate late-summer dessert. When farmers' markets fill with juicy peaches, peach cobbler is one of my favorite ways to enjoy this late summer treat.
This is a post sponsored by Domino® Golden Sugar. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal view.
Unlike other peach cobblers, this peach cobbler crust is somewhere between a sugar cookie and biscuit, and it begs to be paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
I’m also using Domino® Golden Sugar in this recipe, which is a less processed, cup-for-cup replacement for white sugar. Domino® Golden Sugar bakes exactly the same as white sugar, but this golden sugar has a distinct hint of molasses flavor.
August is one big Sunday for teachers
Y’all know I currently teach high school English, which means my golden summer of fun and adventure is coming to a close. Since teachers cannot take traditional time off for holidays, we jam-pack our summer with all the living we can’t possibly do during the school year.
We filled our summer with day trips to the beach, a New England round trip, and afternoons exploring our city: Philadelphia. We move at such a fast pace during the summer, trying to squeeze in so much life, that once August comes and we begin to get emails for the next school year, I like to take a pause and fully savor the last bits of summer we have left.
As my wife and I read books for the next school year and begin planning the first few weeks of school once September rolls around, August begins to feel like one big Sunday. This summer, however, I am actively trying to enjoy August and not let the back-to-school blues get in our way.
That means a few more beach trips, a few extra afternoons by the pool, and a few more summer meals. This peach cobbler feels like a proper summer send-off for 2019. It’s a reminder to take it all in and enjoy the last few weeks we have left before the chaos begins.
August is the best time for summer produce
One thing I’ll miss once fall comes will be all the fresh fruit and vegetables summer has to offer. Peaches are one of my favorite fruits of the summer, and my oldest feels the same way. That girl would eat her weight in peaches if we let her.
We like to wake up early on Sunday mornings and head down to our favorite farmers’ market in the city (Headhouse Farmers’ Market). Here, we have our pick of all the wonderful local produce. During August, it is hard not to leave with bags and bags of peaches.
How does sugar fit into a healthy lifestyle?
You should know by now I’m not the best baker. You should also know that I’m not the biggest fan of artificial sweeteners. One of the things I do know I can bake is a biscuit.
I wanted to take a biscuit and make it sweeter without leaning on chemical sweeteners. They don’t really sit well with my stomach, and I try to give my kids “real,” less processed ingredients.
When Domino® Sugar reached out about their new Golden Sugar, I was excited to try it. Domino® Golden Sugar is less processed and less refined sugar that is a cup for cup sugar. It also bakes just as well as traditional sugar.
Those of you that follow me for WW recipes, have no fear. This recipe, even with using real sugar and butter, is only 5 WW SP per serving. It feels decadent, homey, and incredible.
The peaches cook down syrupy, soft, and sweet into a filling you could savor on its own. That crust is just chewy enough but still light, and it tastes almost like a sugar cookie that I could eat dozens of. The combination is out of this world amazing.
“Easy as pie” should actually be “easy as cobbler” because this is the easiest dessert you can make.
Peach cobbler comes together in a snap. It requires two bowls and a 14” x 10” baking dish (the kind you’d use for a lasagna--can you tell I’m not a baker?). You can peel the peaches, but I don’t, because the skin is so soft and cooks down in the dish to practically melt away.
Slice 8-9 medium peaches ¼” thick and toss with some sugar, cinnamon, and corn starch. It is really important you use slightly soft, ripe peaches so they cook down enough. The corn starch will help thicken the juices of the peaches without having to do a whole extra step of cooking them before you bake.
In your other bowl, you are going to sift the Domino® Golden Sugar, self-rising flour, and baking powder together. Add two tablespoons of cold (or frozen) butter. Use a pastry blender or two forks to incorporate it into the dough until the butter is pea-sized.
Mix in the greek yogurt, vanilla, and cashew milk (feel free to substitute for other milk if you prefer). Then, mix the dough just enough for it to come together. It is important to not over mix your dough. Spray the baking dish with cooking spray, add the peach mixture, then dollop the top with your dough.
I flattened the dough in my hands before placing it onto the peaches to get better coverage. The dough will still rise. Give an egg wash and bake! That’s it.
Let the peach cobbler cool
After the peach cobbler bakes, it is hard if not impossible to begin eating immediately. I’ve done it; it is delicious. However, let the cobbler cool for about 20-30 minutes and let the cornstarch do its thing.
The bubbling juices of the peach cool down and thicken by the cornstarch for an amazingly decadent pie filling. The actual hardest part of this is sharing actually. I think I ate half of a full cobbler the first time I made this to, you know, make sure it was actually good. It’s amazing.
Make this now, share it with friends, or hide it in the microwave as I did. Eat it for breakfast. For a real treat, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect summer dessert.
- 8-9 medium peaches sliced ¼ inch thick
- 1 tbsp Domino® Golden Sugar
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 ½ cups self-rising flour
- 1/2 cup Domino® Golden Sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp cold butter, salted
- 1/2 cup nonfat Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cashew milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- egg + tsp water for egg wash
- In a large bowl, toss peaches, sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon until peaches are fully and evenly covered.
- Sift flour, sugar, and baking powder in a separate bowl.
- Add butter and combine with flour using a pastry blender or two butter knives until butter is pea-sized and incorporated into the flour mixture.
- Add greek yogurt, vanilla, and cashew milk to flour mixture. Stir flour mixture until dough is shaggy and all loose flour and sugar are incorporated.
- Spray a baking dish with cooking spray and add the peach mixture.
- Add dollops of the topping to the top of the peaches until most of the baking dish is covered.
- Mix egg and tsp of water and brush the topping with egg wash.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes at 375 or until golden brown. Let cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.