The peach season usually starts in May and continues until late September. But if you are wondering what the best time of the year is to harvest or buy peaches, I would say July and August since this is generally when the peach season is at its peak. This may vary though from place to place. If you are in the United States, peach desserts would definitely complete your 4th of July celebration.
This type of fruit comes with amazing health benefits. It is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. It may aid digestion, improve heart health, protect your skin, prevent certain types of cancer, reduce allergy symptoms, and many more. It is widely available and you can easily add it to your diet.
There are many desserts that you can make using peaches, but for me, peach Cobbler is the best. It is extremely easy to make even from scratch. And in case you crave this dish when peaches are not in season, no worries because you can still make it using canned peaches.
This old-fashioned peach cobbler recipe is surprisingly easy to make, even from scratch. Be it a peach season or not, you can still make it for your family all year round since you have the freedom to utilize canned peaches.
5 peaches (peeled, cored, and sliced)
3/4 c. granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. butter
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. milk
- Add the sliced peaches, salt, and sugar to a saucepan and stir to combine. Cook on medium heat for a few minutes or until the sugar is fully dissolved and the juices from the peaches have come out. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Slice butter into pieces and place in a 9X13-inch baking dish. Place it in the oven while it preheats to melt the butter. Remove the baking dish from the oven once the butter is melted.
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Add the milk and stir until just combined.
- Pour the mixture into the pan with the melted butter. Make sure to smooth it into an even layer.
- Top the batter with peaches and juice. Sprinkle a generous amount of ground cinnamon over the top.
- Bake for about 40 minutes.
- For this recipe, you would need about 4 cups of peach slices.
- If using canned peaches, skip step number 1.
Peach cobbler is best served warm right after it is baked. You may also opt to serve it with a scoop of ice cream.
In case you have leftover, simply cover it and store it in the fridge. It should be good for up to 4 to 5 days.
How to reheat leftover peach cobbler? You can use the microwave or oven. To use the oven, remove the cobbler from the fridge, let it come to room temperature, and bake at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes.