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Friday, June 20

When God Gives You Peaches...You make Cobbler!!

Like the title says, when you're given peaches, make this yummy Cobbler!! I am lucky enough to have some wonderful friends, who happen to have a peach tree!  And, no, they don't bake! So, it seemed the natural thing to ask them what they were going to do with all their peaches. Right? Anyway, they, pretty much, told me I could come pick my fill.....and, of course, I did!! Thanks Sara and Dave! After getting my basket and my canvas bag full, I hurried home to make this Cobbler, that has quickly become a favorite! Isn't it Beautiful?! 


Look at these beautiful, hand picked fresh Peaches!!

However, as beautiful as they are, you can't really bake anything super yummy with those skins on them. So, I started preparing for my Cobbler by blanching the peaches. This is a bit of a process in itself, so I have included a little link here on how to blanch peaches, just in case you didn't know. :)  Fascinating little sidenote here:  for all the recipes out there in the World Wide Web, there are precious few that actually use fresh peaches. More often, than not, I see dump two cans of fruit instead of slice so many cups.... So, I guess what I'm saying is:
 if you have access to fresh fruit, the taste and experience is much better! This is also a great recipe to make with your kids! Summer fun that they'll truly remember. I still remember canning plums, apricots, pears and making applesauce with my Mum and brother and sisters. It is one memory that we all say is a favorite. All the summer vacations and trips, yet, we all remember, vividly, how we took turns on peeling, slicing, stirring, etc.. the different stations my Mother would have set up for us to help. I think everyone agrees, turning the hot apples through the colander and having the applesauce come down through the holes was our favorite! Funny, what memories stick, isn't it? 

How to Blanch Peaches video Here:

Back to the recipe.  These are those ones from above after blanching and the peel sliding off! Aren't they perfect? Okay, I'll be honest, I'm only showing you the really nice ones, but you get the idea.
Now that we have them blanched and peeled, simply remove the pit and slice (much like the canned ones) You will end up with a gorgeous bowl of peaches ready for anything! Jam, butter, crisp, or this wonderful Cobbler recipe. 
Did I mention that, despite the very nice and very fresh Peaches, this is really not a low fat or low sugar recipe?  You have to splurge a little every once in awhile....this would be a great way to do that!

After I have then all sliced and in a bowl, like this, I strain off all the yummy juice into a saucepan. It doesn't need to be big. You'll probably get 1-1/2 to 2 cups of syrup for 5-6 cups of sliced peaches. Put that on the stove with 1/2-1 cup of sugar, depending on the ripeness and your taste. You can turn that on now, you're just going to cook that enough to dissolve the sugar, well, and get the desired sweetness you want. These ones weren't very sweet on their own, so I added a full cup of sugar to the juice! It's well worth it and you won't be adding sugar to the peaches, so, technically, this is it!

After about 5-6 mins on low heat you end up with this beautifully rich peach-yy syrup!

Oh, you all are probably wanting a list of ingredients for this, huh? Sorry about that, but, I still tend to explain my recipes, rather than list ingredients. But just so you know, you will need:

5-6 cups of Peaches (If you must, you may used canned here) it does work, ughh!

1/2-1 cup of white sugar
the juice of 1 lemon ( squeeze this over your peaches in the bowl while you are working on pitting and cutting the rest)
1/2 cup of butter ( I know! keep reading...)
5-6 tablespoons of cream cheese
I box (15.25 oz.) of white or yellow cake mix (I know you think I've gone mad, but the yumminess to come is so worth it!)
Finally, Cinnamon to taste.

Wheww!! Okay, you all still with me? It really is good and really is worth the calories. (Maybe schedule in a couple extra trips to the gym this week or jog a few miles. You can do it!) I have faith in you!



Pour the dry cake mix into a bowl and add the softened butter and cream cheese. You can use a pastry cutter, fork or knives, whatever you have on hand you don't need to cut it too awful much.




 It should now resemble something like this:


Now that you have the cake mix ready, you can place your sliced peaches in a 9x16" pan and  pour 1/2 of your sweetened peach syrup over them, being sure to get in all areas.. I know, it's going to seem to be a little too wet here, but it's not.  Once you've done that you can start spooning your cake and butter mixture over the peaches, be sure not to dump it all on.  You do want to evenly distribute it over your peaches...completely cover your peaches and juice with the cake mix.


When you have done that, you can take the rest of your peach syrup and drizzle it over the top of the batter.  Did I tell you to preheat your oven? No, I guess not. You should preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Pop this in center of your oven, just like this!
Okay, this is the part that I always find difficult. "How long do you cook it for?" My usual answer to this question, is "Until it is done." :)  Which is still true. You are going to bake this from 30-45 minutes depending on your oven, your pan, the amount of peaches and well, until it's done! I don't know how else to say it.  Hopefully, a picture is still worth a thousand words. When it is done it will look like this!
I know not super pretty in the pan like this, but it is OH so GOOD!!! I recommend letting it set up for at least 20-30 mins before cutting into it.  But, then it's all yours!! This is a great dessert to take to Summer get togethers, it travels well and is absolutely perfect with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream on top.  I hope you'll give it a try this summer.. If you do, come let me know what you thought!! 

If you are lucky enough to have any leftover, I, usually,  like to reheat this back in the oven for 6 -7 mins.  think it's much better slightly warm. However, my family will eat it either way.

Happy Baking!! Many Blessings to you and yours!

~Theresa.

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23 comments:

  1. I love peach cobbler. It's my go to recipe whenever I buy peaches. cobbler and vanilla ice cream are made for each other. Perfect treat to end a day with.

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! I appreciate the comment!
      Happy Friday!
      ~Theresa

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  2. This looks absolutely delicious. I would love it if you would share this fab post at our WIW link party. I hope you can join us!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi, Paula! I'm so pleased you like it, I hope you'll give the recipe try and let me know how you like it! :) Thanks for the invitation to your Party! I'll be stopping by!
      Have a wonderful weekend!
      ~Theresa

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  3. Ok so all the talk about you making Peach Cobbler I had to make one tonight ....... hoping it turns out as good as your's looks <3

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    1. Thanks so much,Pam!! I hope you like it! Let me know how it turns out for you!
      Blessings Always,
      ~Theresa

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  4. this is a must try! definitely pinning :) xo, jess @ www.dreamingofleaving.com

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    1. Thanks, Jess! I think you'll be pretty happy with it! Thanks for the kind comment!
      Hugs and Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  5. Looks delicious! Even though its full of fruit and not really healthy- still possible to rationalize into eating for breakfast!

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    1. Thank you Camille! No, this recipe never claims to be the healthiest, but oh-so-yummy!! :) I, actually, never thought of eating it for breakfast, but hey. why not?!
      ~Theresa

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  6. Isn't cobbler the best! Looks delicious! Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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    1. Yes, Sherry!!! I think it is. Thanks so much for popping by with your kind comment. :)
      ~Theresa

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  7. Thank you for linking up to Friday Favorites last week. This recipe is quickly going to be one my top favorites. Thank you for sharing

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    1. Oh, Laura, I am so glad to read this!! I love it when others find joy and yumminess in my recipes!! Thanks for popping over with a comment!
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
      ~Theresa

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  8. Wow - hello summer! This is such an incredible recipe to make, this has to be on my 4th of July recipe list!

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    1. So Happy you like it, Nicole! Enjoy your 4th and your Peach cobbler!!

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  9. Oh Wow! I am making this one soon!

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  10. yummy, not good for the diet but it looks great

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  11. I LOVE peach cobbler and I have some Georgia peaches in my freezer I need to use up. Thanks for the recipe. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I've pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board

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    1. Thanks so much, Tammy! I hope you enjoy this..Should be awesome with your Georgia Peaches!
      And, thanks for pinning!
      Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  12. This this looks soooo good! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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