To anyone who lives in the South, “What is Peach Cobbler?” is a very silly question. However, there are people ALL OVER THE WORLD who have never had Peach Cobbler. If you are one of those people, read on and learn why you MUST try Peach Cobbler as soon as you can! If you know what Peach Cobbler is and love it, keep reading because I have some great recipes for you to try!
Cobbler, A Definition
Cobbler is a type of fruit pie that originated in the United Kingdom. The dish became popular in the United States during the 19th century. Cobbler is made by placing fruit in a baking dish and then topping it with a biscuit or pie crust. The dish can be served warm or cold, with or without ice cream.
Biscuit Crust or Pie Crust?
There are two popular types of crust for peach cobbler: pie crust and biscuit crust. Each type of crust has its own unique flavor and texture. Pie crust is flaky and light, while biscuit crust is dense and chewy. Some people prefer pie crust because it is easier to eat with a fork. Others prefer biscuit crust because it soaks up the juices from the peaches and has a more intense flavor. I will focus on biscuit topped cobblers because that is what I grew up with and (in my opinion) the most delicious type of cobbler.
Cobbler is a popular dessert because it is easy to make and it tastes delicious. There are many different types of cobbler, all with their own unique variations. But the most common type is peach cobbler.
What Makes Great Cobbler?
The best peach cobbler recipe is one that is easy to follow and contains fresh ingredients. It is important to use ripe fresh peaches (or frozen peaches) in order to get the best flavor possible. You can substitute canned peaches in most cobbler recipes but you need to take into account the sugar content of the canned peaches. Generally, try to use peaches canned in juice instead of those in syrup to make them as similar to fresh or frozen peaches as possible (or decrease the amount of sugar in your recipe to take the syrup into account).
The best peach cobbler recipe
I am a bit biased but my Southern Peach Cobbler recipe is one of the best I have ever tried ANYWHERE. It has a sweet peach base covered by a crispy, buttery biscuit topping that you won’t believe. The best part? The buttery browned corners. YUM! It is perfect for a back yard picnic, a summer party or a church social. Just make sure you have the recipe handy because someone will ask for it.
Quick and Easy Peach Cobbler
When you are in a hurry, Easy Peach Cobbler using Cake Mix is the answer. It is still delicious just maybe not AS delicious as my Southern Peach Cobbler recipe.
Other Peach Cobbler Variations
Once you’ve fallen in love with the great taste of Peach Cobbler, you will find yourself wanting to make all sorts of new things! I have a few for you to try!
First off, how about Deep Fried Peach Cobbler? It’s a yummy semi-homemade recipe using canned biscuits!
Next, you’ll have to try Peach Cobbler Egg Rolls. Yep, you read that right! All the goodness of peach cobbler but in an finger snack package!
Other Types of Cobblers
Don’t let peaches be the only fruit you make into cobbler. Nope, this yummy dessert works with almost any kind of fruit and even some non-fruit options. May we reccomend…
Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler – Warm and cinnamony baked apples are covered with a snickerdoodle cookie crust in this dessert that you will find yourself making again and again.
Peach and Cherry Cobbler – Very similar to my peach cobbler recipe but with the addition of sweet cherries and a touch of almond.
Blueberry Cobbler – Whip this delight up with fresh or frozen blueberries or saskatoon berries. It is certain to be a hit!
Chocolate Cobbler – Not a piece of fruit in site with this recipe but it is DELICIOUS with vanilla ice cream!
No matter if this is your first foray into cobbler or your four thousandth, I hope you learned something and found a new recipe to try. We promise that you won’t be disappointed! There is nothing like a sweet bowl of peach cobbler to make it feel like SUMMER (tho with frozen peaches you can (and should) make it all year around). No matter which recipe you choose, we hope you enjoy it to the fullest!