While slicing up the peaches for this cobbler, I was also eating about every other slice. I’m surprised I ended up with enough sliced peaches to even make a peach cobbler! Fresh peaches are such a summertime treat all on their own, but served up in a warm cobbler with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream will make it a summertime treat to remember.
Start with a batch of nice ripe peaches. The best peach cobbler starts with the best peaches! You can tell it’s ripe when you press on the fruit near the top by the stem. If it’s just gives, it’s nice and ripe. Freestone peaches are easiest to work with if you can find them but clingstone peaches will work as well. In the end, it is up to you as to which one you would rather use.
Next you want to peel all your peaches and slice them up. Place them in a saucepan with the cinnamon, sugar and butter and let them simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes. The sugar will draw the juices from the peaches and mix with the butter making a delicious thick glaze. No need for water or other liquids, the peaches will create their own.
While the peaches are simmering, I go ahead and make up the batter. In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add in the vanilla, milk and melted butter and stir until thoroughly mixed and no lumps remain.
Spread the batter into the bottom of a small baking pan and then top with the peaches. Bake in an oven preheated to 350℉ for 30-40 minutes, until the batter starts to rise to the top and look golden brown.
Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!