Food Network Summerfest – Peach Cobbler

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Food Network has teamed up with food bloggers to bring back Summer Fest 2011, a summer long event featuring our recipes made with fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables. This is my first time taking part in it, and I’m pretty excited. This week is peaches!

In the summertime there’s really nothing like fresh fruit, especially from local stands or farmer’s markets. Everything taste better there, especially peaches. I like to buy locally grown (Chilton County, AL). Ever heard of a Chilton County peach?

This is my go-to recipe for cobbler; it’s pretty much fool proof. I’m definitely not a baker, so if I can make this anyone can.

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Peach Cobbler

1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup melted butter
2/3 cup whole milk
1 large egg, beaten
6-8 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt, then stir in egg and milk. Evenly drizzle the melted butter into a 9X13 baking dish, then add the flour mixture.

Combine the sugar, cinnamon and peaches. Spoon this mixture over the batter – but do not stir it.

Bake 30-45 minutes, but check after about 25 minutes because in my oven, sometimes it tends to get more done around the edges quicker than the middle. If that happens, cover the outside with strips of aluminum foil and bake until the inside is done.

Top it off with vanilla ice cream, and dig in.

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My husband swears up and down he does NOT like “warm fruit” in his food. He ate this. And then ate it some more. I didn’t remind him that there’s “warm fruit” in there.

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I might have taken a bite or two.

For more peachy (ha!) inspiration, visit other participating Food Network Summerfest bloggers:

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CIA Dropout: Peachy Keen Panna Cotta

What’s Gaby Cooking: Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

In Jennie’s Kitchen: Easy Peach Preserves

Daily Dishin: Fresh Peaches and Cream No-Bake Pie

Cooking with Books: Peaches and Cream Cheesecake

Cooking With My Kid: Peach & Friends Cobbler Pie

White on Rice Couple: Peach Heirloom Tomato Salad

Cooking With Elise: Bruschetta with Grilled Peach Chutney

FN Dish: Summer Fest: Peach Recipes

Taste With The Eyes: Warm White Peach and Blackberry Cobbler

Recipe Girl: Fresh Peach Pie

A Way to Garden: Farm Fresh Peaches Frozen to Perfection

Napa Farmhouse 1885: Fresh Peach Cookies

Sassy Radish: Peach, Apricot and Blueberry Cobbler with a Cornmeal Crust

Sweet Life Bake: Sweet Peach Ancho Chile Salsa

Indian Simmer: Indian Peach Gujiya

Pinch My Salt: Creamy Peach Smoothie

Food2: 5 Killer Peach Flavored Cocktails

Healthy Eats: 8 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Eat Peaches

Cooking Channel: Peaches on the Grill

Add a Pinch: My Grandmother’s Peach Cobbler

And Love It Too: Pan Seared Salmon with Fresh Peach Salsa

The Sensitive Epicure: A Summer Peach Tart, Gluten-Free

From My Corner of Saratoga: Double Caramel Peaches

She Wears Many Hats: Peach Wontons

I Am Mommy: Peach Bread

Here’s how Summerfest works – Leave your favorite recipes and/or tips in the comments below.  Then click around to the other contributors’ post to do the same. It gets everyone sharing!


~Dixie Chik~

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  • Apron Appeal
    September 12, 2011 at 5:09 AM

    It looks like the perfect ration of fruit to cake. No cake mix either. Win win!

  • Dixie Chik
    September 12, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Thanks! It’s a pretty easy recipe.

  • Beth Michelle
    August 20, 2011 at 2:15 AM

    Wow this looks so amazing. I would love a bowl of it right now with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. Peach cobbler just screams summer. Thanks for sharing.

  • wedding entrance songs
    July 24, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    I must admit this post is very wonderful . Thanks once again for the push!

  • Curt
    July 23, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Oh man! I haven’t had peach cobbler in a long time. I had it all the time when I lived in Texas. You just don’t see it much here in Wisconsin.

    I will save this recipe and make it very soon!

  • Jenn
    July 13, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Love me some Chilton County peaches! Thanks for the recipe.

  • The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time
    July 12, 2011 at 8:33 AM

    Is that actually a bit of caramelized peach I see in there? Oh major yum! I don’t think there’s anything better than fresh fruit, caramelized and cooked with ice cream. Yours looks heavenly.

  • Elise Johnson
    July 10, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Oh my goodness, so glad you are you participating in the Summer Fest! I can’t wait to try your Cobbler which looks divine! New fan here!

  • BroccoliHut
    July 9, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    I’m from Birmingham, AL, so I know how good those Chilton County peaches are!!

  • Dianne
    July 8, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Your cobbler looks yummy and your photos are beautiful! I have 2 favorite peach recipes I’d like to share – a delicious peach cake http://kitchencatharsis.blogspot.com/2010/09/isnt-that-just-peachy.html#more
    and peach chutney that I always put in and on turkey burgers or grilled pork.
    I haven’t done much with peaches this year, except eat them! Then again, the weekend is here and I’m feeling inspired.

  • ClassicKitchenTwist
    July 7, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    I love peach cobbler and this looks delish! Just bought some local peaches and will try this recipe!

  • [email protected]
    July 7, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Oooooh I didn’t know about this Food Network thingamajig! Thanks for sharing Shea! The cobbler sounds fantastic… I made cobbler last week (post today), and I wish I had some more now after seeing yours. 🙂

  • Skylar
    July 7, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Looks amazing, I love peach cobbler, it’s my favorite summer dish.

  • JeBouffe
    July 6, 2011 at 9:23 PM

    This looks fantastic!
    Just the kind of treat that can really make my day.

    Thanks for sharing it.

  • napa farmhouse 1885/diane
    July 6, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    am adding your cobbler to tonight’s menu…looks delicious

  • Happy When Not Hungry
    July 6, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Wow this peach cobbler looks amazing! I’ll have to snag some peaches at the farmer’s market this weekend. Yum!

  • Kim - Liv Life
    July 6, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    Oh, how I love anything peach!! I’ve been eagerly waiting for my dad’s tree to produce, and we are within days of a bag of peaches. Cobble is at the top of my list, and it’s wonderful to have a tried and true recipe. Thanks!

  • Elyse @The Cultural Dish
    July 6, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    I’ve never heard of the summerfest before… sounds interesting! I love peach cobbler so much though and yours looks divine!

  • Ruth
    July 6, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    This looks fabulous! I haven’t made a cobbler for a loooong time. Perhaps its time…

  • Jessica
    July 6, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Your peach cobbler looks amazing! Nothing better than a bowl of cobbler with ice cream on a hot summer day. Great dish!

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