Last week I talked all about taking advantage of all the summer produce while it’s still around… September is coming quickly and so I am soaking up all the summer flavors while I still can. This week it’s peaches. Few things can top a plain, fresh, ripe peach in the peak of summer… But this biscuit-top peach cobbler takes the cake (or cobbler).
Cobblers will always reign supreme in my mind for many reasons. Mainly because they are so easy to be creative with – unlike the typical baking process. I have previously talked about my disdain for baking here, so I won’t get back into it, but just know that cobblers are a way to use your creativity while still having an impressive final product.
Let’s cut to the chase – the peaches are the star of this show. Our favorite local place to get peaches is the peach truck. If you can find a local vendor, they are definitely the best choice, if not, the peach truck ships nationwide, and it is more than worth it. Other than the peaches, all you need is pantry staples like flour, sugar, salt, butter, cornstarch, maple syrup and honey.
The (Biscuit-Top Peach Cobbler) Process
Start with peeling the peaches and cutting into slices. Then you will combine the peach filling. After that you will make the topping – if you are familiar with the process of biscuit making you’re in good shape. If not, its super simple and now you basically know how to make biscuits ;). Lastly, cover the filling with the crust and finish off with and egg wash and some sugar. Then pop in the oven and enjoy with ice cream!
Biscuit-Top Peach Cobbler
- 6 ripe peaches
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 4 tbsp cold butter
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup water
- 1 egg (beaten for egg wash)
- sprinkle sugar
- ice cream for serving
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Start by peeling the peaches then cut into slices. Add the peaches, maple syrup, and cornstarch to a bowl and combine. Add to a baking dish
- Combine the flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Once combined, cut in the cold butter, or use a food processor to get the mixture to a sand-like texture
- Then, add the honey and 1/4 water and mix to combine into a dough. If it doesn't fully combine, add the other 1/4 cup water to make sure you get a doughy texture.
- Add the dough to the top of the peaches, brush with egg wash, and sprinkle with sugar (to your liking).
- Place in the oven for 30 minutes or until middle is bubbling and top is golden brown. Serve with ice cream and enjoy!