White Chocolate Peach Cobbler
I just couldn’t escape peach week without doing a peach cobbler. Before we get into the deliciousness of this cobbler though, let’s do a bit of a recap on Peach Week:
Baked Peaches – Easy and delicious baked breakfast dish.
Summer Peach Salad - Get those veggies in. The dressing in this recipe is fantastic.
Peach Stuffed Pork Tenderloin – The most ambitious peach dish of the week.
Buttermilk Peach Ice Cream – This turned me into a huge buttermilk ice cream fan!
But yea… the week just wouldn’t be the same without a cobbler recipe. It was necessary.
White Chocolate Peach Cobbler
Yield: 9x13 Baking Dish
5 pounds fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
2/3 Cup sugar, divided into 1/3s
1/3 Cup brown sugar
1 lemon, zest and juice from half the lemon
2 Teaspoons vanilla
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
2 Cups all-purpose flour + 3 Tablespoons flour (for filling)
1 1/2 Teaspoons baking powder
3/4 Cups unsalted butter, cold
2/3 Cups heavy cream
Pinch of salt
White Chocolate Topping:
4 ounces white chocolate
1/2 Cup heavy cream
1) Peel peaches by cutting an "X" in the bottom of each peach and dunking them in boiling water for 30 seconds. The skins should then easily peel off. Slice the peaches keeping the slices pretty thick.
2) Mix peaches with sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice, cinnamon, and some flour. Let sit for 30 minutes or so.
3) Make topping by mixing together flour, baking powder, the pinch of salt, and sugar. Cut in cold butter with your hands for a fork until there are pea-sized balls of butter throughout. Stir in cream until evenly combined. It should be crumbly.
4) Add peach mixture to the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Top with crumbled topping.
5) Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until topping is lightly brown and peaches are bubbling.
6) Make chocolate topping by melting together the chocolate chips and cream. You can use the microwave (15 sec bursts stirring frequently) or a double boiler over steaming water.
7) Once cobbler is done, drizzle with chocolate sauce.
8) Serve warm or cold!
Prepping the Peach
If you’ve been reading peach week all this week, you’re probably sick of hearing about how to deal with peaches. Let’s make it quick.
Cut an “X” on the bottom.
Dunk them in boiling water for 30 seconds.
The skin slides off like so…
Since we’re baking these guys, keep the slices pretty big otherwise you’ll end up with a big dish of peach mush.
Combine the sliced peaches with the 1/3 cup sugar and brown sugar. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest along with the vanilla, cinnamon, and a few tablespoons of flour.
Let this sit for about 30 minutes so the peaches have time to release some of their liquid which will make a delicious syrup.
The topping for this cobbler is really simple. It’s basically like a pie crust with some sugar in it. The nice part is that you don’t have to worry about rolling it out!
Just mix the flour with the baking powder, 1/3 cup of sugar, and a pinch of salt. Then add your cold butter.
Just use your fingers or a fork to mash the butter into the flour mixture until it is in pea-sized pieces. Then stir in your cream. The topping should be clumpy but probably not firm enough to make a real dough out of.
Then just pour all your peaches into a 9×13 baking dish!
Evenly distribute your topping on top of the peaches. There’s no need to cover every inch of the peaches. It gives the cobbler some character to have some peaches showing through.
Bake this bad boy for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees. It’s done with the topping is lightly browned and the peaches are bubbling.
Ok. So the white chocolate topping is pretty optional, but I think it’s a fun touch. Peaches and chocolate taste delicious together.
Just add the chocolate chips and cream to a bowl and either melt it slowly in the microwave (15 second bursts – stirring in between) or melt it in a double boiler over some simmering water.
Both ways work fine. Once you get the chocolate completely melted, you should have a really smooth chocolate mixture that you can then kind of drizzle over your finished cobbler.
If you serve the cobbler right away, the chocolate will be kind of gooey and melty which is delicious.
I equally like it after the cobbler cools though because the chocolate gets crispy then which adds some nice texture to the dish.
Serve this up with a big old spoon. Ice cream is optional, but always a good idea.
I opted to not do ice cream on this particular day.
PHEW! Peach week has officially come to a close.
Hopefully you guys liked all the peach dishes. Which was your favorite? Leave a comment!