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Meal Planning: Easy Five-Star Peach Cobbler

One of my long-time clients had a sweet tooth rivaled only by mine, and she frequently asked about easy dessert recipes. She was in her mid 70s and didn't cook much, so one day I surprised her with this homemade peach cobbler. It takes about 10 minutes of prep and uses a few simple ingredients I almost always have on hand. She raved about it and requested the recipe so I wanted to share it with you too!

A few tips to remember:

- I melt the butter in the 13 X 9 baking dish in the oven while it's preheating.

- It's important to spoon the batter on top of the butter but do not stir them together.

- When adding the peaches, spoon them on top of the batter and don't stir them in either!

- You can sprinkle on a little brown sugar with the cinnamon to deepen the flavor if you like.

- I use frozen thawed peaches but you can use other fruits too. We've tried it with berries and apples which are equally good, but for me, it's hard to beat a good peach cobbler in summertime.

- It's delicious served warm with or without a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but it's also good at room temperature. It makes a nice breakfast treat too. Enjoy!

Easy Five-Star Peach Cobbler

1/2 cup salted butter, melted

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar, divided

1 TBSP baking powder

1 cup milk

4 cups peaches, sliced without skin

1 TBSP lemon juice

Ground cinnamon

Brown sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 375. Add the butter to a 13 X 9 baking dish and place in the oven while it preheats.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, 1 cup sugar and baking powder. Add milk, stirring to combine. Spoon the batter evenly over the butter but do not stir.

Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, peaches and lemon juice. Spoon over the batter and do not stir. Sprinkle with cinnamon (and brown sugar, if using).

Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.


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