Thursday, May 13, 2010

Butter Rum Peach Cobbler

I love the fresh taste of peaches when they are in season. We are lucky to get an overabundance here at the Farmers Market normally from Georgia. But I will usually buy alot of them and freeze them after coring, slicing, peeling. I throw them in a freezer seal a meal bag and have all year round.
Last year we were lucky enough to get some along side of the road to buy to bring home on our way back from Georgia there were stands along side the road everywhere. Georgia is only four hours away from here. We had gone to Savanna for a few days where there is so much history and wonderful things to do, and of course famous for the Georgia Peach their capital fruit~. That's when I made my first peach cobbler. I couldn't wait to get a hold of some more fresh peaches just to make this again...... Being from the Big Apple State, we always made this with Apple Cobblers or Blueberry Crumbles, so this was a new wonderful Southern style dessert for us.
The cinnamon flavors and the butter rum topping is a perfect match for fresh peaches....a perfect delicious quick dessert delicious any time....

8 fresh peaches - peeled, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch

Cobbler
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1/4 cup boiling water

Topping
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons of dark rum

Heat oven to 425 degrees
In a large bowl, combine peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a 2 quart baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or till peaches have softened slightly.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with your fingertips, or a pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined.
Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them. Sprinkle entire cobbler with the sugar, butter, rum and cinnamon mixture. Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes. I serve this with either whipped real cream or peach ice cream.

16 comments:

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Beautiful...one of my favorite desserts. Love the addition of the rum.

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Fresh peaches. Love getting them on side of the road on way to Georgia!

Anonymous said...

Fresh peaches. Love getting them on side of the road on way to Georgia! Belinda @zomppa

Drick said...

this is so much like my grandmothers version sans the rum (now she might have sneaked in a little bourbon) .... looks really great

Stella said...

Oh Claudia, that top picture makes me want to pull out the ice cream scoop! This looks really wonderful, and wreaks of summertime (at least to me and my part of the world)...

MaryMoh said...

Looking a the ingredients, I can only imagine how delicious this dessert must be. I wish I can have some. That would make my weekend special :D Claudia, you are just fantastic in your cooking and baking!

Kristi@Ja Cie Kocham said...

Oh how lucky you are to be close enough to Georgia to get fresh peaches! We're still battling indecisive weather up north! I crave biting into a sweet, fresh peach. This looks amazing, especially with ice cream melting on top of it. Mmmmmm...

Moogie said...

Girl... since I live near Atlanta, I love everything about peaches. This recipe looks delish. I can hardly wait for peaches to become available.

Joy said...

How utterly scrumptious!

citronetvanille said...

Oh this must taste heavenly Claudia, and peaches being my favorite fruit, I could just eat all of your dish!

Katherine said...

This might be th best peach cobbler recipe I've come across....thanks!!

Kathy Gori said...

Wonderful Claudia and just in time for peach season!

MaryMoh said...

Looks delicious with all the sweet juices and rum flavour.

Chen said...

Looks wonderful and tasty.
First time in this blog and loved it!

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Jackie said...

Hi

How do you core, slice and peel peaches.