I don’t know if it’s because I’m from the great state of Georgia, the Peach State, or if it’s because I know reside in the cold environs of the Northeast but I’ve been feeling nostalgic for peach cobbler. It’s been over a year since I last made it. And, something about the colder climates makes me crave a warm dessert. After all, I have the biggest sweet tooth.
I’ve made peach cobbler off and on for the last 7 years. And, I know my recipe like the back of my hand. I don’t even measure the ingredients anymore instead I take samples and create it to my tastes. Unlike the recipe I tried, my peach cobbler has a streusel topping.
I found this new recipe on Pinterest. You can access the recipe here. This recipe called for ingredients I don’t normally use like yellow cake mix and brown sugar.
Any changes and/or substitutions:
I used unsalted butter instead of regular butter (it was all I had) AND I didn’t use as much butter as the recipe called for.
I didn’t back it in a 13 x 9 dish but instead a slightly smaller glass dish.
Here’s the finished product:
Here’s the finished product with some vanilla bean ice cream on top:
I would give this recipe a B. It’s good but not great.
I have to admit that a regular stick of butter and more butter probably would have made this recipe better. The melted butter carmelizes the brown sugar. And, because I didn’t use as much not all of the brown sugar carmelized. So, that left flakey bits of brown sugar.
While interesting, the yellow cake mix made me feel like I was eating cake with peaches in it instead of a peach cobbler.
Admittedly, it was hard to put aside my bias for my own peach cobbler but this recipe made me realize why I like my recipe better. First of all, I mix flour, butter, and cinnamon together. By doing this, instead of layering like this recipe called for, everything carmelizes and gives it a better crunch. I tend to prefer things to be denser and compacted…at least when it comes to my peach cobbler. But, that’s my preference.
I plan to stick to my recipe but I would suggest you give this recipe a try.