End of summer and peaches are all over the place, so I love having a quick dessert recipe in hand that utilizes them. This cobbler can be done with any fruit of choice. I also love the fact that it’s done right on my cast iron pan, caramelizing the fruit and intensifying the flavors. To this recipe I decided to add bourbon. Something about bourbon and peaches makes me happy. The only problem you will have is just having one slice. Another tip is to not forget the vanilla ice cream. It’s a must and you can thank me later.
7 peaches, washed and sliced (I left the skin on but you can remove the skin of you would like)
1 stick cold unsalted butter, cubed
2/4 cups bourbon
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2/4 cups heavy cream
3/4 cups sugar
Preheat oven to 375 F degrees
In a medium bowl add the sliced peaches, cinnamon, 1/4 cup sugar, bourbon, pinch salt , cornstarch and set aside let stand for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile add flour, baking powder, pinch salt, remaining sugar and cubed cold butter. Using a food processor or your hands work the butter into the flour leaving it coarse. Next add the heavy cream don’t over work it. It should be a little sticky and that’s fine. Set aside.
Next take a cast iron add some butter to sauté the marinated peaches on medium to high heat. Sauté for 5 minutes remove from heat. Finally add your dough with a tablespoon or ice cream scoop throughout the top of the peaches. Sprinkle with additional sugar and cinnamon if desired.
Place in the oven for about 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Now get ready to enjoy. Serve warm with that vanilla ice cream.