Ah, Amish farms in the summer. If you're lucky, you'll stumble upon one with a fragrant orchard of plump, ripe peaches. On such an Amish farm you can indulge in the sweet taste of summer with a mouthwatering Southern Peach Cobbler that will leave you craving for more.
In this step-by-step guide, we will take you on a culinary journey through the heart of the South, revealing the secrets to creating the best peach cobbler you've ever tasted. Picture the warm, juicy peaches, baked to perfection and topped with a golden, buttery crust that melts in your mouth. Mmmm, and I love it with a scoop of COLD vanilla ice cream (not sure why I bolded "cold", isn't all ice cream cold?)
An Amish farmhouse kitchen that is filled with the aroma of peach cobbler, your senses will be transported to a front porch swing on a lazy summer afternoon. Whether you're a seasoned baker or just starting out, this easy-to-follow recipe will have you impressing your friends and family with your homemade dessert skills. Let's dive in and discover the magic of Southern Peach Cobbler!
Carmon Hacker of Trenton, Ohio is a great friend of the Amish365 blog and I've known Carmon long before the blog came about. Her cooking style is similar to Amish recipes and this Southern Peach Cobbler is a recipe that is popular in Amish kitchens!
🍑 The Amish and Peaches
While the South if prime peach country, you will find Amish peach orchard owners in Ohio and Pennsylvania and definitely Kentucky and Arkansas.
Pennsylvania Amish country is about the furthest north that you'll find commercial peach orchards. There are a number of cold-hardy peach tree varieties that are grown in zone 4, but it takes a bit of work to get them to fruit.
The Amish have a long history of growing peaches. They first started planting peach trees in the 1800s, and they have been perfecting their techniques ever since.
Amish peaches are known for their sweet, juicy flavor. They are also a good source of vitamins A and C.
✔️ How Do The Amish Use Peaches?
Amish cooks are practical with their peaches, often using them in pies, cobblers, and other desserts. They can also be eaten fresh or canned. And peach jam or jelly is a super way to use them!
The Amish are known for their simple, hearty, and home-cooked cuisine. Peaches are a popular fruit in Amish cooking, and they are often used in a variety of dishes.
Here are some of the ways that the Amish use peaches:
- Fresh peaches: Fresh peaches are a delicious and refreshing treat. They can be eaten on their own, or they can be used in salads, desserts, or pies.
- Canned peaches: Canned peaches are a convenient way to enjoy peaches all year round. They can be used in a variety of dishes, such as cobblers, pies, and desserts.
- Peach preserves: Peach preserves are a delicious and versatile condiment. They can be used on toast, biscuits, or pancakes, or they can be used to make pies, cobblers, and other desserts.
- Peach pie: Peach pie is a classic Amish dessert. It is made with fresh peaches, sugar, and spices, and it is baked in a pie crust.
- Peach cobbler: Peach cobbler is another popular Amish dessert. It is made with fresh peaches, sugar, and spices, and it is baked in a batter.
- Peach dumplings: Peach dumplings are a delicious and hearty Amish dish. They are made with fresh peaches, flour, sugar, and spices, and they are boiled in a syrupy mixture.
The Amish also use peaches in other ways, such as in jams, jellies, and salsas.
The Amish enjoy using peaches in their cooking because they are a delicious and versatile fruit. Peaches can be used in a variety of dishes, and they can be enjoyed fresh, canned, or preserved. The Amish also appreciate the fact that peaches are a relatively inexpensive fruit, which makes them a great option for feeding large families.
📜 Step-By-Step Southern Peach Cobbler
The hallmark of the southern peach cobbler is its simplicity. Nothing fancy, just pure peach.
- Use ripe peaches. Ripe peaches will be soft and juicy, and they will have a sweet flavor. If you can't find ripe peaches, you can use canned peaches, but be sure to drain them well before using them.
- Don't overbake the cobbler. The cobbler is done when the topping is golden brown and the peaches are bubbly. Overbaking the cobbler will make the topping tough and the peaches dry.
- Serve the cobbler warm. The cobbler is best served warm, so be sure to serve it right after it comes out of the oven.
- Brown sugar - I like to swap out brown sugar for white, I like to do that for almost any recipe but I think for a southern peach cobbler, it really works well.
Here are some additional tips:
- Add a splash of lemon juice to the peach mixture. This will help to keep the peaches from browning.
- Add a pinch of nutmeg or ginger to the topping. This will give the cobbler a warm and flavorful spice.
- Top the cobbler with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream. This is a delicious way to enjoy the cobbler.
Ah, the South sure does conjure up lazy images of sitting on the front porch with a tall glass of lemonade, fried catfish, or, well, in this case some peach cobbler. This slow, steady cobbler has been adopted by the Amish.
🙋 FAQ Southern Peach Cobbler
Sure, a teaspoon vanilla is a nice addition to southern peach cobbler.
Yes. This recipe also makes a great blueberry, raspberry, or apple cobbler, just swap out of the pears for your favorite fruit!
🍑 More Amish Peach Recipes
Peachy's Peach Cobbler - so good!
Summer Peach Delight - amazing!
Peach Bread - Super!
Peach-Upside Cake - Delicious!
🖨️ Full Recipe
Carmon's Easy Southern Peach Cobbler
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 3 /4 cup sugar
- 3 /4 cup milk
- 29 ounce can of sliced peaches
- Melt one stick of butter in a 9 X 13 pan.
- Then in a separate bowl, mix the flour, sugar, milk, and pour over butter. Then spoon peaches over the batter.
- Bake for 40 minutes at 350 until light brown.
- Serve with whipped cream.