Peach Cobbler is a traditional dessert in the south and all over the world. Made with warm, sweet peaches and a decadent cobbler style crust, it’s the perfect treat for any occasion. Whether you use canned, frozen, or fresh peaches, learn how to make the best ‘Black folks-style’ peach cobbler recipe. Several generations of aunts and cousins have helped perfect this treat.
Black Folks Peach Cobbler
- 2 Bags Frozen peaches 20 Ounces each
- 1 Cup Granulated sugar
- 1 Cup Brown sugar
- 1 Tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/2 Tsp Almond extract, (optional but recommended
- 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
- 2 Tsp Corn starch
- 1 Tsp Cream of Tartar
- 1 Stick Butter unsalted Room Temperature
- 2 Tsp Water
- 1 Tsp Fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1/2 Cup Granulated sugar
- 1/2 Cup Brown sugar
- 2 tbsp Baking powder
- 1 tbsp Cinnamon, reserve
- 1/2 tbsp Cinnamon garnishment
- 1 Stick 1 stick Butter, unsalted cold
- 1/4 Cup Boiling hot water
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 3 tbsp Granulated sugar, to dust top of cobbler
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
- In the same dish, add peaches, sugars, vanilla and almond extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, corn starch, cream of tartar, butter, water, and lemon juice.
- Mix it until combined.
- Cover the dish with foil and cook mixture in the oven for 20 minutes.
- While peaches are cooking, combine flour, both sugars, baking powder, salt, and ½ tablespoon of the cinnamon.
- Work the cold stick of butter into the flour mixture by breaking it up with a pastry cutter or with hands.
- Work it in until it looks like coarse meal or crumbles.
- Add the hot water and stir together with a spoon until it's just combined.
- Cobbler should have a drop biscuit-like texture.
- Remove peaches from the oven and spoon dough mixture over the peaches.
- Make each dough droplet about the size of a golf ball leaving a tiny bit of space between each one to ensure they cook through.
- Peaches will not be fully covered. Combine sugar and and remaining ½ tablespoon cinnamon and sprinkle the mixture over dough.
- Place the dish back in the oven uncovered and cook for an additional 30-45 minutes, until crust is golden brown.