Easiest Peach Cobbler | Last Call for Stone Fruits

Today feels like a Monday. That might sound a bit strange, I know. After all, most of you are reading this with an eye to the weekend. Perhaps eeking out the last rays of sunshine as we stumble our way into autumn? I hope so. We just returned home from a trip where we did just that. It was wonderful. It was relaxing. There was lots of sunshine. We took countless trips to the beach and to the park.  In fact, we squeezed the most out of these last few weeks of summertime. Maeve took her first several fishing trips and even managed to see an orca pod in the ocean. And, although I’m fairly certain she didn’t recognize the difference between her stuffed orca and the ones that gracefully swam by our itty bitty boat, I will tell her a tale about this adventure someday.

Now that we’re home, I notice there’s a different air sort of brewing around here. A crispness, maybe? A change is due. Isn’t that the funny thing about September? Even when a touch of warmth remains, something in our bodies tells us a change is near. A new season is upon us. Back to school. Back to work.

I’m not sad about it, however. I adore this season. I look good in fall colors. Maeve does too. It’s truly a season for the redhead. And, I’m not sure you heard, but mustards and plaids are all the rage. We will be in fashion.  But before I plunge fully into tights-wearing and woolen sweaters, I would like to take this opportunity to share this peach cobbler recipe with you.

Oh sure, you might think the season is over for such desserts. I can nearly hear you saying this now. However, it’s not over until the stone fruits disappear from the market. They’re not gone yet. Go quickly or they will be! I say we raise our forks to this last call for stone fruits and enjoy my new favorite peach cobbler recipe. It’s easy. It’s delicious. The peaches taste nearly buttery and fresh at the same time. The subtle flavors of cardamom and cinnamon really make this peach cobbler recipe special.

easiest peach and cinnamon cobbler recipe

Enjoy, dear friends. I am back in town now for several weeks and we are back in action. Goodbye to the stone fruits and summer recipes and hello to root vegetables and hearty greens!

Peach Cobbler

6 large peaches, cut into thin wedges
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 425°F.
Toss peaches with sugar, lemon juice, cardamon, and cornstarch in a 2-qt. nonreactive baking dish and bake in middle of oven 10 minutes.

Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, 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. Bake in middle of oven until topping is golden, about 25 minutes.

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  • September 15, 2011 - | Permalink

    I’m glad to hear you had a nice vacation! I, too, went on vacation and came home to a different temperature. This cobbler looks lovely and the photos are precious.

  • September 15, 2011 - | Permalink

    We are just starting to enjoy the warm spring weather here in Sydney and I am looking forward to the upcoming stone fruit season! Enjoy autumn, it’s my favourite time of the year!

  • September 15, 2011 - | Permalink

    What a great way to bid adieu to Summer! I have a few peaches left from the stash brought back to me by a family member on vacation…this might be the way I choose to enjoy them!

  • September 15, 2011 - | Permalink

    I used to have a recipe similar to this… somehow it got lost and I couldn’t remember what to do.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS! I’m going to grab whatever stone fruit I can find at my Whole Foods and whip up a cobbler asap!!

    Thanks a million! =)

    <3 MuffinLovesBiscuit

  • September 15, 2011 - | Permalink

    Delicious–I am in love with anything cardamom. And peach. You are right, of course–stone fruits are some of the worst foods to eat out-of-season, or shipped in, I don’t even bother, so we’ve got to make the most of it while we can. Problem is even though I’ve been eating them as much as I can I’m not sick of them yet!

    Glad you had a nice vacation…

  • September 15, 2011 - | Permalink

    A divine looking cobbler! Somethzing I am very fond of…

    Maeve is growing fast, wow!



  • September 15, 2011 - | Permalink

    Look at all that red hair!! She’s so gorgeous!

  • September 15, 2011 - | Permalink

    Cobbler sounds delicious. There are still lots of peaches at the farmer’s market but I know they won’t be there for long. I didn’t make a cobbler this summer, but now I’m kicking myself. Looks delicious.

  • Christy Lukes
    September 16, 2011 - | Permalink

    Trying this tonight! My parents are coming for the weekend and this is the perfect dessert to kick off their visit! Thanks, Robin!

  • September 16, 2011 - | Permalink

    I hope stone fruits linger just a little longer! I have peach cardamom muffins on the agenda for this weekend. Love the pic of Maeve with the peach. She looks like she’s about to take a big ole bite out of it.

  • September 18, 2011 - | Permalink

    I´m glad you liked the end of my vacation. It´s the first time we went through “Picos de Europa” and it was awesome but also the road a bit dangerous, impossible to stop and take a picture so I took some from the car. We weren´t going to go on holidays this year due to my hubby´s work but finally the no-holidays turned into something incredible. (We finally went on holidays, LOL), anyway, I must tell you Maeve is gorgeous!. Thanks for your comment.
    Love from Spain

  • September 18, 2011 - | Permalink

    Oooh. This looks great! One last hurrah for summer! Here in Minnesota, it seems like summer was here on Monday, and on Tuesday it was officially fall. What’s up with that? I think this cobbler will be a great way to keep the summer vibes coming.

  • September 18, 2011 - | Permalink

    Such vibrant colors! Regardless of the fact that you live in Seattle, I imagine everything is sunshine and roses all the time by you! Always so brightly lit, cheerful, filled with baked goods. Maeve is positively entranced by that peach, probably b/c it matches her hair.

    As the season dwindles here, I’m banking on a bumper crop of peaches the farmers need to get rid of…



  • September 18, 2011 - | Permalink

    Gorgeous! I have always wanted an autumn…we don’t have one over here. Just wet and dry…sigh. I love autumn from afar :) In fact, the autumn issues of my food magazine are always my favorite! Enjoy the season! :) But enjoy the last of the stone fruits first ;)

  • September 18, 2011 - | Permalink

    Peaches are great.. Its colors always reminds me of home… (somehow)… And i love both you and Maeve’s hair… Lend me one of Maeve any day! (:

  • September 18, 2011 - | Permalink

    first, look at that beautiful red hair! second, you are coming to europe…how exciting! let me know if you have any questions about paris or anything (not that I am an expert on paris…come to think of it you may have already been there)…anyways…too bad I didn’t live closer…gabriel and maeve could say hi. :)

    • redmenace
      September 30, 2011 - | Permalink

      Of course I see now you already offered your advice. I would love it! Restaurants? Fun flea markets? Places to indulge in Parisian baby clothes on the cheap?? I’m staying in ar. #1! xo

  • September 19, 2011 - | Permalink

    Mmmmmm I have been eating all of the stone fruits I can. What a great way to see the season out.

  • September 19, 2011 - | Permalink

    There’s a lot I’ll miss about summer, but yea I’m totally ready for fall and can’t wait for lots of baking! This cobbler looks easy indeed and so so yummy!

  • September 19, 2011 - | Permalink

    Delicious-looking peach cobbler! :) I should hurry to make one too before the season is completely over.

    As for the change in the air — I’m glad I’m not the only one who has noticed it! A week ago I told my hubby Christmas was approaching, and he looked at me strangely. But the morning air was just like the December morning air I’m used to around Christmas time :)

  • September 19, 2011 - | Permalink

    I think cobblers are never out of season! A great way to use up the last of the peaches before they disappear.

  • September 19, 2011 - | Permalink

    peaches + cardamom = scrumptious.

    in my humble opinion, anyway :)

    welcome back, and yes, fall is the best. though fall with stone fruits is better, still.

  • September 20, 2011 - | Permalink

    YAY for fall!! :) I am a brunette, so fall is not exactly my color but I am fine with it as long as I get to breathe in some crisp air!

    That cobbler looks great, makes me wanna freeze some peaches for winter!

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