You’ll only need three ingredients. 

By Sarra Sedghi
July 15, 2019
Meredith Food Studios 

Cobbler is the ideal dessert for fledgling bakers. It’s easy to assemble, only calls for a handful of ingredients, and, best of all, doesn’t rely on an intricate structure or complicated appearances. Baking shortcuts like boxed mix and mug cakes exist for a reason—baking is a finicky art that relies on exact ratios and technique, and if you accidentally add a little too much milk or stir for an extra minute, you’ll end up with a sad, failed experiment. 

Cobbler, on the other hand, is a more forgiving work of beauty that leans more on soul than precision. Everything melds together gloriously in the oven: fruit releases sugar as it bubbles, and that syrup intermingles perfectly with carbohydrates and butter. Best of all, any aesthetic fumble can be disguised with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

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Even if you’re not in the middle of peach season, or, God forbid, don’t have access to Georgia peaches, this ridiculously easy peach cobbler recipe will impress anyone who takes a bite. All you need are a few cans of peaches, a stick of unsalted butter, and a box of yellow cake mix. Got a bunch of perfect, fresh-off-the-side-of-the-road peaches? By all means,toss those babies with sugar and allow them to macerate a bit (in order to produce syrupy juices to replace the liquid from the canned peaches), and use them instead. Of course, you really can't deny that canned peaches are mind-blowingly delicious after you experience them like this. 

Got everything together? Good. Dump your peaches into a greased (9x13-inch) baking dish, then sprinkle that cake mix in an even layer on top. Cut your butter into at least 16 slices, and evenly distribute them over the cake mix. Then, bake at 375°F for 35 minutes, or until the cobbler’s golden brown. Let it stand for 10 minutes before serving so it can settle a little more and cool off. 

If you’d like a little more texture or taste to your topping, add some sliced almonds or cinnamon, and don’t forget the ice cream. Vanilla is cobbler’s classic pairing, but a scoop of toasty butter pecan tastes great, too. 

Get the recipe: Easiest Peach Cobbler Ever

 

 

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