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Nectarine and Peach Cobbler in dish

Peach and Nectarine Cobbler

This no fuss comfort food dessert couldn't be easier to make.  This cobbler tastes heavenly served warm and topped with vanilla ice cream.
4.6 from 5 votes

Ingredients

For the Fruit Filling:

  • 2 cups sliced ripe peaches (with the skin on) (sliced fairly thick) (about 3 medium size peaches)
  • 3 cups sliced ripe nectarines (with the skin on) (sliced fairly thick) (about 3 to 4 medium size nectarines)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon (heaping) ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened To grease the baking dish

For the Topping:

  • 4 tablespoons butter (chilled) cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 dashes salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sanding sugar (or other large crystal sugar)
  • Vanilla ice cream for serving

Equipment

  • Stoneware (oven-safe) 1-1/8 Quart, 9-inch Oval Baking Dish (measures approx. 7-1/2" x 11" x 2")

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • For the Baking Dish - Brush softened or melted butter on the bottom and sides inside of the baking dish. Set aside.

For the Fruit Filling:

  • To a large mixing bowl, add the sliced peaches and nectarines, sugar, fresh lemon juice, corn starch, ground cinnamon and salt.
  • Stir together until the slices of fruit are coated. Set aside.

For the Topping:

  • To a medium size bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir together.
  • To the bowl, add milk and stir until combined.
  • Then add the small cubes of chilled butter. Stir together.
    The batter will have a consistency that's somewhat thin and there will be some "lumps" from the cubed butter.
    Set aside for just a moment.

For the Assembly:

  • For the Filling - To the baking dish, add the fruit mixture. Spread the fruit out evenly in the dish.
  • For the Topping - Spoon the batter over the fruit leaving some areas without batter on the fruit (this helps prevent "steam" from making the batter soggy).
  • Sprinkle sanding sugar (or other type of large crystal sugar) evenly on top of the batter.
  • Baking the Cobbler - Just in case the cobbler bubbles over the edge of the baking dish while in the oven, put a cookie sheet or pizza pan under the cobbler baking dish.
  • Bake in a preheated oven (at 350 degrees F.) until the crust is golden brown on top and the filling is bubbling (about 50 to 53 minutes).
  • Serve warm and top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Notes

TIPS

  1. For the Baking Dish:  This recipe fits nicely in a stoneware (oven-safe) 1-1/8 quart, 9-inch Oval Baking Dish (measures approx. 7-1/2" x 11" x 2").  
  2. Use ripe peaches and nectarines for this dessert so that the filling is juicy.
  3. Spoon the batter over the fruit leaving some areas without batter on the fruit (this helps prevent "steam" from making the batter soggy).
  4. Try to spread the batter evenly on top of the fruit rather than putting too much in one spot.  If the topping is spread too thick, when baking in the oven it may brown too much on the top before the under crust is fully cooked.
  5. Just in case the cobbler bubbles over the edge of the baking dish while in the oven, put a cookie sheet or pizza pan under the cobbler baking dish.