Southern Peach Cobbler is a comfort food from my childhood. It was a dessert my mom made when we had company, and we had company most Sunday's for lunch after church. There were always peaches in the pantry. The hot peachiness with ice cream melting down the piping hot dessert, straight from the oven. Now that I am drooling, I'll tell you, I have worked on the recipe a while and found something close to the original. Buttery goodness and chocked full of peaches.
My first attempt I tried converting my mom's original recipe...FAIL...don't want to talk about it!!
My second attempt used blueberries and a recipe I got here at Paleo Parents as written by the guest blogger, The Urban Poser. I quadrupled the recipe and separated 20 eggs. YES 20 egg yolks. It was delicious but I am looking for an easy to follow recipe that I don't have to scramble(get it?) to find a recipe with 20 eggs whites, not to mention 20 egg whites that are contaminated by broken egg yolks.
Three time was a charm! Southern Peach Cobbler perfected. IMHO. I used the same basic recipe as the blueberry cake recipe except I used 10 whole eggs and a slightly larger baking dish.
Here is my adaptation of the recipe I found here.
Southern Peach Cobbler, Paleo Style (nut free)
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 10 whole eggs
- 3/4 cup maple syrup or other liquid sweetener
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
- 2 1/2 Tbls lemon juice.
- 1/3 stick butter
- 2 cups sliced peaches (fresh or frozen, thawed)
- 1/3 cup beet or coconut sugar or other granulated sugar substitute such as Xylitol.*optional
- 1 tsp cinnamon*optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Put butter in approx. 9 X 13 baking dish and place in oven to melt in dish.
- Toss peaches, sugar* and cinnamon* is a small bowl and set aside.
- Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl while butter is melting. Set aside.
- Watch butter in oven carefully so as not to burn and remove when butter is fully melted.
- Crack eggs into a large mixing bowl and whip together well.
- Add sweetener, oil, coconut milk, and lemon juice to eggs and mix well.
- Add dry ingredients to the egg mixture, fully incorporate.
- Pour the batter over the melted butter in baking dish.
- Place peaches on top of the batter, covering the batter. It's OK if some sink into the batter. You'll find them once you cut into the hot cobbler.
- Place baking dish in oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
- You can serve immediately with more butter melted over it or coconut milk poured over this delicious hot dessert.
This dessert is delicious right out of the oven and it's great leftover as well. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Hope you try this easy dessert recipe. It's easy to mix it up using different fruit fillings. I used blueberries right from the freezer on test run #2 by simply sprinkling several hands full of berries over the cobbler batter.