Servings: 6-8 serving(s)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Easy cornbread peach cobbler combines molasses-tossed peaches with a biscuit topping in a satisfying dessert that suits summer.
This is just the thing for summer vacation — an easy dessert that tastes like summer, with just a hint of fall.
Cornmeal is perfect with peaches, and since peaches don’t need much extra sweet, molasses is just the thing, plus it adds a flavor that complements everything.
I made this easy cornmeal peach cobbler in a simple little cottage that only had two burners and a toaster oven. It goes to show that you don’t need a full kitchen to make great food.
The drop-biscuit topping is quick to mix up and the peaches are tossed only with molasses and a little cornstarch to help thicken the juices.
Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Leftovers are great for breakfast.
- If you don’t have buttermilk you can use milk with a tablespoon of yogurt (flavoured or not).
- You might notice that I didn’t peel the peaches. There is no need in this dessert, just scrub them first.
Cornbread Peach Cobbler Recipe
- 5-7 peaches, pitted and sliced into 8 wedges each
- ½ Tbsp. cornstarch
- ¼ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- ¾ cup flour
- ¼ cup fine cornmeal (corn flour)
- 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 3 Tbsp. cold butter
- ½ cup buttermilk*
- Preheat oven to 425 F
- Toss the peaches with the cornstarch and molasses and spread in a 9”x9” glass baking dish. Top with butter.
- Place dish in the oven while you prepare the topping (about 10 minutes)
- Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the cold butter until pea sized. Pour in the buttermilk and stir until just combined.
- Remove peaches from the oven and spoon batter by spoonful on top of the peaches in a patchy sort of way (6-8 dollops of batter).
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden and bubbling.
*If you don’t have buttermilk use 7 Tbsp. milk with 1 Tbsp. of yogurt (flavoured or not).
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