This is a delicious recipe excerpted from edible Jersey’s wonderful Farmers’ Market Cookbook, that can be purchased through the edible Jersey website. They even feature a few of my recipes in this edition. I made the peach cobbler for the Genesis Farm Immersion program and everyone loved it. This time, however, I remade it with ingredients I had on hand so that it is better suited for the Transition Phase of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse. The results are that it is still delicious and a real old-fashioned style dessert. A spoonful of coconut milk ice cream would send this cobbler into another dimension. The perfect treat for Labor Day weekend.
I have provided both the original recipe which comes from the Sorbello Girls Farm Market in Gloucester County, NJ, and alongside mentioned the adaptations I made using Cleanse approved ingredients.
Old-fashioned Peach Cobbler
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup milk or 1/4 cup non-dairy milk (such as unsweetened soy milk)
1 cup sugar or 3/4 cup Blue Agave syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (my addition)
1/2 cup flour or 3/4 cup spelt flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt or sea salt
4 cups peaches, peeled and sliced (I used 6 ripe peaches)
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Beat the egg with the butter, milk, and half the sugar (or 1/2 cup agave syrup).
3. In a separate bowl, combine the peaches with the remaining sugar or agave and spices and then arrange them in a greased 9-inch square baking dish.
4. Carefully spread out the batter on top of the fruit and then bake the cobbler for 35-40 minutes or until the crust is crisp and golden brown.
5. Serve hot with custard or ice cream. This recipe also works well with pitted cherries or other berries.