Peach Cobbler


Patric always wants pie, and Paul is not exactly averse to pie, so since I had some gorgeous peaches from Jones Orchard just begging for me to do something with them so… Peach cobbler!

Peach Cobbler

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 8 servings

This is actually more of a peach slump than a true cobbler. Instead of dumplings mixed in with the filling and a lighter pastry top crust, this makes more of a biscuit topping. The kefir in the topping adds just a hint of tangy flavor that works really well with the sweetness of the peaches and the sugar coating the top.

(Optional: Take a photo of the finished dish before demolishing it.)


    For the peaches:
  • 12 medium peaches, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • For the topping:
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup plain kefir
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet or baking dish, toss the peaches with the caster sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg with a fork until the spices are evenly distributed.
  4. Cut the butter into the flour until the butter is the size of small peas.
  5. Add the milk, kefir, and egg to the flour mixture. Stir until just combined. You should have a shaggy dough.
  6. Drop the topping onto the peaches in the skillet by the spoonful to form large dumplings. Sprinkle caster sugar over the top of the dumplings.
  7. Bake the cobbler uncovered for 25 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.
  8. Carefully pour 1 cup of water into the peaches, being careful not to wet the topping. Cover the cobbler and continue cooking for 15 minutes or until the juices are bubbling.
  9. Serve with freshly whipped cream.

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