Gluten-Free peach cobbler: Humble and heavenly

Every summer, I wait for Pennsylvania peaches to arrive at our local co-op here in Vermont/New Hampshire’s Upper Valley.

When I was a kid, we’d drive through the Amish country of Lancaster while visiting family, stopping at local farms to load up on on produce and homemade jams to take home with us.

Occasionally, my little brother and I would score a bouncy horse-and-buggy ride, if there was time, while Mom and Dad debated what would survive the ride home. Or more importantly, what would even fit in the car amongst all of our other vacation collections!

I can remember trying to comprehend what life would be like without cars and electricity as I watched women rub hand-made aprons and dresses up and down a metal washboard into a bin of murky, lightly sudsed water.

The simple, slower-paced life, where less is more. Something I long for today as the world spins – racing into full-speed- faster, better, more advanced.

Is it, though? I, for one, could do without the rush and much of the fancy beeps and such.

But I CAN’T do without peaches, can YOU? And there are so many delicious ways to share them with your friends, so I’d like to share one of my favorites with you: peach cobbler.

The REALLY cool thing about this recipe? It’s made with our latest launch from the King Arthur Flour test kitchen: gluten-free all-purpose baking mix! It’s fresh off the presses, onto your store shelves, and it will simplify your baking life.

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Hopefully you can use fresh peaches for this cobbler; you’ll need 2 1/2 cups of sliced, juicy, peaches for your cobbler.

If you’re making this dessert outside of peach season, though, you’ll need to thaw frozen fruit completely, draining any excess liquid.

In order to have this recipe and blog ready for you for the peach harvest, I had to begin working on it in the late weeks of winter and early spring – so frozen peaches it was!

We’re always thinking ahead in time here in the KAF test kitchen. Right now, we’re already at the tail end of holiday planning for our Baker’s Catalogue, which means the Christmas cookies have already been decorated for photography just as warmer weather is settling in for the summer. It’s a bit odd to be cutting out gingerbread men and decorating peppermint yule logs in spring, to be honest.

The rushing ahead causes a mild case of displacement (kind of like walking through a store that’s selling Christmas decorations in October), but as long as I don’t hear refrains of “Jingle Bells” and “Frosty the Snowman” echoing from within the kitchen walls, I try not to worry about it too much.

All right, back to THE fruit of summer. Let’s whip up some cobbler!

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Drain the extra liquid left after the thaw, and set fruit aside.

Preheat your oven to 375°F.

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Melt 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter in the bottom of an 8″ square or 9″ round baking pan. I conveniently threw mine into the preheating oven!

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To make the batter, combine 1 cup King Arthur All-Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Mix with 1/2 cup sugar.
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Add 3/4 cup milk and 1 large egg.

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The mixture will have the consistency of thin pancake batter.

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To prepare the peaches, toss them with the following:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • a pinch of salt

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Pour the batter into the prepared pan, followed by the peaches

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Distribute the fruit uniformly over the batter.

Bake the cobbler for about 40 to 45 minutes…

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…or until the top is lightly browned and the fruit is bubbling.

Allow the cobbler to cool at least 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

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Now THAT was easy AND it sure is easy to love this one, especially with a spoonful of soft cinnamon whipped cream, or a scoop of vanilla or ginger ice-cream. It’s a simple, peasant- style dessert that can be comforting and warm, or cooling and fresh.

Celebrate peach season with us by sharing your favorite ways to serve this popular stone fruit; we’d love to hear your feedback!

Please read, bake, and review our recipe for Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler made with Baking Mix.

Print just the recipe.

 

 

Amy Trage
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Amy Trage is a native of Vermont where she spent much of her childhood skiing and training for the equestrian event circuit. With a strong desire to pursue food writing, Amy took her English degree from Saint Anselm College to the New England Culinary Institute ...

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    1. The Baker's Hotline

      Pam, if you don’t need this recipe to be gluten-free you can surely use our regular All Purpose Baking Mix instead. No other changes need to be made to this recipe–it will be tasty and delicious as it! Happy baking! Kye@KAF

    1. The Baker's Hotline

      Yes, you could try using coconut oil in place of the butter. If it seems too greasy cut back slightly the next time. I am not sure what Pan is, Karina. Enjoy! Elisabeth@KAF

    1. The Baker's Hotline

      Some bakers like to freeze the filling before it’s baked, thawing it in the refrigerator overnight then baking it with the freshly made cobbler mixture. Other bakers are happy with the results from baking and cooling the fruit cobbler completely, then freezing. Your lucky taste testers will be able to determine which is the best one for you and yours! Be sure to use the same recipe so you have a controlled experiment for this scientific foray – Happy Baking! Irene@KAF

  1. Laura

    Hi Amy!

    We would love to feature this recipe & a photo in our upcoming newsletter sent out to over 80,000 gluten-free consumers. I am not planning to post the full recipe and instructions, but rather just include the title of the recipe that links back to this page along with a photo. I look forward to hearing from you!

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    1. MaryJane Robbins

      Hi Laura,
      Oh, yes, you are most welcome to link to our blog, recipes, etc. You can even print the recipe on your site, just be sure that KAF is credited as the source. Wishing you success with the newsletter! ~ MJ

  2. melissa

    we made this with king arthur almond meal flour ( about 1/4 cup more than your recipe called for), silk original almond milk and splenda sugar blend sweetener (we only used half of the sugar called for in your recipe). it was very quick and easy to make – my 16 year old daughter did the peaches and mixture and i did the batter part of the recipe. it was delicious! it had a pudding-ish kind of texture so maybe we should have baked it longer. we will definitely make this again – big hit with the fam!

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    1. Susan Ducot

      Just a caution re:Splenda or Equal-as an RN,I have seen people who were very ill with Aspartame poisoning -particularly diabetics, who use artificial sweeteners frequently-these products are extremely toxic and should be avoided.Please research this topic for yourself-stevia is an alternative which tastes great and is not harmful.

    2. The Baker's Hotline

      Thanks for your comments, Susan. As we are bakers and not doctors, we always recommend our customers consult their physician when it comes to dietary choices. Barb@KAF

  3. Terri Bolt

    I have an allergy to milk and lactaid does the same to me. I drink Almond milk. Would Almond milk work as the subsitute? Should I use original or unsweet?

    Reply
    1. The Baker's Hotline

      Almond milk will work fine; I tend to use either unsweetened or reduced sugar. Either will work quite well! Jon@KAF

    2. The Baker's Hotline

      Coconut water may be a great beverage, but we haven’t used it as a milk substitute in baking. Another alternative milk like soy, nut or rice milk may be better substitutes. Happy Baking! Irene@KAF

  4. Katie

    This was amazing served hot and cold! And especially with vanilla ice cream. It’s definitely one of my new favorite gluten free recipes. Thank you!

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    1. The Baker's Hotline

      It is hard to beat a peach cobbler, gluten free or otherwise and I am happy to hear that you have been enjoying ours. Jon@KAF

  5. Ida Dohoney

    In the next week my daughter and I are going to afarm that has a peach orchard and we can pick Fresh peaches. I will be trying this receipe for my hubby. Peach cobblers in our family are on the summer menue.

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    1. The Baker's Hotline

      And what better way to enjoy a cobbler than with peaches just picked up fresh from the farm! Happy baking! Jocelyn@KAF

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