Skillet Peach Cobbler

by cakeduchess on August 18, 2011 · 36 comments

I’ve got to admit that I’ve been really busy these last few weeks. I’m not used to entertaining family for more than 5 days. I know my in-laws were here for over a month. But that doesn’t count. They took care of me. 

My sister-in-law teased me the other day and called me Julie from The Love Boat. The girls have been here from Italy for almost a month.  Yes, I’ve been a busy bee taking the cousins everywhere their hearts desire. Their hearts desire is usually the mall. I’m fine with the mall for like say, one hour. Then I don’t need to see it for another year. They could spend 12 hours at the mall and still not be satisfied.
And of course I’ve been baking them something different almost every day. Since I had just made some peach preserves, I had to try this skillet cobbler. Kerrygold Butter had just sent me a package of their amazing butters and cheeses. Yes, the flavor is incredible. Irish grass-fed cows make a dangerously delicious butter. Thank you, Kerrygold, for sending to me your fabulous products!
I’ll be back next week from North Carolina and can’t wait to share stories of the mountains and the food!


Skillet Peach Cobbler
slightly adapted from Bon Appetit August 2011

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 large eggs, beaten to blend
1 1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2 pounds peeled, pitted peaches, each cut into 1/2 inch wedges (about 2 cups)
1 cup peach preserves

Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk eggs, 1/2 cup sour cream, buttermilk, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients; whisk until smooth.
Melt butter in a 12 inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Swirl pan to coat with butter. Remove from heat.
Add batter to pan. Scatter fresh peaches over, then spoon dollops of preserves evenly over batter.
Bake until a tester inserted into center of cobbler comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Let cool slightly.  Delicious warm all by itself or with whipped cream mixture.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments. Your support and friendship means so much to me.Smile

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Sanjeeta kk August 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Oh..I love the idea to make a cobbler in a skillet! Lovely crust and the cobbler look delightful, Lora.


Susan Lindquist August 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Mmmm! I just love peach cobbler! Stop by and take a look at the blueberry peach cobbler that I made a few days ago … yummy! now, you’ve got me hooked on the idea of your skillet version!

Better hit the farmer’s market for peaches this weekend! Enjoy the rest of your NC vacation!


Kathleen August 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I love peach anything! This looks like a specially delicious way to enjoy them


Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow August 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Yum! That looks so delicious! Peaches and Irish butter, yum!


Marnely Rodriguez August 18, 2011 at 6:14 pm

This looks amazing and your pictures are like, rays of sunshine! Love it!


The Vanilla Bean Baker August 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Peach cobbler from a skillet. Love it and it looks wonderful. Pass up a trip to the mall any day, especially when one can sit at home and eat this :)


Maris (In Good Taste) August 19, 2011 at 12:40 am

Interesting to see cobbler made in a skillet but of course it looks delicious as do all your posts!


Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction August 19, 2011 at 1:18 am

Ooh… This looks amazing. I love that Kerrygold butter!


polwig August 19, 2011 at 4:10 am

I hate malls too and I am always taken back how my teenager can spend 3 hours there. The cake looks amazing as always


Sue August 19, 2011 at 7:16 am

Oh boy, does this look GOOD, Lora!!!


Pretend Chef August 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm

The first photo makes this crave worthy. I love peach cobbler but from a skillet…makes me giddy. This would be the perfect treat to come home to after a trip to the mall. I would like to invite you to participate in a giveaway on my blog. Check it out if you are interested.


Mari August 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Lora this looks soooooooooo yummy!! I know my hubby will love this!



Claudia August 19, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Yes, yes, yes – and in a skillet – oh happy day! (I can stay away from malls, also).


Becky August 19, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Such a gorgeous peach cobbler with double peach flavor. Easy to make and delicious, especially with the Kerry gold butter.


Angie's Recipes August 20, 2011 at 4:56 am

12 hours at the mall!! o man..I got dizzy after 3-hour-shopping!
The peach cobbler looks gorgeous!
Enjoy your weekend!


Karen Xavier August 20, 2011 at 7:31 am

This looks wonderful! Pretty easy too… great recipe.


Lizzy August 20, 2011 at 11:25 am

Oh, Lora! This looks amazing! LOL at your trips to the mall with the cousins…I’m heading there this morning with Katie…and hoping it will be a brief stop :) And I’m so happy you’ll have time for FFwD this fall…the burgers for next Friday look great~


Sandi August 20, 2011 at 4:59 pm

First time here…great looking recipes! I’ll be back ;)


Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. August 20, 2011 at 9:30 pm

fabulous idea!


Cookin' Canuck August 21, 2011 at 4:08 am

You have been living life to the fullest this summer, Lora. I don’t know how you have time to bake all of these amazing treats. The peach cobbler is another winner.


Lisa August 21, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Oh my goodness, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything ‘baked peach’ that has blown me away to this extent. That cobbler is not only stunning (great photos) it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for to use up some peaches!

Oh, BTW, LOL@ Julie McCoy!


foodwanderings August 21, 2011 at 4:21 pm

This is literally torture to wake up to. You and Deeba with your desserts, if only I could have a slice. Welcome home and happy to see you more on twitter.


Ken│hungry rabbit August 21, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Looks fantastic and no doubt taste even better.


Lana @ Never Enough Thyme August 21, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Who doesn’t love peach cobbler!?! And with the Kerrygold butter….wow! Double deliciousness.


Baking Serendipity August 21, 2011 at 9:58 pm

This looks so warm and comforting. You are an awesome host! Though I can definitely relate to the stresses of entertaining out of town guests. Living in Phoenix, they are always here in the winter escaping the colder weather! Most times I love it, but the Grand Canyon is to me now what the mall is to you. Really? We are going there again? :)


Elin August 22, 2011 at 4:35 am

Lora…this looks good ! I have bookmarked this and hopefully I can get some fresh peaches to make this :) Thanks and take care. Miss you !



Aggie August 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Oh this looks amazing!! I am loving peaches right now.


Roxana GreenGirl August 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm

sounds like you had your summer jam packed, Lora.
I wonder when you found the time to bake ever day delicious goods like this peach cobbler. Amazing!


Monet August 22, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Good butter makes all the difference…and I’m so glad to hear that you keep on enjoying all these great summer time experiences. Thanks for sharing another delicious recipe with me. I’m eating a very yummy dinner and enjoying your post. I hope you have a great week…stay cool!


sliceofmylyfe August 23, 2011 at 3:19 pm

That seriously looks good. Totally yummy.


Sandra August 23, 2011 at 11:38 pm

That is the best peach cobbler that I have ever seen! Looks so tasty, and beautiful! Nicely done!


Foodiva August 24, 2011 at 3:14 am

I should try baking in a skillet one day, this post as inspired me! This is one seriously lovely peach cobbler, Lora.


franca August 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm

This beautiful recipe, never made a cake in the pan, surely to try, I try and save the recipe, I also have peaches from my tree.
hello kisses


Pegasuslegend August 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I just have to try this on a peach kick looks marvelous!


Foodafok September 6, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Beautiful cake!


Give me money January 29, 2012 at 12:29 pm

nice cake


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