So far this summer, I’ve learned that keeping the girls out of the house saves our sanity and gets the little girls tired enough to nap most days which is always the besthingever. We’ve found our favorite local parks, learned the easiest way to pack up and head to my father in law’s house to swim, discovered how much fun the library is a few times a week, and wandered around all the nearby garden centers and shops.
One of our favorite things to do is walk around farmers markets and actual farms, watching the animals, buying produce, playing in the hay. The girls love it and it calms me down too- watching them play and enjoy the heat of the day without complaint. We were at Shenot’s this week and just couldn’t resist these peaches:
So I decided to make a really easy peach cobbler and I’ll tell ya what… This recipe is a new favorite. It was SO delicious and fresh. It didn’t need too much sugar either because the peaches were just so darn sweet. My little secret ingredient is lime juice! It really adds such a great tart flavor to the peaches and just makes you go, “hmm, what is that?!” without being overkill. I’ll make this again and again. Next time we have friends over I think I’ll make the whole thing ahead of time, refrigerate it, then bake it right before dinner. It should hold up nicely to that.
3-4 peaches, cut in half and sliced
juice of 1 lime (*not pictured in ingredient photo, oops!*)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup of flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350.
Add prepared peaches to 9″x9″ glass baking dish (spray lightly with cooking oil to prevent sticking). Squeeze the lime juice all over the peaches and set aside. In a mixing bowl combine butter and sugars. Beat until well mixed. Add egg and vanilla and mix again. Then add flour, salt and baking powder and mix together. Carefully spread the mixture on top of the peaches.
*If you have more than 4 or 5 people to serve, I would double this entire recipe and make it in a 9″x13″ pan instead.*
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and juices are bubbling. Let stand for at least 30 minutes before serving with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and mint.
What are you making with peaches this year? I think I need to make a fresh peach ice cream that an instagram friend suggested and maybe a peach blueberry pie- old standbye favorite!
Have a great end of the week! Hopefully it involves peaches. Ha!