Brown Butter Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Brown Butter Bourbon Peach Cobbler

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Peach Cobbler - this classic farm to table dessert recipe is perfected with brown butter and bourbon! Made with fresh peaches and a spiced but not-too-sweet crispy topping, this cobbler recipe proves there is no better way to savor the flavors of summer!


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  • 8 cups peaches, peeled and sliced (about 8-10 peaches)
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided, plus more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch of nutmeg (optional)
  • 16 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 4 qt Dutch oven or baking dish with butter, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl add the peaches, bourbon, vanilla, ½ cup granulated sugar, cornstarch and 1 teaspoon cinnamon and mix well to coat the peaches evenly; set aside.
  3. Sift the flour, the remaining ¼ cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, baking powder, kosher salt and nutmeg (optional) into a bowl.
  4. Cut 12 tablespoons (1 ½ sticks) of butter into small pieces; add to the flour mixture and cut it in with a pastry cutter or your hands until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  5. Pour in the cream and mix just until the dough comes together. Don't overwork; the dough should be slightly sticky but manageable. Set aside.
  6. In a skillet* over medium heat, melt the remaining 4 tablespoons butter stirring often, until it foams, then browns, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the peaches and cook gently until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  8. Pour peach mixture into a baking dish and drop the dough by spoonfuls over the warm peach mixture. The dough will puff up and spread out as it bakes so there can be gaps in the spoonfuls.
  9. Brush the top with heavy cream and sprinkle with some sugar and cinnamon; put it into the oven on a baking sheet to catch any drips.
  10. Cook for 40 to 45 minutes until the top is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling.
  11. Let peach cobbler cool slightly before serving. Top with cold ice cream.


* if you use a cast iron skillet, you can leave peaches in skillet and drop the dough over the warm peach mixture. Don't forget to follow step 9 and 10.

Keywords: peach, cobbler, farm grown

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