Peach Cobbler With Canned Peaches

This recipe is great for those special occasions when you have family gatherings, holidays or pot luck meals and need to prepare something fast but also delicious. It is easy to prepare and your family will love it.

Most recipes call for fresh peaches that you have to cut, peel and cook which takes extra time. Most of us are short of time these days and need recipes that we can prepare quickly especially on short notice.

You can make a smaller amount if you want by using only one can of peaches and cut the measurements in half; use a square baking dish instead of a rectangle size.

If you use frozen peaches, I would thaw them in the microwave before putting them into the pan. Any water that comes off the peaches should be drained so it doesn't make your cobbler soupy. About four cups of frozen peaches should work.


Cobblers are America's comfort food made by our ancestors when they had a bounty of fruit from trees or bushes. It's almost a pie but with less work. I imagine they wanted to make a pie but were short of time from canning all that fruit so they did a quicky pie version that they could throw together and feed hungry kids and men who were tired from working in the fields.

In the autumn many fruit trees as well as vegetables from their gardens ripened all at once. They spent days picking, canning and storing food for the winter. Early on they didn't have freezers so the only way they could keep all that food from spoiling was canning or drying. Some, like root vegetables could be stored in a cellar but most had to be put up in jars.

Today we are lucky, all we have to do is go to the store and buy a can or frozen bag of peaches or any other fruit. I think we should all grow some of our own food at least once to appreciate the work and effort that goes into producing food for our world.


What is the difference between a cobbler and a pie?

A pie usually has two crusts and is in a pie pan or plate. There are, however, pies with only a bottom crust, usually pudding type pies.

A cobbler is in a baking dish, usually square or rectangle and only has one crust; sometimes just a bottom crust but most usually a top crust. Cobblers are more rustic looking in nature and not terribly pretty but always yummy.

The biggest difference as far as I can tell is a cobbler is square or rectangle and a pie is round. I have heard people refer to a cobbler as pie and they would still be correct because it's pretty close even though cobbler crust is typically more like a biscuit and not as thin as a pie crust.

I say typically because I have seen some cobbler recipes that call for a rolled out crust very much like a pie, you just put it in a square baking dish instead of a pie tin.

Have I thoroughly confused you yet?


Cast your vote for Peach Cobbler With Canned Peaches

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (26 oz. each) peaches, ; drained. You can substitute frozen peaches.
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 sticks or 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 heaping tablespoon flour, keep separate from first flour measurment

Instructions

  1. Spray or butter 9 X 13 inch baking dish. Pour peaches in dish.
  2. Mix 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 heaping tablespoon flour and cinnamon and pour over the peaches.
  3. Dot with 1/2 stick of butter sliced thin.
  4. Melt 1 1/2 sticks margarine in microwave safe dish for about 20 to 30 seconds in microwave. Mix with 1 cup sugar until blended and drop tablespoons full onto peaches.
  5. Optional: I sprinkle the top with cinnamon and sugar; about twice as much sugar as cinnamon works.
  6. Bake in 375 degree oven until brown; about 20-25 minutes.
  7. Serve warm or cooled with ice cream or whipped cream.

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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Looks great. I need a cup of flour AND a heaping teaspoon of flour? What time is coffee served - with cobbler?


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smackins1974 5 years ago from UK

sounds lovely you should have added this to the current hubmob "teach us something" quite a few people are doing recipes.

Sarah


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Mckbirdbks, it is really good. My family loves it.

Smackins1974, I wanted to do the 30 hubs in 30 days but April is a bad month for me to post everyday. I have three birthdays, my husband and both my sons so it's like Christmas time this month at my house. I've read a few of them and they look really good.


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Pamela, I skimmed the recipe, because I am a mere man, and have seldom made a pudding in my life, but I can remember when I was a boy, a friend's parents had a small peach orchard. Far too many peaches for their own use, so the mother gave my mother as many as she could use, and she would make the most delicious peach cobbler.

Some memories never leave us, and watching her make this pudding and then sitting and eating it is such a lovely memory. Thank you for inadvertently opening a door to my past.

Ian


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

This is a definite bookmark! I love all things peaches, and cobbler is at the top!

Up and very useful!


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Twilight, peaches and pecans grow really well here in Oklahoma so we make a lot of foods with them.

Will, this is an easy recipe and tastes great.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

looks very promising...voted up and useful....thanks for sharing this peach cobbler recipe


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, Cogerson.


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sharing the sky 5 years ago from United States

I can definitely appreciate a nice peach cobbler. Thanks for posting. I was just thinking of doing a version that has less sugar or more whole grains. Do you have any tips? All the canned peaches that I know already contain sugar so I was thinking that if I made this I'd add less additional sugar and substitute whole wheat pastry flour in for the flour component. I used to live in agricultural area known for endless peach orchards so this brings back some memories :).


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sharing the sky, the peaches I bought were canned in pear juice and water with no added sugar. I think it was Walmart brand but not sure. I was a bit surprised it wasn't in heavy syrup.

The whole wheat pastry flour would work. I think using some oatmeal would work too. I actually reduced the sugar by a half cup. It's amazing how much sugar is added to some desserts.


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sarclair 5 years ago

I will try this recipe tonight. Thank you. Your hub has been voted up and useful.


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

Looks good to me! My Dad's favorite, maybe I will try on Father's Day! Thanks Pamela.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, sarclair and Chatkath. Enjoy.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I never thought you could make cobblers with anything canned. Super hub, thank you!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Delicious.... As usual, I'll show this recipes to my mom. Well done, Pamela. Vote up!

Prasetio,


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Genna, a cousin of mine that writes a food column created this recipe. A lot of good cooks in my family.

Thanks for reading, prasetio30.


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anglnwu 5 years ago

Looks delicious and your recipe seems easy enough for a reluctant baker like me to try. Thanks and rating it up.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

It is easy, anginwu and doesn't take very long to make. I hope you enjoy.


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Lady Wordsmith 5 years ago from Lancaster, UK

Aha! I was just asking my mum about peach cobbler the other day, because I didn't really know what it was, it not being a dish that we ever really see in the UK (although Ian/Twilight has obviously seen it lots!). We wondered whether it was something like a crumble - but I can see that it is not!

Looks so easy, and I do fancy trying this. I have no idea what a 'stick' of butter or margarine is, but I'm sure I can find out easily enough somewhere on the internet :)

Linda.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Lady Wordsmith, here is a prime example of cultural differences in speech and cuisine. It can be a crumble in fact you remind me of a pecan cobbler I should upload here.

Cobbler is basically pie with only a top crust or crumble. Here in America a pie is defined as having a bottom crust and doesn't have to have a top.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I forgot to explain a "stick" of butter or margarine. A stick is a half cup and is firm when chilled. Tub margarine or spread does not work in recipes as it is too soft.


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Lady Wordsmith 5 years ago from Lancaster, UK

I would call a pie a dish that has a bottom crust too, but I would expect it to have a top too :) But I have also had crumble that has a crust on the bottom! So I could do this cobbler with my crumble topping ... hmmm, nice.

I will now have to look up a 'cup' because we don't measure in those either :D Funny! Thanks for clarifying though.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

lol No cups? It is the same as 8 ounces but I'm not sure if y'all use ounces in the UK either. Converting recipes is a bit tricky when crossing the big pond.

We have pudding pies that only have a bottom crust. I realize pudding in England is what we call gravy here. Not sure what you would call chocolate pudding where you live.


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

Yummy recipe Pam, I have a simpler one that takes one minute to make which I'll share some time. Thanks for this one. =:)


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Winsome, I've seen one with canned biscuits before. That would be pretty easy to make.


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Lady Wordsmith 5 years ago from Lancaster, UK

Gravy?? We have gravy on our roast beef and Yorkshire pudding! I love these differences, I do find them very interesting :)

Where I live in the North of England, pudding is a generic term that we use for absolutely anything that is a dessert.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Lady, Wordsmith, I got confused. Here in the states pudding is only desserts that are made with cornstarch or flour to thicken a sweet sauce.

These things are difficult to explain.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

This sounds and looks delicous and easy enough for me to cope with! many thanks.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Movie Master, my family loves it. You can double the crust portion if you like a more crusty cobbler.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Sounds yummy and using the canned variety certainly saves time. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, Alocsin. My family really loves this.


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Sparrowlet 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Yummy! Terrific idea to use canned peaches, so much easier! Voted up up!


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for reading, Sparrowlet.


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

You had my interest at the first mention of Cobbler. Oh boy, this looks so good and a lot quicker than peeling peaches. Plus, it can be made any time of the year with the canned type. Loved this recipe and the pictures are yummy.


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Pamela N Red 3 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Yes it can be made anytime. My family loves this recipe. I hope you like it.

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