A Throw-It-Together Peach Cobbler That Takes Minutes to Prepare
Peach cobbler doesn’t always need hefty amounts of ingredients and preparation time. This simple recipe uses a cake mix instead of your own flour, sugar, baking soda and more, bringing the list of ingredients down to only five. While it’s a decadent treat, it also provides the nutrients of peaches – or other types of fruit, if you decide to swap in blueberry or apple pie filling instead. The crumbly, mildly sweet cobbler makes a perfect contrast to the sweeter, richer crumbly topping. Add a dollop of whipped topping or ice cream to make an even more delectable dessert, and you’re sure to have a room full of happy eaters.
Lining the pan with foil in advance helps prevent dryness as the cobbler bakes, and makes cleaning the pan a whole lot easier. Make a batch for a holiday dessert or an an anytime treat to savor after a long day of school or work.
Total Time: 55 minutes | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 10
- 2 (16-ounce) cans of peaches in heavy syrup
- 1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
- 1/3 cup butter
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Whipped topping or ice cream for topping
- Heat your oven to 375F.
- Line a 9-by-13-inch pan or casserole dish with foil.
- Place the canned peaches, with the syrup, on top of the foil.
- Sprinkle all of the cake mix contents over the peaches, and then press it all down firmly.
- Dice butter up into small pieces, and place them over the cake mix.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top.
- Place the pan in your oven to bake for 45 minutes, or until it's cooked through, crumbly and lightly brown on top.
- Serve the cobbler warm or at room temperature. Top it with whipped topping or ice cream, as desired.
- For other fruit flavors use blueberry, cherry or apple pie filling in place of the peaches.
- If you'd prefer a sweeter flavor, drizzle a bit of honey over the peaches before adding the butter.
- If you’d rather have a softer, standard cake-like texture versus a crumbly dessert, stir eggs and oil into the cake mix, as called for by the package instructions, before pouring it over the peaches.
- For added sweetness and spice on top, sprinkle 1/2 cup of brown sugar and a light dusting of cinnamon on top before placing it in the oven.
August McLaughlin is a health and sexuality writer and author of "Girl Boner: The Good Girl's Guide to Sexual Empowerment." Her work appears in Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, DAME Magazine, LIVESTRONG.com and more. augustmclaughlin.com