Okay y'all, I don't know about you but, when fall rolls around again each year, I am just compelled in my spirit to BAKE. I don't know what it is about fall really, that causes me to want everything to come from the oven, but it does! I'm not even really a baking type of girl, and normally don't enjoy it...except for around the fall season!!
There's something about fall that makes it such a magical season for some, including myself. There's just so many smells and sights associated with fall that I absolutely love. First of all, when I can start lighting Yankee candles in my house called, "Gingerbread House" or "Warm Sugar Cookies", my heart wants to explode. I love for my house to smell like a giant bakery in the fall, even if it makes me hungry every minute of the day. Fall is such a cozy, inviting season of the year, and I think it brings people together for so many reasons...football is back, oversized sweater and boot sock season is back, and baked TREATS are back. And those my friends, are things to get excited about!
A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to catch a quick flight from Nashville to Chicago, where my entire immediate family lives. It's always exciting getting the chance to go home and visit, and inevitably one of the most important things we do while I'm there, is EAT. Constantly. Every minute it seems, there is something new on the counter that everyone is grazing on at any given point during the day. I come from a long line of great cooks on both sides of my family and I'll be darned if I can't live up to their cooking skills [someday]. Every chance I get, I'm begging my mama and grandma to teach me how to make a new recipe while I'm there, and that's just what we did.
One afternoon in particular, a chilly, blustery day in Chicago, my grandma Sue and I got to spend time baking together. She happens to be super patient (which helps when you don't know the first thing about baking...like me) and she takes her time with each step. She and I made a MEAN, and I mean, MEAN homemade peach cobbler that afternoon. We actually made dinner for the rest of the family for that evening as well, but today, I'm just going to focus on this peach cobbler recipe that shouldn't even be ALLOWED to eat, it's so good. And surprisingly enough, it's actually pretty simple, and I promise you everyone will think you're the bomb when you serve this at your next dinner party.
Here's the recipe:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2-3 cups frozen peaches (or canned)
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 cup pecans (chopped)
Step 1 - Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt butter in the microwave and pour into baking dish and set aside. (9x13 inch pan)
Step 2 - In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, 1 cup of sugar, milk, and cinnamon and stir together. Pour into baking dish.
Step 3 - Arrange peaches into batter. Sprinkle remaining sugar over peaches and pour water over entire mix.
Step 4 - Chop pecans and sprinkle over peaches. Add some more cinnamon on top of the entire thing.
Step 5 - Bake at 400 for 40-50 minutes. Serve with scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
Anyways, as I said before, this was a HUGE hit with my family and did not disappoint in any way. And if you get the chance, bake with someone you love. It makes the entire process so much more fun. Try this recipe and tell me what you think!! What are some of YOUR favorite fall recipes to bake??