Easy Peach Cobbler (3 ingredients only)

Easy Peach Cobbler

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Growing up in a small town in Georgia, where the summers were as hot as the peach tea was sweet, I’ve always found solace in the simple joys of homemade desserts. Among these, Peach Cobbler holds a special place in my heart. It reminds me of long, lazy afternoons at my grandmother’s house, where the scent of ripening peaches blended with the laughter of family. I remember one particular summer, when our neighbors, the Smiths, had an abundant peach harvest. They shared their bounty with us, and what better way to use them than in a classic Peach Cobbler?

This recipe is more than just a dessert; it’s a celebration of community, of sharing, and of simple pleasures. It’s a dish that has graced our family table on countless occasions, bringing smiles and warmth every time. Even now, as I run my food blog and explore a myriad of recipes, I find myself returning to this classic Peach Cobbler. It’s easy, delicious, and, most importantly, it carries the essence of home.

How to Prepare Easy Peach Cobbler

Ingredients

  • 2 lb frozen peaches.
  • 1 box yellow cake mix.
  • 1 can(s) diet 7up or sprite.

Step by Step Directions:

  1. Getting Ready: Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Take a 13×9 baking pan and spray it lightly with non-stick cooking spray (Pam, for instance). This helps in easy removal of the cobbler once it’s baked.
  2. Layering the Peaches: Evenly spread the frozen peaches across the bottom of the pan. There’s no need to thaw them first; they’ll cook perfectly in the oven.
  3. Adding the Cake Mix: Now, take your yellow cake mix and sprinkle it dry, right over the peaches. Ensure you cover them evenly to create a nice, consistent topping.
  4. Pouring the Soda: This is where the magic happens! Slowly pour your diet 7up or sprite over the cake mix. Don’t worry if it looks odd now; it’ll bake into a perfect crust.
  5. Baking the Cobbler: Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Then, remove the foil and continue baking for another 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the peaches are bubbly.
  6. Serving: Let the cobbler cool for a few minutes before serving. It’s delightful on its own, or you can pair it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra treat.

History and Variations of Peach Cobbler

The story of Peach Cobbler is deeply rooted in American history, particularly in the southern states. Originally, cobblers were a convenient way for travelers to enjoy a warm, hearty dessert using canned fruits and a simple batter or biscuit topping, all cooked over an open fire. This versatility led to numerous variations. Some prefer a biscuit topping, while others opt for a more cake-like consistency. In some regions, a lattice crust is popular, giving the cobbler a pie-like appearance. Regardless of the style, Peach Cobbler remains a testament to American ingenuity and simplicity in cooking.

Nutritional Information:

While Peach Cobbler is undoubtedly a treat, it’s helpful to be aware of its nutritional content. A standard serving contains approximately 300-400 calories, with carbohydrates from the peaches and cake mix forming the bulk of it. However, by using diet soda and no additional sugar, this recipe is a lighter version compared to traditional ones. Remember, enjoying desserts like this in moderation is key to a balanced diet.

Frequent Asked Questions:

Can I use fresh peaches instead of frozen ones?

Yes, you can substitute fresh peaches for frozen ones. However, if using fresh peaches, consider adjusting the baking time slightly, as fresh peaches may release more moisture.

What is the purpose of using diet 7up or sprite in this recipe?

The diet 7up or sprite adds a carbonated element to the cobbler, helping to create a light and fluffy texture in the cake mix. It also provides a subtle sweetness without the added calories of a regular soda.

Can I use a different cake mix flavor?

While the recipe specifically calls for yellow cake mix, you can experiment with other flavors like white or butter pecan for variation. Keep in mind that it might alter the overall taste of the cobbler.

Is there a substitute for diet 7up or sprite?

If you don’t have diet 7up or sprite, you can use regular 7up or sprite. However, keep in mind that this will add extra calories and sugar to the recipe.

Can I prepare this cobbler in advance and bake it later?

Yes, you can assemble the cobbler ahead of time and refrigerate it. When ready to bake, simply follow the baking instructions in the recipe.

How do I know when the cobbler is done baking?

The cobbler is ready when the top is golden brown, and the peach filling is bubbly. Use a toothpick or cake tester to check if the cake mix is cooked through.

Can I add other ingredients like cinnamon or nuts for extra flavor?

Certainly! Feel free to customize the cobbler by adding spices like cinnamon or incorporating chopped nuts before baking. Adjust the quantities to suit your taste.

What can I serve with this peach cobbler?

This cobbler is delicious on its own, but you can enhance the experience by serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Can I make this recipe in a different pan size?

While the recipe suggests a 13×9 pan, you can use a similar-sized baking dish. Just be mindful of adjusting the baking time if you use a smaller or larger pan.

Can I freeze leftovers?

Yes, you can freeze any leftover cobbler. Allow it to cool completely, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before placing it in the freezer. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and warm in the oven.

Easy Peach Cobbler

Easy Peach Cobbler (3 ingredients only)

Quick and easy 3-ingredient Peach Cobbler recipe - ideal for busy days when you crave something sweet and simple.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lb frozen peaches
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 can s diet 7up or sprite

Instructions
 

  • Spread frozen peaches in Pam sprayed 13×9 pan.
  • Sprinkle dry cake mix over peaches.
  • Pour 7up over cake mix.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Uncover and bake for 40 minutes.
Keyword Christmas Dessert, Cobbler, Peach

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