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Cracker Barrel Peach Cobbler Recipe

 Cracker Barrel’s Peach Cobbler is just what you need when you want a refreshing and wholesome dessert!

The juicy peaches and golden biscuit topping are pure bliss.

I love how versatile this recipe is.

You can use canned peaches year-round and still get that fresh taste!

Make sure your topping has a good mix of cinnamon and nutmeg to enhance the flavor.

Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect finishing touch!

This combination always takes me back to warm summer evenings.

How to Make Cracker Barrel Peach Cobbler

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Butter (melted)
  • 1 cup Self-Rising Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon (divided)
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 2 cans Peaches (15 oz., sliced, heavy syrup, drained)

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 375°F and lightly grease an 8×8 baking pan.

Step 2:

In a bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter, self-rising flour, sugar, and half the cinnamon until smooth.

Step 3:

Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly.

Step 4:

In another bowl, mix the drained peach slices with the remaining cinnamon and nutmeg.

Step 5:

Gently place the peach mixture over the batter without stirring.

Step 6:

Bake for 45 minutes, ensuring the batter rises up around the peach slices.

Step 7:

Remove from oven and let it cool slightly before serving

Tips and Tricks for Making This Recipe

peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream

Use Fresh Peaches:

If you have fresh, ripe peaches, substitute them for canned peaches for a fresher flavor.

Etang Syrup:

Leave a tablespoon or two of peach syrup in the mix to make the cobbler extra moist.

Topping Variation:

For an additional crunch, sprinkle a handful of sliced almonds or a bit of brown sugar over the batter before baking.

Watch the Oven:

Every oven can vary, so keep an eye on the cobbler to ensure it doesn’t overcook.

Perfect Pairing:

Serve your cobbler warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for extra decadence!

Enjoy making and sharing this homemade Cracker Barrel Peach Cobbler!

What to Serve with Cracker Barrel Peach Cobbler

Vanilla Ice Cream

There’s nothing like a warm cobbler paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

The cold creaminess complements the hot, sweet peach filling in an amazing way.

Make sure to add a generous serving!

Fresh Whipped Cream

If you’re not into ice cream, fresh whipped cream is a fantastic option.

It’s light, fluffy, and adds a touch of sweetness without being too overwhelming.

A dollop on top will bring out the peaches’ natural flavors.

Mint Julep

For a unique twist, try a refreshing mint julep!

Its cool minty flavor pairs surprisingly well with the warm peach cobbler.

This drink is especially wonderful during warm weather.

Savory Cheese Platter

A savory cheese platter might seem unconventional, but it’s delightful.

Cheeses like brie or aged cheddar provide a great contrast with the sweetness of the cobbler.

Add some nuts and crackers for an added texture.

Grilled Peaches

Grilled peaches can take the peach flavor to a new level.

They add a slight smoky taste that pairs beautifully with the cobbler.

Serve them alongside or on top for an extra peachy experience!

Variations and Substitutions

There are many ways to tweak Cracker Barrel’s Peach Cobbler to better suit your preferences.

You can use fresh or frozen peaches as an alternative to canned peaches.

For fresh or frozen peaches, use 3 pounds and increase the cornstarch to 2 tablespoons.

Add 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1 1/3 cups of water to the filling as well.

If you’re a fan of nuts, try adding some chopped pecans to the topping mixture.

Lemon Zest for Extra Zing

A little lemon zest can add a fresh citrusy flavor to the cobbler filling.

Simply grate a bit of lemon peel and mix it in with the peaches before baking.

Different Spices for Unique Flavors

Experiment with spices like cardamom or cloves along with the traditional cinnamon and nutmeg.

These can give your cobbler a unique twist that stands out.

Gluten-Free Options

To make the cobbler gluten-free, substitute the regular flour with a gluten-free baking blend.

Make sure all other ingredients you use are also certified gluten-free.

These simple adjustments can bring a new dimension to your homemade peach cobbler!

By the way, if you love these you’ll definitely have to try this peach cobbler egg roll recipe!

How to Store Leftover Cracker Barrel Peach Cobbler

You can refrigerate leftover Cracker Barrel Peach Cobbler for optimal freshness!

Just make sure to cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep it from drying out.

Refrigerated cobbler will stay fresh for about 2-3 days.

If you need to store it for a longer period, consider freezing it.

Wrap and Freeze

To freeze your peach cobbler, wrap it well in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil.

This double wrapping helps to prevent freezer burn.

Be sure to label it with the date so you know when you stored it.

Frozen cobbler can last for about 2-3 months.

Refrigeration Tips

For a quick storage method, transfer your leftover cobbler to an airtight container.

Keep the container in the fridge to maintain its taste and texture.

Always reheat only the portion you plan to eat to keep the remaining cobbler fresh.

Watch Out for Room Temperature

Avoid leaving the peach cobbler at room temperature for more than 12 hours.

If it contains dairy or eggs, this time reduces to 2 hours.

Cover the cobbler with a cotton kitchen towel or plastic foil if left out temporarily.

This prevents dust and dirt from contaminating it.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Cutting Peaches Too Large

One common mistake is cutting the peaches too large.

You don’t need fancy knife skills, but peach slices should be relatively uniform at ¼-½ inch thick.

Large pieces might remain crunchy and not bake thoroughly by the time the cobbler is ready.

Using Cold Ingredients

Using cold ingredients can affect the texture of your cobbler.

Make sure your butter is at room temperature and your milk is not straight from the fridge.

Warm ingredients combine more smoothly, producing a better end product.

Overmixing the Batter

Overmixing the batter can lead to a tough and dense cobbler.

Stir the ingredients just until they are combined and no more.

A few lumps in your batter are perfectly okay and will ensure a fluffier texture.

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Cracker Barrel Peach Cobbler Recipe

Making Cracker Barrel Peach Cobbler is easier than you might think. You'll need a few simple ingredients and a bit of time to prepare everything.
 
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8
Ingredients
  
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Butter melted
  • 1 cup Self-Rising Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon divided
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 2 cans Peaches 15 oz., sliced, heavy syrup, drained
Instructions
 
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F and lightly grease an 8x8 baking pan.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter, self-rising flour, sugar, and half the cinnamon until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly.
  • In another bowl, mix the drained peach slices with the remaining cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Gently place the peach mixture over the batter without stirring.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, ensuring the batter rises up around the peach slices.
  • Remove from oven and let it cool slightly before serving.

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