There’s a whole parade of recipes that virtually everyone has their own version of.
Meatloaf is one; pound cake might be another. But I think cobbler sits at the top of the list.
Even if you don’t think you have a recipe for cobbler, I bet you do.
Maybe you got it at a shower or, if you’re Southern, maybe you got it at a good old fashioned “pounding.” Maybe it was passed down from a grandparent or a favorite aunt. (My husband’s family had a recipe they called “Peach Stuff” – which was exactly the same thing.) Whatever the case, I feel sure that somewhere in your recipe box you have got a recipe for some sort of cobbler.
I also feel sure that this recipe for Bisquick peach cobbler is easier and more delicious than anything you have tried before.
I found this Bisquick peach cobbler recipe in a newspaper many years ago. I have been making it ever since – with a few adaptions of my own. I originally decided to cut it out of the paper and give it a try for a few reasons:
- It looked so darn easy. Just mix up a few ingredients, pour them in a pan, and bake. I love easy-to-make dessert dishes, so I knew I just had to try this one out. And let me tell you that with peach cobbler, easy recipes are all you need. And in fact, it looked like the easiest
- I already had all of the ingredients in my pantry. That is what is so great about simple recipes like this – they do not require much forethought. Pretty much everyone has pancake mix, nutmeg, butter, and sugar just sitting around.
I have always been thankful that I thought to try that recipe. It has quickly become my go-to recipe when peaches are out of season and peach cobbler is calling my name. Which, to be honest with you, is often!
Now you might be skeptical of a dish that is so easy to make. After all, lots of so-called “easy dishes” just end up being bland.
However, this peach cobbler recipe is not like that at all. It only takes a few minutes to whip together and then an hour in the oven.
And the final product is so delicious that your friends will think you’ve been slaving away in your kitchen for hours! I absolutely love this Bisquick peach cobbler recipe, Paula Deen’s cobbler doesn’t even come close!
It is one of my favorite fruit desserts – I like it more than peach cobbler with cake mix and Bisquick peach crisp.
Making this recipe is a real joy, partially because everyone just loves it. I get so many compliments about the cobbler when I bring it to barbecues or potlucks. In fact, I usually just go ahead and make a double recipe (in a 9×13 pan) so that I’m sure I’ll have enough to feed everyone.
It goes quickly!
As I mentioned before, I’ve made a few adaptions to the original recipe. One of those adaptions was to use ground nutmeg as a flavoring instead of cinnamon.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I like cinnamon. But for this recipe I think nutmeg is the right choice. It’s just a little more flavorful,IMHO, and has more to add to the wonderful peach cobbler flavor.
Occasionally I will take a little mixture of cinnamon and brown sugar and use that to dust the top of the cobbler. I’ve found that kids usually like that a lot, because of the added sweetness.
I recommend serving this cobbler warm. If you’re like me, you might make the whole thing up a day ahead of time and then just re-heat it when you want to serve!
Consider trying a scoop of French Vanilla ice cream, or a hearty dollop of fresh whipped cream to go with the delicious cobber.
My family loves to sprinkle a few frozen blueberries into a bowlful of warm cobbler. Try out this recipe and let me know how you like to serve it!
Fresh Peaches: Let’s talk about using fresh peaches. You have probably noticed by now that my recipe uses canned peaches instead of fresh ones. There is a reason for this! Canned peaches have some added sweetness already. Typically, just a bit of syrup clings to the peaches, even after their drained, and that extra sweetness mixes well with the cobbler crust.
So I would recommend against using fresh peaches in this recipe. But, if you’re going to make Bisquick fresh peach cobbler anyway, be careful how much sugar you add to the dish. I’ve heard of some folks adding a cup or more of sugar to compensate for the missing sweetness of the canned peaches’ syrup. That is too much! You will make the dish way too sweet.
Gluten Free: I occasionally find myself needing to serve guests who need gluten free desserts. Despite what you might think, this dish actually works really well for that purpose! This is because the gluten free Bisquick mix is a totally acceptable substitute for the original mix called for in the recipe. The cobbler still comes out warm and gooey – a fantastic dessert.
Other Fruit: Though peach is my favorite ingredient for this dessert, I have occasionally experimented with including other fruits. This recipe is super versatile. There are bunches of fruits that work as the fruit base – apricots, cherries, etc. Bisquick apple cobbler is, of course, a classic variation.
Other Variations: If you find that the dish is not sweet enough for you, I recommend trying a few things before you add extra sugar:
First, just try adding extra peaches. As I’ve already mentioned, the syrup in a can of peaches is pretty sweet. And peaches are a pretty sweet fruit on their own. A few extra peaches might be all you need to bring the sweetness level to your liking.
Second, try using cinnamon instead of nutmeg. But before you replace the whole allotted amount of nutmeg, just do half and half cinnamon and nutmeg. See what that does for you. If it’s still not sweet enough, then go for the whole measurement in cinnamon.
On the flip side, if you find the dish is too sweet, an easy way to counteract that (and make the dish more healthy as you do) is to cut out some of the sugar. Start by cutting the measurement down to just ¾ cups. Then try a half cup.
- Prep Time : 10 minutes
- Cook Time : 60 minutes
- Yield : Serves 4
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In an ungreased 8X8X2 inch baking dish, mix together Bisquick, milk and nutmeg. Mix in melted butter until smooth.
- In a bowl, mix drained peaches with sugar, then spoon over batter.
- Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until top is golden,