When you live in Texas, the Farmers Market in August means one thing; Parker County Peaches.
I mean, when a county has an annual festival solely devoted to its peaches? You know they’ve got to be good.
For those of you that don’t live in Texas, well I apologize because plain and simple, I’ve never had better peaches than the ones that come from Parker County.
On the way home from a quick weekend trip to Houston a few weeks ago, my boyfriend Jordan and I drove by Ridgmar Farmers Market, which proudly proclaims on the sign Featuring Parker County Peaches!
Needless to say we made a quick stop.
One basket of beautiful peaches and 24 hours of ripening later, I found myself wondering what to do with all of them.
There’s just so many possibilities; grilled peaches, peaches and cream, peach tea, peach crisp… but alas, my personal favorite peach cobbler was the winner (it usually is).
I pulled out my favorite cobbler recipe from an old Southern Living Magazine, and got to work.
Now I’m not saying you have to use Parker County Peaches with this recipe, but you’ll sure be happy if you do!
Parker County Peach Cobbler
- 1/2 c butter
- 1 c all-purpose flour
- 2 c sugar, divided
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 c milk
- 4 c fresh peach slices
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Melt butter in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
- Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt; add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter over butter (do not stir).
- Bring remaining 1 cup sugar, peach slices, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly; pour over batter (do not stir). Sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve cobbler warm or cool.
Southern Living doesn’t include in their instructions to “serve with ice cream“ but I insist… a little Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla on top is the perfect compliment to this yummy summer treat.
August is national peach month, so celebrate in style with this delicious, four step peach cobbler.
And if you’ve never made it out to Parker County to try some of the world’s finest peaches, I definitely recommend adding that to your to-do list!
Until next time,