Bourbon Peach Cobbler
Recipe adapted from Tyler Florence
- 6 cups of peeled and sliced peaches (canned or fresh)
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegan refined sugar
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 12 tablespoons plus 2 tablespoons Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread
- 2 tablespoons soy creamer
- Vanilla dairy-free ice cream to top with (optional)
For the peaches, I used half fresh and half canned. If you want to use fresh peaches, there’s an easy way to get the peel off. First, slice a small X into the bottom of the peaches.
Bring a pot of water to boil and add the peaches, letting them boil for at least 30 seconds. The less ripe the peaches are, the more time they’ll need to boil, up to 90 seconds. Remove from heat and immediately submerge the peaches into ice water for one minute.
Remove from the water and peel. Ta-da!
To make the cobbler, preheat your oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, stir together the peaches, bourbon, 1/4 cup of sugar, corn starch and cinnamon.
In a food processor, blend together the flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, baking powder, salt and 12 tablespoons of Earth Balance. Don’t overdo it, the dough should be just a little bit sticky but not runny. If you don’t have a food processor, you can mix these ingredients together by hand. I actually recommend using your bare hands to mush it all together.
Melt the last two tablespoons of Earth Balance over low heat in a 10-inch cast iron skillet. Add in the peach mixture and cook until the peaches are warm, about 2 minutes for canned peaches and 5 minutes for fresh peaches. Remove from heat and spoon the dough over top of the peaches.
Brush the top with your soy creamer and sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of sugar.
And you’re ready to bake!
Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 40 minutes, or until the top begins to brown and you can see the peaches bubbling underneath.
Serve warm with vanilla dairy-free ice cream, if that’s your thing. It’s definitely my thing.