I’ve been in a baking mood lately.
Not like all from scratch, make your own bread kind of baking. More like, simple and yummy desserts that I can whip up and toss in the oven while I’m preparing dinner.
This little concoction is one of my most recent favorites.
Peaches are one of the best parts of summer. Those fresh, fragrant piles of them in the store are so tantalizing.
But, canned peaches are good too and totally have their place in the kitchen.
This cobbler starts with a can of peaches, drained.
Look at those peach slices! Don’t you just want to devour them?
To begin the transformation of canned peaches into an awesome cobbler, layer half of the peaches in each of two small ramekins.
When it’s just the two of us, I like making little individual-sized desserts. Maybe it’s the only child in me that doesn’t want to share, or maybe it’s the little kid in me that gets really excited about being able to eat the whole thing.
You can also make just one of these if you’re home alone.
Either way, he gets one and I get one.
In a bowl mix together
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter, diced
a mess of cinnamon
Combine the ingredients. I used my hands so I could crumble the butter and the brown sugar into nice sized crumbs.
Divide the mixture in half and sprinkle over each ramekin.
To make baking easier, place the ramekins on a cookie sheet or pizza pan. This way, you only have to remove one thing from the oven. The pan will also catch any spillover so you don’t have to clean your oven.
Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes. The butter will melt into the peaches. The crumb mixture will get all crunch and gooey. The peaches will release their juices, forming a sticky syrup in the ramekin.
Add a dollop of whipped cream for some extra indulgence.
The fruit and the nuts you use are entirely up to you. I can imagine a strawberry and blueberry cobbler topped with hazelnuts. Or apples with pecans.
Let me know if you come up with some yummy combos!