Cobbler recipes are the kind of thing that’s passed down through generations, and they can range from having a crust on the bottom with fruit on top, to the exact opposite. This easy version is the latter: a flaky biscuit topping with fruit underneath. First, toss just-ripe peaches in brown sugar, lemon juice, a little cornstarch, and vanilla extract, and bake the mixture with some butter for about 15 minutes (partially cooking the filling ensures that it doesn’t end up watery). Then, top with a biscuit-style dough, sprinkle with sugar, and finish in the oven until golden brown and bubbling. It’s great served plain, or you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or give it the Melba treatment with some raspberry sorbet. See also our easy peach crisp recipe.
Game plan: You can substitute nectarines for the peaches in this recipe.
For more inspiration, see our peach recipes.
For the biscuit topping: