“Hello, Summer!” Maple Peach Cobbler

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I used to think that fall was my favorite time of year, but the abundance of farmers’ markets are quickly changing my mind. I live in Raleigh, North Carolina, and I feel lucky to have easy access to delicious, fresh, local food.

My favorite places to shop are just right around the corner. I live close to LL Urban Farms, owned by some lovely people who travel to the NC coast twice a week to bring back local seafood. And I work downtown, where the Raleigh Downtown Farmers’ Market is held every Wednesday. Sugar snap peas, red potatoes, spring onions, summer squash, every kind of lettuce you could imagine…just thinking about all of the food grown with such care and love puts a smile on my face.

It’s the beginning of peach season here in the South, and if you haven’t tasted the difference between a freshly picked fruit and one that’s been sitting on a shelf for who knows how long, you have no idea what you’re in for. I picked up two baskets of these beauties. It wasn’t until I got them home and into a fruit bowl that I realized that I’d probably gone a bit overboard.

MaplePeachCobbler_Allison_NerdsAndNomsense-1And what’s a Southern girl to do with too many peaches? Why, make a cobbler, of course!

I recently returned from a trip to Toronto, so when I thought of making a peach cobbler, the next thing that popped into my head was maple. I picked up some maple sugar while I was up north. Maple sugar is a delicious alternative to white sugar that adds sweetness and a light maple flavor to everything from coffee to cookies. If you can’t find some in your own backyard, you can always pick some up online.

While this cobbler is cooling, come on back and leave a comment letting us know about your favorite local places to buy fresh food. I hope to see you around a market soon!

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Maple Peach Cobbler

INGREDIENTS

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  • 8 fresh peaches peeled, pitted, and sliced into wedges (thicker = more texture, so slice em’ how you like ‘em)
  • ¼ c maple sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

TOPPING

  • 1 c chopped walnuts
  • ½ c unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 ¼ c almond flour
  • 1/4 c maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ c coconut oil (melted)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat your oven to 425F.

2. Mix the filling ingredients (sliced peaches, maple sugar, spices, salt, lemon juice, and cornstarch) together in a large bowl.

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3. Pour the filling into a 2-quart round baking dish and bake for 10 minutes.

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4. While the filling is baking, prepare the topping by mixing the remaining ingredients (walnuts, coconut, almond flour, maple syrup, vanilla, coconut oil, salt, and cinnamon) together in a large bowl.

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6. Remove the filling from the oven and spread the topping evenly over the peaches.

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7. Return the dish to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

8. Serve warm with a generous scoop of vanilla-bean ice cream.

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"Hello, Summer!" Maple Peach Cobbler
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • FILLING
  • 8 fresh peaches peeled, pitted, and sliced into wedges (thicker = more texture, so slice em’ how you like ‘em)
  • ¼ c maple sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • TOPPING
  • 1 c chopped walnuts
  • ½ c unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 ¼ c almond flour
  • ¼ c maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ c coconut oil (melted)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 425F.
  2. Mix the filling ingredients (sliced peaches, maple sugar, spices, salt, lemon juice, and cornstarch) together in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the filling into a 2-quart round baking dish and bake for 10 minutes.
  4. While the filling is baking, prepare the topping by mixing the remaining ingredients (walnuts, coconut, almond flour, maple syrup, vanilla, coconut oil, salt, and cinnamon) together in a large bowl.
  5. Remove the filling from the oven and spread the topping evenly over the peaches.
  6. Return the dish to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Serve warm with a generous scoop of vanilla-bean ice cream.
 

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