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Screechin’ Peach Cobbler

Screechin’ Peach Cobbler. An old fashioned favourite southern dessert made even better with the addition of dark rum to the ripe fresh peaches!

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Screechin’ Peach Cobbler

I guarantee this one will be a hit at your family’s dinner table or with anyone lucky enough to get an invitation any time you serve this outstanding dessert.

This recipe is inspired by a Bourbon Peach Cobbler that I had in the southern US several years back that I just couldn’t forget.

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Fresh or frozen peaches both work well in this sample recipe idea.

The cobbler in this recipe is particularly light and delicious. However, the addition of our famous “Newfoundland Screech” brand dark rum to the peaches brings this recipe to a whole new level.

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Screechin’ Peach Cobbler

Many of our readers will not have access to that brand of rum, of course, but any good quality dark rum will make more than an acceptable substitution.

Of course if you want to make this each cobbler using bourbon as a substitute for rum, that is delicious too.

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Peach wedges for Peach Cobbler.

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Peach Cobbler close up image of a single serving on green plate
Yield: 8 servings or more

Screechin' Peach Cobbler

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Screechin' Peach Cobbler. An old fashioned favourite southern dessert made even better with the addition of dark rum to the ripe fresh peaches!

Ingredients

For the peach mixture (bottom layer)

  • 8-10 cups fresh peaches
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Screech (or other dark rum)
  • 2 tbsp corn starch

For the cobbler dough (top layer)

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup very cold butter, cut in small pieces
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

    To prepare the peach layer (bottom)

    Toss together the peaches, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter, brown sugar, rum and cornstarch and spread in the bottom of a deep dish 13x9 (or similar sized) glass baking pan. For extra flavour penetration, you can soak the peaches in the rum for a couple of hours first or overnight.

    Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes.

    While the fruit is baking, prepare the cobbler topping.

    To prepare the cobbler dough

    In a food processor combine the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar.

    Using the pulse button on the food processor cut in the butter.

    Pulse until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. ( If you don't own a food processor, you can cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter or even a couple of knives.)

    To the flour/butter mixture add the whipping cream and vanilla extract.

    Fold in the cream just until a soft dough forms. Do not overwork the dough or it will become too tough. Less is more here and the less you work the dough, the lighter your cobbler will turn out.

    Drop the cobbler dough in heaping tablespoonfuls onto the hot fruit mixture.

    Return the baking pan to the oven for about another 25-35 minutes or until the top is evenly golden brown.

    Let the cobbler rest for 10-15 minutes before serving warm with some good French Vanilla ice cream.

Notes

 

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 476Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 71mgSodium 414mgCarbohydrates 59gFiber 3gSugar 37gProtein 5g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Updated August 2019 to include a printable recipe card and nutritional information.

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Olga

Saturday 28th of August 2021

We Visited Newfoundland a few years ago…brought home a bottle of Screech….we live in BC by an orchard…..have beautiful fresh peaches,,, will be making your desert for tonight’s dinner…

Barb Stewart

Tuesday 24th of August 2021

What can I substitute the alcohol with non alcohol in the peach recipes. I really want to try the pie and cobbler but both call for alcohol. Thank you

Darlene MacMullin

Sunday 18th of July 2021

Can I make this the night before. I would like to take for dessert at bbq but I am working day of bbq

Madeleine Martel

Thursday 12th of September 2019

I find this recipe easy to make and is delicious especially when you have lots of guest for dinner M. Martel. Sainte Adele QC

Emma @ PeachCobbler.org

Wednesday 14th of October 2009

Sounds great! I'm going to give it a shot this weekend. Thanks for sharing! :D

Mary McNeill

Sunday 18th of August 2019

I made your roasted peaches was really good. Then I cooked up some peaches with some sugar (they were sourt) and ROSEMARY. I was inspired to use the rosemary and It's a WHAM of flavour with it.

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