Fall is officially here and summer has gone into hibernating.Â While the sun continues to shine bright here in Colorado, the temperature has definitely taken a drop and I will be packing up my summer clothes and bringing out my sweaters and jackets.
The local farmers market took a break last weekend and will be back in full swing for one more month.Â I am excited to start trading in the purchase of watermelonâ€™s and strawberries for hearty fall vegetables like squash to make warm meals to eat on a cool fall night.
Before I turn a new leaf with my cooking I had to give summer the credit it deserved with one more festive dessert: Peach Cobbler.Â The facilities department at work had an end of summer bbq.Â They grilled up some burgers and bratwurst with baked beans, potatoes salad and all the fixings like sauerkraut, onions, pueblo green chiliâ€™s, the works!
Guests were told to bring a side to share.Â Being that it was a workday, most people brought veggie platters or some type of chips and dip combo.Â I however stayed true to myself and decided to bring a dessert.
I had some peaches from the farmers market that I needed to use up before an upcoming work trip.Â Peach Cobble seemed like the easiest and most logical thing to make.Â Two challenges came to mind though when I decided to make the cobbler:
1). Cobbler is best served hot and I would have no way of re-heating it at work if made the night before.
2). Cobbler can take awhile to make and I had little time to make on Thursday night or Friday morning.
With these challenges in front of me, I decided to do the only thing that made sense: Peach Cobbler in the CROCKPOT!!!Â Thatâ€™s right, I put all the ingredients in a crock-pot, took it to work and let it cook until it was time to party.Â Easiest cobbler I have ever made and turned out delicious!
The recipe for the cobbler I made is below:
4 cups peaches (I used 4 farmers market peaches and 1 can of peaches)
1 box yellow cake mix
1). Slice the fresh peaches and mix with the canned peaches in a bowl.Â Sprinkle on brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.Â Sprinkle enough on to your taste preferences.
2). Place the seasoned peaches into the crock-pot.Â Sprinkle the yellow cake mix evenly over the peaches.
3). Place cubes of butter over the cake mix.Â The top of the cake should be covered in butter.Â Takes about 1-1.5 sticks of butter.
4). Cook on high for 4 hours or until the cake is golden brown and cooked through.
Again, this has been one the easiest peach cobblers I have ever made, and one of the tastiest!Â I know the seasons are changing and that means so are the produce options, but if they are still selling peaches in your area, grab some and try making this tasty dessert.
Until the next recipe, bon appÃ©tit!