If you've ever had the childhood experience of sitting around a campfire anxiously waiting for dessert to be ready, this Skillet Peach Cobbler is just the recipe you need to transport you right back! This summer skillet dessert comes together quickly with a little careful planning and will evoke all of the emotions of those simple summer nights. Oh and I grew it up just a little, but more about that soon.
That Campfire Feeling at home!
For me there is no better food memory connection than cooking in cast iron. I spent my childhood in boy scout troops camping out under the stars and cooking over fires in cast-iron. My love for the product continued as I got older and on one of my last scout trips through Tennessee I made my parents stop at the lodge factory store and I racked up a bunch of goodies.
Thanks to that experience I am already cooking on cast-iron that has 15+ years of seasoning on it. One note I do want to pause on and tell you about is this new seasoning wax I have found for my cast-iron. I swear by it now and it gave my already used cast-iron a glass-like finish.
Get your hands on some BuzzyWax and you won't be sorry. I swear up and down by the stuff these days and I tell everyone I know about it!
Ok, back to the food now. I hear you wondering how a piece of cookware can evoke emotion in the way I am describing, but it is just one of those things that make me happy. I enjoy being in the kitchen for reasons like this, and if you can find something like that, that makes you enjoy your time in the kitchen, seek it out!
Cast-iron cooking takes me back to learning to cook over a campfire, and visiting the mountains with family and filling a cabin with the smell of bacon as it cooked on my new skillet. Find JOY in the food you create.
Why THIS Skillet Peach Cobbler?
Well, I have to say I personally LOVE this Skillet Peach Cobbler recipe because I decided to mix two of my favorite things together to get the desired end result. This recipe really is the perfect mix of a crisp and a cobbler. I like the nutty crunch of a crisp, and the fluff of a biscuity cobbler.
So why not through them together. I used my go-to crumble topping and my favorite biscuit recipe, and I have to say, it came out EXACTLY as I dreamed it would. This is the part of recipe creation that I love, trying something new that might feel outlandish, but then tasting it and falling in love!
Planning makes Perfect!
While this recipe is fairly simple to make, the added elements of biscuits and crumble just take a little extra time. NOT a lot of time, but a quick bowl wash and some resting time in the fridge are required.
Start with you biscuits. I use my mixer to make them so I add some ease there, but they can be made up to the day before you want to use them if you really want to get ahead of yourself. Just lay them on a tray and wrap them up tight to keep them fresh.
Then lay them on top of the peach filling first when assembling.
Next make your crumble topping. I like one that has nuts and rolled oats in it, I think it gives a much needed texture contrast here, where it could potentially be all mushy. Make that up to a day ahead as well and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
Fill the space between the biscuits with it when you are ready to bake.
As long as you set yourself up with those toppins, the rest is CAKE. Or, well, cobbler in this instance! Making the peach filling is super simple, just quickly saute some fresh peaches in butter and sugar, add in some flavors and you are on your way to greatness.
This is a recipe you could even take to the campfire if you wanted to. Just make it in a dutch oven so you can put coals on the lid and cook those biscuits and crumble topping perfectly. You can even prepare everything ahead of time and just assemble at camp.
Another great note I have for you is that any leftover you have can sit out, covered, on the counter for up to 24 hours (great if you are at camp!) and then gently reheated in the oven at 350˚ or over the fire until warmed through and the crumble gets crisp again. And of course, be sure to add more ice cream on top too!