Welcome to another episode of Cooking with Crystal. This unofficial series is where I share some of my favorite recipes with you! Today we are going to talk about my delicious and simple Peach Crispy Cobbler. A hybrid between a cobbler and a crisp, this has something for everyone and uses fresh summer peaches for a summer crowd pleasing treat.
We serve this with scrumptious homemade vanilla ice cream that is my Dad’s recipe. Growing up, we had an old ice cream maker that churned the ice cream with ice and rock salt surrounding the drum. Now, we use a much smaller Cuisinart ice cream maker. Because the recipe makes a lot of ice cream, we make it in several batches but it turns out just as tasty.
The ice cream is really more of an ice milk that is creamier and you can see and taste the granules of sugar. I prefer it to ice cream and this is the best vanilla ice cream recipe ever and uses only the simplest of ingredients.
There are only six ingredients that you need to make this out of this world old fashioned vanilla ice cream. Full disclosure, I got so excited for the ice cream, I forgot to take pictures but I want to get this up because no one should have to wait to make this delicious treat.
Here is what you will need:
2 Cups Heavy Cream
1 Cup Whole Milk
3/4 cup sugar
.5 teaspoon salt
6 egg yolks
2 tablespoons vanilla
Here’s what you do:
First things first, you are going to make a custard. Using a sauce pot over medium heat. Bring heavy cream, whole milk, sugar and salt to a simmer stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. This should take about 5 minutes.
Remove sauce pot from the heat. Using a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks until frothy. Take about a quarter cup of the cream mixture and use that to temper the egg yolks. Slowly adding the cream to the egg, stirring constantly so as not to scramble the eggs.
Once you have tempered the egg yolks, you can add the egg yolks slowly to the pot and stir to combine. Return pot to medium-low heat and gently cook until mixture thickens and coats the back of your spoon.
Allow custard to cool, then cover and refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight.
Add mixture to your ice cream machine and follow instructions on your machine.
Voila! The best, absolute best, ice cream ever. Ever.
For the Crispy Cobbler, you are going to need the following:
6-8 large peaches or nectarines sliced
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 tablespoon apple juice
.5 box white cake mix
1 cup old fashioned oats
.5 cup brown sugar
.5 cup white sugar Plus 2 tablespoons
2 teaspoons cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
dash of salt
5 tablespoons cold butter cut into small chunks
5 tablespoons butter melted
Here’s what you do:
Slice your peaches or cut into chunks, you can peel them if you want to but leave the skins on. Place them in a large bowl and put your cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of sugar in the bowl with the 1 tablespoon of apple juice. Set aside.
In a separate bowl combine cake mix, sugars, oats, cinnamon and salt.
Once combined add 5 tablespoons melted butter and stir to combine. Chunks are okay! Great actually. You can also add the butter as cold chunks and cut with a pastry cutter or fork.
Into a greased 9 by 13 inch baking dish pour peaches including all the glorious juice at the bottom of the bowl. Top with crumble topping mixture then dot with remaining chunks of cold butter.
Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes and allow to cool. It is great hot or room temperature!
Top with your amazing vanilla ice cream and you have an awesome summer dessert that is sure to please any crowd.
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