This Southern Mini Peach Cobbler recipe is a time-tested mini dessert that’s so simple to make, you can even get the kids involved! The versatility of this recipe lends itself to so many varieties and it’s the perfect dessert for entertaining a crowd!
Do you have that one dessert in your family that is just a staple? Everyone knows how to make it, the recipe has been passed down from generation to generation, and it shows up at every family gathering?
We do too, and it’s my great-grandmother’s peach cobbler. I’ve eaten it ever since I was a baby, and when I say baby, I mean baby baby. Like in a high chair with my mom feeding it to me with a spoon baby. No matter the holiday or celebration, this peach cobbler will be there. Christmas (peach cobbler), baby shower (peach cobbler), birthday (peach cobbler)…you get the point.
It dawned on me the other day that even though my daughter is a baker and has made everything under the sun, she’s yet to tackle our family peach cobbler…it was time. I knew this would be a challenge since our family does not do recipes. We don’t believe in them, but oddly enough, everything always turns out to taste the same. In our family, you learn by being in the kitchen and watching and taste testing.
Southern Mini Peach Cobbler Recipe
My grandmother could never tell you how much cinnamon to put in or how much sugar, you just knew it was right when you tasted it. Growing up, I thought this was really cool ( I was the resident taste tester and spoon licker), but as I got older and started cooking on my own, it got really annoying. I wanted to be the first in my family to attempt to write it all out so that others after me will know how it’s done.
The cool thing about this recipe is it’s very versatile. You can make it in a casserole dish (perfect for family gatherings) or you can make a mini dessert like we did today. You can also get creative and swap out the peaches for another fruit like apples or blueberry.
If you are looking to add a new dessert tradition to your family that’s also perfect for entertaining, you will want to test this one out. If you do make it, I would love to hear your thoughts and see what you did to make it your own.
- 2 refrigerated pie crusts
- 4 cups fresh peaches, diced
- 2 tbsp quality caramel sauce
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup dark brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- Dash of salt
- Caramel sauce to drizzle on top
- Combine peaches, caramel sauce, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix until well incorporated and cornstarch is no longer visible. Cover and set in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
- Flour your surface and roll out your pie crust (one at a time). Your crust should be about 1/4 of an inch thick. Cut out circles using a biscuit cutter or wide-mouth glass (a wine glass works perfectly).
- Butter the inside of your muffin cups making sure all areas are covered.
- Line the inside of your pans with pie crust. Pinch or crimp the edges with a fork for decoration. Coat the inside of the pie crust with melted butter and set aside.
- To make your topping, combine flour, brown and white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and butter. The texture should be crumbly.
- Fill each baking cup to the tip with the peach mixture then top with 2-3 tablespoons of topping. Bake for 350ºF for 18 minutes or until topping is golden.
- Allow cobbler to cool for 20 minutes before removing from pan. Once cooled, remove from pans, place on serving tray, and drizzle with caramel sauce.
Home Chef Tip: Follow this base recipe, but use whatever fruit you prefer to make this mini dessert unique every time!
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