Nothing says 4th of July Celebration better than having family together and feasting over homemade fresh peach cobbler and frozen custard. Peach cobbler and custard ice cream has been a tradition in my family for a very long time. The recipes have changed slightly, the family members have increased, but the celebrations remain the same. To aid in your 4th of July festivities, I thought I’d share my moms Pecan Topped Fresh Peach Cobbler and our little side secret (brought to you by my sponsors), of Dreyer’s Frozen Custard.
My mom’s peach tree just started getting it’s first ripe peaches of the season, so what better way to serve peach cobbler than with fresh peaches?! What makes this recipe different than some other traditional cobblers is the pecan topping. I personally love pecans, so I love this recipe!
The other key to this special 4th of July treat is Dreyer’s Frozen Custard. No joke! Skip the traditional vanilla ice cream and opt for Frozen Custard, because you can truly taste the difference. Dreyer’s® is the first national brand to offer thick, rich and creamy Frozen Custard. It took me a bit to peg the difference, because for a while all I knew was that frozen custard is just delicious. After doing a little research I found that frozen custard is made with eggs, which is why I must like it so much. It reminds me of the homemade ice cream my family would make when I was a kid. My mom’s recipe also had eggs in it. YUM! While churning your own ice cream can be fun – buying Dreyers Frozen Custard tastes homemade and is WAY easier! Plus the flavors are to-die-for. Choose from the following flavors:
- Dreyer’s/EDY’S® Old Fashioned Vanilla Frozen Custard
- Dreyer’s/EDY’S® Chocolate Malt Frozen Custard
- Dreyer’s/EDY’S® Salted Caramel Pretzel Frozen Custard
- Dreyer’s/EDY’S® Snickerdoodle Frozen Custard
- Dreyer’s/EDY’S® Peanut Butter Pie Frozen Custard
- Dreyer’s/EDY’S® Mint Cookies ’N Cream Frozen Custard
Dreyer’s (or Edy’s in some areas) has a variety of new Frozen Custards, so be sure to check them all out, and find where they are sold near you. Which flavor do you want to try first?
Aside from getting a yummy recipe, and a tip, you can also enter to win some coupons for free Dreyer’s Frozen Custard! Now one lucky Clever Housewife reader can try the new custard for free! To enter, simply fill out the form below.
- 10 fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Chinese 5 spice (this adds a new flavor of zip)
- 1 tsp lemon juice (fresh preferred)
- 1 Tbs cornstarch
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup very hot water
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 2 Tbs sugar
- Preheat oven to 400°, and spray a large baking dish with non-stick spray.
- Prepare your peaches, then stir the sugars, spices, lemon juice and cornstarch together in a bowl. Sprinkle sugar mixture over peaches and gently fold to coat peaches. Place the baking dish with peach mixture in preheated oven for about 10 min to melt sugars.
- While that's baking prepare the cobbler mixture in a large bowl. Stir all the dry cobbler topping ingredients together, then cut in cold, diced butter with a pastry blender or fork until it is like coarse meal. Stir in the VERY hot water, and blend until just combined.
- Remove peaches from oven and drop cobbler mixture by spoonfuls over peaches until covered.
- Sprinkle the chopped pecans over cobbler mixture, then sprinkle sugar over pecans.
- Bake in oven on a baking sheet, to catch any juices that may bubble over, for 30 min until topping is golden brown. Check often to make sure pecans aren't getting too toasted.
- Serve warm or cold with ice cream.
opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.