I knew that the simplest thing would be to start with a pie or crisp or cobbler… and then I was putting away dishes and hefted our big heavy cast iron skillet handed down from Mr. Juggling Act’s mother. Perfect. And I set to work on my Iron Skillet Rustic Peach Cobbler.
1/3 cup white sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons cornstarch
Juice from 1 lemon
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
Preheat the oven to 350-degrees.
Peel the peaches and remove the pit. Cut into bite-sized chunks and place in a mixing bowl. Add the white sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. Let the fruit mixture macerate for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix all of the topping ingredients and combine using a dough blender or the back of a fork until it is crumbly, but combined.
Pour the fruit mixture into the iron skillet – if you don’t have one, I’d recommend this set of three, which is very reasonably priced, in my opinion, and gets great reviews: Universal Housewares Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron 3 Piece Skillet Set. Sprinkle the topping over the fruit.
Bake 30 minutes until the peach mixture begins to bubble through and the crispy topping and golden brown. Remove the skillet from the oven and let cool and set for 10 minutes. Serve with ice cream, if desired.