An End of Summer Dinner Party: The Dessert

SR_final cobbler side shotWhen Chef Shayna and I put our heads together to create a simple + seasonal menu for a casual Summer dinner party, one thing instantly on the menu was peach cobbler. To me, peach cobbler has always been the epitome of Summer – fresh, juicy peaches with the most delicious, crumbly topping. Served slightly warm with vanilla ice cream on top and you had the perfect dessert!

There’s so many recipes for peach cobbler, but we chose to make Shayna’s tried-and-true one. Our idea to serve them individually in small ramekins is so it’s easy for guests to grab and mingle. We used peaches grown by Shayna’s grandfather, keeping it very local. 🙂

Hopefully you’ve been following our End of Summer Dinner party posts – each one with a different part of the meal. bruschetta, salad, lemonadeheartTHE MENU

Drink: Refreshing Lemonade with a healthy twist (a cocktail version too!) – coming this week.

Appetizer: Bite-Size Bruschetta Cups

Main Dish: Chicken Summer Salad with strawberries & goat cheese

Dessert: Mini Peach Cobbler

Mini Peach Cobbler: 

adapted from Shia LaBeouf’s recipeSR_whole fresh peaches in bowlservings: 6


Fruit Mixture:SR_fruit mixture ingredients

  • 5 cups of fresh peach wedges (about 6 peaches)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup sugar

Topping:SR_topping ingredients used in peach cobbler

  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ¾ cup melted butter
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 3 envelopes instant apple cinnamon oatmeal

Prep: SR_kelly + shayna cutting + dicing peaches1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare (6) ramekins with cooking spray. SR_stirring peaches, flour and sugar together 2. In a large bowl, combine the fruit mixture – peach wedges, flour + sugar. Toss to coat. Divide peaches equally in ramekins. SR_adding oatmealSR_adding butter3. In a medium bowl, combine the topping ingredients – flour, brown sugar, melted butter, oatmeal + chopped nuts. The mixture will be lumpy. SR_stir topping mixture together4. Top peaches with this mixture. SR_layer oatmeal mixture on top of peaches5. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until fruit mixture is bubbly + topping is slightly browned. SR_cobbler ready to be bakedServe warm or at room temperature with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired. SR_final cobblerAnd you have a delicious, sweet and fresh Summer dessert! SR_cobbler overhead shot with whip on yellow plateWe hope you try these recipes for an End of Summer party and like them as much as we do.

Next up: the drink!

Photos by Photography by MJD for A Lovely Life.

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