When 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. 🙂
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:
- 5 cups of fresh peach wedges (about 6 peaches)
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 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: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare (6) ramekins with cooking spray. 2. In a large bowl, combine the fruit mixture – peach wedges, flour + sugar. Toss to coat. Divide peaches equally in ramekins. 3. In a medium bowl, combine the topping ingredients – flour, brown sugar, melted butter, oatmeal + chopped nuts. The mixture will be lumpy. 4. Top peaches with this mixture. 5. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until fruit mixture is bubbly + topping is slightly browned. Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired. And you have a delicious, sweet and fresh Summer dessert! We 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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Do you have a favorite Summer dessert?