One of the frequent desserts in our house growing up was poor man’s peach cobbler. My mom would make this on the regular, probably because she justified feeding her children sugar as long as it had fruit in it. Whatever the reason, it didn’t last long after it was out of the oven; between five people, the cobbler was gobbled up in a matter of seconds and for good reason!
This cobbler is a poor man’s peach cobbler with some added coconut flavor. Why is it called poor man’s peach cobbler you ask? Because it only has four (cheap) ingredients. However, mine has a few more than that, but don’t worry, it’s still cheap and still delicious!
Coconut Peach Cobbler
- 2 (24 ounce) jars peaches in white grape juice (Trader Joe’s has them)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cane sugar
- 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter, divided
- 1 can coconut cream (not coconut milk)
- 2 tablespoons cane sugar
Preheat your oven to 350º
Slice the peaches and reserve 1 jar of juice.
In a medium bowl mix the flour, coconut flakes, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and set aside. Melt 1/4 cup butter and add it into the dry mixture.
In a 9×9 baking dish place 3/4 of the dry mixture on the bottom, add in the peaches and juice, then top with the remaining dry ingredients. Melt the other 1/4 cup of butter and pour on top.
Bake the cobbler for about 1 hour or until the the top is a deep golden brown the sides are bubbling.
While the cobbler is baking, make a coconut whipped cream. Add the coconut cream and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whip attachment and mix on high for a few minutes, until the the coconut cream is smooth and stiff.
Serve warm with coconut whipped cream and enjoy!