Food and wine pairing challenge #1: Peach Cobbler

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Welcome to the first of many food and wine pairing challenges. The focus of my food and wine pairing challenge is to take things I love to make or enjoy eating and have you pair them with your favorite wine(s). I’ve been thinking about introducing this segment for a while so I thought tonight was as good a time as any.

This week’s challenge is my peach cobbler. I’ve been making peach cobblers for about 4 years now and I just love it. I thought about this recipe for some time now and wondered what wine I could possibly pair it with. That’s where you come in 😉 I would like you to pair my peach cobbler with a wine you think would go good with this recipe.

Easy Peach Cobbler

Courtesy of Food Network™

Prep Time: 15 min
Inactive Prep Time: 0 min
Cook Time: 50 min
Servers: 6 to 8 servings

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch salt
1 cup milk
4 cups peeled, pitted and thinly sliced fresh peaches (5 to 6 medium peaches)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Several dashes ground cinnamon or ground nutmeg (optional)

Preheat over to 375 degrees.
Pour the melted butter into a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, the baking powder, and the salt and mix well. Stir in the milk, mixing until just combined. Pour this batter over the butter but do not stir them together.

In a small saucepan, combine the peaches, lemon juice and remaining cup of sugar and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Pour the peaches over the batter but do not stir them together. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg if desired.

Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until the top is golden-brown. Serve warm or cold.

When it’s all done, it should look like this:

finished peach cobbler

For this challenge, please list your suggestions in the comments section of my blog. Over the next few months or so, I will try out your suggestions and list my favorites. The ultimate goal is to have fun, but in the future, I may have prizes for the winners 😉 Maybe you’ll even win one of my peach cobblers!

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7 thoughts on “Food and wine pairing challenge #1: Peach Cobbler

  1. Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!

    Cheers
    Christian, iwspo.net

  2. alright my new found foodie-wine pairing friends, I would almost call this a fool or a clafoutis- but the wine pairing is beyond obvious- the upland estates ‘Ampeli’ ice muscat wine….

    • I have to agree that the Uplands Estate Muscat ice wine would rock a peach cobbler. Northwest Totem Cellars Late Harvest Riesling would be good but even Mike Sharadin would agree that Olsen Estates Late Harvest Berry Riesling would be an even better option.
      In a different direction completely, I really like to pair a Vin Santo with peaches.

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