Thursday, May 07, 2015

Bourbon Pecan Peach Cobbler

On Wednesday night, I hosted a Dutch Oven Dinner for 15 of us.  It was only my second use of the “pots” since I moved here to Savannah, but everyone loved the dinner and we had a good time.  I fixed a pot of ribs, another of potatoes, onions and bacon, and a peach cobbler.  I improvised on an old recipe for peach cobbler and it turned out great and since I was using canned peaches verses pie filling, it cost a lot less (and the bourbon and pecans gave it a wonderful flavor.

My old recipe (for a 10 inch pot):
  • Rub ½ stick of butter on the inside of the pot
  • 2 cans of peach pie filling
  • Top with yellow cake mix
  • Cut up a stick of butter and put it on top
  • Cook 35 minutes, the juice will bubble up and cook the cake mix.


My new recipe  (for a 12 inch pot):
  • ½ stick of butter rubbed into the inside of the pot
  • Mix together:  3 28 cans of peaches (mostly drained).  Add ½ cup of brown sugar and ¼ cup of corn starch and an ounce of bourbon.  When finished, pour into the pot
  • Chop up a cup of pecans and soak for 30 minutes in bourbon
  • Mix pecans and a cake mix together and spread over the peach mix
  • Sprinkle ½ of chopped butter on top
  • Bake in a medium fire (dozen coals under and over) for 30 minutes
  • Serve with ice cream
Now, when the peaches start coming in, I’ll have to try this with real peaches (and maybe some blueberries).   I am sorry I didn't take a photo of the cobbler when finished, but it was gone before I had a chance!
Two of my pots after cleaning
along with a small collection of "fallen soldiers" waiting for recycling

27 comments:

  1. Oh the pecans soaked in bourbon sounds interesting, (like figs soaked in Captain Morgan spiced rum and coffee for Figgy pudding! Yummy. I am going to have to give your new recipe a try! This sounds perfect and your wifey must enjoy when you do the cooking too! It's great that you all had fun too!

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    1. Karen, You will have to share that recipe for figgy pudding!

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  2. Sounds wonderful. Except for the onions. I'm not a fan.

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    1. They are so good but I am the only one who likes them in my house, but most of my guest seemed to appreciate or tolerate them.

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  3. Sounds excellent! I can't think of the last time I had a dutch oven meal but I'm guessing it has been nearly 30 years. I need to fix that.

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  4. Oh you have the dutch oven iron pans. My mom had a bunch of those cast iron pans and she loved them. My brother wanted them so he took them after she passed away. Those are great for cooking in. That recipe sounds really good.

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    1. Cast iron is the best pots for cooking but I can only use them outside now...

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  5. This sounds delicious! I've never used a dutch oven. I wouldn't know how...we bought cast-iron skillets and then found out that we couldn't use them on our ceramic cooktops, so they're in the, "What the heck are we going to do with this stuff?" box!

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    1. I've always had gas, and the only thing I didn't like about the house was the glass electric range... so my cast iron has to be used outside! or in the oven.

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  6. Sage: This looks delicious. Watch out, because Anthony Bordain may be "borrowing" this recipe! Fun post!

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  7. Sounds wonderful! I think it's great you're having so much fun in your new Savannah home.

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  8. omg...heaven!!! and with the summer coming I can only imagine it with fresh peaches..

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  9. Oh yeah, pecans soaked in bourbon, mix in blueberries...piping hot, add ice cream...wishing I was on that dinner list. I wouldn't have been able to get a photo either, Sage.

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    1. Let me know the next time you're in the neighborhood and I'll host another party--just don't come dressed as Martha Stewart, okay :)

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  10. I use a Dutch Oven at home and camping, bread done in one has a great crust. Your recipe sounds great. When my youngest was a teenager we were camping north of here in Glacier.....she made a cake in one, attracted every teenage boy in camp....at least I think it was the cake that made them hang around.

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  11. That sounds delicious! I'll have to try it.

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  12. Looks like a magnificent (what do you call this) luau was had.

    Those pots cost a darn fortune here.

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  13. WoW! A dinner for fifteen? You are a very rave man. Seriously though, that peach cobbler recipe looks incredible!

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  14. We share that in common. I love cooking for people. That sounds like a great recipe. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  15. Brave man, cooking for 15 people! Your récipe sounds delicious and I'm cure it tastes even better -I must try it-. Everything tastes great when cooked with love. ;)

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  16. Oh yum - sounds delicious - a little like my mom's "magic pie" - she used Bisquick instead of cake mix. I'll bet the Bourbon makes it better. :)

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