Wood Ranch* is a steakhouse restaurant chain we love visiting a couple times a month. The portions are so generous that there’s really never any room for dessert, which is unheard of, I know. But, this one time, Mom ordered the Deep Dish Cobbler and I just could not get enough of it. Here is the closest I could get to cracking that secret recipe and, hoo-doggy, it’s SO good!
Even though English is the primary language spoken in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and United States, there are often heated debates about proper nomenclature. Just remember, English was spoken first in England. When I first posted a photo of this delightful concoction, I mentioned that I was inspired by what I was served at the restaurant where it is called a cobbler. I was then promptly corrected by a citizen of Her Majesty’s Kingdom that it was more accurately a crisp or crumble, not a cobbler at all. So, call it whatever you like, just make sure you TASTE it.
Prep: 15 mins
Oven: 350 *F
4 cups fresh fruit
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp freshly-grated cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 tsp cornstarch + 1 tsp cold water (optional)
2 sticks butter, cold & cubed
2 cups rolled oats
Preheat oven to 350 *F.
Toss peaches into an 8×8 square baking pan.
Make a slurry by dissolving cornstarch into cold water; this is not necessary, but can be helpful if the fruit is really juicy.
Drizzle slurry over peaches.
Mix brown sugar, grated cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
Use a fork to cut butter into the mixture til crumbly.
Add oats and combine.
Sprinkle topping evenly over peaches.
Transfer to hot oven and bake til golden brown, ~ 30 mins.
Serve with Trader Joe’s* Vanilla ice cream and good coffee!
*This is not a sponsored post. Neither Wood Ranch or Trader Joe’s compensated me for mentioning their food stuffs. I just love them, naturally.
Our wedding anniversary is coming up and my love is going to spoil me with a big pot of Indonesian coconut curry called Rendang. (Don’t worry – I’ll get you that recipe, too.)
Daisy and I are on dessert duty (big surprise). So, we’ve decided that something warm fresh out of the oven served with ice cream would be the perfect end to such a delicious meal, especially since the weather has turned quite windy, chilly and rainy here in SoCal. After all, any excuse to bake a cobbler will do just fine.
If only I had a big bowl of this in front of me right now. So dreamy! 🙂 ~Valentina
It’s gluten-free, hon! So your boys can eat it. xo
George J says
I am going to make this with apricots. Would this work? I love apricots.
Absolutely! Apricots would be even better than apples.
Peaches, apricots or apple, cobblers are delicious, as long as they contain oats and are served while still warm with a really good vanilla ice cream – my kind of recipe!
I just made the Wood Ranch Mom’s Deep Dish Peach Cobbler Copycat Recipe. The flavor was really good but it came out super watery. What did I do wrong? Any suggestions?
Maybe your fruit was really juicy?
If the fruit is really ripe or has a soft flesh, it might be worth adding a bit more cornstarch to absorb it in the filling.