Claire Saffitz Makes Peach Cobbler | What's For Dessert

Claire Saffitz Makes Peach Cobbler | What’s For Dessert
Introducing on the Dessert Person YouTube channel, the inaugural recipe from Claire’s new book, What’s For Dessert. It’s an easy but carefully crafted recipe that honors one of the pure joys of late summer: ripe peaches. This is the peach cobbler of your dreams, featuring a fluffy and tender biscuit topping (with none of that squidgy, under-baked layer of dough underneath) and a silky bed of lightly sweetened peaches that’s neither gloopy nor watery. We’re so excited to preview more recipes from the new book, which comes out November 8th, and don’t forget you can preorder it here :

Here’s a little more on What’s For Dessert:

Claire Saffitz returns with 100 recipes for all dessert people—whether you’re into impressive-yet-easy molten lava cakes, comforting rice pudding, or decadent chestnut brownies. In this all-new collection, Claire shares recipes for icebox cakes, pies, cobblers, custards, cookies and more, all crafted to be as streamlined as possible. (No stand mixer? No problem! You won’t need one.) To keep the recipes straightforward and simple, Claire makes sure each recipe is extra efficient, whether you’re making a Whipped Tres Leches Cake with Hazelnuts or Caramel Peanut Popcorn Bars. Fans will find all the warmth, encouragement, and deliciously foolproof recipes with loads of troubleshooting advice that they’ve come to count on from Claire.

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Peach Cobbler Ingredients:
4 pounds (1.8kg) fresh firm but ripe peaches, halved, pitted, and cut into 1⁄2-inch wedges, or thawed frozen sliced peaches
3⁄4 cup packed light brown sugar (5.8 oz / 165g)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground ginger
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1⁄2 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt or 1⁄4 teaspoon Morton kosher salt
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
All-Purpose Drop Biscuit Dough
(page 336), formed into biscuits and chilled
Heavy cream, for brushing and serving Demerara sugar, for sprinkling

All-Purpose Drop Biscuit Dough
1⁄3 cup sugar (2.3 oz / 66g)
1 teaspoon finely grated orange or lemon zest
3 cups all-purpose flour (13.8 oz / 390g), plus more for the surface
4 teaspoons baking powder
11⁄2 teaspoons Diamond Crystal kosher salt or 3⁄4 teaspoon Morton kosher salt
1 1⁄2 sticks unsalted butter (6 oz / 170g), frozen
1 1⁄2 cups heavy cream (12.7 oz / 360g), plus 1⁄2 cup (4.2 oz / 120g) if making drop biscuits, chilled

Video Breakdown
0:00 Start
0:01 How To Make Peach Cobbler

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  • Claire is great 👍😊

    Chelsea Laraman 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • Why u gotta be so cute??? 😩

    t1u9b8a8 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • Of course vinny knows salad fingers kashfjlkasjhf

    Yaki Soba 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • I’m so glad Vinny brought Salad Fingers because I also thought of him as soon as Claire said that phrase

    KimJongUn 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • SALAD FINGERS 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️

    claire kreiling 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • There are literally millions of southerners that would have been glad to send you numerous perfect recipes for peach cobbler. If it ain't broken, don't fix it. Thanks for sharing your recipe too.

    Tim Tyson 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • hi Claire, can i use canned peaches as i can't get fresh peaches in my country

    Jas 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • Putting cold cream on a hot dessert is a big thing in England! Not seen it much in American recipes so happy to see it instead of ice cream 🥰

    Lucy Adams 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • YES can't wait for this book, pre-ordered months ago! I loved Dessert Person.

    Stephanie Rider 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • Taste the biscuit…

    cammysan 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • I love summer peaches so much. And if this recipe is anything like Claire's cherry cobbler — I'm in trouble cause I could eat it every day.

    orchidpanda22 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • I was grilling peaches at work the other day and had the idea that a burnt peach cobbler would be amazing.

    ber mei 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • This looks absolutely delicious! <33
    Also, the video breakdown in the description actually made me laugh out loud xD

    joyyycey 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • Did Vinny's dad like it?

    Katerie Samson Poirier 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • I had the same problem!!😂😂😂. I tried making peach cobbler and bought 4 fresh, juicy peaches. Ate them all fresh😂

    Izzy Woods 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • 10/10 episode, informative, new book salad finger reference, peach cobbler the best dessert ever.

    Crazycujo 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • Claire….Great recipes and videos….for me…too many ads disrupt the experience…just my two cents. Thanks though.

    Cher Dreams 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • I loved learning the spices you can pair with peaches! I’m a new baker and I always thought that spices like Nutmeg, Ginger, Cinnamon, etc we’re only for Apple Pie! Thank me for sharing this recipe Claire! Bravo as always!

    Xoxobrialee 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • The peaches around here suck, but I'm super excited to see how this recipe works with mangoes!

    notanimposter 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • have you made James Beard's cream biscuits? you have to knead them for a full minute to get them to rise. I made them weekly at our bed and breakfast. foolproof.

    Dana Murphy 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • My cobbler is in the oven!!! I’ll post an update when it’s out, lol. I wish I could put a picture.

    okay now it’s done. It is so good. You’ve got to make this if you’re thinking about it!! i used frozen peaches and I didn’t have any ginger. Then I halved the recipe because it’s just me, and boy am I glad I did. I could eat the whole dish.

    bassiado 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • help 19:46 did your cat jump from the roof?

    PrinceMichix 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • Amazing recipe! So easy to follow and the results were amazing!!! Fluffy biscuits crispy top with no soggy bits and delicious not overly sweet spiced peach filling

    Deepika Parmar 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • Can we use canned peaches?

    Cynthia Dang 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • Wow! I don’t eat a lot of desserts, but looks like I am going to start! And I just can’t stop myself from buying your book as your love for what you are creating is so obviously infused into your recipes! And the two of you are the best ingredients!

    Celestial Silver 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • This recipe reminds me of Sarah Carey's biscuit topped peach cobbler which I make regularly. Her's does have that gooey bit that's between the filling and the biscuit topping, which I don't really care for either. I'll have to try this technique next time I make it to see if I can avoid it. Or maybe I'll just this recipe. I'm not sure if I'm down with all the spices though. Hmm…
    I do agree that really good fresh peaches make all the difference with this type of dessert. I like to adjust the sweetness of the filling to the sweetness of the peaches I'm using and with the biscuit topping only slightly sweet. I always serve mine with the best quality vanilla ice cream I can find. So good!

    Holdfast Starspark 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • The level of the peach juice reducing will depend on what size pan you use correct? Is that a 12" skillet?

    Lauren Deady 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • I remember the animation salad fingers 😂

    Call1800diane 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • I'm a huge fan, and this recipe looks amazing. I'm planning on making it for my family this weekend. When I went to buy the peaches, Whole Foods was basically out of frozen peaches. Coincidence? I think not!!

    Sarah Elliott 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • Your book comes out the day before my birthday!! I know what I’m treating myself to this year, I’ve never bought a recipe book before but I’ll definitely be getting yours 🙂

    emily k 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • Follow all the series when she was on bon Appetit. I was happy to find this channel

    MultiGemgirl 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • omg this just looks amazing!

    Joseph D 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • I made this for my family on Sunday came out perfect and the best part of your desserts is they are never overly sweet

    jpcoleman1976 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • OMG this was INSANELY good. Totally worth the time to make this. I can't believe that I am just discovering Claire Saffitz…but now I'm on the train and I don't want to get off!!! This is the best biscuit topping I have ever made on a cobbler. I can't wait to get the book!

    Jennifer Percival 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • For the next Q&A episode (because there will be a next one, RIGHT hahahaha). What’s the difference between brushing the top of pies/pastries with butter or heavy cream? And even with egg… thanks

    Miguel Quirós 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • I love your videos….all deserts come out as expected……HOORAY….Not guaranteed by following all books of others to a tee….🤣💕

    Johanne Beerbaum 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • Has anyone tried this with canned peaches?

    Brigitte 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • Follow follow follow follow….I screwed up along the way. I added all the cream before I could do "Salad Fingers" and the dough got really wet. I portioned it and put in fridge for 12 hours. I really screwed up my filling too. I added all the thickener and the spices to the peaches before cooking them. Don't do that. Do like Claire says. I was sort of trying to do it by memory. Don't do that either. Watch and follow. My cobbler looked nice from the outside. I know the filling would have been better if I'd flavored and thickened at the end of cooking. My biscuits were very under cooked but brown on top. I think Ill try baking them on there own as I have some left over in the fridge. I want to see how they bake up with out the filling. I will try baking this again sometime soon.

    acearch5ive 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • someone needs to make a compilation video of Claire saying "MMM" after she tries something

    Camilla Bugaighis 20/10/2022 am9:39
  • YouTube is recommending for me to watch next "Claire Makes Cherry Cobbler | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit" from Bon Appétit with 2 million views from 3 years ago

    JoshKeatonFan 20/10/2022 am9:39