If you want to throw something together for dessert, this is going to be your new best friend. It’s cake-y and puddingy and fruity and you can switch up the fruit to suit you and call it a ‘pie’ like we have!
We’ve made this recipe with a big tin of peaches, but you could also try it with canned plums, canned apples, heck … pineapple even?
You can also switch the caster sugar out for brown sugar if you prefer and if you have a super sweet tooth you could sprinkle the top with sugar for some extra crunch.
This is also a brilliant one to drop off to a neighbour or friend when they’re feeling a bit down or peaky. Wrap it in a tea-towel, pop it on their doorstep, knock on the door (quietly if there are babies inside!) and sneak away.
Easiest mix and bake peach ‘pie’ dessert recipe ingredients
- 1 800g tin of sliced peaches in juice
- 1 cup of self raising flour, sifted
- 100 g of unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup of caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
Step 1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a square ceramic or glass casserole dish. The dish we used is 25cm x 25cm but you could go a bit bigger or smaller … or use a round dish. This is a forgiving and loose recipe.
Step 2. Sift your flour into a big bowl. Now add the melted butter, sugar, egg, milk and vanilla together until nice and smooth. Pour the resulting mixture into your greased casserole dish.
Step 3. Spoon the drained peaches on top of the uncooked mixture, distributing fairly evenly.
Step 4. Pop on the top shelf of the oven and bake for 45 minutes to an hour – or until cooked through and nice and golden, with peaches peeping through the top.
Eat it up – warm or cold – with ice cream or cream or a dollop of mascarpone on the side. Yum!