I know what you’re thinking right now, but don’t let the title scare you away from trying this flavor bursting dessert! Jalapeño Candied Bacon Peach Cobbler isn’t very spicy like you’d imagine; the jalapeño heightens the peaches’ flavor and the candied bacon is very reminiscent of a candied pecan in this scenario, but of course with all of that smoky goodness folded into the top crust! And yep, that’s the other unique thing about this peach cobbler—it has TWO crusts. A vodka all-butter pie crust at the bottom and a drop biscuit-like crust for the top!
Why There Are Two Crusts for this Jalapeño Candied Bacon Peach Cobbler
Let’s discuss these two crusts for a minute! The reason why I decided to have a double crust peach cobbler was for the simple reason of thinking about how my family traditionally makes their peach cobbler. For my readers that aren’t familiar with how Black people, African American, whichever term you prefer, make their peach cobbler let me explain quickly. Black people’s peach cobbler is almost like a peach pie. LOL, I’m pretty sure my Black readers are upset with me for comparing peach cobbler to a peach pie, but that is technically how we tend to prepare it with pie crust and not the traditional cobbler textured topping that gives it its name. Don’t fight me over this, please. LMAO I did a little research and discovered that not only black people make double crust peach cobbler but it’s also a Texas THANG! 😉
So to keep both traditions alive, I decided to make a vodka all-butter whole grain pie crust that turned out to be exceptionally buttery and flaky, pretty close to the perfect pie crust! I adapted this recipe. The vodka ensures that the pie crust remains tender just in case you overwork it. Now for the cobbler topping, I used a traditional recipe and incorporated organic white whole wheat flour and then folded in chopped candied bacon that was coated in a cinnamon and cardamom spiced organic brown sugar. Baby, baby, BABY!
I pretty much want to add candied bacon to any and everything! It’s THAT good! The little smoky, spiced, crunchy bits of candied bacon add a little texture that is needed and it totally enhances the flavors in the topping and peaches.
Why Jalapeños in a Peach Cobbler!?
Now about this peach filling! I know you’ve been speculating this entire post exactly where the jalapeño comes into play. The jalapeño enters the court now. I finely diced a jalapeño by using a mini food processor and added it to the peach filling. For the peach filling, I used fresh organic peaches because nothing beats fresh peaches in a peach cobbler, no other explanation needed. I’m sure y’all are still thinking, “Why on earth would she ruin peach cobbler with jalapeños?” What the jalapeño does here is add a touch of heat and heightens the natural sweetness and peach flavor. If you aren’t used to eating many sweet and spicy things you’re just going to have to trust me on this one. I promise your tongue will not be tingling nor will you have sweat dripping down your face.
This Jalapeño Candied Bacon Peach Cobbler just works! The jalapeño and candied bacon elevates the traditional peach cobbler and adds some sophistication. Think of this as the grown & sexy peach cobbler. I can almost guarantee that the peach cobbler purist in your circle will love this. I brought some Jalapeño Candied Bacon Peach Cobbler to my 72-year-old great aunt who is usually the go-to peach cobbler baker in the family. I was extremely nervous to present this to her but she was blown away. She even asked me to bring some to the Fourth of July party so that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I’m sure I will make homemade vanilla bean ice cream to go with it too! If your family is adventurous then go ahead and bring this to the next family function, if not you might want to hold off on sharing this deliciousness with them. Or bring it and don’t tell anyone that there is something special going on with the peach cobbler. People will be delighted by the surprise flavor explosion.
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