So, I know the above photo does not do this delicious dessert justice. I’m going to call “Mommy Brain.” I completely forgot to charge the battery for my Nikon, so all I had was my iPhone to snap a pic before it was devoured. Grr! Just know, it tastes much better than it looks!
The first time I fell in love with peach cobbler was in my high school speech class. I know, that’s a weird place to fall in love with food. Our class was given an assignment to give a how-to speech, and one of the girls in the class showed us how to make peach cobbler. We all got a sample, and it was delicious.
Now, I don’t remember the recipe she used. My mom has made peach cobbler a couple of times and it is honestly one of my favorite desserts. I had never made it myself, though. When I saw that our local Harp’s had a sale on peaches, I grabbed them up. Peaches in season are sweet, delicious, and perfect. I had so many of them, I knew I had to make a cobbler!
I used six fresh peaches to make 4 cups of peeled, sliced peaches. I have a little secret for peeling peaches. Just boil a pot of water and place the peaches in the boiling water for a minute. Get them out with a big ladle and place in a bowl of ice water. The skins literally rub right off. Too bad I didn’t get pictures of that for you!
Just a warning, this recipe is not healthy, and not a real food recipe. Everything in moderation, I say. A little peach cobbler every now and then is worth it!
This recipe is slightly modified from Paula Deen’s recipe. I know, I know, the queen of unhealthy food! I did cut down the butter. I thought the amount she called for was too much!
- 4 cups peeled, sliced peaches
- 2 cups sugar, divided
- 1/2 cup water
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- Ground cinnamon, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Peel and slice the peaches and combine them with 1 cup sugar and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.
Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.
I love to serve peach cobbler warm with vanilla ice cream on top. Mmm, heaven!
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