Peach Cobbler – A Southern Delight

In the spring a young man’s fancy may turn to baseball (or love) but after the Fourth of July my fancy always turns to fresh South Carolina or Georgia peaches, preferably of the “freestone” variety! Peaches are my very favorite fruit – I love the way they taste (so sweet, juicy and delicious), I love the way they feel (fuzzy or furry?) and I love their bright color, too! Fresh peaches are wonderful but my very favorite way to eat peaches is in peach cobbler, of course!

In today’s post I’ve included 4 different recipes for peach cobbler. Technically one of them is a “crisp” but all of them are delicious recipes. Mom’s Peach Cobbler recipe features a biscuit-dough-type crust, while Fruit Cobbler features a batter-type topping. Blueberry Peach Cobbler adds blueberries to the mix while Tennessee Peach Pudding (cobbler) is made by pouring a boiling mixture of ingredients over the fruit. Maybe now you understand my dilemma of choosing just one peach cobbler recipe. If I had to choose just one of these recipes for peach cobbler, I honestly don’t know which one I would choose. I love them all! Maybe you can choose just one!

Mom’s Peach Cobbler

I grew up eating my mother’s peach cobbler with its biscuit-dough-type crust. Her recipe is so good, especially with some ice cream on top while the cobbler is still warm. I’ve used her Peach Cobbler recipe successfully with blackberries also. This recipe doubles and triples well when larger quantities are needed and wanted.

 
Mom's Peach Cobbler
Serves 6
The peach cobbler of my childhood with a biscuit-dough-type crust! Wonderful with a scoop of ice cream while the cobbler is still warm.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups sliced peaches
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  4. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  5. 1 tablespoon sugar
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 3 tablespoons shortening
  9. 1/3 - 1/2 cup milk
Instructions
  1. In a large pan, add the peaches, 1 cup sugar and cornstarch. Cook until the mixture thickens.
  2. Pour into a 2 quart baking dish and dot with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Prepare the topping by mixing together the flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder and salt.
  4. Cut the shortening into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter.
  5. Stir in enough milk to make a soft dough. Knead the dough slightly on a floured surface. Pat or roll out dough to fit the top of the baking dish.
  6. Bake in a 400 degree F. oven for 20 minutes or until crust has browned nicely.
  7. Serve with ice cream if desired.
Notes
  1. A sprinkle of coriander may also be added with the cinnamon and nutmeg for an interesting flavor. Blackberries or other fruit may be used in this recipe instead of peaches.
  2. When a larger quantity is needed this recipe doubles or triples well.
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Tennessee Peach Pudding

Tennessee Peach Pudding is a delightful dish! The method for making Tennessee Peach Pudding differs from other cobblers I’ve made. Flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon are mixed with milk and peaches and placed in an 8″ square baking dish. Water, sugar, butter and nutmeg are combined in a saucepan and brought to a boil, then the mixture is poured over the top of the peach mixture in the baking dish. A different technique perhaps, but what a wonderful result!

Tennessee Peach Pudding
Serves 6
An easy but different way to prepare peach cobbler! Delicious with ice cream!
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. Filling: 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1/2 cup milk
  7. 3 cups sliced peeled fresh (or frozen) peaches
  8. Topping: 1 1/2 cups water
  9. 1/2 cup sugar
  10. 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  11. 1 tablespoon butter
  12. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in milk until just combined; fold in peaches. Spread into a greased 8-inch square baking dish.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the waters, sugars, butter and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugars are dissolved. Pour over top of peach mixture in baking dish.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 40-50 minutes or until filling is bubbly and a toothpick inserted in the topping comes out clean.
  4. Serve warm or cold. Salted caramel or vanilla ice cream makes a wonderful accompaniment!
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Blueberry-Peach Crisp

Blueberry-Peach Crisp combines two summer fruits into one luscious dessert! The blueberries color the peaches, making a beautiful dish. Cinnamon, ground cloves and lemon juice intensify the flavors of this yummy crisp!

Blueberry-Peach Crisp
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pint blueberries
  2. 2 cups fresh peaches, peeled & sliced
  3. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  4. 1/2 cup sugar
  5. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  7. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  8. 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  9. 1/3 cup rolled oats
  10. 1/3 cup butter, melted
  11. 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine the fruit and lemon juice and add sugar, flour, cinnamon and cloves.
  2. Put fruit mixture into a greased 8" x 8" x 2" baking pan.
  3. Prepare topping by combine flour, oats and brown sugar in a bowl. Stir in the butter to make a crumbly mixture.
  4. Sprinkle topping over fruit mixture and bake for 25 minutes.
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 Fruit Cobbler

This Fruit Cobbler recipe features yet another way to prepare cobbler. I adapted this recipe from one found in the Viewmont Baptist Church Cookbook from my hometown. This particular recipe for Fruit Cobbler is the one to make when you’re short on time, as opposed to Mom’s Peach Cobbler which takes longer to make with the biscuit-dough-type crust. Fruit Cobbler is made with a batter-type topping.

Fruit Cobbler
A wonderful cobbler that can be made with various fruits, featuring a batter-type topping.
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Ingredients
  1. Batter: 1 cup sugar
  2. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  3. 3/4 cup milk
  4. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. Filling: 4 cups fruit
  7. 1 cup sugar
  8. 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  9. 1 stick butter
Instructions
  1. Cook together fruit, 1 cup sugar and cornstarch in a pan over medium heat until the mixture has thickened.
  2. Melt the butter in an 8" or 9" baking dish.
  3. Mix batter ingredients together; blend well. Pour batter over melted butter. Do no stir.
  4. Pour thickened fruit mixture over batter.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees Fl for 30-40 minutes, until crust is nicely browned.
Notes
  1. Sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg and coriander over thickened fruit for extra flavor!
Adapted from Viewmont Baptist Church Cookbook
Adapted from Viewmont Baptist Church Cookbook
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Closing Comments

In conclusion, I hope you’ll try one or more of these delectable peach cobbler recipes. Each one is unique and they are all so delicious! Don’t forget to buy some ice cream to add to warm peach cobbler! Warm peach cobbler with ice cream melting all over it – that’s pure bliss! I’ve always eaten vanilla ice cream on peach cobbler but last year I had a chance to try salted caramel ice cream on peach cobbler and it was quite scrumptious too.

Which peach cobbler recipe will be your favorite?

The first peach cobbler of the season awaits you!

Remember to Savor the Flavor!

Janet

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My Favorite Peach Cobbler Recipes — 4 Comments

  1. Janet these recipes look so easy to make. Even I can make them. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. The peach cobbler looks especially enticing. Pinning.

  2. Hi Mary, I’m sure you can make these peach cobbler recipes! Thanks for your kind comments, for pinning the recipe and for your visit! Blessings, Janet

  3. Janet, peaches are my favorite summer fruit! Peach cobbler and ice cream are high on my list of favorites! All four recipes sound delicious…I am leaning to try your Mother’s recipe! Have a wonderful weekend! Pam @ Everyday Living

  4. Hi Pam, My Mom’s recipe is great – love the biscuit-type crust! I hope you enjoy it! Hope you have a great week-end, too! Blessings, Janet

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