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Simply Delicious Fresh Peach Cobbler Recipe

Linda lives in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia. Her recipes are simple, delicious, and southern.

Fresh Peach Cobbler

Fresh Peach Cobbler

Memories of Home

Nothing comforts my soul more than memories of my childhood. I grew up in the Southeast. My mom was a stay-at-home mother who loved to cook and was good at it. My childhood summers were filled with canning and freezing fresh produce to be enjoyed in the winter. Summer time meant that fresh peaches were in season and that meant yummy fresh peach cobbler and fresh peach ice cream. No one could do it like my mom, and although I’ve got her fresh peach cobbler down to a science, I’ve never been able to reproduce her ice cream. I guess some things are just better when Mom made them.

I wasn’t always a good cook. In my early adult years, I couldn’t have cared less about cooking. I was too busy having fun to worry about it. But even a young woman wants to impress her man and I’d heard that the way to a man’s heart was through his stomach. I figured that a fresh peach cobbler was about as good as it got if I could make it taste like Mom’s. It was the only recipe of hers that I ever really asked for. Even today, I remember the words she said to me as she handed me the recipe. She said, “Always think about love when you cook. It will make every dish taste better. Food prepared with love will nourish the body and the soul.” I didn’t believe her then but now I understand. Mom was right.

If you decide to try this recipe, I hope you too will remember my mother’s words. You’ll taste the difference and so will those you share it with.

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Cook Time

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20 min

35 min

55 min

Six servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1.4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 - 1 cup milk
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 1.2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 each large fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Fresh peach for #Fresh Peach Cobbler

Fresh peach for #Fresh Peach Cobbler

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Sliced peaches for #Fresh Peach Cobbler

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place one stick of butter in a 9 x 9 inch baking dish and place in oven until completely melted.
  3. Peel and slice 3 large fresh peaches. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of sugar and let sit for about 10 minutes.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder).
  5. Add 3/4 cup of milk to dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly wet. Add remaining milk if batter appears too thick. It should be the consistency of pancake batter.
  6. Add vanilla extract and stir until mixed well.
  7. Remove melted butter from the oven and pour batter into hot dish.
  8. Gently place peaches on top of the batter until evenly distributed. Pour remaining juice from the peaches over the batter.
  9. Sprinkle top of peaches and batter with cinnamon and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.

Fruit Variations

If you have followed my writing, you may have noticed that all of my recipes are simple. I like recipes that have few ingredients but are still delicious. That’s why I title all of my recipes “Simply Delicious.” It’s my signature for cooking. For most of my adult life, I worked long hours and sometimes more than one job. There wasn’t a lot of time for cooking elaborate recipes with dozens of ingredients. There wasn’t much money either, so I learned to cook with the basics that could be found in my pantry at any given time. A great dish doesn’t have to be complicated. Remember what my Mom said? It just has to be made with love.

When keeping cooking simple, it’s also helpful to be able to adapt a recipe to the ingredients you have on hand. This simply delicious fresh peach cobbler make adapting easy. Try replacing the peaches with some of the following:

  • Fresh or canned cherries
  • Fresh or frozen blackberries
  • Fresh or frozen raspberries
  • Fresh or canned pears
  • Fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Fresh or frozen strawberries.

Keep in mind that you will need some liquid to keep your cobbler from being too dry. When using fresh fruit, just sprinkle the prepared fruit with a little sugar and let it sit for a few minutes. If using canned fruit, preserve about 3/4 to 1 cup of the canned liquid to pour over your batter.

Flavoring Variations

Experimenting with flavoring extracts can also be fun and produce some amazing variations on flavor. My standby extracts are:

  • Almond
  • Lemon
  • Hazelnut
  • Banana
  • Coconut
  • Orange

Try replacing the cinnamon with nutmeg or ginger and the vanilla flavoring with almond or lemon, depending on the fruit you use. I love blueberries with a hint of lemon and pears are great with a hint of ginger. Don’t be afraid to put your own spin on this recipe and make it your own. When using fresh fruit, just remember to add a little sugar to the cut up fruit and let it sit for a bit to let the sugar draw out the natural juices. You cobbler will be moist and sweet and simply delicious.

Buy local

Love goes a long, long way when it's your main ingredient but there are others ways you can incorporate love into your dishes too. Support your local farmers. Shop at the farmer's market or barter with your neighbor for fresh eggs, milk, produce, or meat. Many local farmers are turning to organic farming to provide the healthiest product possible. When food comes from the farm to the table, the taste is amazing. Fresh food is healthier food. Add a touch of love and your family will taste the difference.

The peaches used in this recipe were purchased from a local farmer's market. They were not sprayed with pesticides and the earth had not been sprayed with herbicide. These fresh peaches were huge and perfect and the taste...simply delicious.

Enjoy!

© 2014 Linda Crist

Comments

Linda Crist (author) from Central Virginia on July 18, 2016:

Thank you Kathryn for all your support. I love this recipe because it is so simple and...delicious too. Fresh peaches are my favorite summer treat. I hope you will get some great peaches and that you will enjoy the recipe. Thanks so much for sharing it across your network. You are a special person.

Kathryn Grace from San Francisco on July 18, 2016:

I had planned to come by an let you know this is my pick for #RecipeOfTheDay on my social media pages, but I discovered you already found it on YayYay's Kitchen on Facebook! Sharing it on Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ too. I've waited a long time this summer for enough ripe peaches to show up in the green grocer that I might try this.

Linda Crist (author) from Central Virginia on October 09, 2014:

Hi nickico, thanks for the visit. Trust me when I tell you - you can't mess this recipe up. Go for it. Experiment. The key is cooking it long enough for the top to get crusty brown. Do that and it will be perfect.

Niquel Cozart from New Jersey suburb on October 09, 2014:

Looks delicious and I love peach cobbler. I'm hungry already. Thanks for the recipe. Hope I get it right.

Linda Crist (author) from Central Virginia on October 01, 2014:

Jerzimom, hello! Thank you so much for reading , commenting, and sharing. I love this recipe for it's ease and warm yumminess. It's such a pleasure to share.

Cheryl Fay Mikesell from Mondovi, WI on October 01, 2014:

Yum! Love preaches; great recipe! Shared it on my Desserts and Goodies FB page.

Linda Crist (author) from Central Virginia on October 01, 2014:

Hi VioletteRose, Thanks for the visit. It is much apprecciated.

Linda Crist (author) from Central Virginia on October 01, 2014:

ecogranny: You are very generous with your compliments. Thank you so much. I'll confess. I did dip my finger in this one after I took the photo. I just could not resist while it was still warm from the oven and the juice was all bubbly on top. Thank you for the visit and the comment.

VioletteRose from Atlanta on October 01, 2014:

This looks so delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

Kathryn Grace from San Francisco on September 30, 2014:

Forgive my rudeness, but I wanted to dip my finger right into that cobbler and take a big lick. Irresistible! Your recipe looks as good as the picture. Like you, I find the simpler the recipe, quite often, the more delicious. Like your mom, I always believe the food tastes better if I think with love about the people who will eat it.

Thank you, too, for sharing your wisdom about eating locally grown foods and organic foods and supporting our farmers. Grateful always to find such advice in your articles.

Linda Crist (author) from Central Virginia on August 21, 2014:

roshall thanks for the visit. I hope you will enjoy this recipe. It's so easy and versatile.

roshall from Ohio on August 20, 2014:

Well done and being not niche of a baker I think I will try this one. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Crist (author) from Central Virginia on August 09, 2014:

peachpurple , hello! Yes, you can replace the fresh peaches with any canned or fresh fruit as long as long as you can extract about 3/4-1 cup of liquid from the fruit to include in the dish. Give it a try. Thank you for reading.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on August 08, 2014:

i can't find fresh peach here, can i replace it with pineapples?

Linda Crist (author) from Central Virginia on August 05, 2014:

Hi teaches12345 . Thanks for visiting. I hope you will enjoy your cobbler. Fresh peaches are my favorite for this recipe.

Dianna Mendez on August 04, 2014:

I haven't had a cobbler in years. Maybe its time I make one with the peaches I have in the kitchen. Thanks for the idea.

Linda Crist (author) from Central Virginia on July 29, 2014:

Imogen, I have never tried this with nectarines but I bet it would be delicious. Thanks for the visit.

Shelley Watson on July 29, 2014:

Thank so much for sharing your clever Mother's recipe. Your ideas of tinned fruit are great, when the real things isn't in season. Voted up, interesting, useful.

Dianna Mendez on July 28, 2014:

Your mom was right love makes all food taste better. Your photo of the peach slices is making me drool. Love your recipe.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on July 28, 2014:

This recipe certainly sounds and looks "simply delicious"! I'm looking forward to trying it this summer. The alternatives sound very interesting, too. I love the quote from your mother.

Imogen French from Southwest England on July 28, 2014:

This does sound simply delicious. You have just reminded me - I need to plant a peach tree in my garden. I do have a nectarines, which are almost the same. The crop is over for this year, but maybe I will try it with these next season.

Linda Crist (author) from Central Virginia on July 28, 2014:

Shauna, you crack me up. Go make one. It's so easy and is....simply delicious. :-)

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on July 28, 2014:

Linda, you really need to stop making me hungry with your awesome recipes! :-)

I love peach cobbler. Pear cobbler sounds good too. I've never tried that. And then, of course there's apple cobbler.

Now you've done it. You've got me craving peach cobbler!

Linda Crist (author) from Central Virginia on July 28, 2014:

Hi Randi! It's good to hear from you. Hope you enjoy the recipe.

Linda Crist (author) from Central Virginia on July 28, 2014:

Miz B, you know it makes my day to hear from you. I bet your mother's cobbler was decadent. I'm not a dough maker either. First, I don't really have a counter large enough to roll pastry out and second, I'm just no good at it. I love yeast rolls, sourdough, etc. but just can't seem to make dough. So yes, I keep it simple. This one really is good and I used white peaches this time. They were a little more tart but I like that. I've done it with all kinds of canned fruit and it always turns out good. I hope you will think so too if you try it. I doubt the gluten free flour will make a difference. Thanks for shining your light on my day.

Randi Benlulu from Mesa, AZ on July 28, 2014:

Yummy! I will definitely give it a try! I couldn't agree with your mother's sentiments more! Food nourishes both body and soul! Thank you, Linda, fur sharing this!

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on July 28, 2014:

That looks so simple to make and "simply delicious", my good friend. Now I will have to call you "my simply delicious friend". I may try it using gluten free flour, of course, which won't make it quite as good as yours. I like this recipe because my mother's peach cobbler recipe was complicated. The Ozark method is to make a crust by rolling it out kind of like pie dough. The pie can be one crust or have only a top crust. Mother made the two-crust cobbler with either fresh or her home-canned peaches sandwiched in between. We all preferred freestone peaches and could hardly wait until they ripened usually a few weeks later than the clings.

I really like the "pour it on" method because I'm not much of a pie crust roller. I also appreciate your telling us how to adapt canned peaches to the recipe. All I find online are recipes for cobblers of fresh fruit. Just glad to say hi, too, and voted up++

Linda Crist (author) from Central Virginia on July 27, 2014:

Hi Kindred. I saw that you were building pens all day and wondered if you ever get a day off. lol thanks for the visit. I love hearing from you even when it's on the run. Get some rest. Hug received and returning to you.

Linda Crist (author) from Central Virginia on July 27, 2014:

Rebecca, I hope you will try it and enjoy it. Thank you for the visit.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 27, 2014:

Kindred, I've been out working in the garden all day, and I'm tired, but I wanted to say hi and send a hug...so here it comes. :)

bill

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on July 27, 2014:

Sounds easy and looks scrumptious. A must try for all these fresh peaches around. Thanks!

Linda Crist (author) from Central Virginia on July 27, 2014:

Hi Jackie. Aren't we the lucky ones? Even though I didn't realize it at the time, I learned so much about cooking from my mom simply because she stayed at home and had the time to cook great food. She was frugal and knew how to stretch a dollar without compromising taste. I love fresh peaches with cottage cheese too. Now that you've mentioned it, I may have a cold plate for dinner. It's always glad to hear from you so thanks for spending part of your southeastern Sunday with me.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on July 27, 2014:

Well I am from the southeast too and my mom also was a stay at home mom that could cook up a storm and just something as simple as cabbage no one else could make taste and look so good! So I share your feelings and I love peach pie so I will be trying this one out the minute the weather cools down. Now I am just having my peaches with cottage cheese which is good but nothing like pie and coffee in the fall!

Good to see you. Up and shared.

Linda Crist (author) from Central Virginia on July 27, 2014:

Sweet Faith, how are you. It's always nice to hear from you. We share so many common interests, values, and family history. Get you some of the fresh peaches and if you know how to make that perfect ice cream, publish it. I just haven't been able to do it. Thanks for the visit and votes! Hugs coming your way.

Brie Hoffman from Manhattan on July 27, 2014:

LOL, I've tossed the diet more than just once..that's the problem!

Linda Crist (author) from Central Virginia on July 27, 2014:

Brie Hoffman - thanks for the visit. Toss the diet just once. You won't be sorry. lol

Faith Reaper from southern USA on July 27, 2014:

Woo, you know it, Linda! Nothing better than fresh cobbler made with fresh peaches and to top it off with homemade peach ice cream!!! This one is a keeper for sure. Thank you for sharing your dear mother's recipe.

The county in which I live in southeast USA, is know for its peaches. We have peach orchards all over the place, so fresh is always available.

Voted up ++++ tweeting, pinning

Blessings always

Brie Hoffman from Manhattan on July 27, 2014:

Sounds yummy, I wish I wasn't on a diet!