Southern-Style Peach Cobbler

Do you have any recipes that you DON’T need an actual recipe for?  This is one of mine.  It’s so simple and you can truly do this from memory with any fruit you have on-hand.  It’s a great go-to dessert to make for a crowd… and it’s even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

This is a ‘Cobbler’, not a ‘Crisp’.  It’s a batter that rises up and around the fruit as it bakes.  It’s easy to remember because it’s all ‘ones’.  One stick of butter, one cup of flour, one cup of milk, one cup of sugar, and one tablespoon baking powder.

Southern-Style Peach Cobbler

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 cups fresh or (drained) canned fruit

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Get a 13×9 baking dish or one close in size, put a stick of butter in it, and place it in the oven until the butter is melted.  While it is melting, mix the flour, sugar, milk, and baking powder together.  (I added a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla to mine.)

Remove the dish from the oven.  Pour the batter right into the dish on top of the butter (do not stir).



Take the fruit and drop it gently on top of the batter.  Just try to get it as evenly distributed as possible, but don’t stir it.  I used organic canned peach slices because that’s what we had in the pantry.  They were packed in juice and I drained the juice from them before I added them to the dish.


Place this in the oven and let it cook until bubbling, brown, and no longer wiggly in the middle (a little wiggly is okay – runny is not).  It takes around 45 minutes depending on the size of your dish.  Serve warm.

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