Southern Hospitality…

I have mentioned before how when I married a Southern gentleman I assumed I would have to do some Southern cooking. I bought many a Southern cookbook and many, many people upon hearing that I had married a Southern gent offered up their mother or grandmother’s recipes. I not of course realizing at the time that my husband really only eats one Southern food(that being fried chicken) gladly took all the recipes I could get. One recipe that I seemed to get over and over was for peach cobbler. But not like any cobbler I have ever had. See where I am from, peach cobbler is some peaches tossed with some sugar and sometimes spice and then toped with either a biscuit kind of topping or crumbled up dough and oats with sugar and nuts. So when I kept reading the very similar cobbler recipes I found it fascinating that the peaches went on top and that it was more cake like. Hmmmm. All of the recipes assured me that the peaches would go to the bottom and the cobbler would go to the top…they are correct. And I must say that from now on this is how I will be making cobbler! I loved it, it had just the right crunch on top but all soft and peachy on the inside. I topped mine with some cinnamon schnapps spiked whipped cream and dusted it with some cinnamon sugar mixture. You can top yours with whatever you like.
Oh and in case you were wondering, no my husband would not eat it…he “doesn’t like peaches.” Boo on him.

Southern Peach Cobbler

½ cup unsalted butter
1 cup plus 3TBSP granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 TBSP baking powder
¾ cup milk
2 cups of sliced peaches, with or without skin(your preference)(some recipes used as many as 3 cups…I think I might do that next time)
1/3  cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350F.
Place butter into a pan. Let melt(2 recipes said to brown the butter and 3 said just to melt it…I just melted it). Place melted butter into an 8 x 8-inch baking pan.
In a small bowl, mix together 3 TBSP sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon.
In a medium bowl, mix together granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon sugar mixture, baking powder and milk. Pour this on top of the butter and do not stir just leave it be. Place the sliced peaches evenly on top of the batter. Sprinkle brown sugar and pecans on top of the peaches.
Bake for 40 minutes or until the top turns golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature. Top with ice cream or whipped cream.

Source: a whole lot of different Southern ladies 


  1. This looks delicious! I think I will buy some peaches on my way home today…

  2. Delicious! How much I wanna try this!

  3. This looks so good. I still have some peaches in the freezer (we ate most of them and didn’t have many left to freeze). I think I’ll make one. Thanks.

  4. Looks fab! I was just at the grocery store… salivating over the peaches. I’ll be making this!

  5. This looks so yummy and easy. I’ve never had cobbler of any kind but this one I shall definitely try. Now if only we had really great peaches here in Jamaica!

    I also say, “Boo” on your husband! :-D

  6. gosh. that looks terrific. I have never tried making cobbler and that’s really swaying me… haha

  7. Yum! I just made cobbler for the first time, but it didn’t look 1/2 as delicious as this one! This is enough to make any of my fellow Peach State residents jealous!

  8. Oooh… I haven’t had peach cobbler in ages. Yum! I really like your idea of cinnamon schnapps whipped cream. I must remember that one.

  9. Oh peaches, cobbler and spiked whipped cream….paradise! That’s the way B’s mom makes it with tons of peaches, but as you noticed more is better in this case!
    I hope your husband did try a bit before saying “no”.

  10. My husband has the same weird aversion to peaches – cooked only, which by the way is the form they take in delicious sweet concoctions. He is a chocolate man through and through. Oh well….

  11. Peabody, this is seriously delicious looking!!! Wow – the crumb looks just perfect. Not like any cobbler I have ever been introduced to.


  12. Perfect looking cobbler – I want to dive right in!

  13. This is one of those desserts that make me feel like I need to dive into them and start from the inside out! Yummy!

  14. That looks SO good. It looks like the peach cobbler the lunch ladies made at my elementary school in South Carolina in 1965, and that is a compliment, because back then our school lunches were all made with local foods by local cooks, none of this frozen pizza nonsense. My grandmother in SC made this kind of cobbler too. Having said that, I always find peach cobbler too sweet and prefer blackberry, although we made that in a completely different manner, with a top crust like a pie, and strips of dough throughout the fruit.

  15. I can’t believe your husband wouldn’t eat this! It looks marvelous!

  16. OMG that looks SO GOOD! You people and your peach recipes! ARGH!!! Can I use any other fruit? I can’t remember if I’ve bitched on this blog yet or not? har! Peaches here are plentiful – but rock hard, dry as the mojave and completely tasteless. Horrible, just horrible.

    But I wanna make a cobbler and watch it flip flop! Could I use apples? Plums?

    Ohhh and do you like concorde grapes? If so.. and if you get them near you, can you make something with them, please! Just wanna see what you’d do with ‘em. =)


  17. I love peach cobbler – the late-summer peaches just melt like butter!

  18. It looks fantastic, Peabody! Must be that time to make peach cobbler before all the peaches are gone! I wonder if I can use canned peaches (boo on me but I love them- canned pears too) I just had some sliced peaches as dessert yesterday and mentioned to my boss that I’d love a piece of peach pie. Now if it’s cobbler , even better.

  19. Doesn’t like peaches?!?!

  20. The peaches go on top?! It looks like a lovely cobbler, boo on hubby for now even trying it! I’ll try some for him… :)

  21. That looks incredible. I’d give just about anything for a piece of that right now! I have a 4 year old and an 8 year old… interested?

  22. this looks amazing and not too complicated to make either! definitely a keeper to try out sometime!

  23. Oh my goodness…that is the best looking peach cobbler I’ve ever laid eyes on! And way to go with taking it to the highest indulgence level with cinnamon schnapps spiked whipped cream. :-)

  24. good night–how could your husband not eat that?!?

  25. Boo on him is right! That looks like a perfect breakfast to me! Yummy, yummy!

  26. Yea! I love new peach recipes. That looks so yummy! I married a southern gentleman, too. I wonder if he would be familiar with this kind of dish…

  27. This looks great! Peach cobbler is one of my favorites. I like the use of the pecans.

  28. this looks incredible!! go girl :)

  29. Mmm the cinnamon schnapps spiked whipped cream on top is the perfect finishing touch! This looks divine!

  30. I love picky husbands! They’re so funny!

  31. I’ve seen those recipes that do that magic flip with the fruit on the bottom, too. Our cobbler recipes always have a sort of scone/wet biscuit dough on top and lots of gooey fruit on the bottom. Yours looks excellent. Peaches are my fave!

  32. Wow, that looks absolutely fabulous. Being from the south, it’s one of my favorite desserts.

  33. Yum! Want to try this soon. Is the cinnamon one Tablespoon or 1 teaspoon? The ingredient list and the body of the recipe are different. Just wondering.

  34. I just wanted to let you know I tried this but substituted apples and it was SO good!!! Thanks for the recipe.

  35. Oh how I love peach cobbler. Yours looks especially gorgeous! It’s been a year since I last made this, and it’s safe to say a year is too long to go without. Yum

  36. That’s just like my grandma’s peach cobbler!

  37. I use Canned sliced Peaches in Heavy Syrup. Spoon out the peaches on the batter, then pour the heavy syrup over everything. Easy, Quick, available all year!

  38. I have also tried Canned Sliced Pears in Heavy Syrup, and Canned Cherry Pie Filling. They were GOOD, but nowhere as good as the peaches.

  39. I just came here via a Peach Cobbler search on BING. I made your recipe tonight and it was OUTstanding. JUST what I was looking for…..cakey yummy peachey good.
    I can’t wait to have another piece before bed and then another piece for breakfast!
    You have a very nice blog.

  40. So glad to hear that you liked it!

  41. Heather says:

    I just made this. It didn’t turn out like yours that’s for sure! I don’t know if I should have just tented it with aluminum foil or something, but the top basically carmelized, while the bottom stayed squishy. Like it wasn’t cooked long enough. I cooked it 45 minutes @ 350 and the top was browned perfect. However, I still ate it because it seemed fully cooked (it was almost like the butter just soaked the bottom.) and it was flippin delicious! Excellent flavor. I made homemade whipped cream with it and it was sooooo good. Gonna give it another shot and see if I can’t perfect my cobbler skills. Oh and I used a canned glass jar of peaches because I haven’t been able to find good fresh ones here. Thanks for the recipe!

  42. Peabody says:

    @heather I would try it not with canned peaches and see if that helps

  43. Cherokee DeLaFontaine says:

    I just made this recipe and it turned out NOTHING like the picture. It was extremely brown and mushy. I added an extra cup of peaches and cooked it for a few extra minutes. It still tastes ok (my kids are eating it right now) but nothing like I expected based on the picture.

  44. Peabody says:

    Well I’m going to guess that adding the extra cup of peaches is your culprit. That adds a ton more moisture and therefore made it mushy…and more brown because you had to cook it longer.


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