child's play peach cobbler

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Peggy Peek Marx
from Norcross, GA

When I was a little girl, I wanted to learn to cook just like my Mom. We lived on a farm and had fresh peaches to spare when they were in season. The freezer always had peaches my Mom had put away for us. This was a quick dessert she often whipped up for us on the fly. It is insanely easy and can be memorized by an 8 year old. Every time I taste this cobbler, I remember the pride I felt as a little girl with her first family dish. And of course you can substitute any fruit, fresh or frozen, and I have even used canned.

serves 6 to 8, maybe more, or less if your family loves it like mine does.
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For child's play peach cobbler

  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted
  • 2 lb
    fresh or frozen peaches, sliced
  • 1 c
    self rising flour
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS
  • extra sugar, if needed for fruit
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • FOR SERVING
  • vanilla ice cream or
  • fresh whipped cream.
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How To Make child's play peach cobbler

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  • 2
    Melt butter in a 9x9 square glass baking dish or similar pan. Set aside.
  • 3
    In a medium mixing bowl , combine flour, sugar, and milk, stirring until lump free. A whisk works best for this.
  • 4
    Pour the batter into the the baking dish over the butter.
  • 5
    Taste your peaches. If they are not very sweet or especially tart, sprinkle them with a little extra sugar. This step can be done up to a day in advance if needed and the result will be even better.
  • 6
    Distribute the fruit, including juice over the batter.
  • 7
    Bake in 350 degree oven for 30-40 min, until golden brown. The edges will be buttery and crispy and the center soft and fruity. Cool until warm and serve with vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream if desired.
  • 8
    Over the years I have used this recipe for all kind of fruits and berries and never had a bad result. I have added a little cinnamon to the fruit from time to time. Vanilla adds an extra dimension to the batter, but I love it just the way I made it as a girl. If you use a fruit that is not very juicy, you might add a little more juice. For example, I add about 1/2 cup of apple juice if I use apples.
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