southern peach cobbler

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Patsy Fowler
from Anderson, SC

This is one of the best of the best fresh peach cobblers. There is nothing better.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This fresh peach cobbler is a simple homemade cobbler just about anyone can make. The filling is full of sweet juicy peaches and has a slight spice from the nutmeg and cinnamon. On top is a fluffy and sugary crisp crust. There is a lot of crust on top of the fruit. So, if you prefer lots of crust compared to fruit, then this cobbler is for you. A wonderful summer dessert during peach season.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For southern peach cobbler

  • 8
    fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 tsp
    corn starch
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 12 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 c
    boiling water
  • 3 Tbsp

How To Make southern peach cobbler

  • Oven set to preheat.
    Preheat oven to 400 (if you are using a dark or glass pan 425 if you are using a light color pan).
  • Peaches, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and corn starch in a bowl.
    in a large bowl, combine peaches, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and corn starch.
  • Peaches tossed in the bowl.
    Toss to coat evenly.
  • Peaches poured into a baking dish.
    Pour into a 2-quart baking dish.
  • Peaches baking in the oven.
    Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Flour, sugars, baking powder, salt, and water in a bowl.
    Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with your fingertips or a pastry blender until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined.
  • Topping spread over the partially baked peaches.
    Remove peaches from the oven and drop spoonfuls of topping over them.
  • Sugar sprinkled over the topping.
    Sprinkle the entire cobbler with sugar. Set your baking dish on a baking sheet (this cobbler can drip into the oven otherwise).
  • Baked until topping is golden brown.
    Bake until topping is golden, about 40-45 minutes until the middle of the dough is done.