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Shirleen Davies

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Have you ever found you have more peaches than you know how to use. This is the answer: Old-fashioned peach cobbler. It’s a dessert most people won’t turn away. It’s considered a classic American dessert and is perfect for family and guests. This recipe was provided to me by a friend many years ago. Enjoy!

For the filling:

  • 6 cups fresh peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced (about 6-8 peaches)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

For the crust:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup boiling water

For serving:

  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced peaches, granulated sugar, brown sugar, lemon juice, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Gently stir until the peaches are well coated with the sugar and spices. Let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, prepare the crust by combining the flour and granulated sugar. Add the cold butter cubes to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Pour the boiling water over the crust mixture and stir with a fork until a dough forms.
  5. Transfer the peach filling into a 9×13-inch baking dish or a similarly sized casserole dish.
  6. Drop spoonfuls of the dough evenly over the peach filling, covering as much of the surface as possible.
  7. Place the cobbler in the preheated oven and bake for about 35-45 minutes or until the crust turns golden brown, and the peach filling is bubbly.
  8. Once done, remove the cobbler from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving.
  9. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

Enjoy your old fashioned peach cobbler! It’s the perfect treat for a delightful summer dessert or any time you crave the goodness of ripe peaches.

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