Peach Cobbler

by Nina | September 3, 2012 12:50 am

This is the final post in my week long series on peaches and I decided to go out with a bang.  If you’re from Chicago then you know that many African Amercans  here have roots in Mississippi and I am no exception.  Needless to say I love southern food!  On holidays we eat food like collard greens with ham hocks, turkey dressing, cornbread, black eyed peas, honey glazed ham and my favorite peach cobbler.  My mom makes an awesome peach cobbler but if you’ve read some of my previous posts you know that she keeps those recipes under lock and key.  So I went on a mission to make my own version which she actually admitted tasted just as good (maybe even better, haha!).



1 1/2 cup self-rising flour
8 tablespoon (1 stick) butter
2 cup sugar, divided
1 large can sliced peaches, heavy syrup
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla in a pot and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer covered for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.

Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.

To serve, scoop onto a plate and serve with your choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


Recipe adapted from Paula Deen


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