Peach Cobbler

/// July 2nd, 2011

My kitchen smells amazing right now. Yours can too! All you need is some patience, peaches, and a few other simple pantry items! It’s that simple.

Peaches remind me of Summers spent in Indiana; my Mom’s best friend, Rosalyn, lives there. Rosalyn is a real gem, and the closest thing to a grandmother I’ve ever known. My Mom would often pack up the car, along with my brother and I, and take the 13 hour drive down to visit her during Summer vacation.

I miss those trips. Those long Summer days.

Driving with my Mom on road trips are some of my favorite memories. She would always let me control the radio if I stayed up with her. I loved that.

Arriving in Indiana at dawn was a wonderful feeling. The sun would slowly creep out of the darkness and greet us. My Mom would carry my sleeping brother into the house, trying her best not to wake him. I would help carry the luggage and then nestle myself in bed for a few hours, preparing for the day already at hand.

The novelty of country living was alluring to me. The air was crisp and inviting. The soft blades of grass and towering trees provided the perfect blanket of shade for afternoon naps. The soft wind causing my dresses to billow out and around me. The hours of daylight seemed to linger as long as I could keep my eyes open.

When it came time to gather the fruit for cobbler, Rosalyn would lean a ladder against the peach tree so I could climb up and pick the peaches myself. She made sure I was part of every step of making the cobbler, from picking the peaches to sprinkling the cinnamon on top. This type of thing can make a 7 year old girl feel very important.

This cobbler smelled so good while baking. It smelled so good I didn’t even mind that the oven caused my small apartment to turn into an unbearable heat box.

Make this, top it with a scoop of ice cream, and revel in the fact that Summer is here, and life is good.

Peach Cobbler- Paula Deen


  • 4 cups peeled, sliced peaches
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Ground cinnamon, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.


Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 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


44 thoughts on “Peach Cobbler

  1. Pattie @ Olla-Podrida

    You are making me drool with this cobbler. Our local peaches don’t come in until the end of this week, so I’ve been waiting to make some cobbler. Peaches are one of my favorite fruits, so I’m champing at the bit, as you can imagine. Great post!

    1. bakerbynature Post author

      The end of the week will be here before you know it! I’m sure those local peaches will be worth every waited minute.

  2. Lorraine

    Sounds like road trips that were full of happy memories! Peach cobbler is always delicious and shouts summer. Yours looks wonderful :)

  3. Caroline

    Oh wow, Ashley. I can imagine how amazing your kitchen must have smelled, this looks absolutely amazing. My mouth is watering. Anything Paula Deen is a winner though–especially her desserts!

    1. bakerbynature Post author

      I love Paula Deen too; I actually went to her restaurant in Savannah while on vacation… and left about 7 pounds heavier. totally worth it.

  4. Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles

    Oh my. Oh my. Oh my! This looks heavenly. I love your writing style! … I read your comment on my page and just had to come check yours out!… I love the city! (lived on LI for a while and simply loved the food and the people!) Great photos by the way, I have a looooong way to go!

    1. bakerbynature Post author

      You’re too sweet Julie, and thank you! Just keep taking pictures of everything- practice makes perfect!

    1. bakerbynature Post author

      I’m so glad it is finally here for us in NYC; the long winter had me ready to lose my mind if I had to eat another potato or carrot!

  5. Roxana GreenGril

    Hi Ashley,
    I’m so happy you stumbled upon my blog. This way I found yours too. WOW, everything looks great. Your photos are so beautiful.
    This peach cobbler is such a great summer dessert. I love peaches!!!
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Cheryl Barker

    This looks beyond yummy. Mmmm! I have great memories associated with peach cobbler, too — I can almost smell my grandma’s now. So many good times spent at their farm when I was growing up…

  7. Natalie

    Peaches just scream summer to me, I love them. I’ve just posted a peach recipe too. Your’s looks so comforting and the pictures are beautiful! 😀

  8. Barefeet In The Kitchen

    I’ve been craving peach cobbler for a month. I am just going to bake one now. Your photos are making the craving about a thousand times worse. A peach cobbler is always worth the trade for a temporarily hot kitchen.

  9. Rosalind,your Mother's friend in Indiana.

    Hi, Ashley, What a beautiful memory you have shared. I am so glad to have known you. Now I think we need some peach cobbler at our house again with your recipe. How about a real printed recipe book with some of those lovely pictures? Come out again soon.

    1. bakerbynature Post author

      I would love to visit soon, with mom too. And make us all some peach cobbler, of course.


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