A couple weeks ago I bought a very large basket of peaches from Lane Packing in Fort Valley, GA. They grow the best peaches in the world. I prepared most of the peaches for the freezer, but couldn't let all of them go without making a peach cobbler. This was the first time I have ever made a cobbler with fresh peaches. It was the best one ever! Fresh peaches do make a difference.
1 1/2 c self-rising flour
1 stick butter
1/2 c water
2 c sugar, divided
4 c peeled, sliced peaches
1 1/2 c milk
ground cinnamon, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 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.
Recipe courtesy: Paula Deen
Peaches cooking in the sugar & water
Cobbler right before putting it in the over