For the past three years, my husband and I have attended a DIY conference in Atlanta. On our drive home from Georgia we always stop at Lane Southern Orchards to buy a box or two of peaches. I say a box… it’s like a massive box full of 50+ peaches. Maybe even more? And then once we get home its peach-a-palooza until we are all out of peaches. We also give our parents a few peaches to enjoy. One thing that my husband’s boss always request is peach cobbler. Its kind of a given now that when we come home from Georgia a peach cobbler will follow.
Yes, I love to make skillet peach cobbler, but when I have to make peach cobbler for his boss (and for us or if I’m bringing it for dessert) I tend to make it the traditional way in a pan. I haven’t reinvented the wheel–instead I’ve tested all sorts of recipes that call home to the web. Overall, I enjoy the recipe from Southern Living the best. I also typically double the recipe and cut the butter in half. Gasp! I know… cut the butter in half? To be honest I’ve never seen a difference in my cobbler with it only baking with half the butter required in the recipe. The next time your at the store, buy a few extra peaches and make this traditional peach cobbler recipe! Trust me, your friends and family will thank you.
Adapted from Southern Living
Traditional Peach Cobbler Recipe
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar divided
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup milk
- 4 cups fresh peach slices about 4 peaches
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit. Once oven is preheated, melt butter in a 9- x 9-inch baking dish.
- While butter is melting, bring 1 cup sugar, peach slices, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly until softened and juice is extracted from peaches (about 5 minutes). Set to the side.
- Using a stand mixer, combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Then, add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter over butter (do not stir). Then pour peach mixture over batter (do not stir).
- Bake at 375° Fahrenheit for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve cobbler warm or cool.