This Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler is easy for summertime entertaining or last-minute company!

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How in the world does our garage get so messy? Your family is probably a lot like ours, very active and busy in the summer months. The boys went backpacking, we’ve been camping, we set up our ping-pong table, in the midst of freezers, laundry, canning supplies, tools, bikes … you name it.

One of the things I came across in my garage a few weeks ago were my Mom’s handwritten recipes. Boy, did that bring back a flood of memories, to see her handwriting. I could almost feel her presence, standing there in the garage …

And then I saw her easy peach cobbler recipe, the one in which she’d substitute whatever fruit was in season.

We always had fresh fruit in the house growing up. Sometimes we went to the orchards to pick, or sometimes Mom would buy already-picked fruit. Mom was a big canner. You name it, it went into the canning jars.

Our friends came for a spontaneous dinner party last week, and just like Mom, it only took minutes for me to prepare her cobbler and place in the oven.

Since beautiful peach season is here, I hope you enjoy my Mom’s old-fashioned recipe from years past.

What’s your favorite kind of cobbler to make?

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Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Delicious cobbler that can be made with any kind of fruit, any time of the year.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 6 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
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon


  • 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 9×13 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 the top with ground cinnamon, if desired. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes.
  • The batter will rise to the top during baking and will look like a cake/cobbler.
  • To serve, scoop onto a plate and serve with vanilla ice cream.
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