Cornbread vs Beignets. As of last Thursday, that’s what it had come down to in Garden and Gun’s Ultimate Southern Food Bracket.

My thoughts? You’ve got to be kidding. I expressed my feelings on Twitter, and found that many others shared in my disbelief. How is it possible that these two things edged out Southern dishes like Fried Chicken, Shrimp n Grits, Banana Pudding and for gosh sakes, Peach Cobbler??

When it came down to it, Beignets took the top prize. I’ll never understand it. Never.

Because I was so distraught over the outcome, I called up my mom and asked her how to make a Peach Cobbler. Then I made one. Then I ate it. Every glorious Southern bite of it. And believe me, it was far more delicious than any Beignet I’ve ever had!



Easy Peach Cobbler

Serves 8


6 Tbsp (3/4 cup) melted, unsalted butter
1 cup flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups sugar (separated)
1 cup milk
1 29 oz can sliced peaches in syrup*

cinnamon, optional


Preheat oven to 375.

Pour butter into 13 x 9 baking dish.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add 1 cup sugar and milk. Mix to combine.

Pour batter over butter (do not stir). Pour sliced peaches, with juices, on top of batter (do not stir).

Pour 1/2 cup of sugar evenly over top of mixture in the dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.

Bake at 375° for 45 - 60 minutes or until golden brown. Serve cobbler warm or cool, topped with ice cream or without.

*If it's peach season, and you'd like to use fresh peaches, you certainly can. First, you'll need to to peel, pit and slice approximately 5 fresh peaches. Bring 1 cup sugar, peach slices, and a Tbsp of lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Use this in place of the canned peaches in the recipe.

9 Responses to “Easy Peach Cobbler”

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    Janet Foster — April 11, 2012 @ 5:10 am

    My mom made this cobbler for years. The edges of the crust are the best part. Love it.

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    Lynn BB — April 11, 2012 @ 6:01 am

    I totally agree with you! I’m in the Midwest but have Southern roots and wouldn’t even consider beignets “southern.”

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    Lesley — April 13, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    The “cheater” version of this is made with Bisquick, though as I’ve noted (, I don’t keep Bisquick around. Regardless, this is definitely the best way to make a cobbler (cobble?). :)

    • Beth replied: — April 13th, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

      yeah, my mom called this her “easy” way to make any fruit cobbler. I have no idea what her “hard” way is. I’m sure it’s even better, but these days I need things to be as easy as possible ;-)

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    Tinaslubmedo — April 20, 2012 @ 2:26 am

    This will be my first peach cobbler to make Love them wish me a great Pie
    Thank You . Tinas

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    Sandi — April 27, 2012 @ 4:59 am

    This is a great way to make any fruit cobbler, but this recipe has way too much sugar.

    • Beth replied: — April 27th, 2012 @ 7:50 am

      Hi Sandi, pretty much every fruit cobbler recipe of this size has anywhere from 1-2 cups of sugar added. I personally prefer 1 1/2 cups, but you are a certainly welcome to cut back on the amount to fit your preference!

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