PEACH COBBLER (Or Blackberry or Blueberry!)

Peach Cobbler
(Or Blackberry or Blueberry)
(May use 8×8 or 9×13 baking dish)
(Recently updated to make “more crust!”)

ALL INGREDIENTS (step by step pictures below)
4 cups of fresh fruit (peaches, blueberries, or blackberries)
*see note below for using canned peaches
1 1/2 cups of water
2 1/2 cups of sugar (will use 1 cup for fruit and 1 1/2 cups for crust)
1 1/2 sticks of butter
1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour
1 1/2 cups of milk (not skim)
First thing – Go ahead and preheat your oven to 375 degrees and put a stick and a half of butter in your baking dish and slide in the oven to melt! 

: You will “cook/simmer” your fresh fruit on the stove top by making a simple syrup with some water and some sugar to bring out the fruit’s natural juices!

-7 medium size fresh peaches, peeled and sliced, about 4 cups (or 4 cups of blueberries or blackberries)
*[May use two 16 oz. cans of peaches in heavy syrup. If using canned peaches, skip to step 4.]
-1 1/2 cups of water
-1 cup of sugar
CRUST – The Good Part!
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour
1 1/2 cups of milk (not skim)
1.  Peel and slice peaches.
(If using berries, just rinse well and place in bowl.)
2.  Make a simple syrup by bringing 1 1/2 cups of water
and 1 cup of sugar to a nice simmer – not a hard boil
3.  Add sliced peaches (or berries)  to the simple syrup and simmer 4-5 minutes on medium heat. Set aside when done.
4.  Melt 1 1/2 sticks of butter in an 8×8 or 9×13 baking dish. Once the butter is melted, remove the dish from the oven.
5.  Mix WELL 1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, and 1 1/2 cups of milk with wire whisk until all lumps are gone and it is smooth!
6.  Pour this batter over the melted butter in your warm baking dish and DO NOT STIR!
7.  Gently ladel in the peaches (or berries) and the simple syrup you’ve cooked them in, over the batter.
8. Slide into pre-heated 375 degree oven.
9.  Bake 35-45 minutes (you know your oven) until cobbler
is golden brown and crust has risen to the top!
Serve the cobbler while warm and
with a scoop (or three) of vanilla ice cream on top.
This happens!
My husband likes the cobbler to be juicy, so I will often pour some
of the extra warm simple syrup over the top before serving.
Gran Jan


  1. georgia jan! saw your comment in siestaville to jill(?) about the cobbler so i had to click your link and check it out! then i saw that you had isaiah 58:11 at the top of your page just like i do! special! 🙂 anyway so then i had to say a proper siesta hello!

  2. This looks wonderful!

  3. I tried again and it turned out delicious!! i did learn in a magazine i browsed at the library, the easiest way to peel a peach is to blanch it for 30 seconds. i tried it this time around and the skins slid right off. very little mess.
    i will definitely make this again!

  4. Oh my stars that looks delicious! And I was just admiring the peaches in the store last night, so guess what I might be doing today? 🙂

  5. Jan,

    I just loved seeing the southern bakers best friend – White Lily – on your counter. It was my mother’s favorite brand and it was also milled close to her home. After she and my dad moved away, she would always stock up on White Lily when they returned to the area.

    I am hoping the Salesman and I will do our joint blackberry picking tomorrow and I will try your cobbler recipe. The field still has the big bales of hay in it; but there are so many bushes on the edges of the property that he usually just drives me around in this truck and I am able to just sit and pick through the truck window! It’s always a fun little adventure.

    Your peaches and my berries are just too many miles apart. Love you dear one,

    PS So glad you emphasized the DO NOT STIR – I would have been tempted to stir!

  6. Oh Jackie! Yes mam – you MUST use self-rising flour. That’s what makes the delicious crust rise up through the peaches and milk batter to form the topping!

    Try again and use Self-Rising flour. I use White Lily myself – but depending on where you live, it may not be available.

    Us Georgia peaches love White Lily flour.

    But I am so glad you tried the cobbler – you’ll do just fine – make another one!


  7. Hi there Siesta! I tried this recipe tonight, but i failed miserably. tell me… might it be the fact that i used regular flour and not self-rising?? i only thought of that after i sampled it and the cobbler part of it was dense and chewly, like it hadn’t risen. (Eureka!!) sadly, i thought flour was flour, until now. i’m definitely going to try this again if you think that might have been my problem. 😀

    blessings to you!
    Siesta Jackie from just north of KC, MO. (blog name Rooney).

  8. Just love the pictures! Cobbler looks so good.

    How are u?

  9. Oh Georgia Jan! This looks sooo amazing ~ making this wanna be southern girl really ache for a bowl full of that heavenly dessert with some vanilla ice cream on top.

    pretty please?!

  10. This is the recipe my mom has always used! So simple but sooooo delicious!
    I think I just might make one for tonight!

  11. Sweet Georgia Jan,

    I am going to the kitchen to prepare meeeee some Peach cobbler!
    Yummmmmmm eeeeeeeeee!!!!!

    I love the granite on your counter top. I just put black granite down in one of our kitchens at our home remodel and am debating on the other kitchen.

    I love how you did the PLAY BY PLAY in your photos!! I AM A VISUAL SANGUINE PERSONALITY!!!!!

    The ADHDDdaadahhhaddddd can get in the way if I don’t have photos to follow!! Ohhhh there went a butterfly or was that a firefly = lightning bug !!!!!

    I love you!!
    Have a blessed 4th of July weekend and enjoy the Fireworks with Gary!!! <3
    (((( HUGS )))))
    I am going to have a houseful. We have drop-in’s all day long ~
    We will walk to the 4th parade
    View the sand sculpture’s on beach (competition every year)
    bbq burgers/hotdogs
    play games
    deck to watch fireworks.
    Expecting over 25

  12. I like peach cobler. . .grew up on it. . .Arkansas peaches, even had a peach stand in my yard when I was a kid! I know your Georgia peaches are delicious! Love your step by step pictures! Thank you for sharing.

  13. Yummy! Thank you for sharing and your pictures were so bright and crisp. 😉 Love YOU!

  14. I just love you! I was at the store yesterday and they had just put out peaches and they smelled so good and I thought of you and your recipe and I read your blog this morning and you posted your peach cobbler! Thank you!! I will be making your cobbler this week!
    Many blessings to you!

  15. Girlfriend, you are better than Paula Deen. Love the pictures and love the recipe. I can just taste it now. Yuuuuummmmmmyyyy!!


  16. oh, Jan that looks absolutely delicious. Writing that recipe down now!

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