Peaches are a staple here in the South in July, which makes peach cobbler one of the most popular summer desserts. The combination of buttery cake and fresh peaches is sure to be a hit with everyone. Don't forget to add that touch of vanilla ice cream or whip cream!


  • 1 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 cups peeled, sliced peaches
  • 1 1/2 cups 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.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings