Southern Peach Cobbler

What do you do with a bag full of ripe peaches from the farmer’s market?

Make peach cobbler, of course!

Southern Peach Cobbler
Makes about 8 servings
(Based on this recipe from

7 ripe peaches,  pitted and sliced into wedges
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. arrowroot flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1/4 cup boiling water
3 tbsp. white sugar (for garnish)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon (for garnish)

1. Preheat oven to 425*
2. In a large bowl, combine peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and arrowroot flour. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a large baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
3. In another large bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined.
4. Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them. Sprinkle entire cobbler with the sugar and cinnamon garnish.
5. Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.

Serve warm and don’t forget to top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

While I was baking, I realized that peach cobbler was one of the first recipes that I cooked all by myself back in grade school. Mom, do you remember Kirsten’s Cookbook? I never would have imagined how obsessed with food that I would become later in life. I’m pretty sure that I wanted to be a forensic scientist back then….most likely from too many X-Files episodes!

What did you want to be (ca. 6th grade) when you grew up?


9 responses to “Southern Peach Cobbler

  1. Mmmmmmm….one of my favs!! Love me some peach cobbler! Looks delish Kat! 🙂

  2. This cobbler looks wonderful! Chock full of peaches and just the right amount of topping. Sometimes people can over do when it comes to that–but I am more interested in the fruit part than the bread/biscuit topping part. Well done!

  3. I wonder what happened to Kirsten’s Cookbook? When you mentioned it I ran downstairs to see if it was in the storage box with your Kirsten doll and all her clothes and accessories, but it wasn’t there. Do you have it?
    I know you wanted to be a forensic scientist until you started high school. Then you changed directions, and art and swimming were your two passions. Isn’t it fun to look back and see where our decisions have taken us in life?

  4. will you believe me if I tell you I have never had or made a peach cobbler in my life, something that I must remedy oneday. I love how the peachy flavours are oozing here.

  5. I don’t think you’d be in New York City, but who knows?

  6. Oh heaven, peach cobbler! and just adding the ‘southern’ bit before it just means it’s even better. so simple and so perfect, love it


    Hannah and I were just discussing the many merits of Kirsten’s Cookbook the other day! As well as the many merits of other American Girls (I liked Samantha’s sailor suit, but not Molly’s glasses). Solid gold.

    Too much?:D

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