This is my all time favorite Peach Cobbler! It is juicy from the peaches and has a perfect sweet crunch around the edges. If you like peach cobbler, you are going to LOVE this! This favorite comes from Paula Deen who is a favorite southern cook of my husband's family. Thanks to my sister-in-law, Tammy, we have this family favorite! You can do this with any berries or apples, but my personal favorite is with peaches. I used my frozen peaches from last years extras when I couldn't can anymore. We love peaches and we buy bushels and bushels from a neighboring town this time of year. Last year I was 8 months pregnant at this time and I bought 2 bushels of peaches to can. Yes, I was crazy!!! I put up 25 quarts, and 10 pints of jam, dried some, and froze some. I was peached-out! I couldn't have done the 25 quarts without a good neighbor friend who called and found out I was canning and came so quick, because she wouldn't allow me to do it by myself. We tackled it together in 2 hours! That was one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me. She knows who she is...if she reads this blog ;)! The 25 quarts lasted us the whole year. I opened our last jar last week. So...I've got 1 bushel of peaches coming this next week. It's time to can more! Yes, I lowered my order for this year only because I'm hoping our 2 peach trees will give us some good peaches this year! We'll see! So if you are like me and have an over abundance of peaches, please try this to-die-for Peach Cobbler! You will be hooked!
2 cups fruit (frozen or fresh)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Combine fruit, sugar and water in saucepan. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce and simmer for 10 minutes. Heat oven to 350 degrees. When oven is pre-heated:
Place 1 stick of butter in large casserole dish, or 13X9 pan and melt in the oven. While butter is melting, mix together:
1 cup sugar
1 cup Self-Rising Flour
3/4 cup milk
When butter is melted, pour mixture in pan with the butter. DO NOT STIR! Use slotted spoon and layer fruit on top. Spoon syrup as desired over the top. Bake 30-45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm, with vanilla ice cream.
***I usually spoon about half of the syrup over the top. Save the rest for your pancakes, waffles, french toast, whatever...I love a little peach sugar syrup for breakfast! Don't try to substitute the self-rising flour with regular flour...it won't work! I'm a cook in training...I tried!
Vanilla Ice Cream In a Bag
We made our peach cobbler on a Sunday and realized we didnt' have vanilla ice cream to go with it...which is a must with a hot cobbler! I had some cream, so we made Ice Cream in a bag. It was so tasty! Go here for the recipe: http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefinder/display?id=40986 . I am excited to make these again adding my own mix-ins. It would be great for a kids party with a bunch of mix-ins so they can customize their own Ice Cream in a Bag. There is less mess too, because they eat right out of the bag and throw it away!
***I used heavy whipping cream for mine instead of half & half, and it turned out great! My sister has done it with whole milk, and it works too, but takes a lot more time and patience. Kids are a great help with these. Let them give it a shake, shake, shake!