This recipe is very old and was my grandmother's. This is a very delicious cobbler and can also be used with blueberries. Hope you enjoy this as our family has all these years.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10x10-inch baking dish.

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  • Stir together peaches with cinnamon and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, cream together shortening and 1 cup sugar. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt alternately with milk. Pour into prepared pan. Top with peach mixture. Drop butter in boiling water and pour all over peaches.

  • Bake in preheated oven 40 to 45 minutes, until golden brown.

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Nutrition Facts

672.4 calories; 4.7 g protein; 112.7 g carbohydrates; 18.5 mg cholesterol; 376.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2008
I first made this cobbler back in July 2003. I've made it so many times since then and on every July 4th that I don't even have to look at the recipe anymore. The only change I've ever made is to reduce the amount of water to 1 cup and I ALWAYS use a 9x13 in pan. Works perfectly everytime and I take home an empty pan EVERY (no exagerations!) time the past 5 years. I use 6-9 fresh peaches and have used blueberries too. Today I tried adding a dash of freshly grated nutmeg to the peaches. Still an excellent recipe and the only one I go to for a cobbler! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/16/2011
Very liquidy and never set up for me even after leaving the pan in the oven longer. Top ended up starting to burn when I finally pulled it out and it still was like batter under the crust. Won't make again. Not a good recipe if everyone has to make so many modifications to the original to make it work. Read More
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429 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 35
  • 2 star values: 18
  • 1 star values: 24
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2008
I first made this cobbler back in July 2003. I've made it so many times since then and on every July 4th that I don't even have to look at the recipe anymore. The only change I've ever made is to reduce the amount of water to 1 cup and I ALWAYS use a 9x13 in pan. Works perfectly everytime and I take home an empty pan EVERY (no exagerations!) time the past 5 years. I use 6-9 fresh peaches and have used blueberries too. Today I tried adding a dash of freshly grated nutmeg to the peaches. Still an excellent recipe and the only one I go to for a cobbler! Read More
(251)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2008
I first made this cobbler back in July 2003. I've made it so many times since then and on every July 4th that I don't even have to look at the recipe anymore. The only change I've ever made is to reduce the amount of water to 1 cup and I ALWAYS use a 9x13 in pan. Works perfectly everytime and I take home an empty pan EVERY (no exagerations!) time the past 5 years. I use 6-9 fresh peaches and have used blueberries too. Today I tried adding a dash of freshly grated nutmeg to the peaches. Still an excellent recipe and the only one I go to for a cobbler! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2007
I haven't made a cobbler in ages and was hesitant to try this recipe because of conflicting reviews but I made some modifications and it was AWESOME! I used 8 fresh peaches 1 cup sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon in the fruit 3/4 cup sugar and one tsp vanilla in the batter and 1 cup hot water with 4 Tbsp butter. Baked in a 12 x 9 pan for one hour and let rest for 30 minutes to let the juices gel up. I would give 5 stars except for the modifications needed. Definitely will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2015
A wonderful-tasting peach cobbler recipe that is so easy to make! At other reviewers recommendations I used 6 fresh peaches instead of 3 1 cup of sugar instead of 1 1/2 cups and only 1 cup of boiling water instead of 2 cups. The cobbler came out perfect...moist and full of fruit!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2006
I tried this recipe for the first time with much trepidation. It appeared I would need an engineering degree to pull it off. I mean really pouring boiling water over perfectly good ingredients? However I tried it anyway halfway through I tasted the batter - it was horribly salty. My husband said bake it anyway maybe it would get better in the oven. So I proceeded per instructions. It smelled wonderful! We were all salivating over it as I pulled it out of the oven perfectly golden. I was so proud of myself. We all waited in anticipation of that first bite... SALTY!! My husband took a wopping serving determined to eat it anyway... he ate it like he had a sore tooth grimacing with every bite. Something was seriously wrong! So I went in search of the cause and THERE on the counter I discovered a completely emty salt canister my ever helpful two year old had decided to refill the sugar container. So my cobbler had about two cups of salt. The flies refused to land on it. sigh I did attempt this recipe at a later date and it was fabulous. Helpful tip: ALWAYS check the sugar before baking.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2007
Wow - this just came out of the oven and I had four pieces - it's that good! I followed reviewers' advice and cut the sugar in the peaches to 1 cup and the water to 1 cup. I also added vanilla to the water. I used six peaches. Yum! Update: I love cobblers really peachy so next time I tried this with eight peaches. It didn't work - way too much liquid and it didn't bake properly. So I see that six is the way to go. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2003
YUMMY!!! I've never made cobbler before but this was easy and delicious! I took into consideration some of the helpful suggestions made in other reviews and was quite pleased! I DOUBLED the fruit and used HALF the sugar AND half the water. It was the perfect combination of fruit and dough! A definate keeper:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I made this cobbler this morning and my husband and I have already eaten at least a third of it! The cobbler is delicious. I did follow the recommendations of so many others: increasing peaches to 6 and reducing sugar to 1 cup (for peaches). I also added 1 tsp. vanilla to batter and substituted unsalted butter for the shortening. I too had to bake longer...almost 1 1/4 hours...but I'm sure that the additional peaches has something to do with the longer cooking time. This is a real keeper! Thanks Jannette for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2003
very good...i made this twice...the first time with canned peaches they turned out mushy and soggy then when made with fresh peaches it was great!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Wow! This recipe is awesome! I too used only 1 cup of sugar in peach mixture and it was perfectly sweet. I also only used 1 cup of boiling water and the cobbler was plenty juicy. I had to bake mine much longer than 45 minutes probably more like 1 hour and ten minutes to get it to set and brown on top. That could have been my oven but I normally don't have problems with bake times. My toddler liked it and that's unusual. I will definitely make again. I could eat the whole thing!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/16/2011
Very liquidy and never set up for me even after leaving the pan in the oven longer. Top ended up starting to burn when I finally pulled it out and it still was like batter under the crust. Won't make again. Not a good recipe if everyone has to make so many modifications to the original to make it work. Read More
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