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Rating: 3.97 stars
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

Simple old-fashioned peach cobbler; just like Grandma used to make. Tastes great.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 8x8 inch dish
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 inch square baking dish.

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  • Place sliced peaches in prepared baking dish. Mix together 1 cup sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and almond extract. Place in oven while preparing shortcake (heating peaches first helps prevent dough from getting soggy).

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and egg; stir just until flour is moistened. Spread over hot peaches. Sprinkle top with remaining sugar.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until top is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 51.8g; fat 9.7g; cholesterol 24.5mg; sodium 288.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2006
My family loved this recipe. I used 4 cups of fresh peaches (which are easy to peel by dipping in boiling water for about 20 seconds and then dipping in cold water). I substituted vanilla for almond extract. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2003
I wasn't too terribly impressed with this version of cobbler. Firstly I felt it was to "eggy" tasting and secondly the juice from the peaches made it watery. I should have tossed the peaches with either flour or cornstarch before I placed them in the pan. As written the topping seemed rather bland so I added cinnamon for some extra flavor. Next time I'll leave out the egg and make more of a crumb topping and also use brown sugar along with the white. With a few adjustments this recipe has a lot of potential. Read More
(55)
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2006
My family loved this recipe. I used 4 cups of fresh peaches (which are easy to peel by dipping in boiling water for about 20 seconds and then dipping in cold water). I substituted vanilla for almond extract. Read More
(131)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2003
I thought it was delicious and not too hard or long to make. I already had all the ingredients at the house which made it easier too! One note about the directions...in step 2, after mixing the sugar, lemon, etc. Spread on top of peaches and put all in the oven while making the shortcake. Read More
(76)
Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2003
I wasn't too terribly impressed with this version of cobbler. Firstly I felt it was to "eggy" tasting and secondly the juice from the peaches made it watery. I should have tossed the peaches with either flour or cornstarch before I placed them in the pan. As written the topping seemed rather bland so I added cinnamon for some extra flavor. Next time I'll leave out the egg and make more of a crumb topping and also use brown sugar along with the white. With a few adjustments this recipe has a lot of potential. Read More
(55)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2003
This Peach Cobbler really is good. I did not have Lemon Zest and Almond Extract. Instead I decreased the sugar to 1/2 cup and added 1 tablespoon Vanilla to the dough. My family thought it was sweet enough - and the taste of the Peaches was not hidden under Sweetness. Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2007
This was great! The only thing I did differently was to add about a tsp of cinnamon and a 1/4 tsp of nutmeg to the shortbread batter. I would definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2007
I recommend adding this to your repertoire of recipes for desserts using fresh peaches! I doubled the ingredients in order to bake the cobbler in a 9x13 pyrex dish. I used my food processor to quickly mix the biscuit crust. So easy so yummy. Be sure to have vanilla ice cream or whipped cream as a topping. Your family will love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2007
I used 4-5 cups peaches and only 2/3 c.sugar(1/3 c brown sugar;1/3 white) plus 1/2 t. vanilla. For topping sugar I added a sprinkling of nutmeg. This is very good warm with milk. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
Best I've ever made! Cut the sugar to 3/4 cup used 1/4 tsp. cinnamon instead of almond ext.for the filling. Added 1/2 tsp. baking soda and used buttermilk instead of milk. The topping was very thick had to put it on in large crumbs and smooth it over lightly. then added the sugar. It was GREAT. Next time want to double the filling. Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2008
The filling was great. Tossed it with a little flour per previous suggestions. Also sprinkled extra sugar brown sugar and cinnamon on topping but it just wasn't very good in general. Am trying to find some kind of streusel cobbler topping...none of the batter ones I've made have been very good. oh...used 8 fresh peaches and it made a big 9x13 pan..glad I didn't double the batter. Read More
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