Georgia - Peach Cobbler

Georgia - Peach Cobbler 

Well, I'm a born and raised Georgia Girl, and I'm so excited to talk about what's sweet in my state - Peaches!  

Georgia is nicknamed the Peach State and here are a few indications of how important the Peach is to Georgians:

  • In the city of Atlanta alone, there are 55 streets with "Peachtree" in the name 
  • On New Year's Eve, we watch a Giant Peach drop as we count down to the New Year 
  • The annual Georgia Peach Festival each June takes place in.... yep, Peach County!

Peaches are only in season for 16 weeks starting in mid-May through August.  On a recent trip down to Georgia, I took the opportunity to buy some Georgia Peaches and make Georgia's most famous and popular peach dessert - Peach Cobbler! 

There are many types of Cobbler but I think the type made by most Georgian's, especially home cooks, is what I describe as "magic crust" cobbler.  The ingredients are staples that you always have on hand, and it's so simple to throw this together when you have fresh peaches and want a delicious dessert but don't want to spend all afternoon in the kitchen.  


The Recipe 

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup All Purpose flour
2 cups sugar, divided
1 Tablespoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup milk
4 cups fresh peach slices
1 Tablespoon lemon juice 

  • Melt butter in a 13x9 inch baking dish

  • Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder and salt; add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.  Pour batter over butter (do not stir).

This is the "magic" part - the crust starts on the bottom! 

  • Bring remaining 1 cup sugar, peach slices and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly; pour over batter (do not stir).  

  • Bake at 375 degrees for 40 - 45 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve cobbler warm or cool.  

I knew just what to expect with this recipe - so delicious!  The Georgia peaches were just as sweet as ever and it was even sweeter being able to make this cobbler at my parents house in Georgia! 


  1. yummy its very good

  2. I've been eating this type of cobbler for over 20 years, since I was a baby lol! This is my favorite type of cobbler by far! It was the only type of cobber I knew of until I was in middle school when I noticed people were passing off this pie looking stuff as "cobbler" haha! I realized then, that what I had been eating the whole time was a special type of cobbler that not everyone knew about. I was told it was a "quick" cobbler. I made this in my high school cooking class and everyone looked at me as if I was making some sort of alien concoction. That is, until it was finished baking and this delicious, golden-brown, masterpiece came out of the oven. The only difference in my recipe and the one here is that I use cinnamon and didn't think to add lemon juice until I saw this recipe. I think you should give the cinnamon a try! It's very good! I'm from Texas by the way and a guy with a passion for good food! I don't know where my mother got her recipe from way back in her days, but I'm glad she did and passed it along!

  3. This cobbler is AMAZING! Super easy & so delicious - you just can't go wrong with this recipe!! I made this yesterday and it's completely gone and there's only 2 of us!! Thanks for a great recipe!