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  • Writer's pictureGrace Saadi

50 Tastes: Peach Cobbler, Georgia

Updated: Aug 9, 2022

Peaches are synonymous with Georgia. But have you ever wondered why that is? Especially when given the fact that peaches are not native to the states, nor does anyone know the exact history of cobbler. So how did the "Peachtree State" come to be? To put it simply, it's because they said so.

 


Just a heads up, this post isn’t going to be as entertaining as the last state post. I still hope that you watch/read through it as it is a significant history to discuss. Because while peaches may be sweet, the same cannot be said for the root (or should I say pit?) of their American history.


Also, I feel that it is important to share that cobbler can look MASSIVELY different, both across the country and within your own neighborhood. Up north, you may be more familiar with a crumbly, biscuity topping while down south you'll see more of a cake-like batter, both topping a concoction of baked fruit and sugar. Either way, the best way to serve cobbler is with a scoop of ice cream and enough time for a nap right after.


 

Southern Style Peach Cobbler

Makes 1 cobbler for 10 servings


Filling

1/2 cup unsalted butter

4 cups fresh peach slices, peeled

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup sugar


Instructions:

  1. Bring the peach slices, sugar, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, and string constantly. Once boiling remove from heat and set aside.

Topping

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 cup milk


Instructions:

  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Pour in the milk and stir until the ingredients are just moistened.

Assembly:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. As the oven's preheating, melt the butter in your desired baking dish, do not let it brown or burn.

  2. Pour the topping batter into the dish with the melted but do not stir. Then pour the cooked filling on top, once again not stirring.

  3. Sprinkle with coarse sugar if you'd like and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown.

  4. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

 

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