Recipe: Mom's Peach Cobbler

It's recipe time again! This time it comes not from a magazine or the interwebs - it comes from my Mom! My Mom is a baker - always has been, always will be. She makes a meatloaf so awful that a stray cat wouldn't even eat it (seriously - one of my favorite childhood memories). But my Mom - well she can bake her little a** off! (She's very tiny - 5'1".)

She provided me with her fruit cobbler recipe - it's been my favorite since childhood. She says that it came from our Grandma Grace whose parents brought this from the wagon train. My only question on this story is that I thought my great-grandparents were from Germany. Hmmmm - is my Mom pulling my leg? I choose to believe her...shhhh!

First cream the butter & sugar - obviously works best with softened butter. Then add the flour, salt, baking powder & milk and mix some more.

You can use canned, frozen or fresh fruit. Typically I use frozen but I didn't have time to wait for them to thaw so I went with canned. Drain 4 cups of fruit (drain them really well) and put them in a baking dish. I usually use square.

Then spread your batter on top of the fruit - make sure it covers all of the fruit. 

Mix the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a measuring cup and then sprinkle it all over the batter. Very important to cover every nook and cranny!

The secret ingredient - BOILING WATER! Most people think I'm crazy when I mention this - but it's the key! Pour 1/4 cup over the sugar - be sure you get every bit of sugar dampened with the water. Don't spread it though - just pour very slowly to make sure it all gets covered.

Voila! 45 minutes later - deliciousness in a pan! The best part is the top is crunchy and cracks with the sugar/water. It's so delicious! This is by far the best cobbler I've ever eaten - and it's great that I can make it myself. And it's a dessert with no eggs! It's my go-to for potlucks... I highly recommend you try this ASAP! You won't be sorry - especially if you have some vanilla ice cream on the side.

I have only used peaches - but I'm sure you could use berries, etc...

Thanks Mom!

Mom's Peach Cobbler

Recipe by Food Hussy

My mom's famous peach cobbler recipe that came over on the wagon train. This peach cobbler has a crunchy crust that you'll LOVE!

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Total time: 1 hour


  • 4 cups fruit - sliced (frozen, fresh, canned - whatever)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • pinch salt

Cooking Directions

  1. * Arrange sliced fruit in baking dish sprayed with cooking spray
  2. * Cream 3/4 cup sugar with 1/2 cup butter
  3. * Add salt, flour, baking powder and milk to make a batter
  4. * Spread the batter over fruit
  5. * In a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch & pinch of salt
  6. * Sprinkle evenly over batter
  7. * Pour 1/4 cup boiling water over ALL of sugar - be sure to cover every grain of sugar! This is where the magic happens!
  8. * Bake at 375 for 45 minutes
Voila! Deliciousness!

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