Traditional Georgia Peach Cobbler

Summertime is the best time to cook and bake in my opinion! All that fresh produce, locally grown orchard fruits, and berries galore! There is absolutely no excuse to not eating well during the Summer time months. When I think about Summer-Time-Sweets, my stomach immediately thinks about fruit cobblers and pies. Peach cobbler is a summertime favorite! Sweet, tart, and ever so delicious! This has got to be the best peach cobblers EVER. It’s full of juicy ripe peaches - flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Oh, so good! Top it up with a delicious homemade flaky butter crust. Oh my goodness, its sooo good!

My number one craving is peach cobbler. And it wasn’t just any peach cobbler, it had to be made by one of my aunts. I’m pretty sure it's because in my opinion absolutely no one can bake a true peach cobbler like my Aunt Kathy. She makes one a-mazing cobbler! But I must say, she makes hers based on our Nanna’s recipe!! It's all in the family – are ‘t those recipes the best?! So today, I am going to share Grandma’s Southern Peach Cobbler recipe with you.The secret to Grandma’s southern peach cobbler is not only the fresh, juicy, sweet peaches (of course) but…yes, the crust. We will not be using any store bought crust, no way! Everything is made from scratch, with love, and with care! And the filling... is going to amazing! Full of tender peaches, warm, gooey, and did I already say….absolutely delicious!!

Go on, get your kitchen ready, and check this recipe out! It’ll be a star dessert this Summer! I guarantee it!

The peach is a deciduous tree that is native to the region of Northwest China between the Tarim Basin and the north slopes of the Kunlun Shan mountains, where it was first domesticated and cultivated. It bears an edible juicy fruit called a peach or a nectarine. Peaches were brought to the Americas by Spanish explorers in the 16th century, and eventually made its way to England and France in the 17th century, where it was a prized and expensive treat. The horticulturist George Minifie supposedly brought the first peaches from England to its North American colonies in the early 17th century, planting them at his Estate of Buckland in Virginia. Although Thomas Jefferson had peach trees at Monticello, United States farmers did not begin any commercial production until the 19th century in Maryland, Delaware, Georgia and finally Virginia.

In the United States, additional varieties of cobbler include the Apple pan dowdy which is an apple cobbler whose crust has been broken and stirred back into the filling, the Betty, the buckle that is made with yellow batter similar to cake batter, with the filling mixed in with the batter, the dump (or dump cake, the grump, the slump, and the sonker. The sonker is unique to North Carolina, it is a deep-dish version of the American cobbler.

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