No. 1 Fruit Stand Peach Cobbler

Notes: Mary-Lou Evans makes this easy, homey peach cobbler for her family, including son Bob Evans and daughter Barb Schwabe and her husband, Russ. The family runs the No. 1 Fruit Stand together.


6 to 8 servings

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3 pounds ripe peaches
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup milk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
Whipping cream or ice cream


Prep and cook time: About 1 hour

1. Peel and pit peaches and slice into ½-inch-thick wedges, dropping slices into a shallow 2½- to 3-quart oval or other baking dish. Gently mix in 1/3 cup sugar; taste, and add a little more sugar if desired.

2. In a bowl, beat butter and remaining 1/3 cup sugar until well blended. Stir in 1/3 cup milk.

3. In another bowl, mix 1½ cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture with another 1/3 cup milk and stir to combine. Batter should be stiff and sticky; if too dry, add a little more milk; if runny, add flour. Stir in vanilla.

4. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls evenly over prepared fruit (some fruit will show through).

5. Bake in a 350° oven until top is browned and fruit is bubbling, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature: scoop into bowls and drizzle cream over each serving if desired.

Per serving: 246 cal., 14% (35 cal.) from fat; 4 g protein; 3.9 g fat (2.2 g sat.); 50 g carbo (2.7 g fiber); 294 mg sodium; 11 mg chol.