All the cool kids are making it.
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When it comes to recipes, you could say that we have a lot. Like 76,000+ a lot. So when we mention that there is one that is more popular and more highly-reviewed than all the rest, let’s just say that it’s a pretty big deal. In an Internet landscape that is saturated with millions of recipes ranging from soups & stews to vegan desserts to holiday appetizers, there is one, tried-and-true recipe that has withstood the test of time and continues to reign above all—Easy Peach Cobbler.

There are a multitude of reasons why this delightful fruit dessert is a consistent, all-time favorite. First of all, the name is not lying—this beauty is as easy as they come. There’s no fussy pastry dough to deal with, and you don’t have to sign up for an emotionally-draining, all-day baking extravaganza. All you’ve got to do is whip up a quick flour batter, heat your peaches with some sugar, and layer the two in your baking dish. Honestly, it’s a real shame that all baking experiences aren’t this straightforward and foolproof.

Another aspect of our easy peach cobbler that makes it the golden (literally) child that it is, is its longevity. Believe it or not, this recipe was developed in 1997 for Southern Living—that’s TWENTY years ago! Since that time, 324 people have reviewed it to give it the 5-star rating that it currently has. In other words, it is the Michael Jordan/Lebron James/Roger Federer of the fruit dessert category—it has reached the absolute pinnacle of success, remained there for an absurdly long amount of time, and cannot be overthrown by any of its competitors. Am I sufficiently communicating the caliber of its power? This is a GOOD recipe.

If you’re bored and want to find the most positive strand of comments that currently exists on the Internet, I invite you to peruse what users have to say about this recipe. It’s nearly impossible to fudge up, customizable (don’t have peaches? Use whatever fruit you like), and an impressive crowd-favorite. Now that you’re in the know on the Internet’s best kept secret, we invite you to give the Easy Peach Cobbler a whirl, and find out why everyone can’t stop raving about it. If you’re feeling up to it, go ahead and leave your (...ideally positive…) feedback in the reviews section so that the greatest recipe of all time stays strong and forever loved.

By Sara Tane and Sara Tane