Paula Deen’s Peach Cobbler

Serves 6+. Contributed by Denise Johnson from Atlanta, GA

Recipe Country of Origin:

Dish Category: Desserts, Pastries

Recipe’s Source: Watched it being prepared

When was it served: Regularly, Special Occasions/Parties, Holidays

How is it served: Family Style

My Auntie Fee is famous around town for her famous peach cobbler. Auntie Fee does everything she can to make me feel comfortable and at home when I come to her house. Best thing is that she also cooks marvelous dishes, but her peach cobbler is the best thing to happen to my taste buds.

The only changes I make to the recipe are the different types of ice cream I use. Most of the time I’ll use vanilla ice cream, but other times I would use vanilla bean or dulce de leche.

I want to share this recipe because I have a big sweet tooth. Any time I crave desserts I automatically resort to thinking of my Auntie Fee’s amazing Peach Cobbler. Writing about it now has even got my mouth watering.

*This is Paula Deen’s original recipe that was submitted and can be found on


4 cups peeled, sliced peaches
2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup water
8 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/2 cups milk
Ground cinnamon, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.

Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.

To serve, scoop onto a plate and serve with your choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.