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Paula's Peach Cobbler

Paula's Peach Cobbler

dean2 copyYesterday we ran into the lovely Paula Deen at the SF Fancy Foods Show. It was wild, her publicists, assistants and handlers were keeping the Paula-loving crowd organized and in check. It was sort of dorky, all of us standing around looking at Paula, waiting for a glimpse, you'd think we were all seeing The Beatles in their prime, or something. Unfortunately we didn't get to speak to her much (shhhh... she's on some sort of a press "embargo" and "couldn't" actually talk to us).

However, it got me thinking about some of the reasons why people love her so much. I think it's because she oozes with "Southern Hospitality" and just seems so darn nice. Also, her recipes, no matter how many sticks of butter she uses, always seem comforting and tasty.

So to commemorate our brief encounter with Paula (more pictures here), I have decided to highlight one of her specialties, a lovely peach cobbler. To check out the recipe,


Peach Cobbler
Recipe from Paula Deen and Food Network

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.

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thirtyo thirtyo 9 years
I just made it tonight, without the self-rising flour too (oops!) but my husband and I really enjoyed it (it came out similar to giant peach dumpling). I'll have to try it next time with the right flour!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
lol..i think it could be the flour switch! thanks babe i'll try it out soon!
kikichantelle kikichantelle 9 years
yeah maybe... if i did it again, i wouldn't pour all the leftover fruit simmer juices in with the fruit... it seemed so wrong not to though, because it was so gooey and syrupy! i also realized one potentially big problem- i used regular flour instead of the self-rising kind- whoops! good luck- i'm sure you'll do much better than i did!!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
oh no really?! i was intending to make this one day. ughhh, must have been disappointing! could it be cos the mix of fruit gave out too much liquid?
kikichantelle kikichantelle 9 years
i'm so sad! i tried this recipe today and it didn't come out that great. the fruit was delicious (i mixed peaches, pears, and apples) but the cobbler part didn't bake correctly. it was sort of submerged in the pre-melted butter and didn't get crispy at all... it was really dense and chewy. wagh. next time i will keep fruit the same but maybe stick to tried-and-true bisquick dumplings!
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 9 years
Ohhh... I have to try this TINA!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
oh wow. this looks way easier than other cobbler recipes that i've come across. definitely gonna try this! fave fave! :DROOL:
divinedebris divinedebris 9 years
i love Paula. She's just the coolest person. and i agree, sometimes some of her recipes are a too heavy/ calorie full for me, but i still love her!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
God Paula's awesome! Her Southern cooking might be heavy for me sometimes, but I love her. I actually made her recipe for cranberry sauce last Thanksgiving. It was really good!
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