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South Carolina Cobbler Recipe

South Carolina Cobbler Recipe

With peach orchards just a couple of miles from home, it's easy to treat my family to this traditional dessert. —Mattie Carter, Rock Hill, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 4 cups sliced peeled fresh or frozen peaches, thawed
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, gently toss peaches, 1/2 cup sugar and extract; set aside. Pour butter into a 2-qt. baking dish.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar; stir in milk until smooth. Pour evenly over butter (do not stir). Top with peach mixture.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Serve with ice cream if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 258 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for South Carolina Cobbler

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cawsmom User ID: 1393673 252177
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2016

"I chopped up my peaches with the skins on for a more rustic flair, and it turned out great! I might try it with vanilla extract next time, though, as I'm not a fan of almond extract with peaches. Overall very easy to make, and a great way to use fresh peaches!"

ChuckNAtlanta User ID: 8775975 244107
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2016

"6 stars if it were possible. Although, the recipe on this page isn't the EXACT same as the original one published in the Aug/Sep 1998 issue of 'Taste of Home' magazine. I know that because I still have the issue. I've kept it tucked away on my kitchen butler for 18 years because of this very recipe.

There are two differences between the one on this site and the original - use 1 1/2 cups sugar (not 1) and 1/2 cup (full stick) of butter (not 1/3). Mix 1 full cup of sugar with the extract and peaches instead of the 1/2 cup listed on this page. Other than those two differences, the rest of the recipe is identical to the original one published in '98.
My kids love the spongy, sweet crust so much that I do typically increase the amount of crust by using 1 full cup of both milk and flour rather than the 3/4 called for in Mattie's recipe.
Mattie was 82 at the time this recipe was published according to the article, so that would make her 100 some time this year (2016). She worked in a peach orchard when she was young. Even back in '98 she had stopped cooking big meals for her family but she still made this cobbler 3 times a week during peak peach season. She said many times the family would eat it all before it had time to cool.
Happy 100th birthday Mattie - wherever you are. Thanks for the great recipe that all my family and friends love. If any of Mattie's 6 daughters or their families happen upon this, please know that she is still appreciated and her memory lives on with this great recipe."

Denvergirl User ID: 8211049 232803
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015

"Tastes good, but cobbler never seems to be done-soupy. Don't know if it's because of altitude/CO. Better recipe is 1 cup flour, instead of 3/4- used 1/2 c butter in of ingredients the same. Peaches easy to peel if you blanch first for a minute..then put in ice water bath. Skins come right off."

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 231982
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"I made as directed, even with the ice cream as topping....fell flat in our house. i love almond extract in recipes too, but for whatever reason, this was not a favorite for us."

sonya_m35 User ID: 86354 231415
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2015

"Make this every year. I cut back on the sugar in the peaches. Absolutely delicious!"

Alicia1212 User ID: 4774991 56924
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"My daughter and I who both love peach cobbler did not care for this recipe. The flavor was off. The texture and ease of making it were great. Next time I will not use almond flavoring in the peaches, it was very strong. I will add cinnamon with the peaches instead and see if that is better. Or I will just stick with another recipe."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 29446
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

"This is the first recipe I go to during peach season because it's so delicious and easy to make. I love to put it in the oven when the main meal is ready so that we can eat the hot cobbler for dessert. I've also added blueberries at times over the years."

punky328 User ID: 22706 202761
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

"I've been making this for years, but I do add 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. It's always a hit!"

renie7 User ID: 1259110 22351
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"Served it at the bible study and it was completely gone! I use 1/4 cinnamon & vanilla instead and did use 3 tbsp. of sugar instead of the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar for the topping. This is a keeper recipe!"

dzm388 User ID: 724894 49858
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"Easy and good! I did not have almond extract so I used vanilla and added 1/4 tsp cinnamon (maybe next time I'd use more). Served it with whipped cream. Yum!"

Billl Muck User ID: 5770091 52358
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

"Excellent taste and easy to make! I used an 8 x 8 baking dish and it cooked perfectly. My neighbors and my family devoured it!!!"

Ljohnson86 User ID: 7146998 23775
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"Love this recipe super easy! I used vanilla extract because I didn't have almond extract. Turned out amazing!!"

Che User ID: 993577 56923
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2013

"This cobbler is a hit every time I make it. I have only had one problem with this recipe. It does not turn out well when you double the recipe."

marjoless User ID: 5511968 23774
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2012

"Made it for a small group everyone loved it. That is so good"

lkleditz User ID: 828589 56922
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012

"This is the only peach cobbler recipe I use... it can't be beat."

edjohnn User ID: 893051 24025
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"Wonderful flavor and easy to make, haven't found one better."

cabinmama User ID: 1030301 22350
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"The almond extract takes this recipe over the top for our family. Don't even think about leaving it out! Strange directions but a wonderful crust appears. If it doesn't brown equally I have broiled for just a couple of minutes with great success."

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 23773
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011

"So good and easy."

Holmescsh User ID: 2528368 47380
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

"Could use a little less sugar, but a great recipe.."

cooks for fun User ID: 108421 22349
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

"Absolutely the best cobbler recipe I've even made! (Even better then my mothers....shhhh!) This is the cobbler recipe all my family and friends requests. Many cobbler recipes use cinnamon which is good but the almond in this recipe really makes it great!"

nataliemd User ID: 2889411 65126
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2010

"I have been making this recipe for five years now. Whenever the fresh peaches are ready, friends and family start requesting this tasty dessert. Absolutely love the almond flavoring, it adds a little something extra."

Pat Vellino User ID: 1691201 17815
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010

"I have made this recipe several times. Quick and easy. Your guest will think that it took you hours to make. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Delicious!!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2350474 48373
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"This is the way my grandmother taught me to make fresh peach cobbler and how I taught my girls to make it. It is excellent with a scoop of vanilla ice cream."

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