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

Reviews for South Carolina Cobbler

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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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2015

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

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."

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."

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

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

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!"

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!"

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!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

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

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."

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2012

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

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012

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

Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

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

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."

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011

"So good and easy."

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

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

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!"

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."

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!!"

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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