South Carolina Cobbler Recipe
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South Carolina Cobbler Recipe

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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.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as South Carolina Cobbler in Taste of Home August/September 1998, p44

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Brenda MH User ID: 4949513 259967
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2017

"I made this with canned peaches because it was all I could get, and it turned out great! I couldn't quite decide if I liked the flavor of the almond extract, but my husband really loved it."

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!"

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