Saturday, August 28, 2010

Black Skillet Peach Cobbler

This is a very old-fashioned, very Southern, very rustic, very easy, and very delicious fresh peach cobbler just like my Grandmother used to make. In fact, I found this recipe in a 1960's church cookbook which belonged to Grandmother.

I bought these beautiful, organic, peaches at our Farmers Market. They were extremely flavorful and quite big--almost softball sized. These 4 peaches weighed almost 3 1/2 pounds and yielded me at least 8 cups of slices. And I noshed freely while peeling and slicing.

Black Skillet Peach Cobbler
1 stick butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 1/3 cups milk

8 cups fresh peaches
Juice of one lemon
1/4 cup to 1 cup sugar, depending on sweetness of peaches and personal preference

Peel and slice peaches into a large mixing bowl. Stir in lemon juice and sugar, then set aside.

Melt the butter in a cast iron skillet or heavy casserole dish. Mix together the flour, sugar and baking powder, then stir in the milk to form a smooth batter. Pour batter over the melted butter. Pour fruit over the top. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 45 to 55 minutes, until the crust is browned and the peaches are tender.

Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.


  1. This looks so scrumptious! Love everything about it and I'm quite envious of your beautiful peaches. Was looking for some just like that when I made my ice cream and could never find them, guess I'll have to move to your neck of the woods :o)

  2. I love that cooking style, easy yet delicious. This looks delicious, there is just something about fresh peaches, it is impossible not to nosh while peeling!

  3. Oh my, how I would love that with some vanilla ice-cream. Does one have to use a skillet? Would it work in a regular pan (I don't own a cast-iron skillet)?

  4. A med to large cast iron skillet is the best investment a cook can have! It sears my meats perfectly, and I can cook in the oven with it for fish, chicken, and even COBBLERS - Yummy!
    Thanks for this recipe. Gotz lots of peaches from Palisade, Colorado. THE BEST!
    Bon Apetif -
    Patty M.