What can be better than a homemade, fresh out of the oven peach cobbler?! Crispy & crunchy around the edges ( especially when it’s made in a cast iron skillet, ) Juicy and sweet in the middle with lots of peaches. Served with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream that just melts over the warm peaches and breading. Are you drooling yet? This is my famous Granny Eppler’s Peach Cobbler.
My great grandmother, Geneva Eppler, was a fantastic cook. Before she passed away, she wrote out many of her recipes that she used over the years. This is probably one of our favorite recipes that she included.
She was my dad’s grandmother. He often reminisces about her homemade caramel pie and all of her family can remember her homemade yeast rolls. From what I’ve heard over the years from her family, I think she was most famous for those yeast rolls. No one has been able to quite replicate the rolls exactly, although my sister has made some pretty good ones. I’m sure though, if my sister tries them a couple more times, that they will be just as good.
I promise you that her peach cobbler recipe won’t disappoint.
Not only is it an old family recipe, it’s also a very easy recipe! Trust me, don’t be intimidated and think that it must have 50 different steps if it’s that good. It’s actually very simple!
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What’s in it –
- All Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Peaches (I used canned)
- Shortening (or butter)
- More Butter
- Topped with Vanilla Ice Cream (I started to put optional, but ice cream is never optional, it’s a must)
- The only thing that I changed from the original recipe is that I added vanilla to it. You don’t have to, but I really like vanilla, so I did
- The original recipe calls for shortening (I have always used all-vegetable shortening) But, if you are out of shortening, you can easily substitute it for butter. The last time I made this cobbler I was out of shortening and used butter instead and it still turned out just as good and no one could tell.
- I made sure to lightly grease my pan before because I never like to risk anything sticking
- I used canned peaches with the juice. You could substitute canned for fresh and add a couple cups of water to them.
First, Combine the dry ingredients together in a bowl
Cut in the shortening into the dry mixture. Combine the milk and vanilla, slowly add and stir into the dry mixture
Pour into a greased cast iron skillet ( or a 9 x 13 baking dish would work)
In a bowl combine the peaches with the juice and more sugar.
Once you have mixed the sugar and the peaches, pour over the top of the dough mixture in the pan. Top with a few tablespoons of butter
Best when served warm with vanilla ice cream.
- 1 1/2 C All-Purpose Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 C Sugar
- 1/2 C All-Vegetable Shortening or Butter
- 1 C Milk
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 2 (15.25 oz) Cans Peaches with syrup
- 1/2 C Sugar
- 4 Tbs Butter
- Preheat oven to 350° F
- In a medium sized bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
- Cut in shortening until it's the size of peas
- Mix your milk and vanilla and slowly add and stir into the dry mixture
- Pour the dough into a lightly greased cast iron skillet or baking dish (9x13)
- In another bowl, mix the peaches and sugar
- Pour the peach mixture over the dough
- Top with the butter
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown around the edges
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream
*The original recipe calls for shortening but butter can be substituted
*The original recipe didn't call for vanilla, but I really like it so I added it
*I used canned peaches, substitue for fresh peaches and add a couple cups of water for the peach juice
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Great Recipe for Parties!
- Memorial Day
- 4th of July
- Mother’s Day
- Father’s Day
- Grandparent’s Day
- Labor Day
- New Year’s Eve
- Birthday Parties
- Wedding Showers
- Bridal Showers
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