It was an instant hit on the first day Paula Deen offered this dessert at The Lady & Sons, and remains so today. This delicious cobbler can be found on their dessert trays at both lunch and dinnertime. It's so easy to make you won't believe it! COOKS NOTES: If they are available by all means use fresh peaches. In a saucepan, mix two cups fresh peach slices with one cup sugar and one cup water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. An almost equally good product is frozen peach slices. Simply follow the instructions for the fresh peach slices. NOTE: This is an adopted (late in 2006) recipe and there was already some discussion about the amount of butter necessary in reviews made previous to my inheriting this recipe: Now that I have made it myself, I can say that for me at least, 60 grams (1/4 cup) of butter was fine, (by all means use a little less if you prefer) and my dumplings didn't turn out doughy at all... what I DID mess up was using a larger can of peaches (non-metric sizes of canned fruit don't translate perfectly into metric ones), so I thought that the extra wouldn't matter much, mine was swimming rather a lot in the juice at the bottom and next time I will use all the peaches but only half or 3/4 of the juice from my metric sized can.. Taste was excellent and guests devoured it. I'm delighted to have inherited this recipe, so to both Paula Deen and the previous Zaar owner: Thanks for an excellent recipe !!!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place butter in oven in a 2-quart baking dish to melt.
- Stir sugar and flour together and mix well. Slowly add milk and continue to stir to prevent the batter from lumping.
- Being careful not to burn yourself, remove hot baking dish containing melted butter from oven; pour batter directly over butter in baking dish (DO NOT STIR).
- Spoon fruit on top of batter, then gently pour syrup on top (DO NOT STIR). Sprinkle with cinnamon, if using. The most important part of this dish is not stirring the mixture.
- Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Your batter will rise above your fruit, producing the most wonderful of crusts. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.