Mary’s Peach Cobbler

Posted on June 7th, 2012 in Stories


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She was the first one that thought I could be a teacher.

Perched on a plastic chair in her office, I wrung my hands while she scanned the lesson plans and class descriptions I’d printed out.  She glanced up at me, her eyes narrowed behind her thick glasses.  ”I like it.”

I melted under the warmth of her grin. “Really?”

“These sound like such fun.”  She handed me my papers, searching her desk.  ”I’ve always wanted to have more writing classes.  More people should be writing.”

“I hope so.”  My voice quivered.

“Don’t worry.”  She winked, handing me a sheaf of forms.  ”You’ll be a great teacher.   I can tell.  You know what you’re doing.”

It took my fourth or fifth writing class through the local community education program before I felt the same way.  And at a party to celebrate the program, I learned Mary would be retiring over plastic dixie cups of peach cobbler she had made.

The only thing sweeter than Mary is this cobbler.  Try some, and take a class or two.  Do it for Mary.


1 stick Butter

1/12 tsp. Baking powder Topping:

1 Cup Flour

¼ tsp. Salt

½ cup sugar

1 Cup Sugar

¾ cup milk sprinkle cinnamon

1 Lg. can sliced peaches (29 oz) (DISCARD ¼ cup juice)

Grease a 13×9/2” pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 350.

Melt 1 stick butter in pan (in microwave if glass pan).

Combine all dry ingredients and milk, mix and pour over butter. Add Lg. can peaches including juice.

Sprinkle ½ cup sugar over top and dust with cinnamon.

Bake 30-40 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream or cool whip.


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28 Responses to “Mary’s Peach Cobbler”

  1. Sorta Southern Single Mom Says:

    Oh wow!

  2. Joanne Says:

    Oh cobbler, how I love thee!

  3. Petty Witter Says:

    yummy but I’m afraid it would have to be some other fruit.

  4. Megan (Best of Fates) Says:

    Aw, Mary sounds like a fabulous lady. And now I want some cobbler!

  5. Channon Says:

    My MIL would love some. (I’m not a fan of peaches…)

  6. Rachel (S[d]OC) Says:

    Such a sweet memory to have of someone special. I love those no-fuss cobbler recipes that seem to come together by magic.

  7. Lori Says:

    Yum! I love peach cobbler. I think I’ll surprise my hubby with it this weekend.

  8. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes Says:

    A perfect recipe for the great peaches that will be in the market soon.

  9. marie Says:

    Teachers are the best. Especially when they believe in and inspire us!

  10. Megan's Cookin' Says:

    This recipe sounds interesting and delicious! I just made the Pioneer Wigwams blackberry cobbler with raspberries and now I’m in the cobbler mood. I also want to take a writing class at our local community collage. Wanted to for 3 years now, just haven’t done it…yet.
    Have a great week ducky! :)

  11. Kristina P Says:

    I am obsessed with peach cobbler. So buttery!

  12. Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey Says:

    What a wonderful story to go with yummy cobbler. Can’t wait to try it when are peaches are ripe :)

  13. Lady Fi Says:

    How utterly delicious!

  14. lisaiscooking Says:

    Delicious! I’ve been thinking about peach cobbler. I have some peaches sitting here just waiting to be used for it.

  15. Juliana Says:

    Yummie, this peach cobbler sounds and looks delicious…and so simple…what a delicious treat. Can I have mine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream?
    Thanks for this fabulous recipe and hope you are having a wonderful week :)

  16. Marjie Says:

    Don’t you love canned fruit for cobbler? It’s so easy! Happy Thursday, dear Duckie!

  17. Vidya Sury Says:

    That is a delicious memory! You have such a lovely blog, Miranda. I am so glad you dropped by at mine, today.

  18. Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook Says:

    Looks delicious! Sweet memories :)

  19. Rach Says:

    Oh yum!

  20. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella Says:

    Ahh peach cobbler! Such a delicious flavour to such a delicious dessert :)

  21. Natasha Says:

    I love peach cobbler and Mary sounds like such a wonderful person!

  22. Reeni Says:

    You have no idea how badly I want some of that peach cobbler! So you’re teaching now? I’m happy and excited for you! I wish I could come take your class!

  23. Pam Says:

    Mary sounds like a great lady… her cobbler sounds fantastic!

  24. Words Of Deliciousness Says:

    I bet you are the best teacher. I can see you in the classroom and the students just loving you. I wish I could take one of your classes. The peach cobbler sounds delicious.

  25. Nicole Says:

    So yummy!!

  26. grace Says:

    of all the fruit-pastry dessert combinations, peaches and cobblers are the most perfect pairing!

  27. My Inner Chick Says:

    —Oooooh, I just gained 2 pounds, Ducky <3

  28. Kristin Says:

    You’re speakin’ my language! There’s nothing like Peach Cobbler. I can’t wait to get up to our fam’s mountain home to get some fresh GA peaches!

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