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Peach Cobbler

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Foodie Lit

Melt in your mouth peaches topped by a light biscuit batter is what this Peach Cobbler dessert promises.


An old-fashioned favorite, this simple and delicious fruit recipe is just the thing for a fine ending of a meal. Bring to a pot luck dinner or send to cheer up a sick friend. Put a dollop of cream or a scoop of ice cream on top and you have a dessert fit for company.


These fruit cobblers can be made with other fruit, such as apples, pears or plums.

See the recipe below.

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Author Holly Bush told me, “Almost all of my books begin with a person traveling to a new place. It doesn’t really matter, I don’t think, whether you are going from farm to city or from city to farm. Those kind of lifestyle changes could be just as dramatic then as they can be today. New people and habits and sometimes a new way of looking at things can be the making of us. It was the making of Olive.”

Strong men and women, romance and heartbreak make Romancing Olive a frontier novel worth reading.

Olive's Peach Cobbler is the perfect recipe for this frontier romance.

Peach Cobbler

Serves 8



4 cups peeled, cored and sliced peaches

1/4 cup sugar

3 teaspoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon lemon juice


Biscuit topping

1 cup flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 stick cold butter,

1 beaten egg

1/4 cup boiling water



  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Mix sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice together. Toss peaches in mixture. Place in 8”x11” baking dish in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove baking dish from oven and set aside.

Biscuit topping

  1. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and beaten egg. Cut in butter until the texture is coarse.  Add boiling water and stir until just combined.

  2. Drop batter by spoonsful on top of peaches. Spread gently over the peaches. Bake for 30 minutes or until top is golden.


Expandthetable suggestions

Sugar free: Use Stevia in place of sugar in both peach mixture and biscuit topping. Follow package directions for measurements.

Dairy Free: Use dairy free margarine in place of butter in biscuit topping.

Gluten Free: Use gluten free flour in place of flour in biscuit topping. Use potato starch in place of corn starch in peach mixture.

Other fruit: Use apples, pears or plums in place of peaches.

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