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Chef Keem's Best Peach Cobbler Recipe

Updated on September 5, 2014

When God Created Dessert - He Made Fresh Peach Cobbler With Agave Nectar!

Fresh peaches, butter, vanilla, cinnamon - tantalizing kitchen aromas wafting through the house: Something delicious is baking in the oven!

Once upon a time, God asked all angels: "What shall be our primary divine dessert?" And the angels answered in unison: "Fresh peach cobbler with Texas Hill Country peaches!"

Only one scrawny little low-carb angel in the corner raised his right wing tip in opposition. "And what would you suggest, St. Atkins?" asked God. "Uhm...angel food cake?!" came the timid reply. The rest is heavenly history.

This lens will guide you step-by-step through the best peach cobbler recipe ever in the whole wide world - a recipe using agave sweetener. Make it for yourself first, then serve it to your guests and you will achieve instant celebrity status.

The Best Peach Cobbler Recipe - A Chef's Confession...

Introducing the true creator of this unbelievable dessert

I must admit to it: I didn't create this recipe. As much as I'd like to take credit for this delightful dish - I can't! I'm only the messenger, the presenter of this generous gift to all of you, oh uninitiated ones - home bakers and pastry professionals alike.

Allow me to introduce to you: the lovely and charming best friend, wife, and peachy Queen of mine - Chef Karen!

My beautiful wife made her cobbler many times for me. Recently, she started to replace the refined sugar in the recipe with agave nectar. Not only is this a much healthier preparation, I think the use of agave nectar actually improved the flavors.

The Most Important Ingredient? You Have One Guess...

...the peach, of course. Karen and I love Texas Hill Country peaches. The best and most famous varieties come from Stonewall and Fredericksburg, Texas - a 90-minutes drive from Austin. The peach farmers come to town and offer their gorgeous crops at the farmers market where Karen and I have a booth selling our Agasweet flavored agave nectar. We consider ourselves very fortunate for being at the source of the best seasonal fruit during summertime in Texas.

Let's get started with our step-by-step instructions for the best peach cobbler ever...

Shopping List

5 pounds of perfect peaches

fresh butter

pure vanilla extract

agave nectar

all-purpose flour

baking powder

milk

organic canola oil

ground cinnamon

salt

Prepare The Peaches!

Try not to eat too many of them before you finish the peeling...

  • To peel peaches, place whole peach in boiling water for 30 seconds.
  • Remove from boiling water with slotted spoon and place in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
  • Pull skin off using blade edge of paring knife to grab peel.
  • Also use this method to peel other fruits such as apricots and tomatoes.

Combine in a medium saucepan:

approx. 4 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 cup agave nectar; stir in some ground cinnamon

Over medium heat, bring this mixture to a brief bubble;

remove from heat and set aside.

To prepare the pan, drop 1/2 stick of butter in 13" x 9" baking pan and place it in a 325 degree F oven until melted.

Don't forget to remove the pan from the oven before the butter starts burning!

Let's Make The Batter!

Thank you, Chef Karen, for sharing your secret with us!

Place the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl:

2 cups flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Stir to combine.

Now add the wet ingredients:

1 cup milk

2/3 cup agave nectar with a few drops of vanilla extract

1/2 cup organic canola oil

With a whisk, blend all the ingredients to a consistency of cake batter.

Now We Fill The Baking Pan!

The sequence makes all the difference!

Pour the batter on top of the melted butter.

Distribute the batter evenly.

Pour the warm peach mixture on top of the batter.

Sprinkle a little ground cinnamon over the top.

Put the pan in the oven. Bake at 325 degrees F for about 45 minutes.

We're Almost There!

A divine dessert in the making..

After about 30 minutes of baking time, let's open the oven door slowly and check on our masterpiece.

The batter has risen up around the sides. We need to bake the cobbler some more until the edges are golden brown and the filling is bubbling in the center.

Look at the beautifully caramelized edges!

Voila! It came out great - a perfect peach cobbler!

Presentation Is Everything? - I'd eat my cobbler straight from the pan...

What's Your Favorite Way To Serve A Cobbler - Peach Or Otherwise?

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How Do We Serve Peach Cobbler?

Chef Karen has some ideas...

According to Chef Karen -

It's against the law in Texas to serve peach cobbler without Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice cream!

That's fine with me, folks - as long as we follow my law, too: I always get a triple serving!

Chef Keem's portion:

Thanks for visiting! Please leave a comment and a star rating if you wish. I hope you'll try this outstanding peach cobbler recipe and share it with the world. (The recipe, not the cobbler, of course!)

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      Mario Psomas 3 years ago from Europe

      Agave nectar gave me a little trouble but I think it makes the difference. Already tested and rated excellent.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Excellent recipe. I made two peach cobblers from organic harvested peaches in my yard and they turned out perfectly. My fiancé loved the taste and I will be sharing the second one with my girlfriends. Peach cobbler is new to me as I am not American, so it's not part of my culture, however I will be making this many times again.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      My conception of the perfect dessert. Having lived in Texas for many, many years I wholeheartedly agree with the absolute necessity of having Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream with this peach cobbler. Now that's a heavenly combination. Can't wait to try your delicious recipe. Appreciate the agave nectar substitution.

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      TheresaMarkham 5 years ago

      Yummmm, this all looks delicious!

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      Echo Phoenix 5 years ago

      cannot wait to try this recipe, thank you for sharing it! I'll be serving mine with homemade lavender & vanilla bean ice cream, fresh made whipped cream & a nutty port on the side;)

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Wow! I can smell and taste Karen's peach cobbler. Blessings and congratulations to you both for being featured in the Summer Foods selection.

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      Achim Thiemermann 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @clouda9 lm: Thank you so much, Correen.

      And thanks to everyone else for all your kind comments. :)

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      clouda9 lm 5 years ago

      Congrats on your Summer Festival of Food monsterboard feature.

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      This might be my all-time favorite dessert--I must try making it with your perfect guidance. Thank you!

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      This recipe looks SOOOOOOOO wonderful!! It's easy to see why you are featured on the summer festival of food monsterboard!!

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      This looks so good! Must try it. Thanks for sharing your amazing recipe!

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      Achim Thiemermann 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @microfarmproject: Great! I just got my first batch of fresh peaches from our farmers market. Will make a cobbler, too. :)

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Just popped back for another look at this wonderful lens. If only they could invent smell-a-vision - but then I would want to taste it too! This looks wonderful, nicely done Chef. Blessed.

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      Making this today. Yum!

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      CCGAL 5 years ago

      Dropping by with a little angel dust and my handy dandy Pinterest Pins ... now I'm soooo hungry for peach cobbler. I really should remember to eat before I visit your lenses, ha-ha-ha.

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      BradKamer 5 years ago

      Chef. I like this recipe a lot. I plan on making this for my next southern cuisine family gathering......barbecue pulled pork, carolina rice, sauteed greens and Chef Keem's Peach Cobbler. Nice lens.

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      seedplanter 5 years ago

      Chef Keem...one of the reasons your lenses work so well is the beautiful step-by-step photos. They're great! AND now look what you've done...I am starving after reading this lens! Peach cobbler is one of my favorites and I should never read about it before 7 a.m. Shame on you.

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      writerkath 6 years ago

      Hi Chef Keem! I knew I needed to see what you were up to lately!! :) Your wife is LOVELY! And this recipe is ALSO lovely! I'm totally hooked on agave, and we use it all the time. Good to see you! Gotta see what else you're up to...

      Hugs, Kath :)

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      Steven Cousley 6 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      Ok, I need to stop looking at your recipes. I'm supposed to be on a diet but my eyes are feasting. lol

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      blanckj 6 years ago

      I just love fruit desserts.

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      dc64 lm 6 years ago

      My peaches are almost ripe enough to pick, and this is the recipe I want to try. Thanks Chef.

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      mattseefood lm 6 years ago

      Thanks for the recipes chef! That got me drooling

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      poutine 6 years ago

      This dessert sure looks good enough to eat many times.

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      Fox Music 6 years ago

      Thanks Chef for this Delisious Lens on Best Peach Cobbler Recipe

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      Great. The photos show the real story.

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      LOLteez 6 years ago

      *DROOL* Oh my goodness this looks amazing!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Delicious! I love peach cobbler, obviously :) I will have to try adding cinnamon to mine next time. Yummy!!!

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Oh my GOD! GREAT LENS! Thanks!

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      Oracle Post 6 years ago

      Looks so yummy and easy to make. Thank you for sharing!

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      looks sooo yummy!

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      Deb Kingsbury 6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Yum! I make peach cobbler-obbler in a Dutch over when camping.

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      Mihaela Vrban 7 years ago from Croatia

      Oh yummy! :) You're always making me feel hungry! :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Just posted your recipe on my stores twitter page! http://twitter.com/Tom_Leonards/status/22994586818

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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      Thank you, Chef Keem. We made it and loved it. See the photo here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimmanleyort/49177472...

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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      It is officially peach season and this will be the next recipe I try. Looks fantastic!

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      Obscure_Treasures 7 years ago

      Excellent lens. Damn these look good.

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      Achim Thiemermann 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @anonymous: Sorry about your not-so-good experience with this recipe, Deborah. I documented it exactly how my wife makes it, and we love the results. But tastes are different, of course, and I wish you much success with your next experiment. Thank God, in this case, the 'failures' are still good eating (unless we burn it). :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I'm sorry, but this really wasn't anywhere close to my favorite. There's way too much cake for the amount of fruit, and it didn't rise to the top as other recipes do and as I expected.

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      I left you an angel blessing! This recipe is rocking Cabaret Squidoo!

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      I just love this recipe. It is easy to do and definitely tasty - delicious!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      Sounds really good o'l friends.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Lizzy

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      VarietyWriter2 7 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngle :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      world best fruitjuice monavie

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I can't believe I have never visited this yummy peach cobbler lens Chef :)

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      amy1980 7 years ago

      This looks so good! I'm adding it to my "to be cooked" pile!

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Just a note to let you know that I've featured your peach cobbler recipe on my new lens, A Fall Dinner Plan With Make-Ahead Recipes. It was the perfect addition!

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Nicely done, I don't think I've ever had peach cobbler.

      Sounds delicious but since you've already done the lens for it I'm not sure that I can take the time to make it...just joking, Squidoo lenses do not drive what I feed my family...most of the time!

      Blessed by Brenda.

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      gia combs-ramirez 8 years ago from Montana

      Angel blessings! This is the yummiest recipe ever. Too bad I'm starting a diet this week!

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      Laraine Sims 8 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I have made cobbler before but this looks like an even better one. I definitely will try it. It looks like a purple star cobbler for sure! 5*s and lensrolled to my one and only cooking lens..

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      NAIZA LM 8 years ago

      What a yummy lens, Chef as always! I want to some cobbler someday. Also, congrats on your purple star. :)

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      Congratulations on that beautiful purple star! Blessed!

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      Mary 8 years ago from Chicago area

      Love cobblers and love peaches--so this is a must for me! My dad used to make great cobblers with an crispy oatmeal topping of some sort....or were those really "crisps" rather than cobblers? Will have to investigage. Delish lens!

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      Marelisa 8 years ago

      I haven't had peach cobbler in ages; you've almost tempted me to learn to cook! :-)

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      KimGiancaterino 8 years ago

      Re-blessing this wonderful, mouth-watering lens!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Lensrolling this to my Papa Doc's Creamy Homemade Peach Ice Cream Recipe lens. I have a plexo for adding Peach Desserts.

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      Achim Thiemermann 8 years ago from Austin, Texas

      [in reply to Brooke] Thank you for your kind note, Brooke. Chef Karen is beaming!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Wow - I just made this recipe and it is bar-none the BEST cobbler recipe I have every made. In fact, my husband has declared it his new favorite dessert (and I seriously never thought anything would top his love of apple pie).

      btw - I used soymilk and safflower oil (instead of the butter)

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      Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      To. Die. For. !!

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      Bellezza-Decor 8 years ago from Canada

      I don't think I've ever had peach cobbler, and this looks delish. I'm certainly going to make your recipe in the near future!

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Oh no, my diet is now going out the window with this recipe and the caramel truffles. 5* even though you ruined my diet.

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      jfield 8 years ago

      Gorgeous dish, Chef Keem! Kudos to you and your lovely wife. I will definitely be putting this in the rotation:)

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      AlisonMeacham 8 years ago

      This looks lovely. I do make cobbler but I don't think I have ever tried peach.

      Happy 2009 Chef!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      This lens is featured on my new lens South Carolina Symbols. The Peach is our state fruit. Thank you

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      Margaret Schaut 8 years ago from Detroit

      I have personal experience at what a great chef you really are! The cocomacs are the subject of dreams! Peaches are one of my favorite things, and the Agasweet is INCREDIBLE. Seems to me to be a fabulous combination. I'm really impressed with the downloadable version that Clouda9 made for you too! Beautiful page, as always, and I have high hopes you'll be a real winner in the contest.

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      KimGiancaterino 8 years ago

      Congratulations on your Giant Squid Awards nomination!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      There's nothing better than peach cobbler except maybe black forest cake.

      Great lens

      Bj

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      dc64 lm 8 years ago

      My favorite cobbler is peach, and I'm going to try your recipe this Christmas. It lookes easy, and the finished product...OMG!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Living in the southeast, anything with peaches in is good. Your cobbler looks yummy and I haven't had lunch yet!

      Great lens

      Lizzy Jean

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      clouda9 lm 8 years ago

      Rave reviews on the Peach Cobbler tonight! I would love it if you put the recipe in full at the end of the lens so I can copy and paste it to my recipe file. You would have been cracking up to see me scroll, read, do....ran back and scroll, read, do again :)

      PS I put an oatmeal/brown sugar crumble topping on the cobbler tonight...yum!

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      Paula Atwell 8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      This is an incredible and yummy lens. I will have to try this dessert. Congrats on your nomination!

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      Yummy! I want ice cream and coffee! wow! Congratulations on your 2008 Giant Squid Awards Nominations -each one well deserved!

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      PattB LM 8 years ago

      Wow this looks fabulous. I'm a sucker for peaches, and can't eat much sugar, so I'll have to try that agave nectar! and the cobbler of course...thanks for the beautiful lens 5* and faved!

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      squid-janices7 8 years ago

      What a great instructional lens - love all the photos! Congrats on your 2008 Best Baking Lens nomination.

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      clouda9 lm 8 years ago

      Oh my...I know what I am making for a twist on Thanksgiving dessert...I have 75# of peaches I froze this year. Congrats on your 2008 Giant Squid nomination...woot!

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      Cheryl Kohan 8 years ago from Minnesota

      This looks like an awesome recipe...what I really love about your lenses is that you post such great photos...there's no mistaking Chef Keem's lenses, that's for sure.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hey Chef, Congratulations on your 2008 Giant Squid Awards nomination! - Kathy

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      seedplanter 8 years ago

      Peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream.

      It's enough to send my scurrying to the kitchen (and I don't usually "scurry," so see how you Chef Karen has inspired me? That triple-serving looks decadent.

      Beautiful lens! DE-lish.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      Living in SC, peach deserts are a big deal. Thank for the recipe.

      Lizzy

      Welcome to the Totally Awesome Lenses Group.

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      papawu 8 years ago

      I will absolutely have to try this recipe one day. I have traveled all over The South and eaten a great many kinds of cobblers, but I must say that peach is my favorite.The pictures on this lens made me think I was actually smelling it baking! Shame on you for torturing me!lol. Bravo Maestro!

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      Tony Payne 9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Really nice lens Chef, great recipe and you have me wanting to go out and find some nice fresh peaches. 5***** well deserved.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      My Aunt used to say "2 cups, 2 cups, 2 cups" meaning 2 each of Peaches, Sugar and Flour. She could really make a great cobbler. Thanks for a new look at a fantastic dessert. 5*

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      Jimmie Lanley 9 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      Delightful! So nice to see a recipe from scratch and not with all those prepared mixes and canned items. I make peach cobbler from scratch as well. I can't buy those lovely deep colored peaches here in China-- only the relatively tasteless white ones. But I make do.

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      ThomasC 9 years ago

      Looked good enough to eat!! Looked good enough for an Angel blessing to!

      Great Recipe!

      ThomasC

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      Dianne Loomos 9 years ago

      Another absolutely yummy looking recipe. Hey, is it time for lunch yet?

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      Kiwisoutback 9 years ago from Massachusetts

      This looks delicious! I'm favoriting this one so I don't forget about it, it's too good to pass by. Great work here!

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      alicesy 9 years ago

      Excellent Lens. I like the quality insight you have provided here about The Best Peach Cobbler Recipe. Keep up the good work.

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      RichLeighHD 9 years ago

      Another fantastic lens from you! Excellent as always. Looks absolutely delicious!

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      Steve Dizmon 9 years ago from Nashville, TN

      Looking in to my crystal ball, I see this cobbler being made at my house soon. It took a great deal of will power not to lick the monitor.

      Thanks.

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

      Looks delicious! Welcome to Culinary Favorites From A to Z.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Hi,

      I love your lens. Given you the 20th 5-star.

      Check out my 1st lens "Weight Loss and Back Pain".

      Thank you.

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      clouda9 lm 9 years ago

      OMG!! (Not much more then that dear chef's)!

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      alicesy 9 years ago

      Great lens ! I can smell the peach cobbler from here. I like the quality recipe you have shared with us. Keep up the good work.

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      AnneReidy 9 years ago

      Fantastic lens! I love the step by step pictures!

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      Glenna Jones 9 years ago from Orlando, Florida

      This looks like a wonderful recipe to try. I have started using agave nectar and am working on converting my family comfort foods so the recipe helps. I have heard some negatives about canola oil tho. I'm leaning toward olive, sesame, sunflower and coconut. On the second thought, maybe I'll do an oil lens. :0)

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      mkmarilyn 9 years ago

      Thanks for the great sounding recipe. I will make it sooner vs. later. The best thing about what you are doing is telling people about agave

      nectar and the low glycemic effect it has on blood sugar. I love agave nectar and have used it for awhile. Anyone with low blood sugar or

      diabetes should understand the benefits of using something like agave or stevia. Thanks again. mkmarilyn in Washington

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      beeobrien lm 9 years ago

      I can smell the cobbler from here. Fabulous lens as usual. Thanks, Karen, for sharing.

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      Robin S 9 years ago from USA

      This awesome lens is today's feature at Cabaret Squidoo!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      OMG, I'm starving! What a great lens and fab photos. * waves to Chef Karen *

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      hunnydoodle 9 years ago

      This was so much fun doing together. More to come--I promise!

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      Robin S 9 years ago from USA

      This is fabulous! I'd love it if you'd consider adding it to the Cabaret Squidoo group!