Friday, December 28, 2018


This year DIL Lori asked me to bring dessert to our Family Christmas Dinner. I asked for any suggestions but she didn't answer me. A few nights before we were getting together for our Christmas, we attended the Children's Christmas Program at their church and I asked our son Patrick if he had any preferences. He didn't surprise me when the first thing he suggested was apple pie. He always wants dessert with apples. But then he said, "or peach cobbler". That one did surprise me. I went back to the table that we were sitting at and told Lori's mother and a long-time friend of Lori's who was also going to attend the dinner part and told them what Patrick had said. Bruce said, "Well, why not both?" So both it was.

For the apple pie I made my Iron Skillet Apple Pie. I have many peach cobbler recipes I have made and shared here with you, but I thought I would look for a new one. Thinking of my cookbooks, I knew I wanted to check out my Paula Deen's cookbooks feeling surely she would have one. Didn't have to go but through one though when I found one. 

When we were in Savannah several years ago, we ate at The Lady & Sons' Restaurant and even enjoyed the Peach Cobbler. In their cookbook The Lady & Sons' Just Desserts she says this Peach Cobbler was an instant hit on the first day they offered it at the restaurant. You can order it at lunch and dinnertime. The recipe calls for 2 cups of sliced peaches and my bag of frozen sliced peaches contained 3 cups of peaches. I wanted to have plenty of peaches so I just increased some of the ingredients. I will give my amounts when different in parenthesis with the ingredients. I also used stevia to reduce some of the sugar calories.

Click here for a printable version of just the recipe.


1/2       cup (1 stick) butter
1          cup sugar (I used 1 cup stevia)
3/4       cup self-rising flour
3/4       cup milk
2          cups fresh or frozen sliced peaches (I used a 16 - ounce bag which was 3 cups frozen sliced peaches.)
1          cup sugar (I used 1 cup stevia + 1/2 cup sugar)
1          cup water (I used 1-1/2 cups water)
cinnamon for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a saucepan, mix sliced peaches with stevia/sugar and water.
Bring to a boil,
reduce heat, and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Place butter in oven in a 2 quart baking dish
to melt.

Stir sugar (or stevia) and flour together and mix well with a whisk.

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 pour the syrup on top (DO NOT STIR).
(I used a big spoon.)

Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. (I baked mine the full 45 minutes.)

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream. (The most important part of this dish is not stirring the mixture.)

Here are some pictures of our MO grandchildren from the Christmas program. Tyler was one of the Wise Men and Madison was Mary.

Santa and Mrs. Claus also showed up after the program...

These two pictures were taken after the Christmas Eve service...


  1. What a beautiful family! I so enjoyed reading your post today! You are such a good grandma - two delicious desserts for your sweet family! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with them, and I know your desserts were a hit! Happy New Year to you and your family, I am looking forward to more of your yummy recipes in 2019!

    1. Thanks Joansy. I do love my grandchildren. Currently with the CO group. They have a new little foster girl born the 19th 4 weeks early. She is so darling and so tiny. Snowed in the night several inches. Supposed to warm up today and tomorrow so hopefully we can stay til Monday. I hope you are enjoying the holidays also with family and friends. Patricia