This was my mom's recipe.
Fresh Peach Cobbler
¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. Butter
2 cups *Sugar, divided
¾ cup Self-rising flour
¾ cup Half & half
2 cups fresh sliced peaches or canned
in heavy syrup or canned pie filling of your choice
Dash of salt
1 tsp vanilla
* Reduce to 1 cup, if using canned fruit or pie filling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt butter in 2 quart casserole dish.
In a separate bowl, using a whisk, combine 1 cup sugar, flour, and salt.
Add half & half and vanilla to flour mixture, stir until mixed well.
Gently, pour batter over butter in baking dish. Do NOT Stir.
Combine fresh peaches and remaining cup of sugar.
Gently spoon peaches over batter all around dish. Do NOT Stir. If using canned peaches, spoon about a 1/4 cup of peach syrup from can over batter along with peaches.
Bake for 1 hour. Top should be golden brown.
Note: I use a round baking dish that has 4" high sides, rather than a large rectangular baking
dish. This makes the cobbler rise really high and ends up having a thick fluffy crust.