Life’s Short; Eat Dessert First

We tend to eat “lighter” in the summertime, and that habit even extends to dessert (except for us chocoholics, for whom every season is chocolate season).

Here’s a dessert that’s perfect for summer, when fresh fruit is abundant. A lighter-styled, slightly sweet white wine makes the perfect pairing partner.

This recipe yields 10 servings.



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups fresh peach slices
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Ground cinnamon or nutmeg


  1. Melt butter in a 13-inch x 9-inch baking dish.
  2. Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter over butter (do not stir).
  3. Bring remaining 1 cup sugar, peach slices and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Pour over batter (do not stir). Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Allow cobbler to cool to room temperature, and then serve.
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