Ingredients

  • 5 cups fresh peaches – peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • ⅛ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 ½ cups self-rising flour
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Combine peaches, Chinese five-spice powder, and lemon zest in a bowl.

  • Step 3

    Stir sugar and water together in saucepan pan over medium heat until simmering, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in peach mixture; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

  • Step 4

    Combine sugar and self-rising flour in a large bowl. Pour in milk; whisk to form a smooth batter.

  • Step 5

    Pour melted butter into a Dutch oven. Pour batter over the melted butter.

  • Step 6

    Gently place peaches and syrup on top of batter. As the cobbler bakes, they will sink down into the batter.

  • Step 7

    Bake until syrup is bubbling and crust has risen and is golden brown, about 50 minutes.

  • Chef's Note:

    Canned peaches can be substituted for the fresh peaches in this recipe. If using canned peaches, use the syrup in the can instead of making one with sugar and water.

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