National Peach Cobbler Day is an unofficial holiday that is celebrated on April 13 every year to recognize the delicious dessert which originated during the 19th century.

Cobbler is a deep-dish fruit pie that is covered with a thick crust made from biscuit dough. This wholesome dessert is a part of the cuisine of the United Kingdom and the United States. Though people did not consider cobbler as a fashionable dish to serve to guests for many years in the past, it has now become a popular addition to American desserts.

You can celebrate this special occasion by baking your very own savory peach cobbler and sharing it with friends and family members.

Here is an easy peach cobbler recipe with step-by-step instructions you can follow to make one yourself. (Courtesy-


  • ½ 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 (optional)

Directions to bake the dessert:

  • Step 1 - Melt butter in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish
  • Step 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)
  • Step 3 - Bring the remaining 1 cup sugar, peach slices, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly; pour over the previously prepared batter (do not stir). Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired
  • Step 4 - Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes, until golden-brown. Serve cobbler warm or cool

Did you know?

According to the Guinness World Records, the world's largest peach cobbler was made by the Hampton Inn during the 65th Annual Louisiana Peach Festival in Ruston, Louisiana, in 2015. The dessert took six hours to cook and was made using 819 lbs of peaches, 312 lbs of butter, 343 lbs of flour, 73 gallons of milk, 1 lb of baking powder, 454 lbs sugar!

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National Peach Cobbler Day is on April 13 every year. Pictured: Hillary Clinton walks down the airplane aisle offering peach cobbler dessert to journalists aboard her plane traveling from Little Rock, Arkansas, to Atlanta, Georgia on Jan. 20, 2008. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images