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National Peach Cobbler Day – Fun Facts, History & Peach Cobbler Recipes

You know what’s better than eating peach cobbler? Eating peach cobbler on National Peach Cobbler Day! Honor this sweet treat by learning more about it below.

Did you know peach cobbler is hundreds of years old? Not only is it tasty, but it has a rich history as well.

There are so many fun ways to celebrate National Peach Cobbler Day, and so many reasons why we should celebrate it! 

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If you want to try making your own peach cobbler, check out the recipe at the bottom of this post. It’s delicious!

What is National Peach Cobbler Day?

National Peach Cobbler Day is a day that falls annually on April 13. This national day was created in the 1950s by the Georgia Peach Festival to promote the sale of canned peaches.

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While canned peaches can be enjoyed year round, fresh peaches are best when picked and enjoyed in mid to late summer.

Keep reading to learn more about peaches, and peach cobbler to celebrate National Peach Cobbler Day!

What is peach cobbler?

Peach cobbler is a deep dish fruit pie. Cobblers have a thick crust which is usually made of biscuit dough (or dumpling dough).

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They get the name “cobbler” because the dough looks so rough, it almost appears as if it were cobbled together.

While both peach cobblers and peach pies are delicious desserts, with a peach filling, they are actually quite different. 

A peach pie has a thinner crust that smoothly encompasses the entire fruit center. Peach cobblers only have a crust on the top, which is rough and crumbly.

Peach cobbler history

Peach cobbler history is as interesting as it is sweet! When American settlers were traveling west, they got a craving for peach pie.

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However, during their travel they lacked the adequate tools and ingredients to make peach pie, so they invented peach cobbler.

They stewed peaches, and placed raw biscuit dough on top. Then they cooked the cobbler over an open flame.

When the cobbler was cooked, the pattern on the dough resembled a cobbled road, which is another theory as to how this dessert got its name.

Peach cobbler recipes vary regionally, and some have an additional bottom crust. In some areas it is customary to top peach cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Peach facts to celebrate National Peach Cobbler Day

Looking to learn more about peaches and peach cobbler? Check out some of our favorite peach facts below!

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  • The largest peach cobbler ever made used 75 gallons of peaches, and measured a whopping 11 feet x 5 feet, and 8 inches deep at the Georgia Peach Festival in 2007.
  • The world’s heaviest peach weighed 1.8 pounds, and was grown in Peach County, Georgia, in July of 2018.
  • National Peach Cobbler day has a sister holiday. This sister holiday, National Cherry Cobbler Day occurs on May 17.
  • Peach cobbler is a popular dessert in the southern United States.
  • American settlers invented peach cobbler because they didn’t have the proper ingredients and tools to make peach pie.
  • The Georgia Peach Festival created National Peach Cobbler Day in the 1950s to promote the sale of canned peaches.
  • Though National Peach Cobbler Day falls on April 13, peach season isn’t actually until mid to late summer.

How to observe National Peach Cobbler Day

There are lots of obvious ways to celebrate National Peach Cobbler Day. Here are a few other creative ideas to help honor this day.

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  • Get dressed up in a peach themed apron and cook your own peach cobbler!
  • Are you a mystery novel fan? Curl up on the couch with Peach Cobbler Murder by Joanna Fluke.
  • Invest in a new set of measuring cups – I’ve linked one above that has the cutest peach wall hanger.
  • Snuggle up with a peach shaped pillow, and take a nap. Fingers crossed that you have sweet, sweet, peach cobbler filled dreams!
  • Take a trip to the Georgia Peach Festival, where the world’s largest peach cobbler was made!
  • Use the hashtag #NationalPeachCobblerDay to spread the word about the day on social media. Here is a tweet to get you started:
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Recipes to celebrate peaches, on National Peach Cobbler Day

I’ve included a peach cobbler recipe at the bottom of this post, but I thought it would be fun to give you some other ideas to incorporate peaches into your meals in honor of National Peach Cobbler Day.

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Some of the following recipes are sweet, some a spicy, some are savory, but all of them are delicious! I hope you enjoy them.

What are national days?

National days of the year are a fun way to celebrate unusual and odd foods, animals and items that you come into contact with. For more fun ways to celebrate, be sure to check out my national day’s guide.

There are almost 2000 national days in the year and over 150 of them are celebrated in April. To see them all, have a look at this post to discover more about the national days in April, as well as the April printable calendar of national days.

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Are you a foodie? Each day of the month also has a food or drink associated with it. You’ll find all the April food holidays here.

If you enjoyed learning about National Peach Cobbler Day, check out these other national days:

More April 13 national days

Did you enjoy learning about National Peach Cobbler Day and want more special occasions to celebrate today?

Well you’re in luck, April 13 is host to more than just one national day! 

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Here is a complete list of all the April 13 national days:

  • National Peach Cobbler Day 
  • National Scrabble Day
  • National Thomas Jefferson Day
  • National Make Lunch Count Day

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Peach Cobbler Recipe

A photo of a peach cobbler recipe made in a cast iron pan, with a red cloth and peaches styled around it.

Peach cobbler is a delicious summer dessert. Try making it yourself with the recipe below.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 peaches
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup white sugar, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (cut in small pieces and chilled)
  • 1/4 cup boiling water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Pit the peaches, and cut into slices.
  3. Use a large bowl to combine the sliced peaches, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Add in 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of white sugar and mix so the peaches are coated evenly.
  4. Pour this peach mixture into a baking dish (2 quart baking dish is recommended).
  5. Bake the peach mixture for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
  6. While the peach mixture is baking, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and the remaining 1/4 cup white sugar, and the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar.
  7. Add in the butter with and blend with either a pastry blender or your fingertips until the coarsely incorporated.
  8. Stir in the water until combined.
  9. Remove the peach mixture from the oven and top with flour mixture.
  10. Bake roughly 30 minutes until the topping is golden.

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Since graduating from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Jess Speake has been living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She is a freelance writer, specializing in content related to fashion, food and drink and film industry topics. Find out more about Jess here.

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