Sweet Potato Peach Puffs

This sweet treat is perfect for sharing with family and friends

One of the very fondest memories I have is traveling up to Tennessee to spend a week with Grandmother Sylvia and my Grandfather Bill during summer break. Grandma could almost always be found in the kitchen, ready and excited to show me how I could help her cook one of her yummy recipes.

One of the last summers I got to spend with her she showed me how to make her famous peach cobbler. A neighbor of hers had been ill, so on that particular summer day we baked two batches, one for us, and one for her friend.

I still remember the excitement of walking down the wooded lane with Grandma, our scrumptious surprise packed securely in a pretty picnic basket. I think it was then that I came to realize the power of southern cooking. It brings people together, can brighten a day and even help us say “I love you.”

So now even though my Grandmother is no longer with me, I can pull out the old recipe cards she helped me write years ago and fix our special peach cobbler. And whenever the sweet smell begins to fill the house, I can so clearly remember her kind and loving smile, the soft tone of her voice and the gentle, giving spirit of her heart.

So I hope you’ll enjoy Grandmother Sylvia’s Peach Cobbler and share the recipe with someone you love.

Grandmother Sylvia’s Peach Cobbler


1 cup milk

½ cup or 1 stick of butter

1 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1 can peaches

Whipped cream (for topping)


Melt butter in a 2-quart serving dish in oven at 425 degrees

Mix milk, flour and sugar until smooth

After butter is melted, pour flour mixture on top of butter

Add peaches

Cook at 425 degrees for about 45 minutes until golden brown

Serve hot and topped with whipped cream


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