National Peach Cobbler Day

Peach cobblers are traditionally a dessert made from peaches that have been poured into some kind of baking dish and covered with either a biscuit, batter, or dumpling. The peach cobbler is then baked.

That’s the traditional version of a peach cobbler, but other versions exist that resemble deep-dish pies. These versions are especially popular in the American South. No matter which version you prefer, there’s one thing for certain: you can celebrate it on National Peach Cobbler Day, a holiday that falls on April 13th.

The History of Peach Cobblers

All we know about this holiday is that it was created by the Georgia Peach Council. We don’t know when the holiday was officially established, but most reports suggest it was sometime during the 1950s.

However, we do know a lot about the history of peach cobblers thanks to extensive research. What we discovered is that this dessert has a more storied history than we previously believed. Let’s take a closer look at the history of this much-loved dessert.

Even though a variety of different pies were made during the Middle Ages and wild peaches were also available, it’s unlikely that peach cobblers were made during this time. Sure, they probably had some kind of proto-peach cobbler, but that wouldn’t be much like the one we know today.

For one, the crust used for most medieval pies was inedible and was mainly used to hold in the heat during the baking process. As such, those crusts were usually discarded or reused for other pies.

To find the origins of the modern peach cobbler, you have to look to the 19th century. This is when various forms of cobblers began circulating around Europe and eventually the U.S. It was an easy dessert to make that only required some fruit and scraps of dough.

Early American settlers used canned or dried peaches and clumps of biscuit dough to make peach cobblers that were then baked over an open fire. Americans continued to enjoy peach cobblers, and by the middle of the 20th century, it had become one of the most popular desserts.

Facts About Peach Cobblers

Below are some fascinating facts about peach cobblers, facts that people might want to keep in mind on this holiday.

  • A cup of the average peach cobbler has about 420 calories.
  • This dessert is called peach cobbler because it uses peaches and looks cobbled together.
  • The sister holiday of National Peach Cobbler Day is National Cherry Cobbler Day, celebrated on May 17th.
  • The largest fruit cobbler ever made weighed over 2,200 pounds and was created on July 27, 2015.

Observing National Peach Cobbler Day

This holiday is easily observed by enjoying a peach cobbler, whether you have made it yourself or purchased it at your favorite bakery or grocery store. And while you’re celebrating this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalPeachCobblerDay on your social media accounts to spread the word about this sweet holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 13 Saturday
Next year (2025)
April 13 Sunday
Last year (2023)
April 13 Thursday
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