This recipe varies from typical "cobbler" recipes. I like it better because it is way richer and way sweeter. Everything should be richer and sweeter, eh? Now in this recipe, I always use my home canned peaches, but I'm sure it could be adapted to use fresh peaches. I would suggest slicing peaches similar for a pie. I do use some of the peach juice in the recipe as well, so perhaps a simple syrup would be a good substitute if using fresh fruit. Anyway, here goes:
1 qt. peaches and juice
1 box yellow cake mix
1/4 c. marg. or butter
nuts (pecans or walnuts work well)
In an 8 x 8 baking dish, place all peaches in dish. Add approx. 1/4 cup of juice. Sprinkle with 1/2 box of yellow cake mix. Dot all over with butter. If desired sprinkle with some coconut and nuts. Drizzle on approx. another 1/4 cup of juice. Bake uncovered at 350 for about 1/2 hour or until top begins to get golden brown. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Store leftovers covered at room temp.
***I've been thinking about this and this is one recipe where I've never actually measured anything. The more I think about it though, wherever it calls for 1/4 cup of juice, it's probably more like 1/3 cup. You don't want it to be too dry, but you also don't want it to be too 'smooshy'. Hope that makes sense.***