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There Are 419 Calories In 1 Cup Of Peach Cobbler.

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National Peach Cobbler Day is observed annually on April 13.  It recognizes a delicious dessert that originated during the 19th century.

  • Unable to make traditional suet puddings due to lack of suitable ingredients and cooking equipment, the settlers instead covered a stewed filling with a layer of uncooked plain biscuits or dumplings, fitted together. When the dish is fully cooked, the surface has the appearance of a cobbled street.
  • The name may also derive from the fact that the ingredients are “cobbled” together. Some cobbler recipes resemble a thick-crusted, deep-dish pie with both top and bottom crust.
  • Peach Cobbler day was created by the Georgia Peach Council in the 1950’s to sell canned peaches.
  • There are 419 calories in 1 cup of Peach Cobbler.
  • The origin of the name cobbler, recorded from 1859, is uncertain: it may be related to the archaic word cobeler, meaning “wooden bowl”.
  • Cobblers most commonly come in single fruit varieties. Such as blackberry, blueberry, and peach cobbler.
  • Southern areas within the United States hold the tradition that gives the option of topping the fruit cobbler with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream.
  • The Guinness World Records’ record for the largest fruit cobbler weighed 2,251 lbs (1,021 kg). It was made by the Hampton Inn of Ruston for the 65th Annual Louisiana Peach Festival in Ruston, Louisiana, USA on 27 June 2015.
  • Fresh Georgia peaches are only available for a quarter of the year, from mid-May to August. But over that short period of time the state produces over 40 varieties of peaches.
  • Georgia may be known for its peaches but it’s not the highest-producing state. That honor goes to California, which produced 569,000 tons of peaches in 2016 alone, followed by South Carolina. Georgia is a distant third.
  • The Georgia Peach Festival is held every year in Peach County, Ga. The event takes place each June across the two towns of Byron and Fort Valley and hosts over 10,000 visitors annually. Parades, concerts, and a marketplace of vendors honor the awesome fruit and farmers that grow them in a celebration of a major state industry.
  • Peaches are actually roses.
  • Spanish monks are responsible for introducing peach trees to the Americas. They first planted the crop in St. Augustine, Fla. in the mid-1500s
  • “The Peach State” is Georgia’s nickname.
  • In 2007, the world’s largest peach cobbler was made at the Georgia Peach Festival.  It consisted of:
  • 90 lbs of butter
  • 150 lbs of sugar
  • 150 lbs of flour
  • 32 gallons of milk
  • 75 pounds of peaches

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