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National Peach Cobbler Day

Did you know there is actually a holiday to celebrate Peach Cobbler?  April 13th is National Peach Cobbler Day. The community members at Browning Masonic Community (BMC) enjoyed a delicious peach cobbler dessert.

National Peach Cobbler Day on April 13th each year recognizes a delicious dessert that originated during the 19th century. Varieties of pie and cobbler have existed for thousands of years, yet peach cobbler is distinctly tied to early European settlers in America.  As Americans pushed into the West and settled the frontier, fruit could be difficult to come by.  Simple and easy fruit cobblers became popular dishes for breakfast as well as dessert. It was in the mid-1800s, as westward expansion in America took off, that peach cobbler rose in popularity.

Today, there are countless varieties of cobblers, including crisps, crumbles, and tarts.  What do they have in common?  Fruit, sugar, flour, and butter.  Despite the variations on the classic, it’s still easy to find old-time recipes for cobbler, just like early Americans would have made.  It’s hard to improve on the original?

While BMC members enjoyed a sweet treat and they were already wondering when the next tasty national holiday will happen.