Sweet, peachy coffee cake has delightful Southern roots

Published: Tuesday, May 6 2014 3:30 p.m. MDT

Belles Peach Cornbread Coffee Cake can be a great treat for Mother's Day. (Brenda Stanley) Belles Peach Cornbread Coffee Cake can be a great treat for Mother's Day. (Brenda Stanley)

Some of my favorite recipes are ones that I’ve created from others that I love.

My Peach Cornbread Coffee Cake is a great example of that. I love the sweet and hearty texture of cornbread, and I also love fruity cobblers. This recipe is so easy and yet so delicious. The peach pie filling is swirled in with the crunchy texture of the cornbread, combining into a moist, sweet and incredibly tasty dish.

My mother is from Georgia and loves her peaches, and what is more Southern than cornbread?

This coffee cake is a combination of both. This recipe tastes like you’ve been measuring and baking for hours, but in reality, it takes opening a box and opening a can, some mixing and then into the oven it goes. Frankly my dear, I want seconds.

Belle’s Peach Cornbread Coffee Cake

1 package Honey Cornbread Mix (the kind that only needs water)

1¼ cups water

1 can peach pie filling

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons brown sugar

Mix together the cornbread mix and water. Reserve 1 cup of the batter and pour the rest into a lightly greased 8-by-8-by-2-inch pan. Spoon the peach pie filling over batter. Spoon the remaining 1 cup of cornbread batter evenly over the peach pie filling. Use a butter knife and swirl the batter to create a marbled effect.

In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and brown sugar and sprinkle over the top.

Bake at 400 F for about 30 minutes.

Brenda Stanley is the mother of five children, including two sets of twins, and a grandmother of three. She is a cookbook author, including the recently released "That's a Lot of Crock!" and novelist. Her website is at talesofthedinnerbelle.com.

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