Monday, October 1, 2012

In Recognition of Maggie Greene: Peach Cobbler

As the eldest daughter of Hershel and Josephine, Maggie Greene grew up on a farm surrounded by the love of her family. When she was a  teenager, Maggie lost her mother. She was fourteen when Hershel remarried. She gained a new family with step-mother; Annette and two half-siblings; Sean and Beth.
After the Global Apocalypse, Annette and Sean were infected and lost their lives. Maggie and her surviving family did the best they could to stay alive and keep the farm running. 
The arrival of the Atlanta Survivor Group changed everything. Maggie fell in love with Glenn and became the sole advocate of the new Group. She championed their cause and it was her influence that changed Hershel's opinion of the newcomers. Hershel finally came to accept the truth about the Walkers and Maggie and the Greene family soon joined forces with the Group.
As new dangers arose, she took comfort in the presence of her new friends; especially Glenn. Although Maggie was sheltered as a child, she proved that she was capable and that city-slickers hold no advantage over country girls.
In recognition of Maggie Greene; the WDSCB presents Peach Cobbler. Peaches have been grown in Georgia since 1571 when they were introduced by Franciscan monks along Georgia's coast. 
The crop flourished in the warm Georgia climate and by 1858, growers in Georgia were shipping their famous fruit as far away as New York city. 
Cobblers are a perfect way to showcase this delicious crop. A light batter tops this famous fruit so that the natural flavors can shine through. Like Maggie; the Peach Cobbler starts with a Georgia original and kicks it up a notch.

Georgia Peach Cobbler

1 3/4 cup Bisquick (Heart Smart)
1 cup almond or soy milk
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
2 lbs. peaches, peeled and sliced (sprinkled with 1 Tbsp. Sugar)

Preheat oven to 375° or heat coals to glowing embers. Grease an medium-sized Dutch oven with shortening.

In a medium bowl, toss peeled, sliced peaches with 1 Tbsp of sugar. Pour into prepared Dutch oven. 

In the same bowl (less dishes to wash will conserve water), mix Bisquick, nutmeg, soy milk, sugar and shortening. Blend well. Pour over peaches and smooth batter with a spoon to ensure peaches are covered.

Bake in preheated oven for 28-35 minutes. Insert a knife or cake tester into the top of cobbler. If it comes out clean (with no crumbs or moist batter clinging to it), you may remove it from the oven and serve immediately. It may require more cooking time, if the peaches are very juicy.

Alternately, for campfire cooking, cover Dutch oven with lid or wrap tightly with aluminum foil. Place over a cooking grill over campfire embers. Allow to "bake" for 20 minutes. 

Turn 180 degrees on grill. And allow to "bake" for an additional 20 minutes. Check under lid. Peaches should be soft and juices will be thickened. And the topping should spring back when touched lightly. More cooking time may be required. Check frequently. 


  1. We finally finished Season 2 this weekend! Yay for finally catching up. :-) Looking forward to Season 3...

  2. Looking forward to trying this one out as well! My favorite dish.

  3. Maggie is def a favorite, right next to Daryl.