Southern Delight: Tennessee Peach Pudding

Indulge in a sweet and fruity dessert that pays homage to Southern flavors. Tennessee Peach Pudding encapsulates the essence of ripe peaches in a warm and comforting treat ideal for satisfying your sweet tooth. This dessert is a delightful way to experience the flavors of Tennessee’s bounty, with a luscious peach filling and a tender cake-like topping.


For the Peach Filling:

  • 4 cups fresh or canned peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Pudding Topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted


1. Preheat and Prep: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×9-inch baking dish.

2. Peachy Preparation: In a mixing bowl, combine the sliced peaches, granulated sugar, melted unsalted butter, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon. Stir until the peaches are coated with the sugar mixture.

3. Peach Filling Perfection: Spread the peach mixture evenly into the greased baking dish.

4. Pudding Topping Creation: In another mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.

5. Creamy Addition: Gradually pour in the whole milk and melted unsalted butter, stirring until the batter is smooth and well combined.

6. Topping the Peaches:

Gently pour the pudding topping batter over the peach mixture in the baking dish, spreading it evenly.

7. Baking Brilliance: Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 45-50 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the peach filling is bubbly.

8. Golden Perfection: Remove the Tennessee Peach Pudding from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.

9. Serving and Savoring: Spoon the warm pudding into bowls and enjoy the delightful combination of tender peaches and cake-like pudding topping.

10. Optional Enhancements: For an extra touch of indulgence, you can serve the pudding with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Tennessee Peach Pudding is a dessert that embraces the flavors of the South with its juicy peach filling and comforting pudding topping. As you take each spoonful, you’ll experience the delightful contrast between the tender fruit and the soft cake-like layer. Share this dessert with friends and family, or enjoy it as a solo treat that transports you to the heart of Tennessee’s peach orchards. With its warm and inviting flavors, this pudding is a sweet reminder of the simple pleasures of Southern cuisine.