Lemon Verbena Peach Cobbler with Habanero Cheddar


  • 4 to 6 cups sliced peaches
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon verbena leaves
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • A cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 1 cup grated habanero cheddar cheese

Mix peaches with 1 cup of sugar in bowl and set aside. Melt butter in 9 by 13 inch glass baking dish. Mince ¼ cup sugar , lemon verbena leaves and lemon zest in food processor. Combine flour, remaining ¾ cup of sugar, milk, salt and baking powder in a large bowl and mix well. Stir in the lemon verbena mixture. Pour over the melted butter in the prepared baking dish. Spoon the peaches over the batter. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Then sprinkle with the grated habanero cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until bubbly and lightly browned.

Yield 10-12 servings

Recipe by William Varney