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Oct 1, 2007 12:00 PM

How long is Peach Cobbler good for?

I am planning on making peach cobbler for the first time for my class. The only problem is that I have class starting from 9:30 in the morning, and I will not be able to serve the cobbler until about 4:30 that afternoon. Can I make the cobbler the night before, keep it in my locker until 4:30 and still have it hold up?

Thanks in advance!

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  1. the sugar in the cobbler is a preservative that will allow you to serve your cobbler a day after making it - remember, our ancestors somehow survived for eons without refrigerators. however, you may want to find a cleaner place than your locker to stash it...

    1. I would imagine. Any eggs are cooked, there's plenty of sugar, which preserves things, and no cream. Your class is lucky!

      1. It'll be fine... but it will be even better if you can find an oven somewhere to warm it up in (not a microwave!).

        1. Peach cobbler can sit for a while and be fine. The only issue I would mention is that the crust may become a little soggy. The best way to prevent this is to let it cool off completely before covering it, and that can take a while because of the peaches and sugar. The other possibility is if you have access to an oven wherever you will be serving it. The cobbler can be par-baked til the crust is king of blonde at home and then finished off to the golden brown stage just before serving. Happily, though, peach cobbler is not one of those things that people tend to complain about being slightly "imperfect", they just eat it with thanks.