This old-fashioned dessert is always popular and is best with fresh peaches. We’ve seen some similar recipes in 19th-century cookbooks that went by the name of “bird’s-nest pudding” or “crow’s-nest pudding.”
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Preheat oven to 400°F.
Pour butter into a 13x9-inch baking pan. Add peaches. Sprinkle ½ cup of sugar over peaches, dust with nutmeg and cinnamon, and stir together.
In a bowl, combine remaining ½ cup of sugar, flour, baking powder, and milk. Stir until smooth. Pour over peaches. Sprinkle with raw sugar (if using). Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until top is golden. Serve with whipped cream (if using).