Southern Peach Cobbler

Peach CobblerI have a bad case of the winter blues!  I am looking forward to spring and summer … fresh fruit and sunshine!!  This is a recipe that is prefect for summer time get-togethers!  (I do not claim rights to the recipe.)

Southern Peach Cobbler

Filling:
8 fresh peaches – peeled, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
(If you cannot find fresh peaches – use canned or frozen and drain well.)
Crust:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1/4 cup boiling water

Topping:
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Peach CobblerDirections

1.Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

2.In a large bowl, combine peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a 2 quart baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

3.Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with your fingertips, or a pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined.

Peach Cobbler4.Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them. Sprinkle entire cobbler with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.

5. Allow to cool slightly then top with ice cream or frozen cool whip!

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