Monday, March 30, 2015

Real Southern Peach Cobbler

When it comes to fresh fruit, it's hard to beat a perfectly ripe peach.  Me and peaches go back a long ways.  We have a classic picture of me and my sister sitting on the front porch as toddlers eating fresh, juicy peaches.  We both had peach juice dripping down our elbows and chins.  Just the way a peach should be eaten!  I also have fond memories of helping my mom can peaches.  I can't cut open a peach and with the first whiff of that sweet peach smell, not think of those days of cutting up endless boxes of peaches that we would can and enjoy all winter long.  And then when I was 12 years old, my family moved to Georgia.  Can you think of Georgia and not think of peaches?  Before moving there, I had visions of peach trees growing on every corner.  It's not quite like that but half their streets are named "Peachtree".  Gets kind of confusing, but that's beside the point.  The point is, peaches are a pretty awesome fruit and this dessert is the perfect way to show off their goodness, any time of the year!

9-10 fresh ripe peaches
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch

2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ sticks butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1/4 cup boiling water
4 Tbs sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 425. Peel, pit and slice peaches into thin wedges. In a large bowl, combine peaches, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a large baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl make the topping by combining the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined. Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them. Mix 4 Tbs sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon and sprinkle on cobbler. Bake until topping is golden and cooked through, about 25-30 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Source:  Whisked Away


Jamie Young said... this stuff! And nothing like a nice summery peach dessert to get you through the last of your Michigan winter!

Janessa said...

Yes, anything to remind me of warmer days to come!

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