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Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Jun 22, 2016 02:00AM
Independence Day is a time for celebrations – backyard barbecues, fireworks, and hometown festivals. And while red, white, and blue are the colors of the day, we’re making old fashioned peach cobbler for our July 4th dessert. Yes, we love our Florida strawberries and blueberries, but who can turn down a fresh, Georgia peach? This cobbler is perfect hot or cold, on its own or topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients: For peach mixture: 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 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup white sugar

For cobbler: 1/ cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces ½ cup boiling water ¼ cup boiling water 3 tablespoons white sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preparation: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl combine peaches with other peach mixture ingredients. Toss to coat and pour into a 2-quart baking dish. Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes. In another large bowl combine the other dry ingredients (except cinnamon sugar) and cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined. Then drop cobbler mixture by the spoonful onto the partially cooked peach mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and then bake until cobbler is golden, about 30 minutes.