Monday, July 30, 2012

Fresh Peach Cobbler

We had a cobbler contest at our church Sat. night.  I made this cobbler recipe and it came in third place.  It was beat out by a peach cobbler and an apple cobbler. There were nine cobblers so I was happy with my third place. 

Fresh Peach Cobbler
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 1/3 C. cornstarch
  • 8 C. sliced, fresh peaches
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 C. melted butter
  • 2 C. flour
  • 2 T. sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 C. shortening
  • 4-6 T. ice water
Butter a 9x13 in. baking dish.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Filling: combine sugar and cornstarch; toss with peaches. Add the vanilla extract and the melted butter; set aside
Pastry: Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut shortening into the flour mixture until it is consistency of cornmeal. Gradually add ice water, stirring until dough holds its shape. Roll out and cut into strips. Pour the peach filling mixture into the prepared baking pan. Criss-cross dough strips over the filling. Brush water on pastry (or use butter if you prefer) and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 30 minutes or until the crust is brown.

Enjoy!! We did!!!

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Kathryn D. Duke said...

Elaine, what a lovely cobbler!! Your lattice is perfect in color, shape and bit taste too...
Congratulations on you win!!

Joan Merrell said...

I will have to try this recipe. Robby's favorite dessert of all time was peach cobbler. I could never find a recipe that made it quite the way his "Grammy" did, although I tried for years. Perhaps, using this recipe, my daughters and I can make and enjoy this peach cobbler in Robby's memory. :)