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Southern Peach Cobbler

Updated: August 12, 2012 6:03AM



MAKES 4 SERVINGS

Peach filling:

8 fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced into thin wedges

¼ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons cornstarch

Dough:

1 cup all-purpose flour

¼ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces

¼ cup boiling water

Topping:

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

For filling: In large bowl, combine peaches, ¼ cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup brown sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into 2-quart baking dish. Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes.

For dough: In large bowl, combine flour, ¼ cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Blend in butter with fingertips or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined. Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of dough over peaches.

For topping: In small bowl, mix together 3 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and then sprinkle sugar-cinnamon mixture over entire cobbler. Bake until topping is golden (about 30 minutes).

Catherine Collins



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