what a peach!

you would think it’s fall around these parts.  with highs only in the low 60’s i have been getting the itch for autumn flavors and smells… and the kitchen has been my outlet.  on sunday Brad and I made an apple pie from scratch and tonight before we headed over to a friend’s house for dinner i whipped up a peach cobbler that was oh-so-yummy if I do say so myself!  i got the recipe from this book which i have mentioned before.  and i couldn’t not share this delicious comfort food goodness.  peaches are in season here so get to your local farmer’s market and make something wonderful.  if it’s hot where you are a sherbet or sorbet might be in order, but on this rare summer day i had to go with something warm.

Double-Crust Peach Cobbler
8 cups sliced fresh peaches (about 5 lbs)
2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter
pastry for double-crust 9″ pie

Stir together first 4 ingredients in a dutch oven; set aside until syrup forms.  Bring peach mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low,  and cook 10 minutes or until tender.  Remove from heat; add almond (or vanilla) extract and butter, stirring until butter melts.

Roll half of pastry to 1/8″ thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut into a 9″ square.  Spoon half of peaches into a lightly buttered 9″ square pan; top with pastry square.  Bake at 475 for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.  Spoon remaining peaches over baked pastry square.

Roll remaining pastry to 1/8″ thickness, and cut into 1″ strips; arrange in a lattice design over peaches.  Bake 15 to 18 minutes more or until browned.

Yield: 8 servings (or 4 very hungry gluttons!!)

Peach Cobbler

{Post Script I totally cheated on the lattice top because my pastry was too crumbly to weave.  I used a recipe that used only shortening for the pastry and I would NOT recommend it.  I had better luck on Sunday with one that used butter.}

5 comments

  1. Found your blog through Madebygirl… your condo is beautiful! I live in W. Michigan too (Ada) and lived in downtown GR for a bit too… I just love all of the new loft style condos that are popping up! Finally… some seriously cool digs! I just picked up a big load of peaches from the Farmers Market this week. This will be the perfect recipe to use some of them up!

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