Saturday, September 24, 2011

Perfectly Peach Cobbler

My hubby loves fresh peaches. Today, I treated him to an extra special dessert-Perfect Peach Cobbler. If you are a Southern Girl like me then one of the first things you learn how to bake is Cobbler. Both my Grandmothers were Cobbler experts so I learned how to perfect this dish at an early age. My Dad's favorites are blueberry and blackberry, but my hubby prefers his with peaches. Any variety or combination of fruit can be used. This particular cobbler is simple to make and delish to eat. Have a Blessed Weekend my friends, and I pray that you can truly TASTE and SEE that the Lord is Good
Perfectly Peach Cobbler


2 lbs Fresh Peaches or 1 Large Can (29 oz) Canned Peaches
¾ cups Sugar, Divided
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
½ cups Butter, Softened (1 stick)
1 Egg
½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
¾ cups Flour
¼ teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

1 dash Salt

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Peel and pit the peaches. Slice each into 8 wedges. If using canned peaches, drain the peaches well.

Combine the peaches, ¼ cup of the sugar, and the cornstarch in a large mixing bowl. Let the fruit stand, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves, 5 to 7 minutes.

Make the dough: Cream together the butter and remaining ½ cup sugar in a medium mixing bowl with a wooden spoon or an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until the batter is smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice as necessary.

Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and stir until just combined.

Transfer the peaches to an 8-inch square-baking pan. Drop the dough in rounded tablespoonfuls over the fruit.

Bake until the fruit is bubbling and the crust is golden, 50 to 55 minutes. Let the cobbler cool slightly and serve it warm. Top it off with a spoonful of Vanilla Ice Cream or Homemade Whipped Cream.

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