This last week, our neighboring town, Brigham City, had what they call Peach Days. They enjoy the same type of events for the whole week. We went on Saturday. I slept so much that we missed the parade (darn it), but we got to pick up a bag of peaches and take the girls to the carnival where they bought a toy puppy.
I haven’t enjoyed a good peach cobbler in years, so I finally made one yesterday and wanted to share the recipe with you. Even the members of my family that don’t love peaches, loved the cobbler! I found the recipe on the allrecipes.com website HERE.
Mine didn’t turn out as beautiful (maybe next time) but the recipe was DIVINE!
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 3 pounds fresh peaches – peeled, pitted, and sliced
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, and salt. Work in the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and cold water. Sprinkle over flour mixture, and work with hands to form dough into a ball. Chill 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll out half of dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Place in a 9×13 inch baking dish, covering bottom and halfway up sides. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
- In a large saucepan, mix the peaches, lemon juice, and orange juice. Add 1/2 cup butter, and cook over medium-low heat until butter is melted. In a mixing bowl, stir together 2 cups sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cornstarch; mix into peach mixture. Remove from heat, and pour into baked crust.
- Roll remaining dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Cut into half-inch-wide strips. Weave strips into a lattice over peaches. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar, and drizzle with 1 tablespoon melted butter.
- Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until top crust is golden brown.
- What a great way to start out the Fall season. After all it is my favorite season of the year.
- Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!