Recipe by Country Cook in Oklahoma
I live and grew up in the midwest and here what makes a cobbler is a top and bottom crust. This crust is kneaded in order to have a true cobbler texture which is a bit tougher texture than a cake or pie dough. I also prefer using margarine instead of butter for the small salt content that adds flavor. I have adjusted the sugar amount in this recipe..after reading a few reviews. It depends on how sweet your peaches are..adjust to your liking!!
Top Review by FLUFFSTER
This recipe is fantastic! I am relatively new to baking, and usually don't deviate from the given recipe. I did with this recipe only because I didn't have fresh peaches. I used canned peaches, didn't have nutmeg, so used a little extra cinnamon and vanilla. I used cornstarch only because I personally prefer it to flour. As I said, I'm fairly new at this, and I used a little too much cornstarch. I had a can of apricot nectar in the pantry, so I thinned it with that. I doubled the dough recipe and rolled out enough for the two crusts. Then I cut some into strips, baked them by themselves. I poured half of the filling on top of the bottom crust. Then I placed the baked dough strips on top of the filling. Then I poured the rest of the filling on top of the strips, and then put the second crust on top, and baked it. It turned out so fantastic! Thank you for a fabulous recipe; it's a definate winner!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup Crisco (plain or butter flavor)
- 1⁄3 cup ice water
For the filling
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 4 lbs fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon of good vanilla
Directions See How It's Made
- Preaheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and Crisco.
- Mix until the mix is crumbley, add water and mix well.
- On a floured surface, knead the mixture several times or about 3 minutes.
- Cut mixture in half, form into two balls and cover with plastic wrap and chill.
- Add sugar,flour and spices to peaches.
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, add peaches and mix well.
- Simmer for 7 minutes Remove from heat and cool. Add vanilla.
- Remove dough from fridge and roll out one crust on a floured suface into a rectangle.about a 12x10. Place in a greased 11x9 baking dish.
- Pour filling over the crust. Add just a few small pieces of butter or margarine random on top of mixture.
- Roll out second ball on floured surface and cut into strips. Place strips in any form.weaved or otherwise on top of peach mixture. Swab top strips with softened butter with a brush or paper towel.
- Sprinkle top with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
- Bake for 30-40 mins until golden brown.
- Let rest for about 10 minutes so crust will set.