Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins
Peach season is coming, so I thought I would post this cobbler recipe. This is nice because it doesn't yield a whole bunch, just enough for four servings. And Oh So Yummy! From Cook's Illustrated.
- 2 1⁄2 lbs peaches, ripe but firm (6 to 7 medium)
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar (1 3/4 ounces)
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 pinch table salt
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (5 ounces)
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon table salt
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes (cold)
- 1⁄3 cup plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 425 degrees.
- For the filling: Peel peaches, then halve and pit each. Using small spoon, scoop out and discard dark flesh from pit area. Cut each half into 4 wedges. Gently toss peaches and sugar together in large bowl; let stand for 30 minutes, tossing several times. Drain peaches in colander set over large bowl.
- Whisk 1/4 cup of drained juice (discard extra), cornstarch, lemon juice, and salt together in small bowl. Toss peach juice mixture with peach slices and transfer to 8-inch-square glass baking dish. Bake until peaches begin to bubble around edges, about 10 minutes.
- For the topping: While peaches are baking, in food processor, pulse flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to combine. Scatter butter over and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal, about ten 1-second pulses. Transfer to medium bowl; add yogurt and toss with rubber spatula until cohesive dough is formed. (Don't overmix dough or biscuits will be tough.) Break dough into 6 evenly sized but roughly shaped mounds and set aside.
- To assemble and bake: After peaches have baked 10 minutes, remove peaches from oven and place dough mounds on top, spacing them at least 1/2 inch apart (they should not touch). Sprinkle each mound with portion of remaining 1 teaspoon sugar. Bake until topping is golden brown and fruit is bubbling, 16 to 18 minutes. Cool cobbler on wire rack until warm, about 20 minutes; serve.
I made this using canned peaches...2 cans worked great...what we loved about this recipe is that the dough is like a biscuit instead of a cake...and that it makes a small amount...I cooked it in my 8 inch cast iron skillet...it came out delicious! I did add a bit of vanilla and cinnamon in the filling...I'll be making this one again! Thanks for sharing your recipe...:)