Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup cold butter, cut into bits
- 1⁄4 cup ice water
- 12 peaches, peeled and cut into thick slices
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract (or vanilla, in a pinch. The almond is nicer.)
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into bits
- Make dough: Stir together flour and salt.
- Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Stir in ¼ cup ice water and stir until dough just forms ball.
- Let dough stand at room temperature while making filling.
- Preheat oven to 350F and place rack in middle of oven.
- Toss peaches with lemon juice and almond extract and transfer to well-buttered 9 inch square baking dish.
- In a bowl, stir together sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Sprinkle evenly over peaches, top with butter.
- Roll dough out into 9 inch square on lightly-floured surface.
- Put dough on top of peaches.
- (if dough is crumbly, arrange over peaches in small sections) Bake for 40-45 minutes.
This is how peach cobbler is supposed to taste. The only thing I do differently is to put a crust on the bottom as well as on the top. It's the way my mother who lived in Arkansas did it and old habits die hard. thanks much for sharing.
Oh this just brought back many family memories! I have never been able to re-create my Grandma's peach cobbler but this recipe was the closest I have found. I served with whipped cream or ice cream. Thank you Evelyn for bringing back the cobbler!