Prep 40 mins
Cook 45 mins
A yummy dessert from Rachel Ray. Can use equal amounts of other fruit in place of peaches, i.e., nectarines, plums, apples, blueberries, cherries, etc. You might need to increase the sugar a bit to compensate for the different level of fruit sweetness as compared to peaches.
- 4 lbs yellow peaches, each peeled & cut into 8 wedges
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1⁄2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 lemon, zested
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
- 2 1⁄2 cups heavy cream, chilled
- Position rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 400°.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the peaches, 1/4 cup sugar and 2 tbsp flour, toss well.
- In another large bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, cornmeal, 1/3 cup sugar, lemon zest, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Set aside 1 tbsp butter to soften @ room temperature. Rinse your hands with cold water and dry them (this is to keep them cool when you grate the butter).
- Grate the rest of the stick of butter on the large holes of a box grater; toss with the flour mixture, refridgerate.
- Use the reserved 1 tbsp butter to grease a shallow 9"x13" baking dish. Transfer the peach mixture to the dish, cover snugly with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
- About 5 minutes before the baking time is up, drizzle 1 1/4 cups heavy cream into the flou-butter mixture and stir lightly with a fork until just combined.
- Uncover the peaches & distribute the biscuit mixture on top in clumps, covering as evenly as you can. Bake until the top is nicely golden and the peaches are bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.
- While the cobbler cools, whip the remaining 1 1/4 cups cream and 4 teaspoons sugar until barely stiff; refridgerate until ready to serve. Spoon the slightly warm cobbler onto plates and dollop the whipped cream on top.